This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the extraordinary world tour by Leopoldo Tartarini and Giorgio Monetti. An epic journey across 5 continents, 35 countries and 4 revolutions.
We want to get the chance to show and share all the unpublished material of this journey. The two protagonists, faced the endeavour with a photo camera, a 16mm film camera and a pocket map of the world where a finger indicated thousands of kilometres.
The idea is to create an EXPLORER COLLECTION a book composed of more than 164 pages containing documents, letters, telegrams, newspaper articles of the time, incredible photos taken in the four corners of the world and everything that the two brought and sent home after this trip which lasted a year.
In addition to the book, the EXPLORER COLLECTION would also include the full version of the 16mm footage of 1957 restored and the movie 1 MAP for 2 also realized thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2013.
The movie 1 MAP for 2 is the story of a journey which enters into the values of friendship conveying memories, emotions, stories, music and images of a world that no longer exists.
An emblematic tale also of a philosophy of life, of a way of travelling that no longer exists: travelling not just to reach a destination in the shortest possible time, but simply to live the journey itself as an experience, where the goal is a secondary fact, only a pretext.
As we did in 2013 for the film, we would like to dedicate the EXPLORER COLLECTION to anyone who is passionate about travel, motorcycles, or just a dreamer like us. All those adults and kids, who love “the happy ending stories” ... and also to all the people who supported us during that campaign and they can do it this time too!
It's with the same spirit, to create the EXPLORER COLLECTION, we launch a new crowdfunding campaign.
It is certainly thanks to the support of the real and passionate people like you that the film came out in theatres on February 2014 had a huge success. It was selected in large and small national and international festivals, and when we had the chance, we attended the screenings with the special presence of the two protagonists Monetti and Tartarini (the latter unfortunately left us 2 years ago) as well as with the two motorcycles from the ‘57th trip.
Among the international festivals we attended: The New York Motorcycle Film Festival 2014, The Adventure Travel Film Festival - in London and Australia in 2016, Cinemas Sobre 2 Rodes - Barcelona 2017, Vintage Adventure Travel Film Series - New Zealand 2017 and many others.
The documentary has a limited duration and during the years of work involved in making and promoting the film, we came to know a lot of material that deserves to be made public!
The dozens of letters and correspondence telegrams between the two adventurers and their loved ones, tell about that way of travelling and living that special world of those young at that time, as well as the correspondence with Dr. Montano, the Ducati general manager of that time and a great and wise passionate travel wizard who followed the events of the two globetrotters with a singular affection at a distance.
One of his telegrams in a moment of difficulty said: "KEY WORD: KEEP STRONG" or even when the two were already close to coming back to Italy: "WHEN THE RACING HORSES SMELL THE ODOUR OF THEIR STABLES THEY GO INTO A FRENZY OF EAGERNESS NEIGHING WILDLY TO RETURN HOME, WE HEAR THAT GLORIOUS NEIGHING OF YOUR MOTORBIKES OVER THE SEA AND WE ARE PREPARING FOR YOUR MAGNIFICENT RETURN".
Unpublished and special testimonies of a world that no longer exists but whose taste remains in our hearts.
Thanks to your support we can show you
all that is untold of this spectacular journey. If we do not reach the goal we will not do any of this materials and these special memories will remain in the drawer to mould.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
In exchange for your contribution you can receive one of our rewards designed just for you.
Do you want to know how to support the project better? Choose one of our rewards here.
THE EXPLORER COLLECTION indeed:
Starting from who doesn’t know our previous documentary: 1 MAP for 2 the DVD. A 75-minute movie of the big adventure. Even those who already know it, can give it to a friend because it also talks especially about a friendship.
But the journey is above all, about sound, so the idea of creating the movie soundtrack, dedicated to those who want to enjoy good music on the go.
The collection of letters written by Tartarini to his mom during the trip. The collection of letters titled "That tour riding around the world" were published by him in 1958 when he returned from his trip. Tartarini, before leaving us two years ago, gave us his copy to let us to re-issue and share with his family. These letters are an extraordinary testimony of a truly pioneering journey, which can be appreciated by all travellers or dreamers like those who have already supported the film 1 MAP for 2.
