Our History (Our Story)

The Moto Guzzi National Owners Club

The MGNOC (Moto Guzzi National Owners Club) is an international club founded in 1971 for the Moto Guzzi owner and enthusiast. Membership totals around 3200 people. All 50 states are represented, also several provinces in Canada and 16 or 17 other countries.   The MGNOC supports and cooperates with others in providing thirty or more Moto Guzzi rallies every year. Also we help sponsor several smaller gatherings, which provide opportunities to kick tires and to enjoy Moto Guzzi camaraderie.   Our main instrument of communications is our monthly newsletter. This newsletter generally consists of 36 to 44 pages, but a recent issue had 48 pages. A popular regular department in each issue is the classified ads for the sale of used bikes, accessories, parts, and other items for which there is always a demand. This section is free to the members who submit an ad containing up to 50 words per issue. For complete history visit this link.

Washington State Chatper of the MGNOC

Founded in 1976 the Washington State Motto Guzzi club has a history best noted for its community and beautiful Motos. A tradition carried on today with its monthly club breakfast meeting, camping trips, event gatherings, and rides to local establishments to enjoy good company and food. Stay tuned as we add the founding time lines and key events that celebrate the past, present and future of our great club!

Moto Guzzi - Heritage!

A LEGEND, FOR MORE THAN 95 YEARS         On 15 march 1921, the company "Società Anonima Moto Guzzi" was constitued in the offices of the notary Paolo Cassanello in Corso Aurelio Saffi, Genoa, for "the fabrication and sale of motorcycles, and all other activities pertinent or correlated to the metalworking and mechanical engineering industries". the partners in the Company were the renowned Genoese ship owner Emanuele Vittorio Parodi, his son Giorgio and his friend Carlo Guzzi. Guzzi was a former comrade of Parodi's in the Italia Air Corps, as was another friend giovanni Ravelli, an aviator - like Parodi - who died, however, on 11 August 1919 during a test flight. It was in memory of this friend that the spread-winged eagle motif in the Moto Guzzi badge was chosen. For complete history visit this link.