Neil from Vespaway and UrbanNerd got UrbanNerd dropped his new Vespa GTS. We’re glad to hear you’re OK, Neil, and good thing you were insured! Be careful, everyone!
VespaUSA finally shifts into second gear and comes above the surface with their “Vespas are ecological” PR campaign thats been such a success in getting them press: Vespanomics. There is certainly some economy, and maybe ecology, in scooter-riding, but they’re glossing over an awful lot of math, science, and common sense to hype it to […]
Girl meets Vespa, girl fixes Vespa, girl gets job fixing motorcycles, girl skates in roller derby, girl becomes local celebrity in Lincoln, Nebraska: the Chandra Milbert Story.
Some amazingly cool print ads from Vespa Soho. I don’t know if the urban scooter riding experience has ever been summed up so eloquently.
ScootRS has introduced their third-generation tubeless rims for 10″-wheel Vespas. The new design improves on earlier designs for Lambretta scooters. As big fans of the convenience of the Vespa split-rim design, 2sb would ask: “Why tubeless?” ScootRS, of course, has an answer: A rim that requires a tube, as all Vespa rims do, means your […]
The Vespa Club of Vietnam celebrated the beginning of World Cup with a parade in Ho Chi Minh City featuring 32 Vespas painted to match the qualifying teams’ colors.
2sb reader, Wezul, reports: I just spoke with Sam [Tomaino]. Vespa Chicago has relocated to Roselle on Lake Street. Phone number is (630) 936-7980. Helpful? I hope so. Enjoy your ride! Thanks, Wezul! Vespa Chicago‘s website has removed all references to West Suburban Auto Group, and lists only the Boutique address (557 W Diversey Pkwy.) […]
You’d think there’d be a more discreet and tasteful way to unload your Vespa dealership. (Thanks to Vina’s sister, Jennifer)
More photos from the Piaggio museum, taken when the Giro d’Italia bicycle race passed through town. (check out some photos from the race, too). Thanks, Lu$.
Italian twin brothers Jack and Cespu decided to ride their Vespas around Australia to celebrate their 30th birthday. For some reason, though, they went in opposite directions. Thanks for the link, Ryan.
I heard about this when it happened a couple years ago, and never thought I’d get the chance to see it, but thanks to the dual magic of Tivo and Youtube, here it is: With mere seconds of instruction and an unbuckled half-helmet, WLS Channel 7 meteorologist Tracy Butler crashes a Vespa, during a PR […]
Ever wonder why just about every news story about scooters follows the same formula and focuses on the Vespa rather than other scooters? CooperKatz is doing their job well. (Is that the Adobe Acrobat guy moonlighting in the background of that page?) They’re the people that coordinate Vespa’s events, shop openings, and media relations, including […]
Last Saturday night in Kansas City, two teenagers on a Vespa snatched the key from another teenager’s black Vespa at a stoplight, but were then unable to start the scooter because the battery was dead. Too bad the kid’s still gotta pay a few hundred bucks to get his electronic locks and keys replaced.
2strokebuzz sources report that local Piaggio/Vespa dealer Vespa Chicago will soon close their Vespa Boutique on Diversey and their showroom in Maywood (within the Volkswagen dealership of parent company West Suburban Auto Group). The new Vespa dealer for Chicagoland is rumored to be Motoplex USA, a motorcycle/powersports dealership with showrooms in Worth and Joliet, IL, […]
Amerivespa 2006 is, happily, shaping up to be quite the pan-scooter event. Starting life as the national Vespa rally combined with Denver’s legendary Mile High Mayhem rally, it also now encompasses this year’s Lambretta Jamboree and Stellabration. Main sponsor Kymco is giving away vacation packages to the Rally to ten lucky winners.