Home / Trophies / Bruno Ruffo’s “Grand Prix Suisse Berne” Trophy , 1949
Bruno Ruffo was a biker from Verona. He was born in Colognola ai Colli on 9 th December 1920, he started his career in 1937 and took part into several competitions. He was called "The Warrior" for his way of drive.

This Trophy was won by him in Grand Prix Suisse Berne, where he reached the first position at the drive of Guzzi 250cc motorbike.

The first edition of the Grand Prix Suisse was in 1922 and was interupted in 1938 by the beginning of the Second World War. The competition restarted in 1946 between Geneva and Berne circuit.

1949 was a successful year for the pilot because he reached the podium in Verona, Sanremo, Varese, Macerata, Ferrara and Mantua.

Credits: Cuore e Asfalto by Renzo Ruffo

In Nicolis Museum you can find:

  • Bruno Ruffo's glasses

  • Bruno Ruffo's gloves

  • 1949 "Grand Prix Suisse Berne" original regulation

  • Original Bruno Ruffo's picture

  • 1949 "Castrol Oils" book

In Museo Nicolis's collection you can find also Bruno Ruffo's 1955 "Salita delle Torricelle" Trophy