Sadly, motorcycling lost one of its greats- Claudio Castiglioni. Mr. Castiglioni did for Italian motorcycles what Enzo Ferrari did for Italian cars. He was responsible for iconic bikes such as the Ducati 916 and Monster as well as the MV Augusta F4 and Brutale. His last coup was the purchase and return to to Italy of MV Augusta from H-D for 3 euros or $4.50. His passion and vision will be missed.
My French grandfather was a motorcycle fanatic and like many genetic conditions it skipped a generation to me. I made the plunge into vintage motorcycling by coming across a magazine that rekindled a passion that I always had as a kid. I purchased and started refurbishing a 1951 Norton Model 7, which is the departure point of this blog. While motorcycling is my hobby, I have found that there is a convergence of many different motor cultures. This blog is dedicated to camaraderie, sharing knowledge, and having fun while exploring the world of classic motorsports. I also encourage others who want to contribute to drop me an email.