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BWA


1965 - 1971+

BWA, (Benzoni, Valsecchi, Valentini and Arrigoni); the 3 partners of the company (Benzoni, Valsecchi & Arrigoni) and Ing. Valentini that designed the cars, was based in Opera, a small town just south of Milan. During the second half of the '60s produced a handful of conventional Ford powered F3 cars. Despite the occasional reasonable result the BWA it never really proved to be consistently competitive and as financial problems hit BWA any development of the cars was left to the non factory teams. 1971 would be the last year a BWA raced competitively when di Nuzzo managed 2nd place in a F3 race at Monza. Source

They were also a road-car wheel and trim manufacturer and the manufacturing of wheels as main business started after the racing car factory closed. The wheels factory developed quite well in the 70s and the 80s and was OEM supplier for Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia. The wheels business at the end of the 90s was still strong at BWA and were working with their own brand and were a supplier of castings of well known companies such as Momo and ATP.



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