I received the latest newsletter yesterday from Maskes Vespa Klassiekers in Rijen, Holland - a couple of things I thought VVC members may appreciate knowing..
Douglas Sportique spotted on ride into work today as I came through Bushey Arches; a rare occurrence to see a classic Vespa these days out and about.
JOURNAL No.79 featured this lovely first series GS150 VS1 brought back to life by VVC Chairman, Roger Smith - here are some more photos of this exceptional GS.
This lovely Ape shot by Carlo Marcolin caught my eye.
Saturday I got to visit the second installment of the ‘EVV Country Tour’ put on by a certain Mr & Mrs Jopson of the Essex Vintage Vespa Club.
Some Vespa eye-candy; taken on a recent visit to Retrospective Scooters.
The Scooterists film, a project by filmmaker Andy Hylton, is a fly on the wall documentary looking at scooterists.
This coming Sunday 7th July 2019 it’s time for Sunday Best ScooterFest in Abridge, Essex.
Nice sunny photo to kick July off with..
I’m currently juggling with the contents of the next issue of the JOURNAL; one piece that will definitely be gracing the pages of issue No.80 will be the story of an exceptional 1951 Vespa Allstate.
Geoff Woodin’s previous scooters have all been large frame Vespas, mostly PX models. He recently purchased a Sprint 125 ABS, 2019 model - how do the two compare?
“Struzzo” or ostrich, is the nickname the Italians gave to the headlight mounted handlebar Vespa, the Motovespa 125 N is the Spanish version.
Winter if in you’re in New Zealand that is, which applies to VVC member Daniel Wilton.
Lovely photos by Michael G Spafford taken sixty years ago to the day!
VVC members, Warren Jopson and Roger Smith, have now returned from their trans-europe ride to Zanka in Hungary, for World Vespa Days. On the return leg, by chance their journey took them through Landsberg am Lech, home to SIP Scootershop.
Coming soon to an issue of the JOURNAL will be this gorgeous 1969 Vespa Rally 180. Nearing the end of what has been a very wet week in mid-June, and riding almost exclusively in the rain, one welcome glimmer of sunshine was getting to photograph this lovely lady.
Regular VVC contributor Rod Gillan, has not that long ago returned from holiday and cruising around the Mediterranean with his wife. A keen Vespa spotter while on his travels; Rod packed his camera as well as his bermuda shorts, and shares with us a few of his sightings…
SIP Scootershop are celebrating; they have been going now for 25 years and to mark the occasion have designed and built their latest creation - the ‘Something Special’ Vespa racer.
Club member, Geoff Woodin, got in touch and sent me his review of Penguin’s 1962 book, ‘Scootering’. Despite the passing of 57 years, some points and tips in the book remain relevant and still apply today…