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PNT-TT- Event that gives life to the super machines of the past with much passion and emotion in a great party for friends and family in the interior of SĂŁo Paulo

Report Claudia Terra Photos Vinicius Caires and PNT Video Vinicius Caires and Gasoline Brotherhood The TT event (Tira Teima de Motos Historicos)

The TT event of vintage motorcycles gathered about 220 motorcycles registered for exhibition and 130 motorcycles registered for race, in addition to several motorcycles destined for sale, in addition to a fair with old pieces: "Some motorcycles fit more than one category, for example, I have a Jawa that runs in the Post-Vintage up to 350cc, can race in the above 350cc, in addition to the Tourism I and Tourism II tests that are regularity tests, where has a predefined lap time and wins the one that completes the number of predefined laps, maintaining the closest proximity to the time of the test, being lost point when passing in advance or delayed each lap. In this event, the driver can count on a chronometer who dictates the need to accelerate or slow down in order to set the lap time, "explains Vinicius Caires, one of the organizers of the PNT TT.

In TT races, women are also always present in the exclusive category. In this year's edition 13 women were on the track: "this in addition to appreciating the female presence, promotes the integration of the family to the event, which until then was exclusively male. Today some husbands, fathers, friends or boyfriends gird together preparing the motorcycle and assisting pilots, "says Vinicius.

Each edition of the PNT-TT honors a brand: "The idea of honoring a brand appeared in the TT PNT 2014, where the HRD brand was honored. In 2015 there was no election of a brand. In 2016 to Indian, in 2017 to Zundapp and in 2018 to Norton was honored. Each year, the exemplars of the honored brand gain prominence and own awards in the event, explains Vinicius.

The event took place from July 13 to 15 in Barra Bonita, a small city in SĂŁo Paulo: "This city was handpicked and stood out for its welcome to the visitors, for the perfect structure for the event, with an area of three huge sheds, which shelter the fair of motorcycles and parts whose manufacture has already closed up to more than 100 years, a workshop open to the participants, from the assembly of motorcycles taken in the trunk of the car to the fine adjustments made by mechanics from the 4 corners of the country, as well as clothing stores, barbershops, choppers, food and the largest exhibition of motorcycles manufactured until 1984 already seen in the history of Brazil, "says Vinicius. In addition to the sheds, the structure is composed of a go-kart track, where the speed and regularity tests are performed, divided into several categories, which meet the amateur, professional and for some owners who prefer to enjoy evidence that does not entail high risks for themselves and their machines. The first edition of the PNT-TT was held in 2014 in Barra Bonita, but according to Vinicius, in 2013 in the PNT, a few motorcyclists enthusiasts and their legends were present at the event, and only a certain pilot and his machine aligned, to the grid, next to the huge cars, also of many decades past. He surprised and won the race. The brave

pilot in question was Rodrigo Aragão from Rio de Janeiro, a collector of old motorcycles and one of the organizers of the PNT-TT and his Gilera Saturn 1947 with 500cc.

The TT came from a "challenge" between one of the organizers and Vinicius Caires, who at the time had just met in person the Thiago Songa, one of the creators of the PNT (Pé na Tábua) with the races of Calhambeques and Komkis, which, questioned by Vinicius about the absence of the vintage motorcycles after the event, he said he did not know the owners of old motorcycles, but told Vinicius that if he could take a motorcycle from the year before 1950 that he would include the old bikes in the races. Challenge accepted and with success, is born the version of PNT only for the bikes, the TT, that already success and grows in quality and number of participants.

The PNT emerged in 2011 as an event for cars, but unlike anything that existed and exists with encounters, static exhibitions of vehicles, where the public walks among them, this one decided to take the motorized veterans to the tracks, with vehicles manufactured until 1936. In addition, any of the PNT events visitors are also fans and can stay where they feel better, because the attraction, the old vehicles, "come" to visitors, after all, is a race. The PNT-TT has the following categories: Vintage, PostVintage, The Fifties, 4Tempos, 2 Tempos, Turismo, Baton Category, Scooters and the Elegance Contest. The regulation and more details of each category and inscriptions in the site

Pé na Tábua organizes three types of events: The PNT-CC- Calhambe Race, which started the PNT. The event with the jalopies was born in January 2011 in the city of São Paulo and since then has become a reference for those who like to join fun, leisure and old cars in motion; the PNT-TT (Tira Teima of Historic Motorcycles) has been held since 2014 in the city of Barra Bonita in São Paulo and is already considered the biggest event of old motorcycles in Brazil. Motorcycle races have been around since they emerged. Thus was born the "Trophy Tourism" in the Isle of Man for more than 100 years.

With the fame conquered, the abbreviation of Tourism Trophy for "TT" was early on. In Brazil, the TT also bore the affectionate nickname "Tira-Teima". Nowadays, Brazil almost does not hold events with old motorcycles. The PNT-TT brings together veteran

and new pilots with vintage motorcycles, collectors of old Brazilian motorcycles in an event where everyone can fraternize and ride with their motorcycles on the track and have fun; and finally we have the PNT-Kombis. This was the vehicle of Wolksvagem was the most time made in Brazil and equally as popular and popular as it was and is still like the Beetle, the one that is also all over Brazil many copies running and at the same time stars in some events here in many countries. First performed in 2016, PNTKomkis (King Bomki) also happens in Barra Bonita. An event exclusively for the Kombi, with exhibitions, gymnastics, exclusive feeding area for companies that use kombis, stands of professionals that work in the catering market and accessories of the Kombis, camp and much more.

