Not a Vespa, I know, but a stunning 1970 Lamborghini Miura photographed on the Vespa ride into work this morning. A bit self-indulgent perhaps, so excuse me for sharing this with you.
Ralf Jodl at SIP Scootershop sent me a link to their updated Vespa wideframe catalogue..
I'm showing these photos additionally on the VVC website, after publishing them in the latest copy of the JOURNAL (No.79), which most members should have received by now.
SIP's annual open day takes place in early May and marks, for many, the start of the scootering season..
Bernd Kirschner of Hola Vespa specialises in Spanish Vespas; his workshop is based in southern Germany's Bavaria region and he regularly visits España, importing vintage scooters.
Circumnavigating the island, taking in the cities and towns of Palermo, Taormina, Gela and Marsala and the tre mari, or three seas, that surround Sicily.
“Quattro Stagioni” - not talking about the pizza variety, an option found on the menus of many pizza restaurants these days, I refer instead to an Italian term meaning “Four Seasons”.
"Giallo" is yellow in Italian and this lovely small frame Vespa is most definitely that! Photographed by Andreas Dotzler, owner and rider of a modern Vespa.
When holidaying overseas, particularly in Italy, I often keep an eye out for classic Vespas, listening for that all too familiar “pop-pop” of a Vespa’s engine.
I say London to Brighton ride.. for me it was a Tring to Epsom to North London ride!
SIP Scootershop present the 2nd edition of their quartermile Race for Vespa & Lambretta scooters as part of the "German Vintage Scooters Championship" DBM.
VVC member Federico Savogin (nursing a cold) and friend Alessandro thought it would be a nice morning for a ride to the mountain village of Macugnaga, located at the base of Monte Rosa - Europe’s second tallest mountain!
Well that was Easter - some lovely weather and perfect for getting out and about on scooters. Dario Cena, President of Vespa Club Busto Arsizio - AMICINVESPA, sent me the above greeting along with these nice period images.
Working in Blackfriars, London this afternoon, I was close by to the Scooter Caffe bar, formerly Scooterworks cafe, located on Lower Marsh behind Waterloo station.
The next issue of the JOURNAL is complete and will be arriving through member’s letterboxes at the end of April/beginning of May.
A classic Vespa would not really be the wedding vehicle of choice, to get you and your new bride to the waiting reception venue, or maybe it would be for a few brave souls..
April 6th saw Retrospective Scooters and The London Scooter Bodyshop hold their annual open day. The weather held out to see a great turnout of some truly beautiful and unique scooters.
Organised by The Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club, to take part in the London to Brighton Pioneer Run, you have to have a motorcycle, tricycle, or bike and sidecar that 'left the factory' before 1st Jan 1915.
SIP have upgraded the Vespa’s original braking systems with the introduction of two new product lines - the SIP Premium and the SIP Performance brake shoes made from softer, frictional materials.
Club members, and intrepid Vespa travellers, Warren & Hayley Jopson, visited Thailand over the festive period; in addition to getting some downtime and warm weather, they were guests at the Northern Scooter Rally.