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June 06, 2015: Meet Dominique Delavenne from La Rivière-Drugeon  is passionate about his two Vespa scooters – 1956 &1957.

“It is heavy these pétrolettes. Question consumption, they drink a little bit anyway, but comfort issue suspensions, the Vespa was the DS of the time!”

Source: L’est Republican

June 07, 2015: Famous Italian photographer Luca Bracali has begun his journey across Vietnam on a Vespa. This ride is a part of the project explorer initiated by himself.

“When I was a child, I dreamt of roaming by a Vespa scooter, a symbol of freedom, innocence and joie de vivre to explorers. The experience will be new and make me touched as I have travelled by different vehicles, including sleigh, balloon, car, motorcycle and even dog-sledge”, Bracali said.

He said that he will open a photo exhibition about the beauty of the land and people of Vietnam right after the journey ends.

Source: Vietnamnet

Photograph: Luca Bracali

Jun 1, 2015: Around 200 Vespistis joined together for three days in La Marlagne, Wépion, for the 30th anniversary of the Vespa Club Namur.

Vespa Club Namur was founded in 1951. However their activities dwindled down in 1970s. In 1985, a few enthusiastic Vespa lovers joined and revived the club under the chairmanship of Dimitri Seidoff. Vespa Club Namur and its 40 odd members continue to meet and celebrate the spirit of Vespa!

Source: L’avenir

German football player, Lukas Podolski, posing on a Vespa on his 30th birthday.

Source: Instagram

Jun 5th 2015: Chris Macnamara from Cardiff Wales is embarking on a 5,000 miles road trip to Croatia and back on his electric blue Vespa GTS.He will cross Belgium France, Italy and former Yugoslavia to reach Croatia.

He aims to raise £15,000 for George Thomas Hospice Care,Cardiff.

Staff Roberts, a friend, will also accompany Chris on this journey. This will not be Staff’s first ride though as he has ridden to Sahara on a Vespa.

They plan to reach the town of Biograd by June 12th in time to attend the Vespa World Days 2015.

He loves Vespa from his growing ages.

”I have loved scooters ever since the 1980s growing up in Cardiff. We used to sit being mods on the museum steps with our scooters,” remembers Chris.

To support Chris in his noble cause please visit Just Giving.

Source: Wales Online

Vespa World Days Croatia 2015

The registrations for the Vespa World Days 2015 is open! The 2015 edition is held at Croatia. The Vespa Village is at Biograd n/M, Obala kralja Petra Kresimira IV and Setaliste Drazice.

Please visit the website for further details – http://www.vespaworlddays2015.com/

Source: Vespa World Days 2015

When he was six years old, Peter Maas nabbed his grandfather’s garage key and snuck into his own future. Inside the shop, he found himself captivated by the shelves of carburetors and spark plugs, and old pictures of his grandpa’s TT racing days at Assen. From that moment on, Maas was obsessed with old things, and especially with old things that motored about on two wheels.

Upon turning sixteen, Maas bought himself a Vespa PK50. From there, one Vespa led to another and, today, he finds himself buying, selling, and restoring Vespas for a living in the Netherlands. He can now frequently be found stirring up the autumn leaves from atop his all-original GS160, an Italian-production model that exemplifies the voluptuous metal construction of the 1960s-era Vespas, Maas’s favorite.

Out of a mischievous childhood moment, Maas created a life that allows him to share his passion for vintage Vespas with others. In this video, he shares it with us. – Petrolicious

Dec 03, 2014: Thirty bikers, accompanied by some evergreen cars from the last century like the 2CV, 4CV, Volkswagen Beetle, Mercedes Cabrio and a Triumph set out from Villegailhenc, France on a beautiful Autumn sunny day. But in Aragon, the Vespa showed signs of trouble. After a few repeated attempts the group continued after mounting the Vespa on a trailer. They crossed Saissac, Villemagne, and reached Cabardès.

Source: LaDepeche.fr

Nov 13, 2014: Marc Davis from Gistel obtained the second place in the Championship of national tourist Vespa Club Belgium. The Championship title went to club mate Wilfried Desmet. Also on the third place is a member of Vespa Club Ostend. The difference between the first and the second place was barely 250 km this year.

Source: Nieuwsblad.be

Lisbon: The Perfect Break- Telegraph UK

Jul 24. 2014: The House of Cubes in Tomar will host an exhibition of 33 scooters from July 30th to September 30. This belongs to a private collection of John Seixas

Source: Rede regional