another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Sunday, 30 December 2012

gilberto milani

doing a little digging after my discovery of mike's comment identifying the work's aermacchi rider, mr gilberto milani,i found that mr milani was the aermacchi race manager and also part of the management team that helped walter villa win three world championship's for a little known american outfit called 'harley-davidson', i'm sorry to be so cynical, but come on, the 'official' [t.m.] website glosses over this remarkable fact in less than two sentences! it really amazes me that harley steadfastly refuse to recognise the achievement's of the racer's who put their neck's on the line so that the 'factory' could claim the glory and the right to sell motorcycles to wannabee weekend warrior's, middle-aged wanker's searching out a lifestyle, you are not worthy to clean mr milani's boot's, heritage?, yeah, whatever...

aermacchi

no, you aren't having a flashback moment, well, yes you are actually, i posted this photo up a few week's ago, as you probably know, the blogger tool that automatically display's your latest comment's is broken at the moment and it was only by chance that i found this comment posted by mike, here's what he wrote, 'hello, the rider is gilberto milani, the bike is a 250 factory aermacchi racer with magneto ignition and special pre-production 230 ceriani 4 l's brake and already the last frame model, so, the year would be 1966 and i would be very pleased to know the exact place and have the year confirmed. these two shot's are real gem's for paddock pictures without a fairing are scarce....and coloured!! thank you for these pictures, i will offer them to gilberto who is 80 at present time, mike' so there you have it, a couple of photo's sent to me by ed at fingymoto discovered by someone who know's gilberto milani the rider in the photo, made my day today, mike, if you are in touch with gilberto, please pass on my regard's..........