(Italiano) IL MUSEO BONFANTI-VIMAR E IL TERRITORIO.

April 22nd, 2016

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“Galleria del Motorismo, Mobilità e Ingegno veneto – Giannino Marzotto”

February 12th, 2014

 

Unica e incredibile. Non esiste altro modo per definire l’ultima idea sfornata dal Museo dell’Automobile Bonfanti-Vimar.  “Galleria del Motorismo, Mobilità e Ingegno veneto – Giannino Marzotto”, propone solo ed esclusivamente primati, motori, auto, vicende, motocicli, piloti, persone, artigiani, scienziati, record che solo il Veneto può vantare. E la serie, da questo primo assaggio, è stupefacente. La mostra illustra passo dopo passo le meraviglie esposte, attraverso dettagliate didascalie. La rassegna è’ una escursus incredibile di primati, invenzioni, pionieri, industrie, piloti, artigiani, scienziati, che parte dal lontano 1595 con le prime sospensioni al mondo del veneziano Fausto Verantio rappresentate da un vecchio e cadente assale ritrovato dopo anni di ricerche, con “molle fatte a guisa di quelle per pigliar carboni”, con accanto i disegni, il brevetto e quant’altro. Si prosegue con il ritratto dell’ing. Negrelli (1838) progettista del Canale di Suez, il primo motore a benzina brevettato al mondo da Bernardi il 22 agosto 1882, la vetturetta Bernardi prima auto costruita in Italia (1894). Seguono  diploma e ritratto della C.ssa Albrizzi, prima donna al mondo presidente di un Automobilclub e prima in una corsa (1899), e via via così, attraverso piloti famosi come la Baronessa Avanzo, i fratelli Marzotto, Sandro Munari, Riccardo Patrese, Miki Biasion, Omobono Tenni, industrie come Fiamm, Ceccato, Laverda, Aprilia, progettisti ed inventori quali l’ing. Cattaneo della Isotta Fraschini, Massimo Marchiori inventore dell’algoritmo che ha generato Google, Federico Faggin padre del microprocessore e tante altre curiosità, come la più antica patente di guida esistente in Italia, rilasciata nel 1906 proprio ad un bassanese. Il Veneto è  così l’unica regione d’Europa a vantare una propria vetrina dell’ingegno. Primi ancora una volta.             A completamento di queste ricerche il “Bonfanti-VIMAR”, attraverso la dedizione e la scrupolosa ricerca del Presidente Nino Balestra, con la collaborazione e supporto del “Circolo Veneto Automoto d’Epoca – Giannino Marzotto”,  hanno insieme pubblicato la seconda edizione della “Enciclopedia del Motorismo, Mobilità ed Ingegno Veneto“. Un ‘opera strepitosa di  400 pagine con oltre 1000 voci,  disponibile presso  il Museo, che cataloga quanto scovato nel passato, ma sottolinea  anche importanti realtà aziendali di oggi che ruotano attorno al settore tecnico  del nostro territorio. Continuano nel frattempo anche le iscrizioni ai “corsi per restauratori auto e moto d’epoca.”             I link video  http://youtu.be/60hnvnBvZec e http://youtu.be/bdfJVoRdI5Y  vi offrono una sintesi di quanto descritto, per completare le Vostre conoscenze, Vi aspettiamo al “Bonfanti-VIMAR”.      

(Italiano) UN “DRAGO”AL MUSEO “BONFANTI-VIMAR”

