Invitation provides a portal to the birth of a community of Ducati enthusiasts. Fortunately, I got in on this phenomenon at its very beginnings, and one way I expressed my passion was to collect everything I could get my hands on. I’d like to start sharing a portion of my collection with you.

Here’s what you’ll find for the time being.

  • Nearly complete collections of enthusiast news letters from the ‘70’s and early 80’s (thousands of PDF files!) including the following:
    • DIOC America
    • New Zealand Motociclismo
    • Canada Moto Desmo
    • UK Desmo
  • Movies I took of the superbike races at Laguna Seca, 1977, featuring one of Cook Neilson and Phil Shilling’s last races.
  • A story, titled “Ducatista,” about a journey of my heart to World Ducati Week in Misano Adriatico, Italy, 2010.  (You can find this story under the “About us” tab.) In addition to sharing my take on World Ducati Week, I provide an account of the beginnings of my affair with Ducatis. The story also explains the history behind the photos that appear on this website’s home page.
  • A photo and pedigree of my 905cc Cook Neilson Replica
  • Links to a few of my favorite Ducatista oriented websites.

I hope you enjoy  Please let me know if you do.


Adrian (Buzz)