By John Bellah Old Cars Weekly

The date was April 15, 2010, but the venue looked more like the 1936 Paris Auto Show. The occasion for the paradox was the grand opening of the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, Calif., and it was as grand as an opening could be.

Hobby VIPs, including Bugatti family members and Julius Krota, a current executive of Bugatti, walked among artwork on four wheels and also on the walls of the new museum. In the background, models dressed in period-correct garb swirled around Classic-era French automobiles

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