Plans appear to be coming together for Barber NCR Ducstock National Ducati Party 2011, hosted at the AHRMA Vintage Festival in Birmingham, Alabama this coming October 7 – 10th. Within the Ducstock venue, Lou Saif’s TT Symposium comes together for the 3rd time in as many years and promises to attract an impressive number of factory Ducati TT1 and TT2 machines as well as a gaggle of kit versions and racers. I’m pretty sure we’ll see over 30 TTs and an even greater number of Ducati 750 F1 machines as well.
To make things even more interesting, it looks like at least 12 or so TTs and F1s will be racing in the AHRMA BOTT F3 class – with guys like Robbie Nigle on Bill Swenson’s potent TT2, Gary Palmer on his new F1 racer, Canadian Paul Robbins on my old 853 and (gasp ) me on the Yellow Bike. There’s more.. I know Bruce Meyers has been preparing a trio of TTs for the race and I keep hearing rumors of all sorts of TT2s and TT1s being pulled into the fray. It’s got the potential to be the largest Ducati TT1, TT2 and F1 grid ever assembled in North America.
Vicki Smith has set up a tent for factory TTs in the NCR display and the Ducati TT F1 Forum will have about 14 racers and hot-rods in an adjacent 20 x 40 tent. And it’s expected that a TT and F1 village will sort of form-up around that area. With a Concourse, the loudbike DesmoTunes Sound-off, the racing, past and present Ducati royalty, dinners and after-hours events, parade laps, a Monday track day and what looks to be an impressive number of International attendees – this should be a pretty unique event that offers many of us in the community to finally connect face-to-face.
The Hot-Blooded Mexican (Emilia) will be running the loudbike commercial booth while split my time between the TT F1 Forum tent and the racetrack – make sure you stop by to visit.
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