Taken by SIP partner, Ralf Jodl at this year's SIP Open Day earlier in May, see full album here
Ralf's report below...
"It almost seems like the guys from SIP have a direct line to the responsible weather gods. Even one day before the scheduled annual SIP Open Day 2015, various weather Apps pretty much agreed on a chance of rain of 40 – 60%.
However, SIP Scootershop decided to take their chance and went ahead with their event. This courage paid off with lots of visitors showing up. An estimated 400 scooterists enjoyed the funky sounds spinning on DJ Leo’s (Atomic Café, Munich) turntables, the delicacies from Sigi Kuhn’s barbeque, draft beer, the crisp stone oven pizza courtesy of Salvatore, the freshly ground Espresso by Bohne 37 and … a beautiful spring sun which every now and then fought its way through the clouds, smiling alike over visitors, sceptics and fair weather pilots.
And they came from all around Europe, France, Italy, Sweden, Austria. However, our hats go off to two members from the Vespa Club Moscow. Obviously, watching pictures and reports online was not enough for them, so they took a plane and visited SIP in person. Картошка Konstantin and Mikhail!
Special thanks also go to the two trade magazines “Wespe” and “Motoretta” who were present with an info stand and free of charge sample magazines. Many thanks Guido from BELL too for your awesome retro helmet collection.
Frank Henkel from Munich lent a special Vintage air to the event with his incredible collector’s models, amongst them a rare Vespa V1 from 1948, a Hoffmann Königin as well as other treasures that found their admirers.
The high and dry event peaked in the traditional Vespa parade through the historical old town of Landsberg. After a sparkling farewell Spritz sponsored by local Italian cuisiniers" Trattoria Italiana" right next to the local landmark Bavarian tower, the participants spread homewards into all geographic directions.
We wish all customers and Scooterists an accident-free and eventful two wheel season 2015!"