Welcome Ducati Vintage Members:

The new name of the newsletter is Gazzetta dello Sport Ducati : Lavoce di Motociclo dell'annata di Ducati

This is the first of the electronic club news letters, so it's at this time that I'd like to invite all members to contribute articles. This is your clubs newsletter, it can be just about anything concerning Ducati and vintage Italian bikes. Tune ups, trips, rides, things you've learned about yourbikes, Pix of your bike and then cool story about how you came to own it,something that might be of concern or interest to the members. send to Editor@ducativintageclub.com

We start with a fantastic press release, as officially released in the USA a month ago


Editor: This is incredible news; the Moto Giro Italy is coming to the USA as the MotoGiro America in July 2008. Here is the official press release, (in English).


For the firsttime, the most famous vintage road rally on two wheels comes to Monterey,California for a July 13, 2008 departure from historic Cannery Row. 'Motogiro America stops include: Paso Robles and a lap on the Mazda Raceway Laguna Secain honour of the MotoGP Championship to be held on July 20, 2008.

December 15, 2007, Bologna:Following the landmark success of the Motogiro D'Italia, Dream Engine, theBologna-based entertainment company specialised in motor sports, is thrilled toannounce 'Motogiro America's scheduled for July 2008. The event is supported by ANCMA, the Associazione Nazionale Ciclo Motociclo Accessori, the ItalianTrade Commission of Los Angeles, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, The City of Monterey,and leading companies in the Italian motorcycle industry.

Motogiro America, a classic motorcycle timed-tour, covers more than one hundred miles each day during itsfive-day route and explores the Monterey Peninsula's twisting country roads,challenging mountain passes and spectacular Pacific panoramas. Key Italianmanufacturers of high performance motorcycles and scooters, and makers ofapparel and accessories will participate.

The Motogiro America 2008 will start and finish in Monterey, California, motor sports capital of the West.Special attractions and local events will be held throughout the Peninsula andthe itinerary will evoke the authentic spirit of the original tour. The end ofthe rally will be celebrated with a gala dinner. A more detailed itinerary andprogramme of events will be published closer to the event date.

Motogiro America 2008 will kick-off a full week of motor sports excitement on the Monterey Peninsula leading up to MotoGP weekend at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Events begin on Friday July 11th with a symposium on Italian design and a vintagemotorcycle Concorso organized by the Ducati Vintage Club on Saturday July 12th.On Sunday July 13th, participants will depart from the heart ofhistoric Monterey Cannery Row and head for the Mazda Raceway where theymay ride a lap of honour. Many of the original Motogiro riders from Italy will attend.

The tour is open to motorcycles of all marques and is divided into categories: Vintage Class, Touring Class, 70s Twin Class, Super Sport Class and Vespa Class.

The Vintage Class features the motorbikes that define the Motogiro. With an overall limit of 120, this class features motorbikes with a maximum of 175cc manufactured before 1957. Bikesinspired by original Motogiro bikes yet manufactured subsequent to

1957 may also apply. The Vintage Racing Class motorbikes will be subject to timed, competitive ability tests en route, and the winner of this class will take home a trophy and grand prize. A limited number of vintage bikes will be available for rent specifically for the occasion. Queries should be directed to Dream Engine.

The Touring Class will follow the same itinerary as the other two classes and is open to bikes of all makes from all years. This class is suited to those who wish to live the excitement of the Motogiro on a relaxed, non-competitive level.

The 70s Twin Class welcomes all motorbikes of all makes manufactured between 1968 and 1978. Riders in this class will be subject to timed, competitive ability tests en route similar to those carried out by participants of the Vintage Racing Class.

The Super Sport Class (SS Class) is open to 250 cc motorcycles and sidecars of all makes, built up to 1968.

The Vespa Class will have its own special Motogiro class to celebrate the more than one hundred versions of the iconic scooter produced during the last half century.

For collectors of vintage bikes and motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere, the Motogiro America 2008 is the chance to create an electric atmosphere of Italian competition, camaraderie and adventure. Motogiro America is a glimpse of the past brought dynamically to life for today's motorcycle enthusiast.

For press and registration information on Motogiro America, please contact:
In Italy:

Dream Engine
tel. +39 051 6494776; fax +39 051 528 6378
email: motogiroamerica@dreamengine.it
website: www.motogiroditalia.com

For informationand registration for the Moto Concorso (Concours'Elegance), please contact:
Ducati Vintage Club (Hans Mellberg)
Cell 408-507-9694
email: hansmellberg@yahoo.com
website: www.motoconcorso.com

For general information regarding the MotogiroAmerica, please contact:
FitzRich, Inc. (Burt Richmond)
Cell: 312-952-3102
email: burt@fitzrich.com

Also this release:

Bologna: Italy
San Jose:
California USA

The California based Ducati Vintage Club has been chosen for the Motogiro America Concorso, The Ducati Vintage Club will host and promote the MotoConcorso on July 12th in Monterey, Ca. This classic styled motorcycle show isopen to all vintage motorcycles and riders and will feature Italian vintageracing motorcycles. Entry and show class information will be released in early January 2008 More information is forthcoming to www.motoconcorso.com ,currently email to info@motoconcorso.com

Editor: Yes it's true, what a feather in our cap this is. To he asked to hostand promote the Moto Concorso at the Moto Giro AMERICA, wow! This event ishuge, and every motorcycle magazine in the world will cover it.

Our little club is being chosen over so many others to do this is unbelievable. We need everyone's help to pull this off. So if you plan on being at Moto GP and can come the down the week end before for the Moto Giro AMERICA, lend a hand at the Concorso. Contact Hans of myself for more volunteer info and of course helpers get cool Ducati swag,