Italianiron & Britiron Classics and Molnar Manx Team Merchanidise

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Italianiron Classics was founded in the mid 1990's from a race effort when I was campaigning a 1973  Spaggiari Scuderia Ducati 750 ss replica and later adding an 01 Ducati 748 rs. This was after trying my hand at racing on an old Norton 750 Commando. However, as a retiree, my current motivation comes from a strong desire to create works of art thus my preoccupation with vintage Ducati and Norton motorcycles. It is my belief that vintage motorcycles and race bikes do have a "soul" and it is up to the artist to bring it out. Vintage motorcycles and vintage  Ducati racers in particular are not only great performers at the track but also serve as creating artistic inspirations. As a result, we also want to thank our loyal customers who have asked to purchase our team t-shirts, windscreen decals and other items that we have created. We will be offering an array of t-shirts with our logos and with photos of our different racers in a continued effort to share our artwork in sizes from small to 2XL. Shown below is one of our t-shirts with our flagship Ducati TT 2 racer with yellow on red livery.

Another significant build that we continue to offer customers and builders is our chassis and bodywork kits for our TT 1000 with Monster 1000 cc S2R engine. We believe that we have bridged the best of the vintage racer with modern Ducati twin cylinder, air cooled technology in an impressive package for track and road. In addition to riding my Ducati 900 ss MHR, the other racer for the street that I enjoy riding is this TT 1000 using our SmartCarb flat-slide carbs. Using our chrome-moly chassis we have shaved over 50 lbs (23 kg) over a stock machine which contributes immensely to the "fun" factor. As a result, we also get numerous requests for this Ducati TT 1000 company logo and now we are happy to offer those t-shirts, with this logo color injected on to quality Gildan shirts. Numerous sizes and colors are available, however, we have found that our off-white/grey t-shirt is best for the ink jet technology that prints our images. We are excited to share our enthusiasm for vintage motorcycle racing with our customers as well as sharing your enthusiasm for our current company branded logo's.

We are also offering polo shirts and adjustable cotton Big X caps that are currently available with our TT 1000 logo professionally stitched into each item. Our polo shirts can come in numerous colors and sizes, however, I have always been a fan of the French racing blue as it also allow us to embrace the blue on red livery of our TT 1 made famous by Tony Rutter and Pat Slinn. I am currently in the process of ordering more caps with the TT 1000 stitched logo. Simultaneously, we are also working with some new t-shirt manufacturers who will allow us to offer all of our different company logos for Ducatis and also for Norton's on t-shirts, polos and hats. Please stay tuned as we build out our team merchandise and create some unique specialty designs. Do know also that our polo shirts take a little more time to put together properly so please understand that a reasonable time frame is always appreciated and especially in this covid effected shipping environment.

A large part of a concourse restoration and in particular a TT racer build with period correct sponsorship decals, I have found it necessary to source and collect OEM decals as well as to recreate faithful copies of different vintage Ducati and Norton motorcycle decals that are no longer available from the factory for all of our different projects. I have decals from Ducati bevel drive twins through Ducati 996 Superbikes to include the tank decals that we recreated of the Spaggiari Scuderia Ducati Corse 750 ss racers from the past that I will begin to list. If you do not see what you are looking for, then please contact me at If I do not have the decals that you are looking for, then I have some other resources that I can try. I will be arranging and listing these items as quickly as I can over the next month. Shown below is the "tearing" Italian flag that comes in a set (RH & LH) and that we created with the vintage Ducati style lettering. 

At Italianiron & our subsidiary, BritIron Classics, we offer a wide spectrum of race quality spares for the Ducati TT, Pantah, F1 racers as well as for the Norton ManxNorton Commando and other British racers and street bikes. We also have a good stock of OEM items for vintage Nortons. We remain committed to supporting the world of Vintage Motorcycle Racing as well as to supporting those specialty bike builders as a supplier of quality chassis, bodywork and specialty racing spare parts. We are also excited to support enthusiasts for Norton Manx and Norton Commando racers through Molnar Manx and BritIron Classics. Shown below is a "must" read about the quality racers manufactured and raced by Team Molnar Manx in the UK with great success and featured in one of the racing world's stellar publications, Classic Racer. Team Molnar Manx remains the dominant force in their class of vintage motorcycle racing. 

As Team Molnar Manx continues to achieve and maintain their significant racing successes, as a result, the team is also making their team merchandise available for purchase. Shown below is their stylish black cotton baseball cap and embroidered with the Team Molnar Manx logo. This cap comes in one size only, however this cap is fully adjustable and can accommodate a large range of head sizes. We will maintain an inventory of Molnar Manx team merchandise through BritIron Classics at our US location in Tucson, Arizona in the Sonoran Desert of the American Southwest. If necessary, we can always order Molnar Manx team merchandise as we continue to receive monthly shipments of custom manufactured Norton and Ducati racing spares. Share in the significant historic and iconic pedigree of these magnificent single cylinder racers and show your support for the sport of vintage motorcycle racing and these class leaders.

In addition we will be making available the Team Molnar Manx t-shirt that celebrates their racing successes as well as keeping this iconic thoroughbred current and relevant on the race track. This Team Molnar Manx high quality cotton t-shirt is printed with a sectioned Manx engine technical drawing on the back of the shirt and Molnar Manx logo on the front of the shirt. Team shirts are available for purchase in either black or white, and supplied in adult sizes Medium, Large or XL. Similarly, we will also maintain an inventory of these shirts in stock at our US location. Also available are Ric Molnar Racing #25 Club team t-shirt as Richard is the key pilot for Team Molnar Manx. "This dry fit material makes this a great shirt to wear under leathers or riding jackets, as it moves sweat away from the body and to the fabric surface and reduces friction, keeping you dry and comfortable" according to Ric. The material is also stain resistant and washes very easily. It is available only in white and in sizes from Small, Medium, Large and XL. Team Molnar have found that the sizing of these shirts are a little smaller than others, therefore, we recommend ordering one size larger than your normal size.

A significant part of any concourse restoration and in particular building  a Molnar Manx or Norton Commando racer with sponsorship decals, I have found it necessary to source and collect as many OEM decals as possible. In addition, it has been necessary to recreate faithful copies of different vintage Norton motorcycle decals for different projects. In addition to accumulating OEM Norton Commando fuel tank and side cover decals, I have been working hard to accumulate original and good aftermarket decals for the JPN, Dunstall and other specialty decals for a wide range of vintage British racers and street bikes. Shown below is our BritIron Classics logo for our "Brit" bike subsidiary. Additionally, as I have always been a fan of the "tearing" flag design, I am pleased to offer our "tearing" Union Jack with the Norton logo that we designed for the windscreens of our BritIron Classics Norton restorations, project builds and for enthusiasts of the marque. 


At Italianiron BritIron Classics, we offer a wide spectrum of race quality spares for the Ducati TT, Pantah, F1 racers as well as for the Norton Manx and Norton Commando racers. We also have a large amount of OEM items for vintage Ducati's and Nortons. Check out our website for Ducati and BritIron bits. We remain committed to supporting the world of Vintage Motorcycle Racing as well as to supporting those specialty bike builders as a supplier of quality chassis, bodywork and specialty racing spare parts. As mentioned before, at, let us "Fuel Your Race Passions" is not just a slogan but a commitment whether you are building a vintage TT racer for competition, a Ducati F1 vintage street bike or a classic Norton Commando






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