After literally years of being asked when would the US have it's own Motogiro d'Italia they finally built it and I, like just about everybody else I knew, was signed up and ready to ride. Conducted under the umbrella of The MEET at Monterey which included a bike show, an auction, the Motogiro America and the RedBull MotoGP at Laguna Seca, there was lots to do and see. The route included the start on Cannery Row, a lap of Laguna Seca, then down thru Big Sur to Paso Robles and back to Monterey. The whole thing kicked off with a bike show in the Monterey Custom House Plaza, and while the headliners were pristine restorations from noted collectors, many of the entries would be heading out the following day for the 5 day ride. Join me for Motogiro America - Vicki's View......
Moto Concorso at the MEET, lots of nice bikes, great weather and interesting sights to see
Ducati was an event and Moto Concorso sponsor. They have been a main supporter of the recreated Italian event as well, right from the start, switching to the USA event in 2008.
Other event sponsors were Ducati Vintage Club which organized the Moto Concorso and Moto-Euro magazine whose editor Larry Williams worked tirelessly to make Motogiro and the MEET happen.
While mostly a Euro motorcycle show no one was turned away, this row of scooters was joined by a row of Harley's just to the left out of this photo
Lots of evidence this group wasn't riding it's first Motogiro, that's a sticker from the Italian event this one gets it's inspiration from.
What's an Italian event without coffee? Expresso to go, this little three wheeler had a full coffee set up inside the back door
Lots of history on this tank. It's a Motobi but you might be more familier with it's relative - Benelli
Here's a couple of bikes you don't seee everyday
Italian motorcycles are famous for wonderful details, this tachometer, tucked into the tank designed to hold it, is a great example
No part is too insignificant for beautiful details, it's in the Italian constitution