1951 Bandini Siluro Motto 750cc Crosley Mercury Devin 

 

 

2017 Cincinnati Concours

Restored and with Sir Stirling and Lady Moss at the 2013 KC Concours


This Bandini started its life looking like this:

 

1952 Vero Beach 6 Hour Chuck Hassan 1st Index and Hmod

 1952 Sebring Chuck Hassan (DNF)

 

 

 

Dick Irish Photos

1952 Brynfan Tyddyn Chuck Hassan (DNF) as shown in Road & Track 

1952 Grand Island GP Chuck Hassan 4th 1500cc Class

1951 Bandini Siluro Motto Crosley 750cc cycle fender when owned and raced by Chuck Hassan in 1952 24th in the 1952 SCCA Final National Point Standings, 7th OA Index Winner Six Hour 1952 Vero Beach and led index of performance at 1952 Sebring (DNF)


 

1953 MacDill AFB

1951 Bandini Siluro Motto Crosley 750cc cycle fender when owned and raced by James Riley in 1953


 

1954 Atterbury AFB (1st in Hmod class) Sandy MacArthur

1954 Wilmot Hills (1st in Hmod class) Sandy MacArthur

1954 LockBourne AFB (2nd in Hmod class) Sandy MacArthur

Pete Lyons.com photo

Sandy MacArthur Driving

Pete Lyons.com photo

Tom Burnside photo courtesy of the Revs Institute

Tom Burnside photo courtesy of the Revs Institute

Paul Gougleman Driving

Pete Lyons.com photo

Sandy MacArthur: "1955 was the last year of the privet entries for Sebring.  I had entered, and been accepted with my Bandini, with which I had pretty good success in 1954.  I went up to Carl Kiekhaefer, of Mercury Outboard, and Tried to buy the Stanguellini that he had bought from Briggs Cunningham, the car Briggs won with at Watkins Glenn.  Carl bought it to find out why it was so powerful and had blown it up on the dynamometer, so was not interested in selling the car - at least at that time.   My second choice was to buy a Merc. 40 cu.in. outboard to put in the Bandini.  That really got Keikhaefer interested and during the winter Mercury Outboard completely rebuilt the Bandini spending about $4000.00 preparing it for Sebring- such as building a new gas tank, all new brakes & lines, and installing their latest racing engine.  I co-drove with Paul Gougleman, a former high point SCCA driver in a 750 Nardi, whom I had gone to school with.  We met at the track with a rolling machine shop, squads of mechanics and helpers, 3 airplanes flew down from Wisconsin with Carl and other Merc big wigs.  In the race the car went like a bomb, and we blew off the Renault team, our class competition, and were leading an index of performance, when after 4 hours the Fiat 500 gear box failed".

1955 Sebring (DNF) as shown in the 1956 Sebring program and the June 1955 Car Life Magazine, Sandy MacArthur and Paul Gougleman

1955 Cumberland (4th in Hmod Class) Sandy MacArthur

1955 Milwaukee Fairgrounds Sandy MacArthur

1955 Lawrenceville Illinois (5th in Hmod Class) Sandy MacArthur

1955 Road America

1951 Bandini Siluro Motto Crosley/Mercury 750cc when owned and raced by Sandy MacArthur 1953-1956 (6th in the 1954 SCCA National Hmod class) added connecting fenders and a Mercury engine for the 1955 Sebring race


 

1951 Bandini Siluro Motto Crosley/Mercury 750cc when purchased by Clair "Sonny" Reuter (April 1956)

1956 October Smartt Field St. Charles Missouri SCCA race Clair Reuter DNF 

 New Devin body in 1957 Mel Wagner and Jack Brady

1957 Clair Reuter and Earl Carlsson

1951 Bandini Siluro Motto Crosley 750cc with a new Devin Body installed for 1958 Clair Reuter

1959 Meadowdale Illinois SCCA Race race Clair Reuter

1951 Bandini Siluro Motto Crosley Devin 750cc when owned and raced by Clair "Sonny" Reuter 1956-2006


 

Original Bandini body pieces found in Spring 2007

Jack Reuter, Mary Reuter, Brenda Reuter, and Cliff Reuter

 

 

Bandini Devin Video 1

Bandini Devin Video 2

Bandini Devin Video 3

Bandini Devin Restoration Pictures

Bandini Devin SCCA Racing History

Bandini Devin VeloceToday.com Article 1/10/07

Bandini Devin VeloceToday.com Article 1/17/07

Bandini Devin VeloceToday.com Article 7/4/07

Bandini Devin VeloceToday.com Article 8/1/07

 

1951 Bandini Siluro Motto Crosley/Mercury 750cc Devin Ex Chuck Hassan, James Riley, Sandy MacArthur, and Clair Reuter (owner from 1956-2006), Jack Reuter Collection 

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1956 Jan-Feb SCCA Sports Car article 

 

June 2007 Vintage Racecar Magazine Article

 


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