Tag Archives: Vespa Classic Scooters

Vespa Restorations

The Far East may sound like a strange place to source classic Italian scooters but they are there in abundance thanks to their use, particularly in Vietnam by the military in the late 60s and 70s.

 

How to Restore Classic Large Frame Vespa Scooters

The 2-stroke Vespa is a style icon – an undoubted classic, and an immediately recognised symbol of its native Italy. Demand for these stylish scooters is booming, and interest in restoring and renovating them is at an all-time high. With…

 

Vespa Scooter History (1946-2011) – Part 1

Sixty-five years as a lead player. Vespa’s history is a unique example of immortality in the history of industrial design, so much to break out of the area of a simple product for mobility and to become a leader in…

 

Vespa Scooter History (1946-2011) – Part 2

Vespa: The origins Founded in Genoa in 1884 by twenty-year-old Rinaldo Piaggio, Piaggio initially undertook luxury ship fitting before going on to produce rail carriages, goods vans, luxury coaches and engines, trams and special truck bodies. World War I brought…

 

Vespa Scooter History (1946-2011) – Part 3

1946-2011, sixty-five years of Vespa: the models that have made history From the first Vespa in 1946, with its 98 cc, to the Grand Tourer of 2003, to the Vespa GTS 300 Super of 2008, to the recent GTV and…

 

Super Stickers from Vespa

Since the Mods adorned their machines with mirrors, lights and flamboyant add-ons in the Swinging Sixties, customising the look of Vespa scooters has become a major part of the lifestyle. Adding to the extensive range of accessories tailored for the…

 

Vespa T-shirt celebrates Girl Power 1950′s Style

Vespa advertising has become as much a part of the iconic Italian scooter manufacturer’s story as the machines themselves, the slogans and imagery painting a unique picture of the Vespa way of life throughout the brand’s 63 years of production….

 

New Vespa Vintage 2009 Catalogue

Riders and restorers of classic Vespa scooters no longer need to play Russian roulette when buying spare parts and accessories, as Piaggio – manufacturer of the iconic machine – have updated its Vespa Vintage catalogue for 2009. Now containing more…