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Extreme Vespa enthusiasts in Indonesia

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Baltimore Sun (blog)
Extreme Vespa enthusiasts in Indonesia
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These aren't your average Piaggio-created Vespa scooters that conjure up thoughts of mods and Italy. In Indonesia, Vespa fans modify their scooters to creative extremes.
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Vespa marks 50 years of 50cc scooters

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Vespa marks 50 years of 50cc scooters
USA TODAY
We all should look so good after 50 years. In this case, the birthday belongs to an iconic motor scooter, Piaggio Group's Vespa 50cc.
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Collage of Life: Romancing the Vespa...and Mr. H

Collage of Life: Romancing the Vespa...and Mr. H | Vespa Stories | Scoop.it
I hinted heavily to Mr. H that a vintage or new Vespa would be a great addition to Tahilla Farm back in the USA. I mentioned.. "it would be handy going to the shops, touring country roads and would be a wonderful reminder of ...
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WHAT TO WEAR ON A VESPA?

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CORPORATE & COOL The crisp and classic white Vespa calls for a no-nonsense all-white ensemble and pointy, elegant pumps. VESPA D'AQUA A day at the beach gets a retro, relaxed spin with the classic Vespa in aqua ...
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New Piaggio dealer launches first Ape Cross Racing model

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New Piaggio dealer launches first Ape Cross Racing model - MotorbikeTimes
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Mach-V, a Surrey-based tuner, has become the UK's latest Piaggio dealer and to celebrate has released its first Ape Cross Racing model.
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Italian house for Vespa lovers

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(VNS) The Italian House, or Casa Italia, in Ha Noi is being showcased in a programme to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Italy. The house is decorated with a fleet of old and modern Vespas.
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Around the world on a Vespa: from Adelaide to London

Around the world on a Vespa: from Adelaide to London | Vespa Stories | Scoop.it
Drew Milne pictured himself with his motorcycle in a variety of far flung locations - from Iran (pictured) to India - during the epic adventure which began in March 2011.
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suit × camo vespa

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 02:00 and is filed under ACCESSORIES, SUITS. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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Teddy Boy “Terrorists” & Mod Invasions

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But it was in the wake of the post-punk new wave and the Mod revival led by bands like The Jam, that Waterford would see panic on the scale of the early Teddy Boy scares in the 1950s. Indeed, it was in the 1980s that what ...

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Vespa made from recycled packaging

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Look what just came in the mail from South Africa: a little Vespa, crafted by hand from recycled tin. I looove it! The seat feels like textured leather, the wheels have tire treads and actually turn, and the kickstand folds up and ...
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The Vespa 400 Microcar

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THE FIVE
AUTOROTICA: The Vespa 400 Microcar (1957 to 1961).
THE FIVE
The Vespa 400 was produced by ACMA (Ateliers de construction de motocycles et d'automobiles) in France, from 1957 to 1961.
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Scooters set to ride in for traditional Easter gathering

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Hundreds of scooter enthusiasts are set to descend upon Scarborough this weekend for an annual Easter scooter rally.

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College Prep: Vespa Dreaming

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I am a recent college graduate who loves anything preppy. I'm obsessed with bows, J. Crew, monograms, Lilly Pulitzer, anything vanilla, pink, headbands, cupcakes, Vineyard Vines, Twizzlers, photography, friends, twitter, ...
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India Is Now the Unofficial Home of the Italian Scooter

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India Is Now the Unofficial Home of the Italian Scooter
TIME
Offering aspirational style at an affordable price, they were a huge hit, and by 1960, Bajaj was producing Vespas in India in collaboration with the brand's Italian manufacturer Piaggio.
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Tons of info to Share!

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Lots of good stuff happening at Vespa Lex! Want a smoking deal? Check out some incentives Vespa/Piaggio are offering up right now. Purchase any new 2012 model Vespa/Piaggio 125 cc or 150 cc and receive a $250.00 ...
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Malacca CM turns nostalgic at sight of Vespa

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The Malaysian Insider
Malacca CM turns nostalgic at sight of Vespa
The Star Online
MALACCA: Italian-made Vespa scooters hold nostalgic memories for Malacca's Chief Minister Datuk Idris Haron who used to ride pillion on the machine as a young boy.
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The Man They Trust With Their Keys

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New York Times
The Man They Trust With Their Keys
New York Times
Tool shelves line the walls, punctuated by posters of smiling Vespa riders and old signs advertising Piaggio, the brand's manufacturer.
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Happy 67th Birthday Vespa!

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Piaggio created several prototypes of the Vespa – so named for its wasp-like body with a narrow “waist” and wide rear – before coming up with the MP6 pictured above with the help of designer Corradino D'Ascanio and ...
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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, May 2, 2013 3:49 AM

Piaggio sold some 2,500 Vespas in 1947, over 10,000 in 1948, 20,000 in 1949, and over 60,000 in 1950.

The biggest sales promo ever was Hollywood. In 1952, Audrey Hepburn side-saddled Gregory Peck's Vespa in the feature film Roman Holiday for a ride through Rome, resulting in over 100,000 sales. In 1956, John Wayne dismounted his horse in favor of the two-wheeler to originally get between takes on sets. as well as Marlon Brando, Dean Martin, and the entertainer Abbe Lane had become Vespa owners. William Wyler filmed Ben Hur in Rome in 1959, allowing Charlton Heston to abandon horse and chariot between takes to take a spin on the Vespa.

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Vespa Love 1960 Calendar

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Vespa Love 1960 Calendar Let's all go forth and spread some Vespa love around this country. Who knows, with a little work maybe they'll finally catch on here. Then we won't have to book a trans-ocean flight or gawk at ...
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Mod by Richard Weight: review - Telegraph.co.uk

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The Battle of Margate began on May 17 1964 at the railway station when a gang of youths suddenly started breaking the windows of a trackside buffet.

“The boy who started it was so good looking and nicely dressed,” the manageress subsequently remarked. “You wouldn’t have thought he was a nasty type.”


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Gattinoni, the Vespa and the Television

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The television always was an important key for the sucess as an amplifier of the popularity of both: the clothes and the various models of Vespa. So until May 3, at the Piaggio Museum in Pontedera you can check and know ...
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Hand Crafted Fully Functional Wood Vespa

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Designed for his daughter Daniella, Carlos Alberto built a fully functional wooden Vespa.
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From Absolute Beginners to Quadrophenia

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Metro From Absolute Beginners to Quadrophenia: Mod culture on page and screen Metro Mod culture in books and on the silver screen include Absolute Beginners and Quadrophenia.

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Ivor Biggun's curator insight, March 29, 2013 6:19 AM

what a brilliant show this was.  Loved it.  Well done, Pete Townsend