"A Dinner for 2" at the Scrambler Ducati Food Factory in Bologna. To those who would give up everything but not a good dinner.
Biker packages for TRUE BIKERS: A bag of THE WORLD TOUR and sun glasses polarised to ride your motorbike.
For those who love the company and is already part of a motorcycling club are designed for packages that, in addition to offering a discount on a larger number of copies of the EXPLORER COLLECTION, offer the possibility to enter the LOGO of the motorcycle club or association inside the credits, and to add a special dedication designed by you inside the book.
Furthermore you will find any other special rewards.
Once again it's reconfirmed the collaboration with RALERI s.r.l. of Bologna, united by the same spirit of adventure and passion for the bike, the journey and the dream of completing an important project. Francesco Rambaldi, the founder of RALERI has always been a courageous man who loves brave projects, he has been with us for the project of film 1 MAP for 2 and he does not stop believing in this story, so he allows us to offer you some new rewards with his unique and exclusive objects. Three different RALERI rewards designed for those who support this project: the TROOPER goggles brown or black for activities where you need to protect your eyes from dust and air or simply for a motorcycling vintage look, also vintage the universal visors STRAPSTER CLASSIC and the anti-scratch AIRSTREAM. These last adapt to 3 and 5 buttons helmets, even to fit the american helmet type. They allow to wear the helmet without removing it.
To all the supporters of this project RALERI also provides a discount code of 50% on all products on its website https://www.raleri.com: sunglasses and glasses, visors and all accessories for sportsmen and especially motorcyclists.
WATH ABOUT THIS E-BIKE?
It’s a very special reward. A vintage E-BIKE offered by Italjet, the company founded by Leopoldo Tartarini, yes sure, him, after coming back from that epic world tour. Italjet wants to remember his founder supporting actively our project and donate a model ASCOT ADVENTURE BIKE designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Leopoldo Tartarini's legendary travel experience around the world. Leather components and handmade canvas with Italian craftsmanship, brushed aluminum fenders, mid-engine, dual front disc brakes... At least a very special vehicle to make your trip adventurous and vintage. Attention Please! We have just one of this reward. See section contributions how to get it.
But that is not all!
Viaggi Salvadori in 1957 with its international network W.A.T.A. was our "man in Havana", organizing the logistics of the world tour through the attentive and passionate view of Mr. Adelmo Salvadori, often mentioned also in the speeches and letters of the two globetrotters. He has supported the legendary world tour by motorcycle once again for the realization of the documentary 1 MAP for 2, and it is with us, once again today, because determined to remember a part of the history of Bologna which has been protagonist since 1929. He decided to renew the support for the project that recalls the great journey of '57 offering, together with Air Dolomiti, two airplane roundtrip tickets to Munich (departing from Verona, Bologna, Florence, Venice, Bari) to be carried out by 2018.
HOW WE WILL USE YOUR CONTRIBUTION
_ RESTORE THE TRAVEL MOVIE --------> 1500 EURO
_ COLLECTION AND SCAN OF ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND DOCUMENTS --------> 500 EURO
_ TRANSLATIONS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH --------> 500 EURO
_ BOOK PRINTING + DVD BOX --------> 2500 EURO
_ PROMOTION AND AWARDS --------> 1000 EURO
If we reach also 8.000 we can make an holografic cover.
Our work will begin as soon as the campaign finishes and we will be ready to deliver our rewards no later than July 26th, the date when the two bikers returned to Italy for the first time after a year riding around the world. It was in fact July 26th, 1958. However, they will take another month before returning to the base because Ducati asked them to make an Italian Tour before coming back to their town.
We are five people passionate about this story since we first came to know about it. It was 2011 and we decided at that time, to join our forces, to create first of all a film, entitled 1 MAP for 2, because that's what we know how to do it.
We are a group that has worked together for many years in the cinema and audiovisual field. Roberto Montanari and Danilo Caracciolo as directors, Andrea Dalpian as director of photography and post production video, Riccardo Nanni as music compositor and Giusi Santoro as editor and promotion and communication.
But we did not just limited to make a film, we really got attached to its special characters and we want to share this experience with you 'till the end.