Here the story of a classic motorcycle racer who was fortunate enough to be able to ride many of the best machines from the period, at the highest level, and on many of the most famous road racing courses in the world.
In this book, the author recounts the fragments of a life so reckless as to fade the exploits of drivers who run at 300 km per hour. The story of a boy from Genoa who becomes the most important and authoritative manager of the two-wheel world.
The volume documents the less known aspect of the agonistic activity of the Roman driver Piero Taruffi.
Famous for his car victories in the three most famous road racing races - Targa Florio, Mille Miglia and Carrera Panamericana - Taruffi is much less known for his activity in the motorcycle racing, in which, in the thirties, he achieved absolute supremacy.
Renzo "Paso" Pasolini was one of the most loved motorcycle riders of all time. His way of running excited the crowds, because he did not make calculations, either on the podium or on the ground. A humble and indomitable rider who, together with Giacomo Agostini, gave life to one of the most epic sports rivalries of all time. "Ago and Paso", so called by the fans, dueled harshly on the streets and circuits.
In this book a deep profile of his life.
The story of Charles B Franklin, a successful Irish motorcycle racer, who became design engineer at the Indian motorcycle factory in Springfield, MA, USA. He designed the Indian Scout and Chief, two iconic models that helped give American heavyweight V-twin motorcycles an enduring popularity. The book covers the production from 1901 to 1953.