August 23rd, 2013

Il Museo dell’Automobile “Bonfanti-VIMAR” , forte del suo motto “Il futuro è di chi ha una storia da raccontare” all’interno dell’attuale mostra “Galleria del Motorismo, Mobilità ed Ingegno Veneto – Giannino Marzotto”, racconta questa volta la storia di Sandro Munari, meglio conosciuto con il soprannome de “Il Drago di Cavarzere”. Sandro deve la sua passione al padre Pietro Munari, che prese parte alla Mille Miglia e la sua notorietà al fatto di essere stato il primo italiano ad aggiudicarsi la Coppa Fia per piloti, nel 1977, a bordo di una Lancia Stratos, tanto da divenire uno tra i rallysti tricolori più forti di sempre, oltre che tra i più amati dai tifosi.
La sua attività agonistica nelle corse ad alto livello iniziò nel 1965 con la partecipazione al campionato nazionale rally e proseguì con le prime vittorie del titolo nazionale nel 1967 e 1969. In campo internazionale la sua prima vittoria del campionato europeo risale al 1973, intervallata ad una puntata nelle competizioni automobilistiche su strada culminate nella vittoria della Targa Florio del 1972, ottenuta a bordo di una Ferrari con compagno di squadra un altro famoso campione italiano dell’epoca, Arturo Merzario.
Il suo nome resta comunque indissolubilmente legato ad una Casa, la Lancia e a una competizione, il Rally di Montecarlo. La prima è stata quella a cui è sempre stato fedele per anni, utilizzando le Flavia, Fulvia e soprattutto la Stratos che lo portò appunto alla conquista del titolo mondiale Marche nel 1973. Solo al momento del ritiro della Stratos dalle competizioni passò alla guida di una Fiat 131. Al Rally di Montecarlo Munari ha colto i suoi più eclatanti successi, vincendolo una prima volta nel 1972 ed ottenendo altri tre successi, consecutivi, dal 1975 al 1977. Dopo il ritiro dal mondo del rallysmo mondiale, terminato con 7 vittorie in gare valide per il campionato iridato, partecipò ancora fino al 1984 ad alcune competizioni desertiche come il Rally Dakar o il Rally dei Faraoni, utilizzando vetture diverse tra cui anche la Lamborghini LM 002.
Munari attualmente svolge un’attività di organizzatore di corsi di guida sicura presso il circuito di Adria. Il “Bonfanti-VIMAR” saprà affascinarvi con questa e con tante altre “storie” dedicate al motorismo, oltre che trasmettervi, tra l’odore dei motori, la passione per il restauro che contagerà tutti coloro che vorranno iscriversi al prossimo corso di “Corso per restauratori di auto e moto d’epoca”; con avvio sabato 28 settembre, mentre un corso “pratico” è in programma per novembre. Intanto continua l’organizzazione di “Rottami eccellenti” per la seconda edizione indetta, in collaborazione con il Circolo Veneto Automoto d’epoca e il Team Bassano, che si terrà domenica 6 ottobre una mostra-scambio riservata esclusivamente a pezzi in avanzato stato di deperimento, comunque interessanti per marca e tipologia.
Vi aspettiamo al “Bonfanti-VIMAR” che un visitatore ha recentemente così sintetizzato: “Un Museo diverso dove la staticità dei mezzi esposti diventa movimento, in un rincorrersi di emozioni ….insomma un “pezzo” unico nella miriade di musei senz’anima”.

All about Gallery of Motoring, Mobility and Talent in Veneto – Giannino Marzotto

March 27th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 THE MARZOTTO BROTHERS WERE FAMOUS RACING DRIVERS AND GREAT ENTREPRENEURS FROM VALDAGNO (VI). GIANNINO WON THE 1000 MIGLIA TWICE AND TWO GRAND PRIX. AT THE 1952 COPPA DELLE DOLIMITI IN THE SPORTSCARS OVER 2000 CATEGORY ONE COULD READ: 1ST PAOLO MARZOTTO, 2ND GIANNINO MARZOTTO, 3RD VITTORIO MARZOTTO, 4TH UMBERTO MARZOTTO, ALL DRIVING FERRARIS!

THIS ENGINE WAS ON ONE OF THE FIRST CARS ON THE LOCAL ROADS. IT WAS MIRACULOUSLY SAVED AND THE GRANDCHILD (SE DI NONNO, SE DI ZIO NEPHEW) COUNT FOSCARI DONATE DIT TO THE MUSEUM.

IT IS A TWIN CYLINDER UNIT, CAPACITY 1700 CC., WITH TWO MORE CYLINDERS TO ACT AS CHARGERS, TO MAKE POSSIBLE STARTING THE CAR WITHOUT THE HANDLE. 

 ELENA LUCREZIA CORNARO IS A SCHOLAR, WELCOME IN THE MOST IMPORTANT AND PRESTIGEOUS ACADEMIES TO THE POINT THE IN 1676 SHE WAS SUGGESTED FOR A DECREE AT THE PADOVA UNIVERSITY. A STRONG CONFLICT AROSE, AND AT THE END, ON THE 25TH OF JUNE 1687 SHE WAS GRANTED A PHILOSOPHY DOCTORATE.CORNARO IS IN ANY EVENT THE FIRST WOMAN IN THE WORLD TO HAVE RECEIVED A DOCTORATE.

