Photos: MV Agusta wins Catalina Grand Prix

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In 1958 Dave Schuler won first-in-class at the last Catalina Grand Prix aboard his 175cc MV Agusta. These are his photos. This weekend, Dave is returning to the island for the first motorcycle race there in 52 years.

  • Ted

    I like that roped off sidewalks passed as safety in the 50s :D

  • Mohd

    What was the Top speed back then

    • Matt the sperglord

      With horsepower ratings barely in the teens, I could imagine it was somewhere around 70-80mph.

  • Restless Lip Syndrome

    I was at the race this weekend and overall it was very cool, but it was a motocross-style race tucked away in the hills. The finish line was not in town and neither was the starting grid.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Awesome, we’ve hopefully got some photos coming in later today and tomorrow.

  • ivan

    Dave Schuler
    Please contact me re your old 175 MV.
    Ivan

    hulagun66 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

  • dave schuler

    the rider on #70-mva is my brother in law in 1957 my #was#127 in 1958,Dave Schuler

  • dave schuler

    IVAN-SORRY YOU DID NOT SEE CLOSEUP OF #127 MV I RODE IT (was)DOHCAM-DAVE

  • dave schuler

    MV AUGUSTA RULED CATALINA 175cc class 1958-lolk-Dave Schuler