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Made To Drive | S14 E14

1969 Ducati: The Duchess Of Speed

From horseback riding to 1969 Ducati racing.
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Terry VanDervort
Terry VanDervort

Father and daughter, what a great story. People doing what they love with people they love.


Duchess, This is The Duke of The Vly. I have two daughters that I am grooming to ride bikes. I am looking forward to showing them this video when they are come to age. It takes a lot of courage to ride a bike at speed. Your father must be proud. Thank you for sharing your story.


This is beautiful. Enjoyed it enormously. Thank you.

Chris Steussy
Chris Steussy

She very quickly mentions Instagram account . Did anybody catch it?

Two thumbs WAY up! However, I hope she inherits her dad’s MV Agusta at some point in the future. That would be an even better video.

Steve D'Auria
Steve D'Auria

Loved the story line and the composition of the film. This is definitely one of your better videos. Thanks .

Dennis White
Dennis White

I believe that sidecar riders are definitely certifiable. One of the “prettier” videos ever on Petrolicious; love the flying braid! You go, girl!

John Holland

Delicious Petrolicious you have done it again – great film, great sounds and a great story ! (Though I wish my brother Rod would get his old Ducati Desmo 450 out of the barn and restored).


Great storylines here within this video. Thanks!