 THE SUEZ CHANNEL, WHICH CONNECTS THE MEDITERRANEAN AND THE RED SEAS, WAS AN ANCIENT DREM. IT WAS BUILT, BETWEEN 1959 AND 1969, ON A PROJECT BY TWO ENGINEERS FROM VENETO: LUIGI NEGRELLI AND PIETRO PALEOCAPA.

 THE VENICE ARSENAL, FOUNDED 1904, WAS ALREADY AT THAT TIME BUILDING SHIP ON AN ASSEMBLY LINE.

@ WAS FIRST USED IN BUSINESS LETTERS OF THE VENICE REPUBLIC AROUND 1400/1500. TODAY IS THE HIGHEST SYMBOL OF THOUGHT MOBILITY.

 BARTOLOMEO FERRACINA WAS A MOST TALENTED HYDRAULIC ENGINEER OF THE18TH CENTURY, BORN IN SOLAGNA WHICH IS 5 KM. NORTH OF OUR MUSEUM. AS A HOBBY HE BUILT MAGNIFICENT CLOCKS, LIKE THE ONE OF THE MOROS TOWER IN VENICE.

 VENETIAN VERANTIO WAS THE FIRST ONE IN THE WORLD TO INSTAL SPRINGS ON CHARRIOTS’ AXLES.

 ON AUGUST 5, 1882, ENRICO BERNARDI FILED IN PADUA HIS PATENT FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, WHICH IS CONSIDERED THE FIRST ONE IN THE WORLD.

BENZ RECEIVED HIS PATENT ON OCTOBER 25 OF THE SAME YEAR, DAIMLER ONE AND A HALF YEAR LATER.

 IN 1984 BERNARDI BUILT A MORE POWERFUL ENGINE, WHICH WAS INSTALLED ON THE FIRST ITALIAN THREE WHEELER, LATER “MASS PRODUCED” IN PADUA.

 THIS ELEGANT AUTOMOBILE, WITH BOAT-TAIL COACHWORK, WAS BUILT BETWEEN 1924 AND 1928 IN PADUA BY THE MARINO BROTHERS IN ABOUT 70 EXAMPLES.

IN 1926 IT DID WIN IN MONZA BECAUSE OF A SABOTAGE. THE TOURING MODEL REACHED 115 KM./H WITH A TINY ENGINE OF 1.100 CC.

 THE MANIERO GT 4700 IS A POWERFUL GRAND TOURING CAR THAT AN ENTREPRENEUR FROM PADUA HAD BUILT BY HIS OWN COMPANY, WITH A V8 FORD ENGINE WITH 285 B.H.P.

BUILT IN JUST ONE EXAMPLE FOR PERSONAL USAGE, THE COACHWORK IS BY MICHELOTTI; THE CAR WAS EXHIBITED AT THE 1967 GENEVA CAR SHOW.

 

 FORNASARI IS A SMALL CAR MANUFACTURER, ESTABLISHED IN VICENZA IN 1999. THE RR 450 IS THE FIRST PRODUCT MADE, INTRODUCING THE CONCEPT OF SUV (SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE). THE CHASSIS IS A FRAME TYPE AND THE ENGINE IS A FORD V8 WITH 450 B.H.P.

 VENETIAN COUNTESS ELSA ALBRIZZI WAS AN EXTREMELY MODERN LADY. IN 1899 SHE WAS THE FIRST WOMAN TO BE PRESIDENT OF AN AUTOMOBILE CLUB, AND SHE WAS ALSO THE FIRST FEMALE RACING DRIVER.

 IN ITALY THE FIST DRIVING LICENSES WERE GRANTED IN 1905.

THE ONE EXHIBITED HERE, DATED MAY 31, 1906, GRANTED TO BERTI OF BASSANO DEL GRAPPA IS THE OLDEST ONE KNOWN TO STILL EXIST

 IN 1905 COUNT ALMERICA DA SCHIO MADE THE FIRST ITALIAN AIRSHIP FLY, THE FIRST ONE IN THE WORLD WITH DIRECTIONAL FLAPS.

