Archives for posts with tag: June

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

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

The 23rd Edition of the AmeriVespa will be at Indianapolis from June 11th to the 14th. There will be a ride around the Indianapolis speedway amongst other things. Mark your calendar!

Source: Scooter File

Jun 29, 2014: Vespa Club of Llanes have joined hands with the municipality to join in the ‘Solidarity Assistance Llanes’ drive to collect nonperishable food for the needy.

Source: La Nueva España

Jun 30, 2014: The 1953 Classic Roman Holiday, with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck screens tonight at the Coolidge Theatre as a part of its Big Screen Classic series.

The Roman Holiday was shot entirely in Italy. Directed by William Wyler, the film was nominated for ten Academy awards. It won 3, including the ‘Best Actress’ award for Hepburn.


Map picture

The movie will be shown at 7:00pm on 30th June at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline.

Source: BU Today

Jun 24, 2014: The students of Vespaschool in Maasmechelen with the help of the Vespa Club Maasmechelen organised a trip on Vespa scooters on Mosan.

Source: Het Belang Van Limburg

Source: Vespa World Days 2014

The Vespa that 'El Lute' stole in Leon
The Vespa that ‘El Flute’ stole in Leon to flee from the Civil Guard in 1966 is on display in the ‘60 years of Vespa in Asturias’ exhibition in Gijonés, Asturias.

Jun 18, 2014: The ‘60 years of Vespa in Asturias’ exhibition has opened in the courtyard of Antigio institute in Asturias, Spain. The exhibition which is supported by the Vespa Club Asturias will be open till July 1st. Along with scooters spanning six decades, 300 old photographs are displayed in the exhibition.

The highlight of the exhibition is the Vespa scooter which was stolen by Eleuterio Sánchez Rodríguez, known as ‘El Lute’, in León while escaping from the Coast Guard in 1966 to Salamanca. The Vespa 946 and the Vespa used by Francisco Roves and Francisco Alonso Oviedo to travel to Belgium are on display.

On Jun 21st, Vespaniada IX, will be conducted at Gijón. Over 300 scooters have already confirmed their participation in the ride.

Source:El Comercio