Editorial Note: To learn more about all of the activities being planned in Italy to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Moto Guzzi co-founder, aviation pioneer, and entrepreneur Giorgio Parodi, go HERE. Scroll to the bottom to see the music video referenced in the press release. This event was originally scheduled for 2021 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Moto Guzzi’s founding, but was delayed by restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The GP Days organization has restarted, the days dedicated to Giorgio Parodi are scheduled for the 13/14/15th May 2022. The program has been constantly enriched, and it promises to be full of events not to be missed.
A Genoese Street food and stalls day will open this extraordinary event near Parodi’s statue, in the historic district of Carignano, where the (Moto Guzzi) foundation act was signed on the 15th of March 1921. Organized by CIV (Centro Integrato di Via) [an organization of business owners] and Moto Guzzi Association Genova, all ‘Guzzisti’ will appreciate delicious typical delicacies, enjoying the enchanting city view from Via Mura delle Cappuccine, heritage of the city, dating back to the sixteenth century.
“Great enthusiasm and satisfaction for Carignano CIV that will open this pleasant and tasteful event for Genoa and most of all for Carignano, where Moto Guzzi was born,” said Marco Iacono, local CIV President who with Andrea Pesce, President of AMGGe will welcome at their best all the participating “eagles.”
The same satisfaction was expressed by Dr. Mauro Ferrando, president of the ‘Porto Antico S.p.A.’ The company has hosted, in its own areas, the singer and song writer Danilo Luce for the shooting of the music video “Crazy for Guzzi.”
“Contributing to the success of the GP Days, so awaited by fans from all over the world, is something we are very proud of,” said Dr. Ferrando. “The video-clip is a further opportunity to spread a positive image of the city, with our Aquarium and the Great Bigo, framing the motorbikes with the golden eagle, queens of the international motorcycle meeting with numerous enthusiasts from all over the world.”
Restart for the 100 motorcycles selected by ASI as well, which thanks to Veteran Car Club Ligure, will be exhibited in the central Piazza De Ferrari. On Saturday morning, May 14, they will leave Istituto Giannina Gaslini [the largest pediatric hospital in northern Italy], after meeting and greeting many little patients, to reach Recco City and Santa Margherita Ligure City, and finally the famous Piazzetta in Portofino, the most desired destination for every tourist.
“The world of enthusiasts appreciates the commitment and sensitivity of the Genoese and Ligurian Institutions towards an extraordinary figure as Giorgio Parodi was. ASI is proud to collaborate again with (the) Giorgio Parodi Association to keep alive the memory of such a prominent person for Italian motorsport. In 2021, we were penalized by the pandemic related emergency, but this year, we really hope to celebrate on our beloved Guzzi,” declared Alberto Scuro, ASI President.
“It’s a great satisfaction for all (members of the) Ligurian Veteran Car Club, to represent a region that has given so much through its fellow citizen, Giorgio Parodi, founder of Moto Guzzi,” said Mauro Milano, President of Ligurian Veteran Car Club.
Approaching to the most awaited appointments in 2022, (the) Giorgio Parodi Association has launched a new initiative which will lead golden eagle lovers to visit the most significant places of the Genoese founder’s passionate life through the Italian territory. A first stop will visit Roncole Verdi, the author of “Peppone and Don Camillo” and Giorgio’s great friend, in Giovannino Guareschi’s museum. All Guzzisti will then continue towards the famous “Officina Guareschi,” the dream of every biker and true expression of the Italian excellence of this sector.
Each participant will get a “GP Passport” which will be “enriched” on every occasion foreseen by the GP Tour, a very special memory for all who will follow Giorgio’s tracks in unique locations across Italy. Also thanks to the collaboration with Travel Desk, the agency which will logistically support with dedicated offers, they we will be certainly joined by other associations, such as Genoa Italian Air Force Veteran Association and Guzzi clubs.
Waiting for the next tour that will be around mid-March 2022, we suggest keeping informed on the website www.giorgioparodi.it, where the whole calendar will be published.
Stay tuned, (so) surprises will not go missing!