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Site last updated: 24 November 2015

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Demonstrating considerable technical dexterity, an unknown committee member obscures his (or her) identity while downing a pint and taking a selfie at the 2015 Spaghetti Rally.

  • Run to Mt Baw Baw added to December Calendar - last run of the year.
  • Heaps of photos added from the 2015 Spag.
  • Victorian first aid course dates updated in the Calendar.

The MGCoV committee has decided to subsidise motorcycle-specific first aid training for financial members.  The cost of the course is $78 of which half ($39) will be reimbursed.  

We would like to get as many Guzzi Club participants as possible to attend the Saturday 28th November session in Ringwood East, but you have the option of the other dates.

When you book the course, print the receipt and write your EFT details on it (account name, bank, BSB and account number) either hand it to the Treasurer, Trish Rankin, or scan and email it to her for reimbursement.
  • The Hungry Horse Hotel is a new business venture of Grace Lamers, daughter Anouk and her partner, David.
The old Molesworth Hotel on the Goulburn Valley Highway has been reinvigorated as the “Hungry Horse Hotel”, with the beergarden and bistro renovated and extended.

 A great day-run and pit stop for you and your Guzzi.

  • Merchandise updated: the 20th anniversary edition of Guzziology (V8.3) is now in stock.  $130 + $15pp.

  • 2016 Mandello trip September update available here
    • Crates for Mandello:  The crate size has been revised a second time to 2210cm long X 1210cm high X 97cm wide.  This means that some bikes will require the removal of their front wheel and mudguard.  This applies to Cali 1000, 1100 and 1400, and perhaps others.  Suitable wooden blocks to hold the front forks are being made. 
About the Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria

The Leinster Arms Hotel, Gold St., Collingwood ─ home of the Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria.

Background The club was formed in 1981 by several like-minded individuals at a pub.  It still meets in a pub.  We're the largest Moto Guzzi club in Australia.

Our club represents all Moto Guzzi owners in Victoria.  Owners, riders and aficionados are invited to join.  You don't have to own a Moto Guzzi.
Social Nights
Social sips are held on the first Wednesday of every month at the Leinster Arms Hotel.  Look for the Guzzis parked outside.  All members and prospective members are welcome.

Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold Street, Collingwood.  03 94175720.
An informal Social Sip is held on the last Wednesday of the month.
Club Rides The club has an organised ride most months of the year.  Additionally, there are regular runs to Tasmania and the Snowy's, as well as the Ruptured Budgie Rally in Queensland and the Ragged Fringe Rally in NSW.

Details are listed on the Event Calendar.
The MGCoV won the award for the “foreign group from furthest away” at the 2011 Moto Guzzi 90th anniversary in Mandello, Italy.  Australians were the largest non-European contingent, ahead of the USA, Japan and Canada.
We’ll be back in 2021.  WRONG!  We'll be back in 2016!  Join our tour now.
Club Rally The club's annual Spaghetti Rally is open to all motorcyclists.  It's held at the Edi Cutting camp ground on the King River, between Whitfield and Moyhu, in Victoria’s scenic north-east.
Club Magazine The club magazine, Genius and Sport, is published bi-monthly.  It features ride reports by members about their trips around Australia and the globe, as well as technical and historical articles.  A selection of articles is here
Club Plates The MGCoV is a VicRoads Approved Club for the Club Permit Scheme (Historic motorcycle registration).  VicRoads has introduced these changes from 31 January 2015.

We are able to assist members to have their historic motorcycle(s) registered under the Club Plate Scheme. (i.e. 25 years older than the date of Permit Application).  
All club plate applications need to go to the Club Plate Scheme Registrar, John Fergusen.  
  • Follow these procedures;
  • the VicRoads club permit application form is here.

Warning: if your membership lapses, so does your red plate permit!  It’s your responsibility to maintain the currency of your membership – not the Club’s.
Club Tools The Club owns a bunch of factory tools  and manuals for use by members.  Fast access to tools when you need them!
On Facebook Use the club’s Facebook page for events and photos.
and the Group page here:
How to Join Come along to a ride, Social Sip or Committee Meeting. 

  • Annual membership is $50.00.
  • You can pay by electronic funds transfer - check out the details at the bottom of the page here.
  • Or print out the membership form here.

The club's snail-mail address is:
Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria,
P.O. Box 340
Deepdene Vic 3103
Safety Report road hazards and diesel spills to VicRoads on 13 11 70.  Stick it in your mobile phone.

The MGCoV recommends:
  • Emergency+: this free app, developed by Australia's emergency services, uses GPS functionality built into smart phones to help a Triple Zero (000) caller provide critical location details required to mobilise emergency services;
  • the St John Ambulance First Aid app.  This includes advice on helmet removal;

MOTO GUZZI Club of Victoria Inc., 2007.