New world record for the largest parade of scooters was set on August 27th 2017, when 1101 Vespas took to the streets of Tessenderlo in Belgium.
Included in those 1101 Vespas were 5 machines and their riders from Barga.
Claudio Bonuccelli, Sergio Firing, Cesare Lunardi, Marco Gonnela and Loreno Pacioni
VESPA 98 – 1946
In April 1946, this amazing new, functional and innovative mode of transport was presented to the general public for the first time in a Golf Club in Rome.
Vespa was an immediate success and gained extensive media interest as well as public curiosity, surprise and even skepticism.
The first sales of Vespa were managed through a small dealer network and the price of the standard model was 55,000 lire, while the deluxe version was sold for 66,000 lire.
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