 GIORGIO DE WRAKIEN FROM TREVISO WAS A FANTASTIC AMATEUR INVENTOR, WHO BETWEEN 1926 AND 1930 BUILT AND PATENTED SOME INTERESTING ROTATIVE ENGINES.

 BETWEEN 1919 AND 1972 IN PADUA THE INGAP COMPANY, EMPLOYING ABOUT 800 PEOPLE, BUILT SMALL TIN CAR. FOR MANY YEARS THEY WERE THE TOYS MOST COVETED BY ALL THE CHILDREN.

 BARON FERDINANDO BRUSCH FROM NEUBERG PATENTED MANY INTERESTING DEVICES FOR THE AUTOMOBILE, LIKE THE JACK BUILT INTO EACH WHEEL, HYDRAULICALLY OPERATED.

 FLYING PILOT ARTURO FERRARIN FROM THIENE (PROVINCE OF VICENZA) WAS AN ACE OF THE 1915-1918 WORLD WAR. IN 1920 HE WON THE ROME TO TOKYO RAID, FLYING 18.000 KM. IN 109 HOURS, SPLIT IN STAGES.

 IN 1909, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF PADUE, PIONEER LEONINO DA ZARA BUILT THE FIRST AIRPORT IN ITALY.

 IN 1924 THE FIRST WINDGLIDERS MEETING IN ITALY WAS ORGANIZED IN ASIAGO, PROVINCE OF VICENZA. THE RECORD WENT TO MARTENS, FROM GERMANY, WHO FLEW 21 KM. IN 18 MINUTES.

 ENGINEER GIUSTINO CATTANEO, BORN IN CALDOGNO (PROVINCE OF VICENZA) WAS ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE DESIGNERS OF HIS TIME, LEADING ISOTTA FRASCHINI FROM 1905 TILL 1933.

HIS MASTERRPIECES WERE THE LUXURIOUS “TYPE 8” AND “ASSO” SERIES AVIO ENGINES.

 AT THE TIME OF THE 2ND WORLD WAR IN EUROPE GASOLINE WAS RESERVED FOR THE ARMIES. MARIO PEDRON FROM TREVISO BUILT EXCELLENT ALTERNATIVE EQUIPMENT, NATURAL GAS FED, WHICH IN 1941 ALLOWED TO CONQUER TWO WORLD RECORDS ON THE 500 KM. DISTANCE, AT OVER 105 KM./H AVERAGE SPEED.

 THE LANCIA CAR MAKING COMPANY IS TIED TO THE VENETO REGION FOR TWO REASONS: IT WAS FOUNDED IN 1906 BY VINCENZO LANCIA FROM TURIN AND BY CLAUDIO FOGOLIN WHO HAD BEEN BORN IN VENETO. FURTHERMORE THE ENGINE OF WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE AURELIA WAS DESIGNED IN 1942/43 IN PADUA, BY IGEGNER FRANCESCO DE VIRGILIO. THIS WAS THE FIRST PRODUCTION V6 ENGINE IN THE WORLD.

 THE COPPA DELLE DOLOMITI (1947-1956) WAS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ANDDEMANDING ROAD

 SANDRO MUNARI FROM VENICE WAS IN THE SIXTIES AND SEVETIES AMONG THE BEST RALLY DRIVERS IN THE WORLD. HE WON THE MOST IMPORTANT RACES AND IN 1977 HE WO N THE FIA CUP, EVENTUALLY BECOME THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP.

 MIKI BIASION FROM BASSANO IS THE HIGHEST EXPRESSION OF THE VENETO RALLYING SCHOOL.

HE STARTED IN 1979 WITH THE OPEL KADETT GT/E EXHIBITED HERE, LATER WINNING AN ENDLESS NUMBER OF RACES, UP TO THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPS OF 1988 AND 1989. NOW HE TAKES PART IN GREAT RAIDS.

