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Novegro Swap Meet 2014, Milan Italy - Vicki's View

Novegro Swap Meet 2014, Milan Italy - Vicki's View | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Novegro is one of the largest Italian motorcycle swap meets held every year AND it's the same week as the Milan motorcycle show. I hadn't been in a couple of years so I headed over with some friends to check it out. Biggest difference? The Ducati stuff we never used to see was here in droves. That's a good thing. I have included a ton of photos this gallery because, well, it's acres and acres and you almost never see the same thing twice. So go get a beverage and join me for a walk around one of the coolest places a motorcycle lover could ever want to visit.

Photos and captions: Vicki Smith/Ducati.net

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, December 18, 2014 7:33 PM

Lots of photos, SO much rare Ducati stuff this year!

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Your Best Guide to The Italian Motor Valley

Your Best Guide to The Italian Motor Valley | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Americans think they know cars and motorcycles. Sure we do, why wouldn’t we? When you’re the land that gave the world the Shelby Mustang, Dodge Charger, and Harley-Davidson, it’s easy to get a little cocky about your place in automotive history.

But let’s think seriously here for a second, if you’re going to really pick a place to visit as the “Land of Motors”, the Mecca of Automobiles, are you going to prefer to book a flight to cold, industrial Detroit, or to the warm foothills of the Italian motor Valley, through Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, and trek through the Apennine mountains? Not convinced?

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, May 25, 2013 1:00 AM

We liked this tour of our favorite spots in Italy...

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Day three – From Gubbio to Assisi to Spoleto. Churches are cool. Literally | The ultimate Ducati vacation | Ducati.net

Day three – From Gubbio to Assisi to Spoleto. Churches are cool. Literally | The ultimate Ducati vacation | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

It’s hot here. No problem as long as you keep moving, and stay off the highways. We get up early and hit the back roads, today’s schedule is an easy one on roads made for enjoying – good pavement, gentle curves and light traffic with sunflower fields and ancient architecture to look at. I am riding along mentally house shopping – oh! look at that one! It’s perfect! One perfect house after another every few minutes.

 We are expected in Assisi and have been invited to park in the town center, in the shadow of a huge Botero sculpture. It’s high season here in Italy and the town is busy but the sound and sight of more than 50 Ducati’s pulling in to this peaceful place stops every one in their tracks....More here

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Misano Classic Weekend -The Perfect Riding Vacation, Italian Style | Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net

Misano Classic Weekend -The Perfect Riding Vacation, Italian Style | Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

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It’s hard not to love Misano World Circuit.  Located in between the Adriatic Sea and the Republic of San Marino about one and a half hours from Bologna, it’s iconic, well kept, well run and just the right size for walking around.  Considered a home circuit for Ducati, the Italian brand’s history is thick here.  So when I heard the track was organizing a three day vintage event called the Misano Classic Weekend it got my attention – I figured it was safe to expect a great turnout of interesting Italian machines and with a mini Motogiro event attached to it. I’m not going to lie, the siren call of riding around the Italian countryside on a vintage Ducati was crazy appealing.   I sent in my entry and headed straight there from Barber Vintage Festival....


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This was the vacation deal of the year...

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, November 3, 2013 10:34 PM

This years best gearhead vacation value....Misano Classic Weekend

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Vicki’s View | Ultimate Ducati Vacation Day 5 | Ducati.net

Vicki’s View | Ultimate Ducati Vacation Day 5 | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

We come from all over. We speak different languages. We share one passion. Ducati is all we have in common and it’s everything. The obvious purpose of the World Presidents Meeting is to give the people who wave the flag the highest, a chance to live the dream. Ride Ducati’s in Italy, eat the food, experience the history and see the red,white and green glow that is Italy and it’s people. But what we take home, besides these memories is friendships, alliances, respect and camaraderie, with Ducati staff and other clubs. We hear stories of the price some have paid for their love of the brand (one President, who lives in a country that has become increasingly dangerous, was shot 4 times by thieves trying to steal his Ducati. He drove himself to the hospital, and now rides in a bulletproof vest). Maybe it’s not all so dramatic but these are the people that drive a car to the meet, with tents and boxes, so others can ride. For us, there is no explanation needed why we do it, if you have to ask, well, you probably wouldn’t understand.

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Vicki's View - the Ultimate Ducati vacation | Day 2 | Ducati.net

Vicki's View - the Ultimate Ducati vacation | Day 2 | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

 Day two – Cattolica to Gubbio - Scooter crashes and swap meet scores


Today we are splitting from the group and heading straight to Gubbio, an ancient small town that boasts the second largest Roman amphitheater in existence. The ride over is perfect, no traffic, a relief after the non-stop traffic in Rimini, and the tunnels along the route are crisp and cool, the weather simply perfect, the temp in the low 80′s. A perfect morning ride.

We pass a scooter crash which seems to be providing the morning’s entertainment in the town, dog walkers and people strolling by are literally pulling up chairs to watch what looks to me to be a fairly harmless get off....More here

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