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Moto Guzzi 100th Anniversary, 10th-12th September 2021.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by GTM®, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I stumbled upon a wonderful website for the Centennial celebration; https://motoradunomandello.com/

    “If, by good fortune...”

    Mandello del Lario, 1910s. A young engine mechanic begins to take an interest in engines at the Ripamonti garage, well-known in the area. His great curiosity and sense of practicality lead him to design a new motorcycle that fit his ideals. 500 cc, horizontal cylinder in order to expose the head to cooling, 4 valves, double ignition, gearbox in block, external flywheel and a low frame, finally a motorcycle that no longer appeared to be a modified bicycle.
    This victorious vision, which includes two Air Force officers as passionate about engines as he, that the great war will bring together with that randomness of life that often magically combines destinies. Carlo Guzzi (the design engineer), Giorgio Parodi (the financier), Giovanni Ravelli (the rider) become friends and agree to produce that bike. And they will not stop, not even after the death of Giovanni in an airplane test. Giorgio asks his father Vittorio, a prudent and shrewd Genoese shipowner, for the financing to leave. Vittorio agrees: "... ... If, by good fortune, I should like what I see, I am willing to go a long way without limitations of figures".

    March 15, 1921: The Anonymous Moto Guzzi Company was born, with registered and administrative headquarters in Genoa and a production plant in Mandello del Lario. Vision, prudence, rationality and passion.

    Mandello del Lario, 2021. 100 years have passed since those magical days: 100 years of vision, prudence, rationality, ingenuity that generated an infinite, throbbing, reckless passion. 100 years of Guzzismo straddling wonderful, pulsating motorcycles, companions of adventurous journeys as well as of joyful everyday life; 100 years that we will celebrate together, through that magical rite that is celebrated every year with the whole of Mandello del Lario congregating around the factory where dreams are created.

    Mandello del Lario, September 6-12, 2021: here are the definitive dates of the Centenary International Motorcycle Rally City of Moto Guzzi, where Mandello, as usual, will once again irresistibly attract every Guzzista who, like a moth to a flame, will turn the handlebars of Moto Guzzis of every generation towards that shore where each was born: Lake Como. There the celebrations will be complete with a full calendar of events that will begin on September 6, and then carry on to September 9 for the GMG 2021. Moto Guzzi together with the International Motorcycle Raduno Committee are preparing an unforgettable event.

    But not only that: many other events are in progress throughout the year that will warm our hearts with two and four valves, single or twin cylinders, until the final apotheosis of September.

    It will be a great, unforgettable party.
     
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  2. Robert Gibson

    Robert Gibson High Miler GT Contributor

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    It’s on my radar.
     
  3. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Started my planning already. Hope to see many of you there!
     
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    Robert Gibson High Miler GT Contributor

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    Are you planning to ship GTM-01 or any of the other GTM builds.
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Hadn't thought that far out yet, but I will certainly consider it depending on how difficult it will be and cost (certainly). It would be easier if someone that wanted one would buy it so I didn't have to ship it back. ;)
     
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    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    Thanks so much for this information! I think I will do this lovely trip. I'm checking on shipping our bikes to Rotterdam and would then ride over to TLM.

    I would not miss this 100 year anniversary for the world! I'll have to be dead not to see me there. Looking forward to seeing many of you there. Mandell del Lario is beautiful as is all of the area around Lake Como.

    Hell, I even like Milano. Grafitti and all the downsides of a big city... Still has the most beautiful train station in the world and excellent food!
     
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    Mackers Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    There are several container-loads of Aussies going to Nijmegen and another load going to Venice.
     
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    Scott, can you keep me posted on your intel here or via email?
     
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    Venice !!! Hopefully by then it won’t still be under water.
     
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    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    Will do Todd!
     
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    Now that looks a good trip. I will be retired by then and the Eldo will be fully sorted with Todds fuelling kit and my new Agostini mufflers .
    ooh decisions decisions.
     
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    kenrover Tuned and Synch'ed

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    See you all there, minus my V7 MkIII. It'd be a bit pricey from NZ!
     
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    CharleyFarley Just got it firing!

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    Mackers, who would I talk to about a spot in one of these containers?
     
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    Charley,

    Email mandello@motoguzziclub.vic and/or contact Teo. I don't have his email but he's on FB at TLM Moto Guzzi Australia.
     
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    Registration form completed and deposit paid. Oh Yeah. :party::rofl:.
     
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    I would love to meet up in Mandello next year. As it stands, we are going to ship over the Stelvio to the UK with Air Canada and ride through Spain and the Cote D'Azur to Lake Como and then of course ride the Stelvio pass on the appropriate bike.
     
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    Noticed this morning that the TLM Cento Anni Tour is now fully booked @ 200 people. They've started a reserve list and that shows 8 people to date.
     
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    Swix76 Just got it firing!

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    I hope Guzzi has a bunch 100 anniversary edition bikes in the works!
     

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