Jan 3, 2009

Rare 1937 Bugatti supercar found in English garage

LONDON – It was the equivalent of finding an old Picasso or an unknown Beatles tape hidden away in your uncle's attic. Relatives of Dr. Harold Carr found an extremely rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante — a HOLY GRAIL for car collectors — as they were going through his belongings after his death. -Yahoo

Bugatti is the bluest of automotive blue bloods, and this example, of which only SEVENTEEN were made, suddenly appears like a ghost from the past - in virtually perfect condition except for some dust.

Curiously, Atalante appears in the Tolkien universe as another name for Akallabêth (The Downfallen). It is the fourth part of The Silmarillion, and is the story of the violent destruction of the island Kingdom of Númenor, written by Elendil (elves).

"As the Quenya name makes obvious, this is a retelling of the story of Atlantis in the Middle-earth cadre. "Atalantë" is Quenya for "Downfallen". This has led some to jest that Akallabêth is one very long setup for what Tolkien would have considered a delightful pun, but Tolkien described it as merely a happy coincidence." -wikipedia

The Return of Atalanta.

7 comments:

Christopher Knowles said...

Yeah, I was going to post on this. One of those cases when you just sniff phony news story planted for ritual cycle purpose.

James Ratte said...

Have you all ever questioned the people at Yahoo editorial staff or Associated Press?

Devin said...

Wow this is great stuff! Hi Christopher and James also-Bugattis are indeed a blue blood car-have you checked out the Veyrone? (think i spelled that wrong)-as a lefty politically-not the way i hang so to speak:-)-that is one thing the capitalists could get me with-these macho and gorgeous cars! Very interesting about Atalanta-had heard reference to this name before-but in all honesty I know nothing about it-love and hugs!

Michael said...

James - I've never questioned them. I'd have to do so much occult exposition to explain things I think they'd tune me out WAY before I even finished.

Devin - yea, l love cars too and I'm conflicted about it the same way. The Bugatti brand is currently owned by volkswagen, which mean's "people's car" - one of Hitler's Socialist initiatives. So it's funny that symbolically the King of Brands is owned by the lowest of the low - something about "the first will be last" comes to mind.

Anadæ said...

How'd I miss this . . . me?! LOL! Boy, ya sure make this site funner & funner all the thyme.

Don't forget, Michael, then there's that limited edition car from the early nineteen hundreds, your family's namesake, that I shot you a pic of from the summer when my guy & I visited the Luray Caverns Automotive Museum.

Oh, uh, and the Dodge had an intriguing logo back then, too; an interlocking six-pointed star, not of Judæism, but of Hermetism, the downwards turning triangle black (matter), the upward-turned one white (spirit). Ooof.

Oh, and forget not that our Oxford educated storyteller extraordinaire herein referenced, JRR Tolkien, had dubbed the elves the Quendi, meaning Speakers, as they had, as I'd mentioned on Ben fairhall's site earlier, used the power of the voice & of song with FORMIDABLE IMPACT. They were also called the Eldar, for the Starry Race.

Yoss, I thought I'd throw in a just-now-revised avatar here, opportunist that I be. It's called "Elven Frolic" (thank you, The Theban Band website). Enjoy, gents & ents, enjoy.

Michael said...

Anadae - thanks for reminding me about that car! Compared to the Bugatti, I think that was basically a glorified tractor.

Anadæ said...

LOL! ( :-)}

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