An afternoon in France with Vespa (and Silver City)

Taking your scooters to France for the afternoon, for less than a fiver? it can only be the 1950s, can’t it? Continue reading

Vespa beats Lambretta in 2-stroke battle

British Vespa advert, 1968

British Vespa advert, 1968

It’s a common misconception that the first Vespas fitted with 2-stroke oil injection were the P-range models of the 70s and Continue reading

Vespa 70th anniversary event

  2016 will be the 70th anniversary of the Vespa scooter, April 1946 being when the Vespa 98 made its debut. 

There will no doubt be many celebrations next year, but the biggest here in England is likely to be this Vespa Club of Britain rally to the home of Douglas built Vespa scooters, Bristol. 

The date is 15-17 July 2016 and as the advert states, VCB members will learn more in future editions of the club magazine. 

Not a member? Visit the club’s website here

An English Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Everyone know Audrey Hepburn starred with Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday, a film that launch the career of the Vespa scooter on the silver screen. Continue reading