1980s Vespa wheel discs by Andreas Pinasco

When Piaggio launched the Vespa T5 in 1985 it featured a number of sporty looking features to complement the fast 5-port engine. But did all of their inspiration come from the Formula 1 circuit?

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Piaggio Vespa Pole Position Trophy – Nelson Piquet

With the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix about to get underway within a few hours, it reminded me how things were almost 20 years ago.

Nelson Piquet in 1984 having won another Vespa PX!

Nelson Piquet in 1984 having won another Vespa PX!

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