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COVID SPECIAL MEMBER SNOOD SALE!

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Member Covid Lockdown Special - Our Club 'Snood' now $6 posted to you. Limited stock! Go to our Member Merch page now…Continue

Latest Covid-19 statement from the Committee - Organized Rides of 10

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vespa Club of Melbourne Jun 23. 2 Replies

"The advice from DHHS to the Club is that organized rides of 10 people can now occur and be regarded as ‘recreation’, provided that social distancing rules are observed, and the club maintains a list…Continue

COVID-19 update - Dear Members

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 Dear Member I hope you are well and following the advice of Government and Health Authorities during this extraordinary emergency. Please look after yourself and your family.The advice is to stay at…Continue

 

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Vespa Club of Melbourne posted a discussion

COVID SPECIAL MEMBER SNOOD SALE!

Member Covid Lockdown Special - Our Club 'Snood' now $6 posted to you. Limited stock! Go to our Member Merch page now…See More
Tuesday

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Julie Pond commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'CANCELLED Monthly Melbourne Breakfast - St Charley Cafe, Lygon St. Sun 12 July'
"Sorry everyone, but this breakfast meet is now CANCELLED due to the new restrictions and lock down for many members.  We really hope this lifts for the August breakfast, so keep a watch on the website. Please heed the restrictions and stay home…"
Jul 3

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Julie Pond replied to Vespa Club of Melbourne's discussion New lockdowns - we need some new rides and leaders to take us forward.
"Apologies if there is no event up this weekend.  Although we are trying to keep the club active, there are many factors not allowing this to happen, so hope you all keep warm, keep safe and keep checking the website for updates. Kind regards to…"
Jul 3
Vespa Club of Melbourne posted a discussion
Jun 30

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Julie Pond commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event '(Pending Latest Covid 19 Regs) Monthly Melbourne Breakfast - St Charley Cafe, Lygon St. Sun 12 July'
"July breakfast looks like it may be limited to 10, so not much of a breakfast meet.  Keep posted for further updates."
Jun 26

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Julie Pond is attending Vespa Club of Melbourne's event
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(Pending Latest Covid 19 Regs) Monthly Melbourne Breakfast - St Charley Cafe, Lygon St. Sun 12 July at Carlton

July 12, 2020 from 8:30am to 10:30am
Sorry this can't happen given the current Covid restrictions. There will be a ride up though. Watch this date!This is our monthly breakfast meet for regulars to catch up and new members are welcome.St Charley Cafe, 308 Lygon St.(MAP)(Old DiMattina's)(Block between Faraday and Grattan. Look for Bank of…See More
Jun 26

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Andrea Johnston might attend Vespa Club of Melbourne's event
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(Pending Latest Covid 19 Regs) Monthly Melbourne Breakfast - St Charley Cafe, Lygon St. Sun 12 July at Carlton

July 12, 2020 from 8:30am to 10:30am
Sorry this can't happen given the current Covid restrictions. There will be a ride up though. Watch this date!This is our monthly breakfast meet for regulars to catch up and new members are welcome.St Charley Cafe, 308 Lygon St.(MAP)(Old DiMattina's)(Block between Faraday and Grattan. Look for Bank of…See More
Jun 26

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Nancy might attend Vespa Club of Melbourne's event
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Revised Venue due to Covid 19 restrictions - Geelong Monthly Breakfast Sun 28 June at MacDonalds - cnr Ryrie and Yarra Streets

June 28, 2020 from 8:30am to 9:30am
The fourth Sunday of every month is Geelong's monthly breakfast8:30am to 10:30amMacca's in Ryrie Street for a stand up breakfast and Vespa conversation from 8.30 - 9.30. A ride after if there is enough interestPLEASE BE AWARE - that if you are from an identified suburb where the "stay at home" request has been made, do not attendAlso this will be limited to 10 people, consistent with the government directive.Please be conscious of these requirements.You must register here under this event to…See More
Jun 26
Tufan is attending Vespa Club of Melbourne's event
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Revised Venue due to Covid 19 restrictions - Geelong Monthly Breakfast Sun 28 June at MacDonalds - cnr Ryrie and Yarra Streets

June 28, 2020 from 8:30am to 9:30am
The fourth Sunday of every month is Geelong's monthly breakfast8:30am to 10:30amMacca's in Ryrie Street for a stand up breakfast and Vespa conversation from 8.30 - 9.30. A ride after if there is enough interestPLEASE BE AWARE - that if you are from an identified suburb where the "stay at home" request has been made, do not attendAlso this will be limited to 10 people, consistent with the government directive.Please be conscious of these requirements.You must register here under this event to…See More
Jun 26
Profile IconPeter Dolheguy, Sheryl Townsend, Tony Vescio and another member are attending Vespa Club of Melbourne's event
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Revised Venue due to Covid 19 restrictions - Geelong Monthly Breakfast Sun 28 June at MacDonalds - cnr Ryrie and Yarra Streets

June 28, 2020 from 8:30am to 9:30am
The fourth Sunday of every month is Geelong's monthly breakfast8:30am to 10:30amMacca's in Ryrie Street for a stand up breakfast and Vespa conversation from 8.30 - 9.30. A ride after if there is enough interestPLEASE BE AWARE - that if you are from an identified suburb where the "stay at home" request has been made, do not attendAlso this will be limited to 10 people, consistent with the government directive.Please be conscious of these requirements.You must register here under this event to…See More
Jun 24
Vespa Club of Melbourne replied to Vespa Club of Melbourne's discussion Latest Covid-19 statement from the Committee - Organized Rides of 10
"Bump. We are back to this policy folks. The Club will survive!"
Jun 23

