Zoltan Glass/National Museum of Science & Media/Science & Society Picture Library
1931 German Grand Prix - Nürburgring - The #26 Bugatti T51 of Louis Chiron on the weighing scales in the paddock. From the Zoltan Glass collection. Zoltan Glass (1903-1982) was a photographic artist of Jewish descent born in Budapest, Hungary. Initially beginning as a cartoonist and retoucher in 1925, he moved to Berlin and worked as a picture editor for the 5-8 Uhr Abdendblatt, a Berlin evening paper. As a motorsports enthusiast his work featured many images from Nürburgring and Avus and his photos of the Mercedes-Benz team received widespread acclaim. Due to the rise of fascism in Germany, Glass moved to London in 1938 and established the Zoltan Glass Studio at 183 Kings Road Chelsea, London, where his work concentrated on fashion and naturist photography. In 1964 he sold his studio (at this point based in Paradise Walk London SW3) and retired to France where he died in 1981.
Bugatti in the paddock