To a generation of east coast race enthusiasts, Jimmy Adamo was crafty privateer who helped bolster the Ducati brand in US racing long before it became fashionable to race or own an Italian racing steed. For years his bikes were tuned by Reno Leoni, another east coast racing legend.

Here, via YouTube, is some incredibly rare footage of Adamo and Leoni at the 1985 Road Atlanta AMA National. It also includes footage of Leoni tuning a very early Cagiva two-stroke, four cylinder 500cc GP bike that Adamo rode in the F1 class.... more here: