Ago was a few minutes late for the Assen-style group ride into the Pukekohe township on the Friday afternoon, so made the trip alone on the delectable 500/3.
Vision Productions CEO Murray Maunder captures the tuneful arrival of the MV.
Ago settles in for the display.
Shooting the breeze with multiple NZ champ and IoM rep Len Perry, still racing into his eighties.
The Elli machines were freshly repainted and looked factory-new.
Ago struts his stuff, while behind the 500/4 Murray, with camera, and I stress about how we're going to capture it all.
Brother Clive on the left, quietly fizzing about walking around multiple MVs...
At the hairpin, Ago demoes the 350/4.
Ex-works race mechanic Lucio Castelli rides the rare 350/6.
The Sunday morning on-track parade. Finally got my mitts on the delectable 500/3. If you look closely, you may detect drooling...
On the left, ex-Revs editor, and Kiwi Biker mag head honcho Mike Esdaile.
I fit Ago up with a bum-bag full of batteries and sound gear for some on-bike footage (FAR more compact these days !)
Ago was a great guy, lots of fun and very helpful and co-operative throughout the weekend.
In the background, Romano Colombo, who rode the 500/3 all weekend. Lucky bloke...
The review by Hamish Cooper in Classic Racer #79.
Lovely colour pics from Barry Raynel.
Edited by GD66, 14 November 2012 - 05:24.