Coordinated motorcycle performance video from the 1950s


13 Responses to “Coordinated motorcycle performance video from the 1950s”

  1. Paul Coleman says:

    Reminds me of tractor square dancing.

  2. defacebook says:

    That made me smile for the first time in 3 days — thanks BoingBoing!

  3. zikman says:

    what is this incredible music playing?

  4. johnocomedy says:

    groovy, but i prefer guys doing double back flips while flying fifty feet in the air

  5. xaxa says:

    Reminds me of the BBCeffort, only this Italian one is much more impressive.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Reminds me of the RCMP doing this on horse.

  7. frankieboy says:

    Triumph of the Wheel? Moda Italiana.

  8. scifijazznik says:

    This is the video that made Kim Jong-Il stroke out.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hello Mr Pescovitz,
    thanks for posting those beautiful sequences of sync moto-riding.
    Only, I would like to be pedantic and point out that at 0:11 you can see some officials looking solemnly on, and the third from the left I believe is Giovanni Leone, at the time presidente della Repubblica. If correct, this would date the video between 1971 and 1978, Mr Leone’s period of office.
    I dare say the Corazzieri guards (tall fellows with ornate uniforms, you can see one in the background at 0:11) confirm the presence of a president, and at 0:57 Mr Leone appears again right in the middle of the image, a focus of attention. Not as much as the riders anyway…
    Best regards,
    Ernesto Fontana (not anonymous-just too lazy to register right now)

  10. Robbo says:

    Reminds me of the scene from Meet John Doe where the fascist industrialist shows off his private army of cops.

  11. Phikus says:

    Whadoyaknow. Cops are good for something after all.

  12. Robbo says:

    You can find it on YouTube here: – around the 5:00 mark.

  13. NidSquid says:

    That was completely and utterly fantastic. Thank you Boing Boing, you made my day.

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