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Julie Pond commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'Revised Venue due to Covid 19 restrictions - Geelong Monthly Breakfast Sun 28 June'
"Please note the changed venue and mark your attendance for our records in case of a break out.  Thank you."
Jun 23
Tufan commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'This event will be revised: Geelong Monthly Breakfast Sun 28 June'
"The Edge is not doing breakfasts We can't site inside anywhere And groups are limited to 10 So as an option Macca's in Ryrie Street - the car park is open - there area few cafes nearby so there may be an option for better coffee"
Jun 23

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Alan is attending Vespa Club of Melbourne's event
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Geelong Monthly Breakfast Sun 28 June at The Egde - Geelong Foreshore

June 28, 2020 from 8:30am to 10:30am
The fourth Sunday of every month is Geelong's monthly breakfast8:30am to 10:30amMacca's in Ryrie Street for a stand up breakfast and Vespa conversation from 8.30 - 9.30. A ride after if there is enough interestPLEASE BE AWARE - that if you are from an identified suburb where the "stay at home" request has been made, do not attendAlso this will be limited to 10 people, consistent with the government directive.Please be conscious of these requirements.You must register here under this event to…See More
Jun 23

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Julie Pond commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'Willi Rain Dodger Chip Run - Sun 21 June'
"No rain, great ride and lots of color."
Jun 21
Tufan might attend Vespa Club of Melbourne's event
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Willi Rain Dodger Chip Run - Sun 21 June at Canterbury Williamstown

June 21, 2020 from 10am to 3pm
So there's rain forecast but we bet it's all overnight and the sun will be out! So you can be out too! This is a city run and meander from Camberwell down to historic Williamstown for a take away lunch. And you know we know all the best photographic stops along the way. Bring your Kodak.We can bail along the way if the weather is really bad. But let's be confidant.Suitable for all rider experience and all Vespa. New members are really welcome for a first ride. In particular the old clunkers…See More
Jun 21

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At 5:27 on December 10, 2018,
MEMBER
Lisa L
said…

Thank you to everyone who participated in Around the Bay ride yesterday.

Well Done !

An awesome Swarm 

A special thank you to Julie, Greg, Ira, Stefan, Tufan, and all the cornermarkers.

Looking forward to 150 Vespa’s buzzing around the Bay next year .

At 21:17 on December 6, 2018,
MEMBER
Greg_
said…

Hi Andrew. Pre order should not be a problem at that time. We’ll be there from 7. We are pre ordering for the Geelong crew who will arrive 745. 

At 18:51 on December 6, 2018,
MEMBER
Andrew Willersdorf
said…

Hi Greg & Julie,

I can help as a corner marker from Yarraville to Chelsea - if that helps. We can confirm at Yarraville over coffee. mmmmm. Regards Andrew Yellow GTS 300 SS :-)

At 11:22 on November 9, 2011,
MEMBER
Greg_
said…

Hi there Paul --- glad to see you're still with us.

At 8:02 on November 9, 2011, Pancrazio said…

Hi everyone...l am still alive and riding..but busy with work obligations.  I have no idea if my comments about aerials and fox tails have been getting through...have sent them to the Vespa club but where in the club l have no idea..so l will try this site too.  This is the last word on flying saucers and Vespas:  I sent a www address with one of my comments that displayed a flying saucer powered by a Vespa scooter surrounded by people dressed as spacemen..and riding Vespas in space suits...in France in the 1950's.  Why the obsessions with flying saucers in the 1950'60's ?  Why did Vespa and Lambretta design an aerial with a flying saucer and/or a sputnik as a cap on top?  The final word:  I was right in my assumption about THE world being interested in space travel as a consequence of the Russians putting Sputnik up there...however, it goes further...it seems that the 1950's and 60's were times of great optimism..one looked forward..hence much of this idea was projected into the design of all sorts of objects..lamps, furniture, cars (the rise of the fin...looking forward and the idea of leaving a sense of speed behind...progress..space travel..the flying saucer became THE ICON of the 1950's and early 1960's...first written about in 1947 post a pilot in the USA claiming to see one...streamline was the word...smoothe shapes influenced design that depicted the streamline shapes of flying saucers 'spotted all over the USA' after 1947..a sort of mass hypnosis ...the phenomenon swept the world..and Vespa was not to be left behind..so they designed an aerial with a flying saucer and sputnik cap on the top...it was extremely popular...in the UK, France, Germany and the SE Asian Countries  like the Philippines..and also popular in India...most Vespa and Lambretta riders had at least two mounted near the front mudguard.  Thats it..thats the story behind the flying saucer aerial...a replica now on its way to my home from the UK...!!! 

 

Kind regards to all   Paul Pancrazio  Vroooooom  TOOOOOOOOOOOT  flutter flutter...now working on why fox tails were popular in the 1950's on scooter and car aerials  ?

At 22:00 on October 27, 2011, TonyB said…
that was quick I was only there yesterday!
At 21:59 on June 21, 2011, TonyB said…
yeh I kinda missed the old tinhead!!
At 19:26 on June 13, 2011,
MEMBER
Bob
said…
All ok now!
 
 
 

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