MV Agusta to be Featured Marque at AMA Vintage Motorcycle
DUBLIN, Ohio (July 26, 2006) - Famed Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV
Agusta will be the featured marque at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2006, July
28-30 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Founded in 1945, Meccanica Verghera Agusta is known for its sophisticated,
elegant Italian design and attention to performance, as well as for a long
string of world championships. MV Agusta will be celebrated at AMA Vintage
Motorcycle Days 2006 with an exhibit of classic motorcycles and memorabilia
with the cooperation of Cagiva USA, North America's exclusive importer of
the MV Agusta brand.
The 61-year-old marque will be commemorated with special feature races and
events throughout the three-day American Motorcyclist Association event,
which is the largest vintage bike event in the world.
The event's Grand Marshal will be Giacomo Agostini, considered the greatest
Grand Prix rider of all time. In just 17 years he won 15 World Grand Prix
titles, 12 Isle of Man TT crowns, and 122 Grand Prix events. He brought
unprecedented recognition to the Daytona 200 when he won the race in 1974.
As motorcycling's first superstar, Agostini was linked throughout his career
with MV Agusta. He made his first telling impact in 1965 when he rode a
350cc three-cylinder machine to victory on its very first outing at the
Nurburgring in Germany. The following year he became MV's number one rider
and thus began eight years of dominance by MV Agusta in the world
The centerpiece for MV Agusta will be the huge Marque of the Year Display
tent, which will include a number of historic motorcycles and exhibits from
MV's past and present. In addition, seminars on MV history and technology
will be offered throughout the weekend.
In addition to these MV Agusta events, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will
feature American Historic Racing Association (AHRMA) road racing, two days
of AHRMA motocross, plus observed trials and dirt-track racing. The
on-track competitions are expected to draw more than 1,500 competitors.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2006 will also feature three vintage bike shows,
the largest motorcycle swap meet in North America, a slate of guest speakers
including renowned designer Craig Vetter, an array of vendors featuring new
products from top manufacturers and dealers, and the annual Motorcycle Hall
of Fame Auction of motorcycles and memorabilia.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be the third event on Mid-Ohio's eight-race
2006 schedule. Still to come is the Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by
Dunlop Tire (August 4-6), Vintage Grand-Prix of Mid-Ohio (August 18-20),
National Auto Sport Association Championships (September 15-17), AMA Road
Race Grand Championships & AMA Motocross Manufacturers Cup (September 22-24)
and the AMA Superbike Shootout (September 30-October 1). Tickets for all
events are available by calling 1-800-MID-OHIO or visiting www.midohio.com
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a permanent road racing circuit with two
primary configurations: a 2.4-mile, 15-turn, and a 2.25-mile, 13-turn
circuit in Lexington, Ohio. Located 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles
south of Cleveland near Mansfield, the track has been called the most
competitive in the U.S. and annually hosts a diversity of locally,
regionally and nationally sanctioned racing events for amateur, club and
professional riders and drivers.
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, TrueSports, Incorporated
is a privately held motorsports entertainment enterprise. The company owns
and operates Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School, and
promotes a wide variety of motor racing, driver instruction, corporate, and
family entertainment events throughout the year.