Editorial Word: Under is a press launch issued by Elena Bagnasco, granddaughter of Moto Guzzi co-founder Giorgio Parodi, on the pandemic-delayed Moto Guzzi a hundredth anniversary, which may even be acknowledged by USCRA at its FIM North America Classic Highway Racing Championships occasion June 11-12 on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.
The “GP Days” (Giorgio Parodi Days”), which gathered in Genoa from nearly all over the place vacationers, bikers and air fanatics, had been a part of a protracted motorcycle-aeronautical weekend: a “three days” taking place, stuffed with occasions, which kicked off on Friday 13 Might within the Carignano district, subsequent to the monument devoted to the Genoese courageous aviator and sensible entrepreneur; the venue was not removed from the constructing the place the notary’s workplace was situated, the place the founding authorized act of the bike firm “Societa Anonima Moto Guzzi” was signed on March 15, 1921.
A weekend that witnessed, on the identical time in several factors of town and past, the opening of the “Palazzi dei Rolli,” (magnificent residential palaces of probably the most distinguished households of the traditional Republic of Genoa), varied exhibitions of historic and fashionable bikes, the “Mondo Moto Guzzi” stand, and the chance to expertise distinctive feelings within the flight simulator of the Italian Air Power, a prestigious gala dinner on the Diocesan Museum of Genoa, the “Frecce Tricolori” (the Italian Air Power aerobatic group) airshow, and the race of one of many very uncommon prototype of “eight cylinders” (which in 1955 may attain an astonishing pace of 285 km / h). On the “strip” created within the dock, at Genoa harbor, proper in entrance of what was the primary workplace of Moto Guzzi, the difficult sound of these small 62.5 cubic centimeters multiplied by eight recalled and revived the glories of a sporting historical past that Guzzi fanatics have by no means forgotten.
However above all, Genoa had the homage of probably the most Guzzista of all songwriters: Danilo Luce. He unfolded in phrases and music the eagerness for the golden-winged eagle that all of us carry in our hearts; the situation was considerably only a few meters from the statue of the Genoese founder, presenting for the event his new monitor “A coronary heart in flight” devoted to the Air Power and to all pilots, approaching to its 100 Jubilee.
In the meantime, for 2 days, somewhat additional downstream, at a stone throw from the ocean, Mondo Moto Guzzi 2022 welcomed the “eagles” with the heat, devices, and friendliness of all time, in addition to with stands devoted to journey and mechanics. and the privilege of being a “Guzzista,” a Guzzi fan.
On the identical time, parades of historic and fashionable autos took to the streets of Genoa. A flock of roaring “previous girls” greeted the little sufferers on the Giannina Gaslini Kids Hospital, joined later by the pilots of the Nationwide Aerobatic Workforce of the Italian Air Power, for a really special occasion.
The bikers group then headed to the well-known “Piazzetta” of Portofino, not earlier than having made a cease in Recco and Santa Margherita Ligure (the place a seaplane from the “Volo di Mare” faculty supplied the thrill of the Riviera seen from above). In the meantime, on the metropolis middle, the story of the Guzzi firm and the boys who made the model well-known on the earth was supplied, with a very distinctive show of uncommon and treasured fashions, unveiled intimately to the general public.
The clou of the complete occasion, Sunday 15, was the exhibition in Corso Italia of the Nationwide Acrobatic Workforce, the “Frecce Tricolori,” which took the complete metropolis with its nostril up for half an hour of extremely refined aerial aerobatics and feelings on the high.
All of the occasions had been open to each the Genoese and the quite a few vacationers who crowded the streets of town, part of which was of “Guzzi followers” who’ve chosen Genoa to spend just a few days in an environment steeped in historical past, of tradition and leisure.
An actual crowd of people that in varied methods moved via the streets of Genoa following bikes, visiting the inventive heritage of the Rolli and the Genoese museums, discovering the everyday delicacies, having fun with motor and aerial exhibitions.
For town, an excellent second of restart and “return again on monitor” after two years of pandemic misery that has deeply affected economic system and tourism; for Guzzi bikers the chance to affix up and meet buddies amongst uncommon and exquisite bikes.