Euro­pean va­ca­tion

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT’N’ABOUT -

Fre­quent OBA con­trib­u­tor Grant Bar­rett has just re­turned from a hol­i­day in Italy and Switzer­land. Here are a few of his ob­ser­va­tions: The Maserati mo­tor­cy­cle and the Lam­bretta “land speed record scooter” are in a large pri­vate col­lec­tion be­long­ing to Um­berto Panini near Mo­dena (why is Mo­dena so fa­mous?) in North­ern Italy. There are more than 20 Maserati cars plus other cars in­clud­ing a “gull wing” Mercedes Benz. On the mez­za­nine floor, there are around 50 – 60 mo­tor­cy­cles. This mu­seum is lo­cated at a Parme­san Cheese dairy – true, and view­ing is free. Well worth a visit for any­one go­ing to Mo­dena! www.panin­i­mo­tor­mu­­dex.php The Har­ley David­son was seen in Lucerne, Switzer­land. I don’t know much about Har­leys (is it a knuckle head?), but this cus­tom cre­ation looked in­ter­est­ing, note the “fuel gauge” on the RHS of the tank! Any­one who has vis­ited Switzer­land will know that ev­ery­thing there is ex­pen­sive; but a Porsche Cayenne taxi? True! It was seen in In­ter­laken.

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