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200 MIGLIA DI IMOLA - THE DAYTONA OF EUROPE - Pirazzini/Caroli - JUST ONE COPY IN STOCK!

£45.00

WE'VE JUST FOUND ONE COPY - BE QUICK!

We have managed to source a very limited number of this rare, and stunning 40-year-old book, published we think as a supplement by Orlandi, Italy, in 1973. The books we have are as far as we can tell, unread and in as new condition - from 1973 though, with a little fading and ageing over the years.

'200 MIglia di Imola' tells the story, including the characters and principal protaganists, of the 1972 and 1973 Imola 200 races, or the 'Daytona of Europe.' The words, stories and vignettes, in Italian and some English by Ezio Pirazzini and Giuseppe Galassi, are accompanied by stunning and gritty photographs by Marco Caroli, who also designed the book - plus some great period ads. The photographic details of the riders, bikes, leathers, paddock life and so on, are superb, and taken in a style that would grace any beautifully produced high-end motorcycle or style book today.

Typical quote from the exaggerated writing and dramatically translated English (remembere, it's the early '70s..): "Under the strong Californian sun, Paul Smart lost his hair but not his good humour. He got fatter but at the same time stronger so that he could keep his steel horse under control. He took advantage to have entrusted a 'winning Ducati' at the first Daytona of Imola."

We first found our copy of this book in Italy back in 1992, and haven't seen another since, until now, and it's always been the obscure favourite in our collection. A true period gem....

96 pages + stiffer cover, measures 270mm (W) x 190mm (H).

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