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Pic’s @ 36

~The IMOC Rally~



Steven Rossi

(Photo’s courtesy Steve Cote)


         After so, so many years, I think I’ve penned just about everything that can/could be written about the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club’s Annual IMOC Rally (see This time instead, I thought I’d supply a snapshot of pertinent facts and figures, and then let Steve Cote’s fantastic photo’s do most of the talkin’ for a change…because as it’s well known, a picture’s worth a thousand words!

          So here’s a little documentation followed by a lot of “Pic’s @ 36” for 2019, thanks to Steve Cote:


  • Sunday, September 15, 2019

  • Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

  • America’s Biggest and Longest Running All-Italian Motorcycle Event

  • Featured Marque: Benelli

  • Weather: Spectacular! Sunny, 73 Degrees

  • Award Winners:


-Best Aprilia     RS250      Jim Urbano

2nd   Tuono  Pat O'Leary

3rd   RSV1000R  A.C. Sturgis


-Best Benelli   650 Tornado   Tom Fudale

2nd 1956 Leon  Roy Sinkoff

3rd  250SS  Mike A.


-Best Ducati Bevel   450 Desmo   Matthew Phillips


-Best Ducati Belt-Drive   NCR Tribute

2nd  900 Super-light  Gordon Razee

3rd  HyperMotard  Jay Norman

-Best Ducati Superbike   999 Custom   Steve Mathia

2nd  996  Fred Boutelle

3rd  999   Dan Tiegs

-Best Etceterini   ’55 Fratelli Ferrari   Chris Mauro

2nd  Italjet  Phil Turkington

3rd  H-D 250SS  Doug Ritchie

-Best Italian Single   Ducati Diana Mk. 3   Rock Rookey

2nd Nuovo Falcone  Mike Peavey

3rd  '59 Ducati Elite  Robert Fuller

-Best Laverda   RGS 1000   Charlie McElroy

-Best Moto Guzzi (Big)  Interceptor  Brian Dwinnell

2nd  1000S   Lauren Shelley

3rd Eldorado  Pete Campbell

-Best Moto Guzzi (Small)   V7 III Racer   Bud Clauer

2nd  '09 V7 Classic  Joie Bassett

3rd  V7II  Kevin Jegelwicz

-Best Moto Morini  3½ Strada  Pete Williams

-Best MV Agusta  1959 125  Robert Fuller

-Best Scooter  1965 Lambretta  Patrick Engleman

-IMOC Concours Cup  Aermacchi Chimera  Chris Mauro

-People’s Choice  ‘55 Fratelli Ferrari  Chris Mauro


  • Door Prize Supporters:

            -Wagner Powersports

            -Seacoast Sport Cycle

            -SSR Motorsports/Benelli

            -Tide-Mark Press

            -The Stein Family

  • Dealers in Attendance: Hamlin Cycles, Marsh Motorcycles, Razee Motorycle Center, SuperMoto Italia, Wagner Motorsports

  • Participating Media Coverage: RIDE-CT & RIDE-New England


  • Trophies: by Dinn Bros., New Haven, CT

  • Commemorative Pins: by Shiny City Co. Ltd., Taipei City, Taiwan

  • IMOC T-Shirts: by Classic T-Shirts Plus, Coventry, RI

  • Charitable Cause: J.D.R.F. (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)


  • Next Year’s 37th Annual IMOC Rally:

            -Sunday, September 13, 2020

            -Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

            -Feature: Tonti-framed Moto Guzzi LeMans series (‘76 850 – ‘91 V)

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