 OMOBONO TENNI, BIKER FROM TREVISO, WAS AMONG THE BRAVEST AND MOST WINNING ONES. STARTING FROM THE THIRTIES OF THE LAST CENTURY HE WON – FIRST NON BRITISH RIDER ON A NON BRITISH BIKE – THE TERRIBLE 1937 TOURIST TROPHY; HE WAS RIDING A 250 PE S GUZZ

LAVERDA IS AN IMPORTANT NAME FOR AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE LAST CENTURY. IN 1947 IT ENTERED THE FIELD OF MOTOR BIKES WITH THE INNOVATIVE 75 TURISMO, BECOMING IMMEDIATELY WORLD FAMOUS, AT LEAST UNTIL THE CRISIS OF THE EIGHTIES. NOW IT IS PART OF THE PIAGGIO GROUP.

 THE ONE OF GIORGIO MICHELONI FROM VERONA IS A TYPICAL VENETO STORY, ALL INGENOUSNESS AND BRAVERY. IN 1965, JUST ABOVE HIS TWENTIES, HE CONCEIVED, BUILT AND PATENTED A TWIN WHEEL FRON AXLE FOR MOTOR BIKES, TO IMPROVE STABILITY AND BRAKING. IT WAS TOO EARLY, ONE HAD TO WAIT THE 21ST CENTURY, WHEN PIAGGIO INTRODUCED THE MP3 SCOOTER, WITH TWO WHEELS IN FRONT, THE SAME SPECIFICATIONS AS DESIGNED BY MICHELONI 40 YEARS EARLIER.

 IN 1970 ANGELO DELLE MOLLE, PADUA INDUSTRIALIST, STARTED WORKING ON ENVIRONEMENT RESEARCH APPLIED TO CARS. HE BUILT ABOUT 200 PROTOTYPES OF THE ELECTRIC “PGE” MOTOR CARS FOR A BIGGER PROJECT OF RECLAIMING CITIES FROM TRAFFIC, WHICH ONLY TODAY IS BECOMING REALITY, THANKS TO THE CONTRIBUTION OF A FEW CAR MAKERS.

 THE ADVENTURE OF THE TREVISO BENETTON FAMILY IN FORMULA 1 IS A GREAT DEMONSTRATION OF PRECISE AND CAREFUL ORGANIZATION, SO TYPICAL OF THE PEOPLE FROM VENETO. HAVING BOUGHT IN 1970 THE TOLEMAN TEAM, ALWAYS IN THE LAST POSITIONS IN FORMULA 1 RACES, IN LESS THAN 10 YEARS OF CAREFUL MANAGEMENT THE BENETTON TEAM WON TWO WORLD TITLES WITH MICHAEL SHUMAKER, IN 1994 AND 1995.

 TWO IMPORTANT RACING BIKES BUILT IN OUR REGION.

ON THE RIGHT THE LAVERDA 500 R FORMULA OF 1978, ON THE LEFT AN APRILIA 250 GP COMPETIZIONE, RACED IN THE 1991/92 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BY MARCELLINO LUCCHI, WITH SPECIAL DE BEI SUSPENSION. UNTIL NOW APRILIA WON OVER 40 WORLD TITLES.

 LUCA BADOER, BORN IN MONTEBELLUNA, PROVINCE OF TREVISO, WAS AN EXCELLENT FORMULA 1 DRIVER; FROM 1998 TILL 2010 HE WAS THE THIRD PILOT OF THE FERRARI TEAM, TEST DRIVER OF ALL THE FORMULA 1 CARS OF THOSE YEARS, THAT HE DROVE FOR OVER 132.000 KILOMETERS.

 FEDERICO FAGGIN, SCIENTIST FROM VICENZA, WHEN 19 DESIGNED THE FIRST OLIVETTI COMPUTER, AND IN 1975 INVENTED THE MICROCHIP, WHICH TODAY MOVES THE ENTIRE WORLD, FROM THE HOUSE GATE TO THE SPACE SATELLITE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA JUST GAVE HIM THE HIGHEST HONOR WHICH IN THE US CAN BE GRANTED TO SCIENTISTS.

 MASSIMO MARCHIORI IS THE ITALIAN SCIENTIST THAT GAVE THE GREATEST CONTRIBUTION TO THE WEB GROWTH, TO THE POINT THAT HE IS INCLUDED AMONG THE 100 TOP RESEARCHERS IN THE WORLD.

