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August 2009 News...

Hi All...

First off ,  please accept my apologies for being slow to add news and updates to the website.  2009 has been a slow year with not a lot going on yet in the way of competition.  I injured my lower back at work in April and it took several months to heal along with requiring many visits to a physical therapist.

Our illustrious Crew Chief `Syrup Head` Fred Ghyselincks of Victoria, BC.  Canada had an even tougher year.  Though overly concerned for me, he underwent his own major surgery for the removal of a large brain tumor on August 14th.  The best news of all is that he`s now recovering, the surgery was successful at removing the entire tumor.  A side effect is that he`s not as talkative, ( meaning I can now get a word or two in edgewise ! )  Thank you to the many who called or emailed their prayers and well wishes for Fred and his family. We anticipate that Fred will be fully recovered and on the Salt in September doing the superb work that he does as our Crew Chief.

This year`s Bonneville goals are about unfinished business. We are attending the USFRA `World of Speed` again and will run the Mandello Meteor in the Modified Partial Streamlining-Pushrod Gas 1000cc class.  This was the class we started in last year before being asked to move to the Altered Class. The MPS-PG 1000 record remains at 169.2 mph.  The World of Speed runs Sept 16-19 at Bonneville.  Please check out for additional event information. 

For those wanting to call or visit, our motel and evening base:

Knights Inn
505 East Wendover
Wendover, Utah
ph. 435-665-7744

T-Shirts !   Finally T-Shirts are now available, the first batch went like hot cakes to friends and family as well as being sold at the Moto Guzzi National Rally in Colorado and the Wisconsin Rally by crew member Tony Statz. A huge thank you to Tony for carting them around the country on his Guzzi EV1100.  The shirts sell for $30 each with the profits/donation used towards the entry fee and team lodging at this years attempt.  To all those who have purchased or might purchase our team t-shirts THANK YOU !  We really appreciate your support of the Guzzi Land Speed effort. Check out the T-Shirt section to see the design or to order one or two.

The Mandello Meteor…  for this year changes to the Meteor have been minimal. A little work on the aero and a different rear end on loan from Mark at Moto Guzzi Classics should help in the gearing and speed department.  No internal changes to out 973cc lemans motor.

Thank You again, Everbody, for your help!!!

Una solo passione… Moto Guzzi !

Saluti` Bill

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