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Made To Drive | S03 E07

The Gilera Milano Taranto Holds A Special Meaning

What comes to mind when you hear the words "Italian motorcycle"? Ducati? Moto Guzzi? What about Gilera, Benelli, or Laverda? Italy has a rich motorcycle history and has been producing unique and beautiful bikes for years, but here in the United States many people aren't familiar with Italian brands outside of Ducati and Moto Guzzi—many are not even familiar with the smaller single-cylinder offerings of these two brands. Hugo Gallina, owner of Vintage Italian Restoration in Southern California, has been building and restoring Italian bikes out of his garage for years.
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Felix Trzetrzelewska
Felix Trzetrzelewska

The original GPS! WOW, very very cool. Thanks again for another beautiful video.

Benjamin Ratliff
Benjamin Ratliff

I loved the video, very classic feel. The hand held shots from the follow car were nice, they added a historic feel to the film.

Christopher Gowin
Christopher Gowin

As I have come to expect from this site, another beautifully produced video. And about my favorite marquee – Gilera. Thanks for adding the motorcycle content – keep it coming!!!

Todd Cox
Todd Cox

Fantastic video production with an equally impressive soundtrack. As always, it is so inspiring and entertaining to see a true enthusiast who is so passionate. Thanks for bringing this video to all of your fans.

Inigo Loy Colmenar
Inigo Loy Colmenar

Was this shot in Ojai?

Tosh Brice
Tosh Brice

Lovely video – music credits, please!

Gabriel Trench
Gabriel Trench

Beautifully made video. I’m lucky to know Hugo, he’s one of leading restorers of vintage Italian motorcycles in the world in my opinion.

Jose Gallina
Jose Gallina

The video came out awesome!

Jim Valcarcel
Jim Valcarcel

These Italian bikes are true works of art. I had never heard of Gilera before.
You really have to admire a person like Hugo for keeping these bikes alive.