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1951 Moto Guzzi Gambalunga at 2011 Barber Vintage Festival

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Antonio Ricciardi poses with his 1951 Moto Guzzi Gambalunga

Antonio Ricciardi was one of the most entertaining characters to enter a bike into the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Motorcycle Show at the 2011 Barber Vintage Festival. And while Antonio's 1951 Moto Guzzi Gambalunga sure made a pretty picture, the bike made an even better sound.

1951 Moto Guzzi Gambalunga (Video)

Antonio Ricciardi rides his 1951 Moto Guzzi Gambalunga into the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Bike Show at the 2011 Barber Vintage Festival in Leeds, Ala.

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For such an engaging personality, it was fitting that Antonio's bike was a crowd favorite and recipient of the Motorcycle Classics Editor's Choice award.

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1951 Moto Guzzi Gambalunga Push Start (Video)

Antonio Ricciardi and his 1951 Moto Guzzi Gambalunga get a push from Motorcycle Classics' associate editor Landon Hall at the 2011 Barber Vintage Festival. Ricciardi's Gambalunga was named the Editor's Choice in the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Bike Show at the Festival.

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