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Thursday, January 28, 2021

We should not to forget Bandini's

Who's Bandini? Maybe that's what immediately came to your mind when you saw this article. He is an Italian gentleman who is one of the many Italians who take part in the automotive world. Well, in the world's automotive, there are many individual wore the Bandini as their family names, ranging from the racers, technicians and car designers to even sports vehicle manufacturer owners. Then who is this going to discuss?
The Bandini 1100 Siluro of the 1951 uses a modified Fiat 1100 engine, the body made of hand-hammered aluminum and its chassis of aviation-grade tubular steel. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39NB9tj)
On this occasion we will discuss about Ilario Bandini, who was born as a farmer's son in Forli, Italy in 1911. He only had an education from a mechanic course before establishing an automotive company after his family name, Bandini Automobili in 1938, he proudly called himself an inventor and car builder. As we all know, he taught himself from experience, made some inventions later patented by him, and as an engineer earned an Honoris Causa degree from an American university
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Ilario Bandini behind the wheel of his first car, the 1947 Bandini 1100 uses a modified Fiat 1100 engine, the body made of hand-hammered aluminum and its chassis of aviation-grade tubular steel. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/394FCsu)
Besides that he has also been a tough racer behind the wheel of a racing car created by his team and won many races, especially in the hillclimb events, and noted has won the national SCCA championship (class H Modified) in the 1955 and 1957. He has also taken part in the classic racing events of Mille Miglia from 1947 to 1965.
Ilario Bandini (1911-1992), a great man who has many talents such a businessman, auto engineer, designer and racing driver who went on to construct some of Italy’s most beautiful racing cars. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/394FCsu)
In the world of racing, Bandini has been around for almost more than 75 years since 1947 filled mostly with the variety of small racing cars that were so popular in the post-war era, but there are also some amazing sports coupes and touring cars.
1951 Bandini 750 Sport Siluro roadster uses a modified 750cc American Crossley engine and fiberglass bodied by Devin Monza. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39NB9tj)
Although the Bandini Automobili was not big company and only had 15 mechanics worked in there, they were able to build one car a month during its heyday in the 1950s. His first car was the Bandini Siluro which featured a modified Fiat 1100 engine, the body made of hand-hammered aluminum and its chassis of aviation-grade tubular steel.
The Bandini 750 Sport Siluro featured with a widened front fender and a shrill loudly screaming 750cc engine managed to won the SCCA class championships in 1955 and 1957. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39NB9tj)
The light of success began to emerge as the car demands from America increased when the Bandini Siluro featured with a widened front fender and a shrill loudly screaming 750cc engine managed to won the SCCA class championships in 1955 and 1957. And his slightly modified Crossley engine became famous thanks to their DOHC Bandini heads.
1955 Bandini 750 Coupe Zagato sports car ever raced in the Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring events. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39NB9tj)
The Bandini-owned automotive company is said in 1954 made the Formula 3 racing car had disc brakes on all four wheels, followed by the 1951 Jaguar C-type. Then the Zagato-bodied Bandini GT racing car raced in Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, and another coupé version is worked by Corna and carries a 1,000cc engine up front.
1957 Bandini Sports International 'Saponeta' was a striking body design two-seater sports car (that's why it called saponeta) and tubular steel frame which is able to accommodate the space of the engines up to 1.0 liter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39NB9tj)
While in the era, Bandini himself continued to race in Italy while his new cars were being built and developed at the factory. One of these included the Bandini Sports International 'Saponeta' (or 'Little Soap') of the 1957 was a two-seater sports car with a striking body design (that's why it called saponeta) and tubular steel frame which is able to accommodate the space of the engines up to 1.0 liter
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1968 Bandini 1000 Saloncino plays an important role in the production history of Bandini Automobili, as the company's first sports coupé. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39NB9tj)
Although Bandini's cars mostly use the Fiat's upgraded engines, he has also built many cars with American Crossley engines. In the Bandini's era in between 1947 and 1952, the four-cylinder engine mentioned above wasn't old-fashioned. The engine had upper camshafts which were driven by a standing shaft, and often Bandini provided the Crossley-engine with a self-made cylinder head with with two camshafts and another crank-shaft, also made by himself of course.
The Bandini 1000 Turbo is a hand-built berlinetta, built in 1992 by Ilario Bandini as his last design and represents the ultimate evolutionary step of his long career as well. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35ZWEG7)
In 1959, he completed Bandini engines ranging from 850cc to 1,000cc (1,300cc 16-valve) and completed his final 1,000cc 16-valve supercharged engine in 1991 when he was 80 years olds (a year before he passed in 1992). Apart from making machines and cars, it turns out that the Bandini company also endorsed the steering wheels from the 1960s, and the wheels from the 1970s, all handmade and signed by Bandini.

Even in 1960, Bandini had ever built the engine in 7 different versions ranging from 760cc to 1300cc. Amazingly, when the mid-engined cars became a trend, Bandini was one of the first to make them in these ways (in the style of spider and coupé) for used on the circuits or the sporting weekend driver.   
Bandini Automobili continued to make one-off cars well into the 1980s, and today it is believed there are still around 46 units of the Bandini-made cars of all types still existed. To tribute all of his achievements in the world's racing, the city of Forli in Italy (his hometown) dedicated a plaza (town square) in 2002 to Ilario Bandini to bear his name and called Piazzale Ilario Bandini. It's amazing, someone who has so many talents like him is very rare. So it is not surprising that today his figure has become one of the legends and the role models of the racing world. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS OSURCES | CARTYPE | WIKIPEDIA ]
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