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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 13:31

Can anyone provide any biographical detail on wealthy Italian, sometime Ferrari privateer Vincenzo Nember?  He competed mainly in hill-climb events but also finished 11th in his 250GTO/64 in the 1965 Monza 1,000Kms.  Even the name of his home town would help.

 

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#2 Regazzoni

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 13:56

Vincenzo "Nanni" Nember was from Brescia. He set up a BMW dealership there, today managed by his son Roberto and grandson Andrea.

 

Details in the pdf below (in Italian, I'm afraid):

 

www.bremagazine.it/pdf/bre_marzo_2018.pdf

 



#3 Regazzoni

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 14:19

Quote translated from pages 5 and 6 of the pdf above:

 

The Nanni Nember Concessionaire in Brescia, born more than 50 years ago on the initiative of the founder Vincenzo "Nanni" Nember, has a big history behind made of passion, dedication, professionalism and competence in the world of four-wheelers for the brands it represents, BMW and MINI. The group, led today by Roberto and Andrea Nember, respectively the son and grandson of the founder, is now a point of reference in the territory, placing itself as a single point of contact.

Q: It was 1967 when Vincenzo Nanni Nember decided to bet on the BMW brand, opening in Brescia the first dealership of the Bavarian brand, at the time, however, still little known ...
A: Correct. Mr. Nember, always a great fan of engines as well as Gentleman Driver, in the late 1960s he had the intuition to open the first BMW dealership in Brescia, betting on the revival of a brand that was entering the market automotive but originally born as a producer of aircraft engines.

 



#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 14:26

He seems to have been associated with the Brescia Corse team in its early days:

http://www.enciclope...e=BRESCIA_Corse

ETA: Scuderia Brescia Corse association confirmed in this earlier post:

In Milan last week I dropped into the Libreria dell'Automobile bookshop and killed an hour before my day-trip flight home. If I hadn't been travelling light - and feeling weary after a 4am kick-off - I could have filled a crate. As it was I returned home with just Roger Biot's Rouen history - already mentioned in TNF and properly praised, though 'only' a lightweight paperback still produced to decent quality - the Francesco Santuccione & Paolo Smoglica book 'Il Circuito di Pescara 1924-1939' - larger than the Rouen book, similarly paper-backed, not quite so well printed with poorer-quality photographs but even so quite extensive and really fascinatingly detailed...

Then finally - because I love clubby books - I fell for Paolo Mazetti's 'I Quarant'Anni della Scuderia Brescia Corse 1964-2003', published by the Gruppo Editoriale Delfo. I chose it because I remember very well Mario Casoni's exploits in the Brescia Corse-entered GT40, and this stylish, soft-'boxed' edition (priced at 48 Eurocraps) briefly paints in the background to this cooperative team, including every active member in their Fiat-Abarth 850s and Chevron B23s and Autobianchi A112s as well as the Ferrari GTO/64 of Nanni Nember and the Abarth of 'Pam' (Marsilio Pasotti), poor old 'Noris' (Giacomo Moioli)...and so many more.

The volume ends up rather unsatisfactoriuly with present-day classic car members - doing heroically well in colour in Historic events with Triumph Spitfire, Healey 3000 and TR3A but there's quite a lot of 'etceterini' fodder here too.

The two Italian books are all Italian, but easy to follow nonetheless. I like 'em...

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#5 Doug Nye

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 18:02

(Gulp) - Thank you Tim.  At moments like this I begin to fret about my memory...  Someone told me that Nember lost his life in a road accident - but that's not from an unimpeachable source.  Anyone? 

 

And thanks again everybody - very much.

 

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