But it is not only race and exposure that makes up the PNT-TT. In the words of Vinicius: "The event is multifaceted, involving maintenance workshop, chat wheels, elegance contest, racing, business, motorcycle multi-product fairs, curiosities, ex-pilots, restorations focused on the event, sometimes completed on top time or even during the event. The fair for the sale of parts is a great attraction. Although there is a possibility of accessing mature markets in the spare parts replica process, such as Europe, even these do not give access to items belonging to rarer models, or existing in smaller numbers, which makes the fairs of ‘fleas ' in Brazil, as the fairs of antique motorcycle parts are known, the great attraction for expressive number of collectors and restorers.

Thus, the arrival at an event almost always takes the collector to the fair immediately, since like him, another may be in need of that piece that may be there, and, as are items found at random, the opportunities to find them are, for times, unique ".

The organizers of the PNT, headed by Thiago Songa, assisted directly by his brother Lucas Trança, besides the support of a "Council" composed of 7 people: Rodrigo Aragão collector from Rio de Janeiro, who, besides inaugurating motorcycle races, provided the structure of the workshop, in addition to putting the elegance contest into practice; by Rodrigo Valdivia, who is a collector entirely dedicated to the motorcycles of the mark Harley Davidson, being national reference in the subject under the nickname Jurassic Machines; Erick Fernandes and his wife Katia Kioko, both collectors of motorcycles especially of the brand Indian, being that Katia is the official pilot of the family in the races and whose enthusiasm and charisma gave rise to the category Lipstick (exclusive test for women); Jairo Portilho, with a large baggage and experience in the middle of the universe of motorcycles manufactured after 196 and Bira Martins, track director, member of the old guard of national motorcycling. Lucas and Thiago come from the universe of the old cars, the others, although some have old cars, all belong to the universe of the old motorcycle, with effective involvement in the middle. The founder of PNT TT Vinicius Caires is a collector, almost follows his work in some of his rarities, has several motorcycles of different brands: Ducati, Express, Negrini, Jawa, Alcyon, Matchless, Horex, Harley Davidson, Norton, Royal Enfield. My favorite motorcycle, which took almost 10 years to complete, is a Norton 1936 M30, made for

competitions: "I am a competition lover, and among the collectors I am known for dedicating myself to research on brands, models and everything that surrounds the old motorcycle and its history, thus, after years of experience with the old motorcycles elegi like motorcycle of dreams precisely the motorcycle Norton, model M30 Factory Race, being that I obtained one of 1936, which I took to the event this year, where we are celebrating 120 years of of brand. But I can not say that the dream was completed, because I could not get the bike on the track and compete with it, to which I can say that I already have the dream bike, but I still have not realized the dream completely. I have never traveled great distances, but I have a project for a motorcycle made in 1908 with which I intend to participate in a rally of regularity, unfortunately for cars, but surely, with the arrival of a motorcycle, it will give way as the PNT gave us " , says Vinicius.

He also reminds us that one of the greatest pleasures of this vintage universe is friendship and contact with people who know a lot about each bike: "What attracts me the most is the pleasure to recover, to rescue something, because in parallel to this rescue there are coexistence, friendships , as well as learning, because I deal with people who have lived a lot and have many treasures to share. Listening to the elders has always enchanted me and enriched me, and behind every bike or play has an individual, a story, "says Vinicius enthusiastically.

At the same time, a range of family and friends joining together in the days of the events add up and make no effort to make the event thrive, including some providing even sponsorship. The NTP counts on partners that are already old, such as MOTUL and CRAL batteries, but each year new ones are added, as a rule, within the business performance of each of the NTPs.

But in the days of the PNT-TT the pleasant Barra Bonita is more joyful with the arrival of the many motorcyclists that fill the square and make an unofficial parallel encounter of motorcycles to prestige this great vintage party that already is becoming a tradition in the city, with a lot of advance notice already has its network of lodgings crowded, not only in the own city as in the neighboring cities: "the event is open to the public, which has free access, being part of the mayor's interest in fomenting tourism and local entertainment" , explains Vinicius. The PNT-TT always happens in May or June.

And it's not only the bikes that come to life, the riders also rekindle their joys of the past at this super event: "Unfortunately, until the first TT there was never a national motorcycle event where ex-riders were introduced to the public, but with the TT several ex-pilots have been prescribing the event. This year, for example, a motorcycle champion of the 50s, took care of the restoration and preparation of a motorcycle and with this formed grid, bringing in the eyes the brilliance of the times of the competitions. And in driving the vehicle on the track gave a lesson to the younger ones. This veteran was Mr. Danilo Julio Afornali, 83 years old, with a 150cc CZ of 1951, who at the end of the 10 laps of the race came in fourth place overall and second in his category, "explains Vinicius.

Sure enough, the PNT-TT was and is pioneering the reunion of a great number of truly resurrected motorcycles, restored and come alive with each edition in the PNT races. An event that arose from a passion for these two-wheeled legends and their enthusiastic enthusiasts, who have in TT a great opportunity to bring history to life and have fun with all the same spirit enthusiasts in this great motorcycle party with motorcycles and bikers of all the times.

The 2018 edition of the PNT Calhambeques will take place from November 15 to 18 at the DIMEP farm in Itatinga, SP. Classic motorcycles return to track with PNT-TT in 2019. See you there!

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PNT-TT - Event that gives life to the super machines of the past with a lot of passion in São Paulo  

The TT event of vintage motorcycles gathered about 220 motorcycles registered for exhibition and 130 motorcycles registered for race, beside...

PNT-TT - Event that gives life to the super machines of the past with a lot of passion in São Paulo  

The TT event of vintage motorcycles gathered about 220 motorcycles registered for exhibition and 130 motorcycles registered for race, beside...