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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

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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

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

Source: AutoWereld

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

Vespa 1965

Artist: Mario Vert

Acrylic on canvas

Source: Mario Vert via Behance

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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

Artists: Matteo Gallinelli and Giuliano Antonio Lo Re

Source: Behance

Jul 27, 2014: Hundreds of Vespa riders gathered on the grounds of Zeche Ewald to celebrate the ‘Queen of scooters’. The three days event saw models from the initial days to the latest. For example, the Vespa with chassis number ‘1013’ owned by Peter Witzels is presumed to have been produced in the first two or three days of production of Vespa in Germany. German chassis numbers started with 1000.

Source: Hertener Allgemeine