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Born on this day (25th - March)

Washington Roebling

1881 - 1912


Karl von Waldthausen

1907 - 1933


1911 - 1988


Breno Fornari

1925


Don Freeland

1925 - 2007


Fritz d'Orey

1938


Tom Weickardt

1947


Butch Lindley

1948 - 1990


Giniel de Villiers

1972


Danica Sue Patrick

1982



Died on this day (25th - March)

Billy Cotton

1899 - 1969


Juan Gaudino

1893 - 1975



Vittorio Stanguellini
Vittorio Stanguellini
ITALY

Born
24 / 3 / 1910
Died
4 / 12 / 1981
Stanguellini began preparing cars in 1933 and gained notoriety with his uprated Fiat Balilla and Topolino's. However, the Second World War forced him to curtail his racing activities from 1940 until civility was restored in 1946. Within twelve months of hostilities ending, Stanguellini was supplying hot Fiat-based 1100 twin cam engines and by 1950, began producing his famous dual overhead camshaft 750 motor. It bore little trace of its mainstream ancestry and became extensively used in both sports and single seater racing cars wearing the distinctive Stanguellini badge. Vittorio Stanguellini had many business interests, he ran Modenas largest Fiat dealership, constructed hydraulic dynamometers and fabricated truck bodies alongside his broad range of Abarth-rivalling speed equipment. But he was most famous for motor racing and such was the success of his little firm, Stanguellini soon earned the sobriquet, Mago di Modena. Ably assisted by his right-hand man, Sporting Director Adolfo Bedoni, the two were instrumental in the creation of what became the worlds best Formula 1 feeder series.