 HE CONCEIVED HYPER SEARCH, THE SEARCH ENGINE THAT IN 1998 ALLOWED GOOGLE TO BE BORN, THE MOST USED SEARCH ENGINE OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM AND ALSO ONE OF THE MOST FORMIDABLE “MACHINES” FOR THOUGHTS AND INFORMATION MOBILITY. 

 ACME WAS BORN IN 1947 IN VALDOBBIADENE (TV) TO PRODUCE ENGINES FOR AGRICULTURE, TO REACH THE LEVEL OF 50.000 UNITS PER YEAR. THE HIGH TECHNOLOGICAL LEVEL MADE THAT IN 2007 IT WAS TAKEN OVER BY AN AMERICAN COMPETITOR.

 CLAUDIO DE BEI (1945-2009) FROM BASSANO DEL GRAPPA WAS A REAL MECHANICAL GENIOUS, HAVING ACHIEVED OVER 40 PATENTS.

HIS LAST WORK WAS THIS ROTARY ENGINE, ABSOLUTELY REVOLUTIONARY VIS-A-VIS THE TRADITIONAL DESIGN, TO WHICH SEVERAL MAJOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES SHOWED INTEREST.

 BIFRANGI WAS BORN AS A CRAFTSMAN OPERATION TO PROCESS STEEL AND IN 1950 IT BECAME AN INDUSTRIAL COMPANY. IN 1985 THE INTERNATIONAL GROWTH STARTED, WITH FACTORIES IN MUSSOLENTE (VI), IN THE UK, TWO, AND IN THE USA. PRODUCTION COVERS WHEEL JOINTS, CRANKCASES, GEARS AND MORE, FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT MOTORING COMPANIES IN THE WORLD. BIFRANGI SUPPORTS THE AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM “BONFANTI-VIMAR”. 

 VIMAR WAS BORN AFTER THE 2ND WORLD WAR IN MAROSTICA (VI) TO PRODUCE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES. TODAY IS A LEADING COMPANY IN THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH TECH AND DESIGN SOLUTION FOR THE HOME & BUILDING AUTOMATION. SINCE 1999 IT PARTNERS WITH THE AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM “BONFANTI-VIMAR”.

 

 

  IN THE NEW MUSEUM BUILDING, IN THE CENTER OF BASSANO, THE “GALLERIA DEL MOTORISMO, MOBILITA’ E INGEGNO VENETO – GIANNINO MARZOTTO” WILL END WITH THE HALL OF THE FUTURE, WHERE THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND TECHNOLOGICAL EXAMPLES REALIZED BY VENETO INDUSTRIES WILL BE EXHIBITED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery of Motoring, Mobility and Talent in Veneto – Giannino Marzotto

March 22nd, 2013

The exhibition “GALLERIA DEL MOTORISMO, MOBILITA’ E INGEGNO VENETO – GIANNINO MARZOTTO” (Gallery of Motoring, Mobility and Talent in Veneto – Giannino Marzotto), unique and incredible, emphasizes the territory and the Veneto Region, land of worldwide firsts, inventions, nest for scientists and source of several scientific achievements, hard working and dynamic area which even today, thanks to its excellences, aims at being a point of reference for the World.

The exhibition tells a story that for centuries was ignored, forgotten, diminished by technicians, scientists, administrators, while this Museum brought it back into the limelight it deserves. It is worth a visit to become acquainted with just a few of the World firsts and the people behind them, of whom Veneto can be proud since long ago, certainly every visitor will learn something he was unaware of, and a few might show off for being precisely from the area.

It will be realized that the assembling chain was first used in 1104 at the Venice Arsenal, to build as many as 250 ships per year. So the @, born in business letters of the Venetian merchants between ‘400 and ‘500, or the first suspension for a vehicle of 1595, the Suez Canal designed by two engineers from Venice at the middle of the 19th Century, the first gasoline engine patented by Enrico Bernardi from Verona on the 22nd of August 1882 (Benz will patent hi three months later, Daimler one and a half year later), the first lady racing driver in 1899, the first Italian airship in 1905 …. a long list of heirlooms, to reach our times with Federico Faggin that in the seventies invented the microchip, a small item that today moves the entire world, and Massimo Marchiori who some twelve years ago found the special algorithm that allowed Google to exist, the search engine most used worldwide today, and more and more …

Precisely in these days, in the Visitors’ Book of the “Bonfanti-VIMAR” Museum, some wrote: “A different Museum, where the standing still of the exhibits becomes a run of emotions … a unique “piece” in the wide number of soulless museums”.

