The last Vespa PX200 was produced by Piaggio back in 2002, EU regulations outlawing this humble commuter scooter from then on. While spare parts were produced by Piaggio for a few year afterwards – and some still are today – as any Vespa enthusiast knows, the quality of these is Continue reading →
The Vespa Club of Britain offers a new challenge for its members in 2015, taking a slightly different route (metaphorically!) to the usual club membership trophies competed for today.
Instead of the now regular ‘events attendance’ championship (which the club are also running) the Regional Competition is more about riding your scooter at your own leisure to points of interest around the country.
There are both regional and national points to visit and various awards to be won depending on where you ride and how many you tick off the list, with photographic evidence required as proof.
Sounds like a whole load of fun to us!
For more details and entry (you have to be a VCB member) visit the club’s website at www.vespaclubofbritain.co.uk so have fun and good luck!
1977 Italian Vespa P-range advert (screen grab – click to view film).
Back in 1977, Italian scooter manufacturer Piaggio launched not just a new Vespa scooter but a new range of Vespas. I’m sure they didn’t realise back then that they’d still be manufacturing a PX in 2015, but they are, and this Italian television advert shows the first models in the range from 1977…
The curvaceous lines of the Vespa scooter has long been seen as art themselves, which is probably why they have subsequently attracted the attention of artists looking for a new canvas upon which to display their talents. The latest is South African Richard Scott who recently collaborated with Vespa SA to create the Joyride exhibition. Continue reading →
Despite everyone in the world of scooter manufacturing favouring automatic (CVT) engines these days, Italian firm Piaggio have launched a new version of their three-wheeled Ape, with a 4-speed engine. Continue reading →
Scooter and Service of Hamburg, Germany (S+S), have got themselves a bit of a reputation for producing some seriously trick street Vespas – we’ve featured a few here over the last year, like this piece of scooter porn, the scooter it was being fitted to here, and this tidy Vespa Cosa too. Well here is another one…