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Bruno Spaggiari & ItalianIron Classics, LLC

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Bruno Spaggiari & ItalianIron Classics, LLC

Ducati Factory Pilot, Bruno Spaggiari, has been a long time influence on me as I delved deeper into the history of the Bologna brand and their significant history of racing passion. In the English speaking world, in my opinion at least, Signore Spaggiari has been one of the "unsung hero's" of the Ducati's racing heritage. However, Il Maestro had great successes from the beginning of racing motorcycles such as the Ducati Singles and Twins.  However, as such a significant Factory Pilot, Signore Spaggiari worked on the 500 GP racing project and was extremely fast on the first Ducati 750 ss Bevel...

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Ducati 750 Sports, the Infatuation with Yellow

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Ducati 750 Sports, the Infatuation with Yellow

In the very early 1990's, I was doing quite well and it was at this point that my wife told me that "I needed a hobby and that it was not going to be her!". It was on that directive that I returned to my passion of motorcycle riding and racing. I started with a yellow Norton 750 Commando (originally black and gold) and a silver-gray BMW R90 S.  However, I was searching for something that fit me better and had significant performance. I then bought that first 1974 Ducati 750 GT (which unfortunately went ignored for almost a decade) and...

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Dutch Influence on ItalianIron Classics, LLC-Our Bii-Rad Cafe Racer

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Dutch Influence on ItalianIron Classics, LLC-Our Bii-Rad Cafe Racer

Similiary with meeting the Tunstall family here in the US, the other significant influence on my Ducati race passion and business successes is due to my working with the Biggelaar Family in The Netherlands. As mentioned before in other blogs, this family run business has been working with Ducati as racers and technicians for the last 3 generations. Originally, I bought my first Ducati 996 rs engine from Toine who had just rebuilt the engine from the crank-up. Toine also found the other Ducati 996 rs engine for the 2001 Reve RedBull British Superbike. He is also quite an accomplished racer...

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British Influence on ItalianIron Classics, LLC #2

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British Influence on ItalianIron Classics, LLC #2

The British influence on two wheel and four wheel racing cannot be denied. From the might of the British Industrial complex came the multitudes of British brands such as Norton, Triumph, BSA, Velocette, and Vincent to name a few. However, Great Britain also contributed racers, engineers, craftsmen and other motoring pioneers who have forever made their mark in the history of racing and on the world stage. Please find a photo of Barry Sheene with Mick Walker at Mick's shop in Wisbech England.  As Malcolme and Syd Tunstall were the source of my introduction to Mick Walker, Mick was my...

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British Influence on ItalianIron Classics, LLC

Posted by Scot Wilson on

British Influence on ItalianIron Classics, LLC

Our story was created from a passion for motor racing that started for me as a child growing up in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 1960's and 1970"s. I learned at a very early age about Scots and Brits generally were making a mark on the world stage on 2 and 4 wheel racing and at the time British industrial complex was the envy of the world. I idolized racers such as Mike Hailwood, Jackie Stewert, Phil Read, Paul Smart, Geoff Duke and John Surtees to name a few.  I was naturally drawn to the Brit bikes such as the Norton,...

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