This article was originally printed in the Moto Guzzi National Owners Club monthly newsletter.

Out and About - "MOTO GUZZI -- The Racing Story", by Steven Rossi

The ever-prolific Mick Walker has released yet another title on our favorite marque from Mandello del Lario. According to the publisher, Crowood Press, "Moto Guzzi has the most star-studded history of any Italian motorcycle marque and in no sphere of its activities is this more marked than in racing. Quite simply, no other factory has managed to equal what Moto Guzzi has achieved since it began back in the early 1920s.

Carlo Guzzi and his partner(s) established their then-new firm on the shores of Lake Como and from it came some of the most astounding achievements in motorcycle racing history. The sheer breadth of design configurations was incredible and, most amazing of all, still unmatched as the king of the 1950s Golden Age of Racing was the Moto Guzzi V8!

Included also in the story are the many important personalities associated with Moto Guzzi's illustrious racing career. This book tells the full story of what is perhaps the world's most famous racing marque."

MOTO GUZZI -- The Racing Story is available from all the usual sources such as GT Motors in Lansing, Michigan; Whitehorse Press; Garage Company in LA; Classic Motorbooks;; etc. The retail price is $34.95 and the 8 1/2" x 10", hardbound book is 200 pages with 217 black-and-white photos, along with an eight-page color section.

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