Tag Archives: Roman Holiday

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.


When in Rome….

Do as the Romans, right?

THIS BLOG

If anyone’s seen the movie Roman Holiday, you know that it’s a super cute story that involves 60’s scooter culture. This article in The Blender shows off how you too can sight see and be stylish in Italy or in any city, really. I know much of it is product placement for “lifestyle” people, however, there are some really cool kitsch ideas.

(Disclaimer: I do not shop at nor read this blog from Williams-Sonoma, but I did find this article and found it interesting.)


Vespa humor for the day

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2009/06/02/126-vespa-scooters/

While I’m slightly offended at these remarks… well, since I have a vintage V and I’m not a fan of lumping people into generalizations, I found this blog post quite funny.

If you are in search of a fun game, a white person who has recently purchased a Vespa can be a source of tremendous entertainment.  Step One, get them talking about their Vespa (easy).  Step Two, start asking them why they didn’t save money by getting a Honda or Suzuki that gets the same mileage.  Step Three, see how many of the following justifications a white person will use during the ensuing rant:  environment, parking, urban lifestyles, union labor, writers, fuel efficiency, Roman Holiday, study abroad, and being into Vespas before other people.”

And just because I find it cute and retro THIS