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.
Some photos below taken at last weekend's PrimaverArese event kindly sent in by VVC member Federico Savogin and friends from Vespa Club Busto Arsizio Amicinvespa - grazie a tutti ; )
A few of you have asked if we can have For Sale and Wanted small ads in the JOURNAL. If you are looking to sell your Vespa or are searching for something specific, let me know and I will squeeze it in.
Yesterday (March 29), seventy three years ago, Piaggio presented their Vespa model, patented April 23 1946, to the market - it seems only fitting to wish the grand lady Happy Birthday!
My day off yesterday was spent at Retrospective Scooters; having taken my Motovespa GT160 in for a service, following the winter break. An MOT is no longer required but I would rather be safe than sorry!
“I first became interested in scooters after the famous film, as I was at the age where it made a massive impression on me and from there, my love affair with the scooter began.”
‘Amici in Vespa’ translates as Vespa Friends or Friends on a Vespa; which sums it up perfectly! My Italian vespista friend Federico Savogin sent me this lovely old photo of his club back in the day.
When it comes to applying stickers on my scooter I'm very particular!
A couple of new items from SIP Scootershop are these new helmets to mark their 25th anniversary and a handy butterfly, or jubilee, clip for those hard to get places on your scooter.
VVC web manager, Alan Springall has been out and about braving a wet Kettering for the Wicksteed Parts Fair and a very blustery London, for the Kickstart rideout from the London Eye to Hoxton.
“Last summer my better half and I spent a week on a cruise in the Mediterranean, each day the ship pulled into a different port. During these excursions I took the opportunity to take a few snaps of any Vespas I came across.”
What do Italian aperitivo drink CINZANO, my family holiday and Vespas all have in common..? Just putting the finishing touches to a very nice article for the summer JOURNAL which will reveal all.
A familiar face and regular at VVC events, Richard Rawlins got in touch as he's hit upon the perfect vehicle for club rallies...
Have you ever wondered how many Vespa models are owned collectively across the club, which model is the most popular, how many members own just one and those where one is just not enough...??
The VVC club shop currently has a surplus of cog badges that have been reduced from the regular price of £20 to £15.
The latest issue of ScooterNova Magazine was waiting on my doormat when I got home last night. I'm fortunate in that I occasionally get to contribute photography and text, and for the latest issue…
Wednesday March 20th is officially the first day of spring, in the northern hemisphere, but it's definitely in the air; helped along by the recent warm weather during the last two weeks of February.
We are proud of our members magazine and are happy to show it off to the world, in the hope it may encourage potential members to join the club. We will be periodically adding issues of the JOURNAL to the new VVC website.