In the history of Pebble Beach (72 years), no restoration shop or individual has entered and brought 2 restored type 57s Bugatti's to this reserved car show, until this year.
On August 21st, Sargent Metalworks of Bradford, Vermont, brought 2 Type 57s Bugatti cars to the show. Both cars placed in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd awards and secured both First in Class and also Second and took the 2 top prizes in the Bugatti Class.
Both of these cars underwent comprehensive restorations, finished just before the show. Both Bugatti's finished the rally without a problem.
The blue coupe won the top slot and the van Vooren convertible placed second. Either car could have won first as they were both restored correctly and in their delivered colors and interior schemes.
The first place car was the Bugatti 57573sc, an Atalante Coupe (number 16 of 17 ever made by Bugatti)Also know as the London stand show car for Bugatti in 1937, "The Blue Coupe".
The second place car was the black 1937 Van Vooren Cabriolet convertible #57513s. This is one of three Van Vooren bodied convertibles bodies built on a t57s chassis. Unique and with a 3 position top with landow irons and special front bumpers, only seen on 2 of these cars.
Both amazing cars and both great owners who will drive them as intended.
Pebble Beach entry t57sc Atalante, London show car for Bugatti, won first in class.
Pebble Beach entry t57S Vanvooren Cabriolet. Won second in class.
2nd place overall Pebble Beach 2023, 1939 Delahye 165, New York worlds fair car restored by Sargent Metalworks in 2007.
T57S Vanvooren Cabriolet
In line for class trophy’s
In the winners circle
Sargent Metal Works is a 12,000 square foot, antique car restoration facility located in the middle eastern part of Vermont. We work on automobiles, primarily from the pre-war era. However you can always find a post-war Alfa Romeo or Ferrari in the shop.
Bugatti is our favorite marque and their heyday being 1939 and earlier makes up most of the cars in restoration or preservation. We, here at Sargent Metal Works, document, preserve, maintain, and/or completely restore these cars as well as Alphas, Ferraris, Lotus, etc.
To preform this task, we have a wide range of tools. In house, we have milling machines, metal lathes, sheet metal sheers, English wheel, a pull max metal forming machine, as well as a spray booth, and tig welder.
We can preform about any task in house other than nickel or chrome plating and upholstery trim. For those 2 tasks, we utilize a 25+ years working relationships with Richmond Upholstery of Richmond Vermont and D & S Custom Plating of Holyoke Mass.
What sets us apart, is that we have won the Peninsula "Best of the Best" award 3 times that is held in France.
The crew of 4 highly specialized technicians at Sargent Metal Works are ready to care for your car and prepare it for either rallying or the show field.
owner with over 45 years of experience in the antique car restoration community
9 years metal fabrication and 5 years custom cabinets
Machinist with 30 years of experience
On August 15, 2021 at the 70th Pebble Beach. The 1937 T57s Corsica bodied Bugatti, owned by Scott & Joanie Kriens won 1st in class and ended up in the winners circle to be picked for 2nd place behind the winning car, Best of Show owned by Debrah and Aurturo Keller.
Many people worked on portions of the T57s Bugatti. But it was Sargent Metal Works shop that pulled it all together and made it drive in the rally on Thursday flawlessly, as well as, showing and running without fail on show day. We would like to thank American Speed & Custom, Richmond Upholstery, Ron Jones Customs, Chamberlain Woodworking, and Jim Stranberg for all their hard work.
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