The following persons and institutions deserve my credits:
AFFETTO DUCATI (LEO FLEUREN)
For the donation of a (empty) Testastretta head, and TS-parts for netto prizes.
STEFAN BATTLOG (INVENTUS ENGINEERING)
For the donation of his desmotronic model, some other desmo-hardware, but esp. for sharing the desmo-passion
MOTORHANDEL JAN VAN DEN BIGGELAAR
For providing lots of (older type) desmo-hardware for friendly ("give-away") prices.
For their vast documentation on the W-196 and for granting Dr. Manfred Lorscheidts Thesis on desmodromic valve gear.
DUCATI FACTORY (Fabio Taglioni, Massimo Bordi and Gianluigi Mengoli)
For providing me with factory drawings, theoretical papers, the 851 hardware for two models, a Y2K prototype of the Testastretta head, a ST3 head, a streetversion Desmosedici head and the head of the 2012 Panigale
SÉBASTIEN FUSTEL DE COULANGES FAURÈS
For some advice on Desmodromology, for donating his book (with desmochapter) "Fiat en Grand Prix 1920-1930", but esp. for sharing the passion for automotive history.
For working in co-operation with myself on the desmo-models for over 6 years. In that period of time Piet did a lot on the technical thinking and all the professional work on the lathe and milling machine for the greater part of the collection. The last 5 models I made completely solo and on some models Piet did only the mere professional part. Piet cannot be credited enough!
JOHN VAN 'T KLOOSTER
For taking the wonderful Mavica Pics and Mpegs
My Italian agent for many years and for his friendly help being an intermediary between me and the Italian speaking world.
For his overall computerassistance and major help in creating this site.
FRANCISCO TIJSSE KLASEN
(EX)Friend and co-author of our book "100 years of desmodromic valve gear in fastrunning engines". Partner on many trips and intermediair (Italian speaking) in many situations like the invaluable contacts with the Ducati factory.
GERBEN WASSENAAR from the European Patent Office
For helping me at the very start of the project with basic patentinformation and the IPC-desmocode F01l1/30
The following people are credited for sending me their original photographs / 3D drawings:
PETER WILLIAM BOTHWELL
KAREL HORAK (and for his desmo-hardware as well!)
HANS PETER LÄNGE (and for his desmo-hardware as well!)
CARLO MASERATI (Dott. Ing.)
MANOLIS PATTAKOS (for his 3 D-drawing of the DVVA)
FRITS PEEREN (and for his desmo-hardware as well!)
Thanks all of you (including all those not mentioned here!!!)
Former update: 09-11-2012
Last update: 13-11-2013