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Rare Ceccato Racer Takes Best of Show at 2013 The Meet at the LeMay

By Richard Backus

An ultra rare circa 1955 single overhead cam 75cc Ceccato racer took Best of Show at The Meet at the LeMay museum in Tacoma, Wash., beating out some 300 bikes for the top honor at the August 24 show. The Ceccato’s jewel-like 75cc engine was designed by famed Ducati engineer Fabio Taglioni while studying for his doctorate at the University of Bologna.


1957 Motobi Catria Lusso 175

By the Motorcycle Classics staff

A 1957 Motobi Catria Lusso 175 on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.


The Motobi Story

By Robert Smith

The story of Giuseppe Benelli’s Motobi


Motobi 125: When Small Is Better

By Robert Smith

The charm of riding small Italian singles becomes clear in the 205-pound Motobi 125.


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Jim Scaysbrook: Desert Racing

By Alan Cathcart

Jim Scaysbrook reflects on his time racing with Mike Hailwood.


1956 Maserati 160/T4 Lusso

By the Motorcycle Classics staff

A 1956 Maserati 160/T4 Lusso on display with other classic motorcycles at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.


1957 Aermacchi Chimera 175

By the Motorcycle Classics staff

A 1957 Aermacchi Chimera 175 on display with other classic Italian motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.


1982 Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica

by MC Staff

A 1982 Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.