Pebble Beach 2011 Motor Junkies

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Aermacchi 175 Chimera

Pebble Beach 2011

The three years ago to include at the world’s finest concours at Pebble Beach was initially secondarily a bit cheeky, and this finally, a natural fit. were moved off the ‘rough’ and the proper grass, and though it was a of a walk to the end of the fairway, the placement of the wasn’t an afterthought or a sidebar.

weren’t even the furthest out, that honor to a row of fantastic Edwardian Rolls Psychologically, being able to from on end of the fairway to another, and motorcycles displayed actually the cars, and not off to the side and up a slight fully integrated the show.

The moto-flavor for 2011 was ‘Italian’, two categories, road and track…sometimes a distinction for such a competition-mad As befits Pebble, the racers several ‘can I touch it’ machines, spine-tingling presences ghosts in the machinery.

I’d never the Mike Hailwood ‘comeback’ ’78 Isle of Man Production TT winner, I’d seen a thousand photographs, and the inspiring accounts of Mike’s return to road racing a period of retirement. Hailwood is no with us, but the man who fettled the bike for him – Wynn – was minding the machine, as 33 years ago.

A champion who’s still us, John Surtees, was on hand two of his World Championship winning the 1956 MV Agusta 500cc on he won the title that year, and the Ferrari 158 Formula 1 on which he won the Driver’s Championship, and Ferrari Constructor’s Championship. The little still bears a few distinctive in the tiny cockpit to accomodate the finding the seat area for even his diminutive body, took a hammer to the aluminum bulwarks on either side of the for a bit more room while and accelerating.

Both the MV and Ferrari live in the Museum in Alabama, and Mr. Barber and were very low-key the throngs of admirers crowding vehicles. A testament to Barber’s use of the MV Agusta; no rollers were to start the bike, only a on the rear wheel was required to it up.

Aermacchi 175 Chimera

For a highly-tuned racing motorcycle, speaks volumes about the taken in its preparation.

The two fire-engine red racers sat as kin by the shore, a nod to the racing driver, the only man to win a Championship on both two and four It was also, we must note, an for a breakout; the MV was not in the motorcycle ghetto at but mingled comfortably in all its prestige the cars. Nice.

After so many Concours around the so many megabuck cars, I’d a sense of ennui about yet more rows of cosseted and metal. The estimated aggregate of the cars on Pebble’s grass was $4 BILLION dollars this (certainly bolstered by a long row of GTOs)…and walking onto the course at 8am after several nights and early mornings, hassles, and heavy traffic at 6:30am, I could be forgiven a of grouchy indifference.

But that wasn’t my experience at I was shocked to feel excitement for so spectacular vehicles assembled in one Regardless of issues of class and ‘don’t you know who I am’ers entry, over-restored ladies a few gents) – the whole mess of Richness hovering over the like heady perfume – Beach attracts a cars maybe bikes) you’ll see else. Or at least, not in one place, on one

Aermacchi 175 Chimera
Aermacchi 175 Chimera
Aermacchi 175 Chimera

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