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My kingdom for a Vespa

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Hillsboro Tribune My kingdom for a Vespa Hillsboro Tribune The play is about three noblemen who make a pact to give up women, only to have their vows disrupted by the arrival of three beautiful — and powerful — noblewomen (yes, who ride in on...
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SIP Performance shockabsorber for VESPA Vintage

SIP Performance shock absorbers for all Vespa models with a separate spring and damper suspension. Aluminium, CNC machined, anodised Almost all shock ...
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A Scooter on Steroids: The Vespa 150 TAP

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For most people, the terms “kickass firepower” and “motor scooter” don’t belong together. Then again, most people have never seen the Vespa 150 TAP that served with French airborne troops in the 1950s. Made by Ateliers de Construction de Motocycles et Automobiles, France’s official builder of Vespa scooters at the time, it combined mobility with one helluva big gun.

The late 40s and 50s were tough years for most of Europe. Many nations were still putting themselves together after the devastation of World War II. France was no exception. But the French military still needed weapons to serve its interests in Indochina and Algiers.

Enter the Vespa 150 TAP. It combined a scooter with a 146 cm⊃3; single cylinder, two-stroke engine, and a US-made M20 75mm recoilless rifle. The result was one of the oddest mismatches in the history of warfare.

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Vespa GS 150 VS5T - I Bought One | Paul Bassett

Scooter lover Paul Bassett tells us what it's like to own and ride this stylish 1959 Vespa GS 150 VS5T. Subscribe for more videos from Auto Trader every Friday: ...
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Design Of The Iconic Vespa Scooter By Piaggio, Italy

Vespa Scooter: Design Of The Iconic Vespa Scooter By Piaggio, Italy "Not just a scooter, a way of life" - the slogan used by Piaggio, the makers of the Vespa, ...
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Vespa Celebrates

When it comes to their beloved Vespa, the Piaggio staff spares no effort with celebratory events around the world. And it is not by accident that these always take place around the last part of April.

In fact, Vespa’s real birthday is April 23, the date in 1946 that Piaggio & C. SpA registered the patent for the iconic scooter designed by one of its most creative aerospace engineers: Corradino D’Ascanio. World War II was finally nearing its end, and Mr. Enrico Piaggio realized that airplanes would no longer be a priority for any government that would take over badly battered Italy from Mussolini.

D’Ascanio did not like motorcycles. To him, they were non-functional, and they would dirty the rider and passenger because of the exposed chain drive and lack of weather protection. The engine, in unit with the gearbox and rear wheel, was one of his great new concepts that made the Vespa so rational and practical. Also helping were the easily accessible wheels, mounted to single-sided suspension front and rear.

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Latisana Flowers Festival

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On sunday the 12th of April our girlfriends went to Venice in the morning, by train, to enjoy a sunny day. Few minutes later their departure, Paolo started a whatsapp chat called “Ci diamo del gas?” (Let’s give gas). At 11 am, Paolo, Cica (with his “new” PX125!) and me (on the old VNB) met at Sandrons’ in Pertegada. Sun was shining on our sunglasses and on our Vespas and, after a beer, we went to Latisana.

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The Vespa: How a motor scooter became stylish

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More than 16 million Vespa motor scooters have been made to date in thirteen countries and sold around the world. When he first saw the prototype, commissioned from Corradino D’Ascanio, a distinguished aero-engineer, industrialist Enrico Piaggio said, “It looks like a wasp!” Orvespa in Italian. Within months of Piaggio’s latest venture going into production in 1946, the Italian language possessed a new verb, vespare, to go somewhere on a Vespa.

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Extreme Vespa Piaggio Mini Panzer Manufacturer

OFFICIAL VIDEO This video is a video documentation of the manufacturer of mini panzer Vespa. This plant is not very big, but every month production capacity could reach 20 to 45 units. The...
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Is this the best way to see Sicily?

Is this the best way to see Sicily? | Vespa Stories | Scoop.it
It's frightening and exhilarating, electrifying and petrifying. You want to hold your arms high in the air and shout, 'I'm king of the world!'

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The Shellfish Village Feast (“La festa delle cape”)

The Shellfish Village Feast (“La festa delle cape”) | Vespa Stories | Scoop.it
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Sunny days, even if quite windy. The beginning of March 2015 in our land, and almost in the whole Italy, can be summarized in these few words

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Dora Vespa Adventure

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Dora and boots are out in the woods for a stroll. There are bananas scattered all around, collect them all so you can have plenty to eat later.
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Hanoi to Bangkok with my Vintage Vespa - Blue Princess

A breathtaking adventure with my Vintage Vespa "Blue Princess" from Hanoi through the Vietnamese and Lao mountains and dangerous roads to Thailand and ...
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Freestyle Vespa Piaggio Extreme of Indonesia

Vespa motorcycle community in Indonesia is very large in number, even Vespa motor fans are so fanatical. Many models of Vespa motorcycles from 1960 to 1980 i...
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Vespa travellers puttering around the globe

Vespa travellers puttering around the globe | Vespa Stories | Scoop.it
Most travellers who’d just ridden a Vespa halfway around the world would reach their destination and call it a day.
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Touring Ho Chi Minh City in a retro Vespa mob

Touring Ho Chi Minh City in a retro Vespa mob | Vespa Stories | Scoop.it
Traffic in the Vietnamese city can be overwhelming -- but not if you're on the back of a Vespa scooter and go with the flow.
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