Management Committee 2021

   

We are here to ride and enjoy ourselves  

President Julie Pond

 

  • Rides: 2009 GTS 300, 2001 PX200, VNB2T 1961
  • Born: A town named Nhill - aboriginal Wergaia word meaning "early morning mist rising over water” exactly half way between Melbourne and Adelaide.
  • Likes: Travelling, Reading, Live Music, Laughter
  • “Sing like no one is listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody is watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” - Mark Twain

Vice President Lisa Laidlaw

 

  • Rides: 1997 PX200e, 2006 GTS 250ie
  • Born: Lilydale, Victoria
  • Likes: Fun, Adventure, Exploring, Skiing, Shooting, Dancing, Nature, Art
  • "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain

Treasurer: Tony Vescio

 

  • Rides: A beautiful black 2020 GTS Supertech named 'Lucia'.
  • Born: Melbourne, Australia. A proud first generation Italian Australian.
  • Likes: Being around positive passionate people enjoying life’s journey and having fun. I enjoy being with family, friends and helping out where I can. I love the Vespa culture and history and all that goes with it.
  • 'You are what you do and don’t do – you get what you give – enjoy the journey'   

Secretary Greg Pond

 

  • Rides: GTS 300, PX200, 1973 Sprint, 1967 Sprint, VB1T 1958
  • Born: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Likes: Travel has always been an obsession, and to combine it with Vespa is the magic I search for.
  • “Don’t follow leaders. Watch the parkin’ meters!" – Bob Dylan

General Member James Avery

 

  • Rides: 2015 GTS 300 Super Sport
  • Born: Shrewsbury, England
  • Likes: Scuba Diving, Whiskey, Bling!
  • "My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light!" - Edna St. Vincent Millay

General Member Clinton Ford

 

  • Rides: 58 VNA, 59 VBA, 73 VBC, 84 50 Special, 86 PX200E, 96 PX Electric
  • Born: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Likes: Building & Engineering stuff: Vespas, Porsches, arcade machines, pinball art, skate boards, travel & adventure
  • "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." – George Bernard Shaw

General Member Peter Zetzmann

 

  • Rides: 2015 GTS 300 ABS
  • Born: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Likes: Zimm's Videos, Music, Woodworking 
  • "True love is timeless." - Anonymous

General Member Phillip Lees


 

  • Rides: 1994 PX200e, 2004 GT200 
  • Born: Oldham, Lancashire 
  • Likes: History - economic and social. Architecture - ancient and modern. Music - esp 1960’s and 1970’s and making mixtapes. Bandrooms and beer. Finding and restoring stuff like Sunbeam Toastermatics. Riding my Vespas daily and going on trips. 
  • "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make’. - Lennon & McCartney.

General Member Ross Amphlett

  • Rides: 2014 250 GTS, 2017 150 Sprint.
  • Born: Melbourne born and bred
  • Likes: Music, namely the piano, Classic Porsches, Vespas, model cars, travel, good food and gin, honest down to earth people.
  • "None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself as an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else."

    - Nanea Hoffmann  

     

     

     

     

Classic Rider Organiser David Atkinson

 

  • Rides: 1964 Super 150, 1980 P200E
  • Born: "Either Melbourne or the Piaggio factory. I'm not sure."
  • Likes: Animation, architecture and photography. There is also a rumour going around, totally unsupported by evidence, that I like bridges.
  • "Take a coat dear, it will get cold later." - My mum

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Geelong District Tufan Chakir

 

  • Rides: 2011 GTV 300ie
  • Born: Within the sound of Bow Bells
  • Likes: Moet, Watercolours, Sketching
  • "When I’m an old man I want to regret the things I did, not the things I didn’t do.” - Michael Caine


Bendigo District Marcellinus Blanks

 

  • Rides: 1951 Douglas Vespa Rod Model, 1954 Douglas Vespa Model G 1964 Vespa 50n, Vespa Ciao, Vespa Super,  PX 150, PX 200 and some others...
  • Born: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Likes: Collecting nerdy stuff including Vespa.
  • "With great power comes a great electricity bill!”

Gippsland District James Lang

  • Rides: 2009 GTS 300, 1973 Super 250
  • Born: Traralgon, Victoria
  • Likes: Old cars and motorcycles, vintage caravans, anything with an engine and wheels, and making useful things out of other people’s junk.
  • “If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” – Dr. Seuss


      

 

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