Campbell family relish V8 experience
1957 350cc World Champion, Victorian Keith Campbell, was one of a select few to race Moto Guzzi’s 500cc V8, and Keith’s brother George and nephew Keith are looking forward to seeing and hearing the legendary machine at Broadford next Easter. The priceless racer, owned by Giuseppe Todero, the son of its designer Umberto Todero, will be demonstrated on track throughout the weekend, making its sole Australian appearance before being flown back to Italy. Giuseppe says, “I am so happy to be given this opportunity to come out to Australia with our friends and our special Moto Guzzis. I’ve heard a lot about this country, its people, its Grand Prix riders and the ‘hoppers’. I want to meet the family of Keith Campbell, one of the Aussie riders of my bike too.” Named after his uncle, Keith Campbell is a multi Australian Champion in Classic Racing and is hoping to be able to “complete the circle and ride a bike from my uncle’s era, if our Italian friends OK it.”
As well as the action on the road race circuit, the 2016 PBBB will feature a huge Dirt Track side, with all manner of bikes, from US Flat Trackers to home-grown specials, taking to Broadford’s testing layout. For full details, visit www.ma.org.au or call event organiser Peter Drakeford on (03) 9684 0515 or 0422 299003.