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8.10.11

Vespa Sei Giorni

Vespa Sei Giorni by bredlo
Vespa Sei Giorni, a photo by bredlo on Flickr.

LOve this old Sei Giorni shot. Image & text below re-blogged from Bredlo's Flickr photostream....
Vespa "pilots" Bruno Romano (l) and Alberto Vivaldi (r) with "Sei Giorni" (6 day) race model. Note the fantastic periscope fender light.

This photo of the 125cc racer was likely taken in 1951 during the "International Six Days Trial" race between Varese and San Rémo.

During that race, Piaggio took home 9 awards, after which 9 of its 10 Vespas successfully finished the race. Though the company was an established giant (they'd built fighter planes during WWII and Piaggio's roots stretch back to 1884) the Vespa itself was only about 6 years old. By 1956, they'd built a million of them.

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