Bugatti on fire at 1929 Irish Grand Prix

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The Type 43s do seem to have had a rather distressing tendency to attempt self destruction. After Eyston's pyrotechnics earlier, Field came into the pits to refuel in the latter stages of the race when "without a moment's warning, there was a flash and the car was a mass of flames. A rush was made for the fire extinguishers and the car was saved, at any rate, from sharing the fate of (Campbell's 1928) Tourist Trophy Bugatti".

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