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Couple of pictures of the paddock...

1964 MV Agusta 500/3 of Alan Oversby and Phil Sharpe:





1956 AJS 7R 350 of Roger Ashby and Andrew French:



1962 McIntyre Matchless G50 of Tony and Sophie Smith:



1962 Matchless G50 of Andrew Pitt and Bill Swallow:



1962 Matchless G50 of John Leigh Pemberton and Scott Smart



1964 MV Agusta 500/3 of Mick Grant and Gary Johnson:



1962 Norton Manx 500 of Iai Bain and Steve Brogan:



1962 Norton Manx 500 of Keith Bush and James Haydon:



1962 Norton Manx 500 of Keith Amor and Luke Notton:



1966 Ducati 350 Desmodromic of Ian Griffiths and Paul Potter:



1961 Matchless G50 of Dennis Bunning and Trevor Nation:



1962 Norton Manx 500 of Glen English and Michael Russel:



1961 Matchless G50 of Cameron Donald and Andrew Taylor:



1961 Norton Manx 500 of Duncan Fitchett and Jeremy McWilliams



And lots of other great bikes of which I couldn't take a nice picture...
 

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Thanks for sharing that Oepie.
I did notice an incredible abundance of Cheese Cutter caps in those pictures. Standard equipment in the classics pits.
 

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Thank You Oepie for the great photos of this marvelous machines. It must have been a great day there. What surprises me is the fact that these guys call their MV 500's 1964 models. The 500 Tre had its racing debut in March 1966 as a 371 or so, a overbored 350. The 350 Tre had its race debut in 1965. Plus they look dazzling nice for the first batch of this, by Agostini raced, bikes.
 

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Hey Oepie

Are you going to the 200 Miglia di Imola Revival next Friday 30 Sept ?

John
Unfortunately no, John.

To be honest, I didn't even know what it was, I had to look up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASgpBWIBe7A

and oh boy that must be a great event! :)
It's only the 2nd edition, isn't it?

Thanks for bringing it up. Looks like this event deserves a bit of publicity.
 

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Thank You Oepie for the great photos of this marvelous machines. It must have been a great day there. What surprises me is the fact that these guys call their MV 500's 1964 models. The 500 Tre had its racing debut in March 1966 as a 371 or so, a overbored 350. The 350 Tre had its race debut in 1965. Plus they look dazzling nice for the first batch of this, by Agostini raced, bikes.
Yes, great pics thanks for posting (love the re Matchy:wtf::wtf::wtf:)
I think the Oversby is a "new" bike (Kays???):jsm::jsm::jsm::jsm:
 

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There both new (replica) bikes. One from the Kay's the other from Varese.

Not that this matters in any way as it's fantastic to see them out there and used in anger.

If anyone fancies one of the Varese bikes i can point you in the right direction, although you will need £110,000 minimum..............worth every penny in my opinion!

Dorian.
 

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nice pics.

Dorian, those bikes are so tempting but infortunately I told MVista or more imortantly, MVixen, that my birthday was approaching and there was a 750 Sport MV for sale in Melbourne. Not as good as MVista's GTLS but then I didn't mind. The reply was to do with Tiffany's amongst other things so I did some homework and thought the deal could proceed as long as I sold a few things only to be informed the current US trip was also on the agenda. A bit more homework and if I sold everything (bikes, furniture, van, clothes, camera etc) I could do the deal and still keep the house although I might have to forgo electricity and heating. So that unfortunately means no replica MV race bike. Damn.

I knew about the Kay replica but the Varese bike ? I'd like to know more just out of interest
 

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MVista, and indeed MVixen are very bad influences and will lead you astray if your not careful!!!:naughty::naughty::naughty:

The 'Varese' bikes are almost 'continuation' bikes. A phrase the car guys like to use to differenciate official copies from replicas. As they are available from, and indeed made by MV (sort of) they could be called a 'real' MV.

They are made in a workshop at Schiranna by a group of very talented engineers with help and research from all the usual classic MV race sourses. The museum, Castelli, Elly, etc, etc all have a hand in it somewhere.

The first bike was finished in 1998 and a small batch where made. Slightly later Ago got involved and you could only get a bike if he OK'd it....the price also nearly doubled!

I have had the chance, on many occasions, to study these bikes and they are amazing. Just a couple of weekends a go i had a 'real' 1960's bike next to a 'continuation' machine and apart from some slightly better welding etc it was very difficult to tell them apart.

A four cylinder machine is also in development, as i imagine are other projects. However the current economic climate has somewhat slowed things down.

Cheers.

Dorian.
 

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Unfortunately no, John.

To be honest, I didn't even know what it was, I had to look up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASgpBWIBe7A

and oh boy that must be a great event! :)
It's only the 2nd edition, isn't it?

Thanks for bringing it up. Looks like this event deserves a bit of publicity.
Hey O..

It's organised by the same people that do the Bikers Classic event at Spa..

Imola is a lot more relaxed and you get to chat to the " Good and the Great" at close quarters.

Here check out last years event.. http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=34696

This is the second year the event has been running and Yamaha will be there in force to celebrate their 50th Anniversary..

Imola is an amazing circuit and in a wonderful location.. You wouldn't get planning permission to build a circuit like Imola today inside a national park surrounded by houses..

I've tried getting hold of Pier ( who lives in Imola) here on the forum, as we are staying at the hotel Zio in the old town of Imola and was hoping to get him out for a meal..

If you can manage to fit it into your diary for next year, then I highly recommend you book up early, as the event is growing fast and it will become harder to get an entry or a hotel accommodation in the future..

Cheers

John
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Absolutely stunning to look at and must deliver an awesome sound. Thanks for the pics.
 
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