It’s hard to believe that five years have passed since Lou Saif held the first Ducati TT & F1 Symposium; an informal gathering of Ducati TT and F1 aficionados and machines at his shop in Queens, NY. While the event has grown to attract an International audience, it maintains the grass-roots flavor that has made it so popular and continues its celebration of Ducati’s 2V belt-drive racers from the 80’s.
2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic passing of one of America’s great racers - Jimmy Adamo. Although he also raced Ducati bevel twins, early examples of the 4V racers and Cagiva’s 500GP bike, Jimmy rode the wheels off a number of TT1 and TT2-based machines during his career.
The 5th Annual Ducati TT & F1 Symposium will be dedicated to the late Jimmy Adamo and Team Leoni - and we’re fortunate to have an incredible assortment of his old rides. As of this date, the last of Jimmy’s mighty bevel racers will be there as well as the Mille-based racer that was trie d out during the ‘88 season. The TT2 based 750 is in the process of a restoration as is Jimmy’s final 750 TT1. The Cagiva 500 will be the along with his 851 racer and a fine collection of memorabilia.
Jimmy’s long-time tuner, Reno Leoni will be making the trip over from Italy to join us in celebrating the memory of this great racer and for the third year in a row, TT ace Tony Rutter’s tuner Pat Slinn will be making the trip over from the UK.
We’re back at New Hampshire Motor Speedway https://www.nhms.com this year; which gives us the opportunity to mix racing with the static display and parades –like last year, a number of the Symposium members will be running TTs and F1s in the LRRS Period 89 class. The Symposium will be set-up in the South Garage, Infield Paddock.
It looks like we’ll have an impressive showing of machines from as far afield as the west coast USA including a number of factory TT1 and TT2s, the ex- Dr. Dave Kiefer Harris TTs, the ex-Dale Quarterley Bimota DB1R and many Pantah-based machines that were used in anger back in the day. Top it off with a number of special guests from all over the world - and you’ve got what may well be the most exciting Symposium yet.
Schedule: October Friday, October 4 through Sunday October 6, 2013
Friday, October 4th: 5th Annual TT & F1 Symposium Opens Open Practice – Penguin Riding School
Saturday, October 5th LRRS P89 Race
Sunday, October 6th LRRS Super Twins Race
Accommodations: Concord New Hampshire is located 15 minutes from the track has an array of hotels at different cost levels. Camping at the track opens Thursday night. We have a special rate at the Red Roof Inn Loudon - 2 Staniels Rd., Loudon, NH 03307 (603) 225-8399.
All Ducati and Ducati-powered vintage racers welcome!
More info and updates at www.ducatittandf1.com.
Past TT & F1 Symposiums: