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Saturday, April 29, 2017

....And Bandini

Rather than merge Bandini with post below with Stanguellini I felt it appropriate it gets its own entry.

Bandini Auto is yet another product from a genius mind that graces the Italian peninsula. This time by way of Ilario Bandini. 

And as usual with Italian brands, they come up with unique logos and like most independents like Bandini (with an interesting history) its essence was to...race. In the process, they left behind a memorable legacy.

The Legendary Legacy Of The Stanguellini

When we think of the Italian passion for racing the names of Alfa Romeo, Pantera De Tomaso, Lamborghini, Ferrari and even Lancia in rally come to mind.

But the auto history in the country is littered with little independent manufacturers producing memorable gems including Stanguellini which is motor racing personified. 


To you folks who use cartoons as a metaphor for life you may recall these little beauties as likely being the inspiration for the car driven by Goggles Paesano at the Indianrockolis 500 in The Flintstones.