Among the activities of the “Bonfanti-VIMAR” Museums there are also two classes per year for collectible cars and bikes restorers and a flea market, in October, called “Excellent wrecks”.

We enjoy studying, restoring, preserving but among all we like to shock.

We look forward to welcoming you here in large numbers, to tell a story, our own, that will certainly interest you.

For further information “Bonfanti-VIMAR” Automotive Museums, via Torino 1, 36060 Romano d’Ezzelino (VI)

Phone (+ 39 0424) 51 37 46, phone and fax (+ 39 0424) 51 36 90

E-mail: info@museobonfanti.veneto.it, web site: www.museobonfanti.veneto.

 

 

 

(Italiano) NUOVE MERAVIGLIE AL “BONFANTI-VIMAR”

March 8th, 2013

(Italiano) “A, come arte – A, come auto”

February 22nd, 2013

(Italiano) LA STORIA DI SERGIO MONTI AL MUSEO DELL’ AUTOMOBILE “BONFANTI-VIMAR”

February 22nd, 2013

(Italiano) (Museo chiuso dal 24 dicembre 2012 al 4 gennaio 2013) LA PRIMA VETTURA ITALIANA VA AL CAFFE’.

December 21st, 2012

(Italiano) COMUNICATO STAMPA N. 45

December 4th, 2012

COMUNICATO STAMPA N. 45
DICEMBRE 2012

“QUOTE ROSA” NELLA GALLERIA DEL MOTORISMO, MOBILITA’ ED INGEGNO VENETO –GIANNINO MARZOTTO

L’attuale mostra del “Bonfanti-VIMAR”, inaugurata lo scorso anno, continua ad entusiasmare ed interessare per la molteplici storie narrante al suo interno. Come quella della Contessa Elsa Albrizzi.
La giovane Elsa sposa il discendente di una nobile e antica famiglia veneziana, gli Albrizzi, ma rimane vedova dopo pochi anni e riversa il proprio interesse sulla tecnica, sul nuovo che promette meraviglie alla fine dell’800. Nella residenza estiva di Este impianta un moderno e sofisticato studio fotografico dove sviluppa le sue lastre, inoltre organizza e partecipa a gare in bicicletta, tornei di tennis e gare di tiro al piattello. Alla sua attenzione e curiosità non può sfuggire l’automobile ed infatti è fra i primi automobilisti della regione e d’Italia, acquistando una Benz Velo. A Villa Albrizzi ad Este nella buona stagione si incontrano i più bei nomi del Veneto, ciascuno con la sua autovettura. Sono pochi, ma abbastanza per fondare nel 1899 il Club degli Automobilisti Veneti alla cui presidenza viene eletta proprio la contessa Elsa Albrizzi, prima donna al mondo presidente di un Automobile Club. L’obiettivo della neonata associazione è quello di organizzare una corsa automobilistica. Così il Club degli Automobilisti Veneti, non senza diffidenze e difficoltà, organizza nello stesso anno la Padova-Vicenza-Bassano-Treviso-Padova. In questa gara, lunga ben 172 chilometri, la contessa Albrizzi con la sua Benz impiega per coprire il percorso 8 ore, 12 minuti e 15 secondi, seconda della propria categoria a più di mezz’ora dall’amico Giacomo Miari sulla Bernardi a tre ruote da lui stesso costruita, ma precedendo di un’ora Alfredo Glisenti con un’altra Bernardi. La notizia del giorno non è la vittoria assoluta di un giovane Ettore Bugatti ma la partecipazione alla corsa di una donna, che vale alla gentildonna un diploma particolare che recita: “Alla contessa Elsa Albrizzi, che alle grazie fini dell’ingegno e della cultura congiunge in armonie fascinatrici fantastico ardimento e ferrea pertinacia e nelle recenti gare padovane automobilista infaticabile percorse unica del suo sesso 172 chilometri. Il Comitato ammirando”.
Una vera e propria investitura ufficiale come prima pilota donna pilota della storia dell’automobile.

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