I’ve been promising myself i’d go and visit the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club in Wynberg for some time now and yesterday evening the perfect opportunity presented itself when i heard via the grapevine that Cayenne’s Cape Town branch would be doing a little show & tell alongside some of the new metal in the MV Agusta range.
The IMOC currently shares it’s clubhouse facility with the Crankhandle club of Cape Town in what used to be Wynberg’s fire station in Riebeek Street, and just a stone’s throw from the old Toy Run venue. It’s clear from some of the display pieces that the club has been around for some time. It’s a great homely atmosphere steeped in classic car and motorcycle memorabilia and certainly not limited to only the Italian marques.
The evening was punctuated by a club meeting and a short but effective presentation of the new MV Agusta bikes and a few of the finer details regarding some of the services offered to the Cape Town biking fraternity/sorority like their ‘Park & Sell’ initiative whereby late model bikes can be sold on their gleaming showroom floor in Paarden Island, and at no charge.
After that we all enjoyed a drink, a few light snacks and a members visit to a bike museum in the states which was shown on the outsized projector screen. This also gave me the opportunity to flip round the room and take a few pictures of the displays and of course, the magnificent MV Agusta F3RC with all it’s trick bits mounted. How much, you ask? Well let’s just say that the box that the trick bits come in is very, very expensive…)
Enjoy the pics and i’ll see you again after weekend with some photos from the ‘Passion for Speed’ classic racing festival at Killarney.