The Vespa Sei Giorni scooter – 1951

Back in the early 1950s, both Piaggio and Innocenti were going head to head to show the world that their Vespa and Lambretta scooters were the best.

As well as competing directly from the factory with specially prepared machines, the growing popularity of the Vespa meant many owners, fans and local dealers wanted to compete in some form of motor sport on these once humble scooters. Piaggio, having their collective heads screwed on, decided this was a great idea and later produced a very limited production run of special scooters for this very task.

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Vespa Sei Giorni scooters at Monza, 1951.

Piaggio’s thinking made sense; with local riders taking part in events it promoted the Vespa brand for them,
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