Morini factory in Bologna

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vsb
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Morini factory in Bologna

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Shots of the front and back of the former Moto Morini factory in Bologna. I visited while staying overnight last summer. The building is now a smart supermarket, but there is nothing to mark that this was the site of a motorcycle factory that nearly took a world championship, which is sad. It is more obvious from the rear that it is a former industrial premises - compare the roofs with the pictures on the Dutch club site. Amazing that they ran the works racers up and down the roads outside with all the apartment blocks around. I missed out on a factory trip in the early 80s. Only 37 years late! Still got the same 3 1/2 though but I admit we visited by car (the shame).
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It is sad. My local Waitrose is on the site of the old Sunbeam works and near Villiers (so NVT). There is at least a statue.
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Supermarkets, the new 'factories', along with Amazon warehouses!

In Coventry, a part of the old Triumph car factory has a Sainsbury's on it.

Bring back manufacturing, get your hands dirty! ...but not Norton style if you wish to have a retirement! :)
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The factory in 1981 during the MRC factory visit...

Last time we visited (in 2009) it was a Mitsubishi car service centre.
Morini factory facade, 1981
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We were hoping to visit again in May this year, but...

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"I'll use the Morini"
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