Jim and Sharon Dillard will again grace Riding Into History with a selection of delectables from their collection.
Last year they brought some landmark V-Twin Ducatis, this time there will be a pair Laverdas, Ducatis Breganze built arch rivals. One is a seldom seen Montjuic 500, named for the famed Spanish endurance race at which Laverdas were the bikes to beat. The second, an even more rare Formula 500, the race bike based on the Montjuic.
But wait, there’s more! They will present a special display of five small displacement Italian motorcycles from the 50’s and 60’s. Several are from long gone, forgotten manufacturers, but two of the better known are the Moto Morini and the Ducati brands. The names may be familiar but the models are not. Both are 175 cc singles. The Morini is a very early (1958) Tresette Sprint, and the Ducati a very special 1959 F3 race bike formerly raced by Phil Schilling, famed Cycle editor and Daytona Ducati racer.
In addition we will have the opportunity to drool over the tiny, jewel-like Ganna, Guazzoni, and Itom. These are all 50 cc competition bikes built to compete in the most important race of its time, the Giro d’Italia. These are wonderful examples of industrial art, Italian style.
Do not miss this collection.