For those of you who are more recent Guzzisti, & never had occasion
to meet Larry, he was a true pioneer in promoting the marque in Va.
Larry was a MGNOC Rep in New Jersey before moving to Va. in (I believe)
1979. He was a "mover & shaker" in getting the Guzzi Riders
organized. A group gathered at a Denny's restaurant in Norfolk in 1980
to compose bylaws for a new Moto Guzzi Club in Va. April 11. 1980 a
charter for the Virginia Moto Guzzi Owners Club was issued by Frank
Wedge. The new club had a proto-rally event in Westmoreland in 1981. In
the spring of 1982 a group ride from Norfolk up to Sherando Lake took
place to "check out" the facilities. This resulted in the first official
Va Guzzi Rally in August of 1982. I made a ride down to Norfolk to
attend a club meeting after I joined in '82, meeting Larry for the first
time. I attended my first Va rally in 1983 & really saw him in
Larry had fiery red hair, & lived up to all the stereotypes of
passionate, energetic, enthusiastic red heads....with a TEMPER to match!
LOL. Larry was always a key member of the group from Tidewater setting
an example of how to run a club & put on events that I watched &
learned from year after year. He will be missed.