The Journey to India- Part 3- The Towns, The People, The Cows.

Marcelo Doffo’s trip to India continues as he and his companions explore new towns, meet new people and even do a little hard bargaining!

“Yesterday we went to the town of Bikaner, which at first seemed just like a any other crowded town..Until we went to the market and whole new world opened up. As we approached the market, we began to sneeze and our eyes started to water, it was the spices area! It stretched on for a couple of hundred yards, one stand right after another of the most exclusive and rare spices in the world-you name it, they had it. Read more...

The Journey to India- Part 2- What to Avoid While Riding in India

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It’s time for the second part of Marcelo Doffo’s journey to India! After a quick stop in London, Marcelo touched down at his destination. After meeting with his guide Manish, he picked up his bike: a beautiful blue Classic 500 Royal Enfield that he would be riding for the duration of his trip. Anxious to get to the gathering, Marcelo and his companions hopped on their bikes and made their way into town. Here’s what happened next, according to Marcelo himself.

“We woke up at the hotel at 6 a.m, dressed and finally got on the road by 6.45 am, trying to beat the traffic…the traffic as they called it was more like a nightmare! It was still dark outside, but already busy as we followed our guide Manish to the highway.  For the first few hours it’s hard not to think you’re on the wrong side of the road, but after awhile we started to relax. The traffic was not bad at first, but by the time we made it 5 miles on our trip, the chaos began. Here is the list of what you have to negotiate your way around when you drive in India and their priorities according to size”–
1. Big trucks.
2. Tractors very very many.
3. Small trucks.
4. Cars.
5. Millions of motorcycles.
6. Pedestrians.
7. Dogs.
8. Many, many cows.
9. Goats.
10. Pigs.
11. Donkeys.
12. Sheep herds. Read more...

The Journey to India- Part 1-Miami

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The Blue Diana that started it all.

It’s no surprise that Marcelo Doffo leads an exciting life! This month he will travel to India to do riding tour on newer model Royal Enfield and along the way he will be making a few stops, the first one in Miami, Florida.

This all began with a lady named Diana, a blue Ducati Diana that is. Marcelo himself tells us the story-

“About two years ago, after a long time searching for the blue Diana, I found her. There she was on EBAY for sale by a man named Sergio. I bought the bike and started a friendship with Sergio, an Italian from Rome who now owned a mechanic shop in a town near Miami. Sergio’s shop specializes in rare vintage Ferrari’s and other models like Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Maseratti. For two years we kept in touch and promised we would meet each other in person one day, so when the time came to plan my trip to India, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to stop over in Miami along the way.  I boarded a cruise ship and headed south.” Read more...

The Gran Premio Argentino de Baquets 2016

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We’re on the road again with Marcelo Doffo! This time Marcelo found himself in Argentina for the annual Argentine Grand Prix– a vintage car rally in the heart of the San Martin de los Andes in Patagonia. Marcelo Doffo and his brother Jorge both attended the event that took place from October 30th to November 6th.

This six day rally welcomed more than 49 vintage race cars- each required to be a 1939 model or older. Marcelo and Jorge had a Ford 1938 flat head, that had been modified to comply with the rules of the rally. All vehicles were required to maintain the vintage mechanics and aesthetics just like the cars that this race was inspired by. Participating cars were to be stripped of any unnecessary parts,  like the bumper or fender , in order to improve their weight to power ratio and increase speed.   Read more...

The Moto Doffo Collection is a Hit at the Long Beach IMS Show

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Now that’s how you make an entrance! On November 18th, nineteen of our most unique bikes made their debut at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach. As luck would have it, the Moto Doffo Collection was on display right next to the Ducati exhibit, giving on lookers a chance to see the evolution of these incredible machines. After a successful opening day for the press and media, the show opened to the public at 3 p.m and despite the rain, the crowds poured in!

Over the course of the weekend hundreds of attendees, both young and old, stopped to enjoy our beautiful collection. Some of the bikes on display were rare pieces including the 1967 Italjet Sidecar Racer 50cc and the 1959 Ducati 175 Formula 3. Read more...

The MotoDoffo Collection Makes It’s Debut at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach

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As many of you know, Doffo Winery is home to Marcelo Doffo’s personal collection of over 100 vintage motorcycles. Marcelo has been collecting these rare and unique bikes for over 40 years and this year he will bring 19 of some of his favorite pieces to the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, giving  attendees a chance to see them up close and personal.

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows the world’s largest consumer motorcycle show tour that provides attendees with an all-access pass to the world of motorcycling, connecting hundreds of thousands of motorsports enthusiasts with top manufacturers and premier aftermarket brands. Doffo Winery and the MotoDoffo Collection will be on display with some of the biggest names in the motorsports world from November 17 through the 19th at the Long Beach Convention Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit  Read more...

MotoDoffo Welcomes Ducati Globetrotter Rider Eduardo Generali

This past weekend we welcomed Eduardo Generali, one of the riders on Ducati’s Globetrotter 90th project. Eduardo is a moto-adventure guide from Brazil (check out Moto Atacama for more info) and is riding the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro on the fourth leg of this round-the-world relay, handling duties from San Francisco to Indianapolis. On Sunday, October 9th Eduardo and his father stopped by to check out Doffo Winery and the MotoDoffo Vintage Motorcycle Collection. We also invited out some local Ducati riders and our friend Drew from SBK Corse for a meet and greet, and everyone was excited to meet Eduardo and hear about the bike and the project. Later that night we threw a traditional Argentine BBQ for Eduardo and his father, and exchanged stories over some glasses of Doffo wine. Read more...

Good Music, Good Food and Good Friends at Marcelo’s 65th Birthday

Happy Birthday to Marcelo Doffo! We recently celebrated the Doffo and MotoDoffo founder’s 65th with a special gathering of friends, family and Doffo Wine Club members.The theme for the night was “A Night in Memphis” and guests enjoyed delicious southern BBQ from Lucille’s Smokehouse. Southern California’s favorite Elvis tribute act, James “King” Kruk, performed for Marcelo and friends. People danced and wine flowed, and as the festivities wrapped up Marcelo was presented with a birthday check. Guests signed the check with their birthday wishes, and the night of music, food, wine and friends and family came to an end. Thank you to Lucille’s BBQ, James Kruk and his amazing crew, and everyone who attended to help ring in 65 big ones for Marcelo! Read more...

Looking back at the MotoDoffo Event to Benefit the Kurt Caselli Foundation

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The 3rd Annual MotoDoffo Event to Benefit the Kurt Caselli Foundation, presented by SCORE International, was held at Doffo Winery on June 11, 2016. Thanks to contributions from event sponsors and attendees more than $32,000 was raised for the Foundation and their mission to improve off-road safety. We displayed over 150 rare, vintage and unique motorcycles from our MotoDoffo Vintage Motorcycle Collection as well as from some of the event sponsors.

One of the highlights of the day was a special Trials demonstration by Red Bull athlete Geoff Aaron. Read more...