The History Of Motorscooters In Australia      
  We are putting together a publication about the history of the Vespa motorscooter in Australia. We welcome your stories, photos, memories or anything relating to your own personal experiences. Whether you owned one, sold one, fixed one or knew somebody that did, we'd love to hear from you. All items are welcomed and can be scanned/copied and promptly returned. Email    
               
  Vespa History 1946-2003  
 
  The Vespa (which means “wasp” in Italian) was the result of Enrico Piaggio’s determination to create a low cost product for the masses. Enrico studied every possible solution to get production in his plants going again. A motor scooter was produced, based on a small motorcycle made for parachutists. The prototype, known as the MP 5, was nicknamed “Paperino” (the Italian name for Donald Duck) because of its strange shape, but Enrico Piaggio did not like it, and he asked Corradino D’Ascanio to redesign it...    
               
  Lambretta Brochures  
 
  An international Lambretta SX150 Special brochure and a Genuine Lambretta Accessories brochure for GP 150 and 200...    
               
  1954 Vespa Calendar  
 
  Classic illustrations by F. Mosca...
   
               
  1956 Vespa Calendar
 
 
  Fashion, leisure and mobility theme to attract both sexes...
   
               
  People Magazine May 1956  
 
 
This advert could be written today...
Vespa-it's the modern way to go places... smoothly... powerfully in clean car-like comfort. Vibrationless steering... rattle proof welded "monoque" body... hydraulic shock absorbers on both wheels... totally enclosed fan cooled engine unit... direct drive to rear wheel are just some of the many outstanding features which enable Vespa to give you safe, super-comfort rides. On the roughest roads... in the heaviest traffic. Vespa with astonishing economy-140mpg. No parking problems either. Vespa parks in a wink-just take it inside with you... and remember YOU can pay for a Vespa with the fare you save.
3 Great Models to Choose from: 125cc De Luxe £225/10/0
150cc De Luxe £253 / 0/0 150cc G.S. Sports £285/10/0...
   
               
  Vespa Club of Melbourne - 1966  
 
  VCM members and scooters at ATV0, Melbourne for a popular music program...