Some of the world’s most expensive cars are passing through San Luis Obispo this morning. The International Bugatti Rally left San Simeon this morning, on its way to Solvang, where most will spend the night at the Hotel Corque.
Up to 70 curvy cars built from 1920 (a Brescia) to 2010 (a Veyron) started from Monterey on Monday. Two Veyrons — currently the world’s most expensive car with a list price starting at $1.7 million, and also the world’s fastest with the latest model hitting 268 mph — were seen passing through Cambria on Friday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. It’s estimated they’ll be coming through San Luis Obispo as late as 10:30 a.m., headed to a day of wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Prior to the rally, many Bugatti owners participated in the annual Concours de’ Elegance at Pebble Beach and the Monterey Historic Auto Races at Laguna Seca.
Participants in the rally, organized by American Bugatti Club, are scheduled to pass through Santa Barbara on Saturday on the way to a closing dinner at the French Automotive Museum in Oxnard that evening.
— Bert Etling