Originally a manufacturer of machine parts and armaments, Moto Rumi began building lightweight motorcycles in 1950. Cashing in on the scooter fad in Italy, Moto Rumi’s 125 cc two-stroke Scoiottolo models sold well. Subsequently, Moto Rumi introduced larger motorcycles, began a racing program, and eventually won the 1960 Bol d’Or 24-hour race at the autodrome in Montlhery, France. Moto Rumi’s later Bol d’Oro scooter was named in honor of their larger bikes’ racing prowess. The company slowly withdrew from manufacturing, and its assets were liquidated in the mid-1960’s. Moto Rumi remains a unique name in motorcycle racing history. These unique “Moto Rumi Motociclos Italiano” shirts evoke a bygone era of Italian dominance in the motorcycle industry.