Augusto Monaco

From Wikipedia:

“Augusto Camillo Pietro Monaco (March 15, 1903 – November 4, 1997) was an Italian engineer, best known for his racing cars from the early 1930s.[1]

He was born in Buenos Aires where he earned a degree in engineering before relocating to Turin in the early 1920s, where he made his automobile engineering contributions

  • 1927 Monaco-Baudo with Antonio Baudo, a 1-cylinder 500 ccm side-valved engine[2]
  • 1932 Nardi-Monaco with Enrico Nardi, a front-wheeled 1-cylinder JAP-engine (998 ccm, 65 bhp) nicknamed Chichibio, and winning several hillclimbs[3]
  • 1935 Trossi-Monaco with Carlo Felice Trossi, a 16-cylinder (250 bhp, 3982 ccm) racecar, never winning anything due to an unsuitable 75/25 weight distribution.[4]

Since then he declined an offer to join Fiat, and among several engineering projects, was involved in developing synthetic diamonds, a swiss-patented invention (1948). He moved to Livorno in the early 1960s, where he worked on hydraulic systems until his retirement. He passed away in Livorno, 1997.”

  1. #1 by David R. on February 21, 2011 - 12:03 am

    If only it had a prop and wings it would have won every race of the day!

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