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.
It’s that time of year again, time for the SIP Joyride around Bavaria’s Lake Amersee..
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.
Nice sunny photo to kick July off with..
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.
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…
Graham Keat was recently holidaying with his family in the small town of Carovigno, next door to Ostuni, situated in Italy’s southern region of Puglia. Ostuni is also known as ‘The White City’.
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…
Every year there is an ITALY day in the Netherlands around Castle Haarzuylen. Food, cloth, cars, you name it and its on show
VVC's intrepid chairman is en route to the coming weekend's World Vespa Days (formerly Eurovespa), staged this year in Zanka (just southeast of Veszprem) in Hungary.