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Monday, May 6, 2019

Italy 1948 Part 3

1972 Moto Guzzi Ercole tipper trike - David van Mill
I've seen three wheel motorcycles before, but never a motorcycle dump truck. Stu spotted one at a local old timer's car show.

The Italian motor vehicle manufacturing business seems a little odd. Moto Guzzi, famous for high performance motorcycles, also produced this three wheeled dump truck. Lamborghini, famous for their low slung supercars, also builds tractors. This would be like International Harvestor building race cars or Farmall building motorcycles.

Moto Guzzi built Triporteurs from 1928 till 1980, which just happens to include 1948, the year when we (the Americans) were mucking about trying to keep the Communists from coming to power in Italy.

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