From the neighbourhood garage to the heights of the world championship. This, in extreme synthesis, is the TGM story, a constructor born almost on a whim, out of the passion of three very young friends and which in just a few years became the bête noir of the Japanese majors who participated in the World Motocross Championship. An all-Italian “miracle”, an unrepeatable “blend” of motorcycle, team and rider. The rider: Michele Rinaldi, a 14-year-old kid who grew up alongside the company, becoming the first Italian to win a World Championship Grand Prix on an Italian bike and to come within a whisker of the championship title, which was then “gifted” to the Japanese competitor by the powers that be. TGM was however, a business that produced over 40 different models for a total of over 9,000 examples. The Parma-based firm was, in short, a phenomenon that attracted for all these motives, the interest, love and affection of the motocross fans, sentiments still evident today during the TGM Days organized annually by the marque’s historical register. This is the first book dedicated entirely to the historic Italian marque, its bikes and its successes.