The story of Pete Butcher's gorgeous 1969 Vespa Rally 180 was told in the latest VVC JOURNAL, autumn issue (No.80). Pete has decided he has too many scooters and the Rally is now up for grabs.
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Christof is an architect and graphic designer by trade, which explains the high level of detail applied to his beautifully hand crafted metal plaques for scooters.
A VVC member is moving on a few bikes from his sizeable collection.
It's not quite the end of the season, nearly though. We've just had the last VVC rally of the year at Bamburgh earlier this month and the club's October 19th Annual General Meeting will bring the curtain down on 2019.
Bold were the colours, beautiful were the scooters and anyone there, was there to be seen. Fast becoming the UK's catwalk for scootering, Brighton Bank Holiday delivered.
The SIP Scootershop annual road trip for 2019 was to France’s Champagne region - Christian Seidl is your guide to this year’s installment…
VVC member Nigel Buxton, now residing in Australia, recalls when he visited an old friend on a return trip to England in 2013..
The lovely Rally before us belongs to Bernd Kirschner of Hola Vespa, and is a German example rather than Spanish as he explains..
On what must have been the hottest, or one of the hottest, August Bank Holiday weekend’s on record, C.Spavento was paying a visit to Brighton’s Mod Weekender.
This article was destined for the pages of the next JOURNAL. However, the text and images, which need to be viewed at a decent size, are better suited to being published here on the VVC website’s News Page….
After reading the Autumn issue (JOURNAL No.80) it made VVC member, Nigel Buxton nostalgic and brought back memories of his days on Vespas both in the UK & riding solo across Europe.
C.Spavento, one of the VVC’s resident contributors, visited Brighton over the recent bank holiday weekend and checked out the ‘bling’ scooters on display - report coming soon.
I spotted this old slide photo on Flickr, believed to be taken in Palma, Majorca during the late 1950s/early 1960s.
Converting your classic Vespa to electric… this may well be considered blasphemy in some VVC circles!
Club members Roger Smith, Warren Jopson and Bob Box have recently returned from an overseas ‘reccy’ to northern France..
Italian VVC member, Federico Savogin, has been putting his feet up on his vacanze/holidays in Termoli. Termoli is on Italy’s eastern side on the Adriatic coast in the lesser known region of Molise.
Club member Peter Burley sent me this excellent photograph he took on the Isle of Wight in 1964; it was printed in the latest issue (No.80) of the JOURNAL. A little more info has just come to light regarding this image.
Club members, Roger Smith and Warren Jopson travelled up from the south coast and Essex respectively, to represent the VVC at the inaugural ScooterExpo event in Alfreton, Derbyshire.
Cheltenham is a fair distance to travel for lunch from home in north Herts, but that would never stop committed VVC stalwarts, Peter and Carole Rose..