In the late 1960's the Aermacchi organisation in Italy produced two production racers, 250cc.and 350cc.in capacity, for sale to riders of all abilities and until the advent of quicker machines from Japanese companies took over these machines were ridden to great success in all levels of racing. They were unusual in that the cylinder and engine was nearly horizontal to the road, which allowed the machine to be quite low in comparison to its contempories. At the time I took this image the machine belonged to a good friend of mine, Graham Godward, who raced it all over the country including the Manx Grand Prix in the Isle of Man, where he gained some creditable results with it.
Below is a short video of Bill Swallow riding a similar machine round Signpost Corner during the 2000 Manx Grand Prix races on the Isle of Man.
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