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17.2.12

Vespa Club Miyagi

 Toshinori Sugai's 1951 Vespa 125 V31

Toshinori Sugai's 1951 Vespa 125 V31
Kattu's 1951 Vespa 125 V31
Angie's 1954 Vespa 150 VL1
Tos's 1956 Vespa 150 VL3
Tos's 1956 Vespa 150 VL3
Naoya Aizawa's 1958 Vespa 150 VB1
Naoya Aizawa's 1958 Vespa 150 VB1
Naoya Aizawa's 1958 Vespa 150 VB1
Naoya Aizawa's 1958 Vespa 150 VB1

My 'taste' in vespas always seems to go through different stages & I've owned a few models over the past 11 years which you can see here on my current vespa wishlist is a late '50s VB1T & a '70s ET3 Primavera....

Anyway my taste currently, has moved onto the 1950s Vespa models with their exaggerated 'bubble' panels; these models really are the archetypal classic vespas in my opinion. Quite a few members from Japan's Vespa Club Miyagi ride classic 1950s vespas as you can see from the pictures above. You have to hand it to the Japanese; they do hobbies to their best of their abilities as with most things to which they apply themselves & often go to great lengths & expense to source the desired vespa model along with authentic parts & accessories. Vespa Club Miyagi is a good example of this & you can see what I'm talking about on the club's members page here from where I borrowed the above images. As well as 1950s Vespas, you can see some lovely classic examples from later decades too & also some great videos of club members riding their cherished vespas. When you have a spare half hour check out the club's website.


Fans of older vespas may also like this previous post about the Vespa 98

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