(Italiano) BIFRANGI SPA

January 8th, 2013

 

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”. 

 

(Italiano) CLAUDIO DE BEI

January 8th, 2013

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.

 

A C M E ENGINE

January 8th, 2013

 

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.

MARIO PEDRON

January 8th, 2013

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.

(Italiano) ALMERICO DA SCHIO

January 8th, 2013

 

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

 

 

(Italiano) ELSA ALBRIZZI

January 8th, 2013

 

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.

 

(Italiano) GIUSEPPE FORNASARI

January 8th, 2013

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.

 

(Italiano) MANIERO GT 4700

January 8th, 2013

 

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.

(Italiano) LE PRIME SOSPENSIONI

January 8th, 2013

 

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

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

December 21st, 2012

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