In Italy it seems like there is always a swap meet somewhere. They pop up in town squares and out in fields like the sunflowers that seem to grow everywhere. But the really big ones are something to see, acres and acres of moto "stuff" some so rare you never thought it would be possible, all bracketed by piles of things not worth the benzina to haul them. I love the atmosphere of the dealings, the chatter in Italian, the smell of two stroke oil and sounds of motors being fired up for potential buyers. It's a photo safari as well, everywhere you look there's something to share. Oh, and the food! Best porchetta sandwiches and french fries you can imagine, sugar dipped fried dough and crepes with nutella, it's all integral to the experience. Join me for a walk around Novegro....
Photos and story by Vicki Smith
Did you know KTM made scooters? This is a KTM Poony. Started on the first kick, it was so ugly it was cute, I tried to buy it but with no papers getting it back into the US has become too difficult. After a long talk with my shipper, I decided to pass
Rare as can be, these two Segales were part of a beautiful display that had no indication why or who was displaying them. We didn't care, it was all really cool to see
These were framed models made of watch parts. Ranging in price from 200 - 500e, this 1098 used 3 watches and took many hours.
This Norton Dustbin was unusual, unlike swap meets in the USA where British bikes are well represented, here they were found in much smaller numbers
Aprilia Moto 6.5 and yard gnomes. Oddly, this is a really perfect combination
Lancia's, Fiat's, Alfa's. Most of what was here was on the extreme side.