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Vespa World Days and more!

Wrapping up just a couple weeks ago was the 12th Annual Vespa World Days. This year was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Thousands of riders and spectators attended the event from all over the world.

Here’s a link with some of the details and delightful photos.

Vespa Wrap up

And in other Vespa news, we are inching ever closer to a fully electric model.

The Vespa Elettrica is set to be released later this year, boasting 80-160 miles per charge, depending on which model you have. The Elettrica X has double the distance of the base model, says Piaggio designers. It is supposed to maintain brand design, but offer some of the bells and whistles you’d expect from such a hi-tech machine. This will be an interesting addition to the Vespa family.

Vespa Rally Euro Championship

Vespa World Club Post

   According to the above mentioned article, this year featured some of the most aggressive riders yet. I’m not sure if it means they were fighting or if they were just that hardcore. I’m going to assume that they were just really putting it out there and fighting for the top spots in their categories.

   Either way, not only was Stage V Vespa Rally European Championship 2011- Lecco-Garlate set in the beautiful Lake Como area, but it was also a reunion of sorts with Knight Giuseppe Cau, gold medal winner of the race “Six Days” in 1951 handing out awards and waving the flag to start the competition.

I personally want to congratulate all of the riders, but I also want to point out that there is a special women’s category. Shout out to all the lady riders. Way to go!

Once I figure out how to ride my V, it would be AWESOME to race one. I don’t think I’ll be racing the one I have now, just because it’s too pretty, but someday I’ll have a collection. 🙂

Until Next time!!!