Thursday, 11 November 2010

200 Miglia di Imola

About 20 years ago, I found two copies of this cheaply printed and badly-made but fantastic book about the 1972 Imola 200 mile race at an autojumble in Italy, can't even remember where I was. Published not long after the event, the inspirational and gritty period photography illustrates the Imola race in a light different to the one that has been rose-tinted and mythicalised by corporate Ducati particularly in the last 15 years (yes, there were other bikes racing apart from Ducatis...), and its layout and typography makes this one of my favourite books about motorcycling and its history in Italy. Read about the bike which won Imola 1972 in Issue Two of the mag which you can buy here:

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