It all began with a passion for motor racing. One day Gianpiero Moretti, an amateur racing driver, asked a friend to make him a very special steering wheel for his racing car. It was smaller than normal but presented a most original feature, namely a very large handgrip that offered a much better hold. This made the car easier to handle. This odd steering wheel attracted the attention of many racing drivers, among them John Surtees of Ferrari. The English driver tried it, was enthusiastic, and had it mounted on his single-seater Formula One racing car.
That was a happy year for Surtees and Ferrari, who won the F1 Championship, and also for Moretti's steering wheel, which had its share of the glory. Requests for it began to pour in. What had started as a passion greew into a business. In 1966, a plant to produce these steering wheels was opened in Tregnago, near Verona. It was the birth of MOMO (initials that stand for Moretti - Monza). The first order was from Ferrari, which had decided to use MOMO steering wheels on all of its racing cars. With this formidable entree, MOMO began to scale the international market.
MOMO steering wheels are handcrafted in Italy with the finest Italian leathers or exotic woods. For the budget conscious, MOMO even offers several in polyurethane. They have contemporary designs which follow their ergonomics as if they were molded for your hands. MOMO steering wheels are probably the world's most comfortable steering wheel. They are based on aluminum frames and are universal. With the right adapter, Momo steering wheels will fit most vehicles.
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