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Original VCoM bar badge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond on Tuesday. 1 Reply

An original and very rare VCoM bar badge from c. 1959. Simple but very beautifully done with etched vertical background lines. This badge was owned by Jim Corrigan, an original member and former Club…Continue

Famous Insurance deal - no more

Started Nov 24 0 Replies

Hi MembersOur club arrangement with Famous Insurance has now unfortunately ended. I have just received this message from them today.They will honour current policies, but there won't be any renewal…Continue

Annual General Meeting 2020

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Nov 7. 1 Reply

Hello MembersLast night the Club held a successful Annual General Meeting, for the first time via online conferencing. Including proxies, all up 105 members were represented, and a new Committee…Continue

 

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Committee Meeting 7 PM Monday 7 December at ZOHO Online

December 7, 2020 from 7pm to 8pm
Committee Members: Please join us for an online conference Committee Meeting at7 PMMonday 07 December 2020Over dinner and a glassThe Agenda will be emailed to you shortly. If you have any reports for the agenda, please email The Secretary now, and it will be included in the agenda. This is the first meeting of the new Committee. We’ll be using the ZOHO platform. You’ll get other auto reminders and invitations to join prior to the meeting.Hope to see you all then. Julie…See More
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Julie Pond replied to Vespa Club of Melbourne's discussion Original VCoM bar badge
"It is such a treasure, it was lovely of Joan to donate this to the Club. I had a lovely catch up with her and she was telling me some more of the adventures they used to get up to back in the early 60's.  The one story that impressed me…"
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Vespa Club of Melbourne posted a discussion

Original VCoM bar badge

An original and very rare VCoM bar badge from c. 1959. Simple but very beautifully done with etched vertical background lines. This badge was owned by Jim Corrigan, an original member and former Club Captain. Jim passed away early this year and the badge has been donated to the club by his widow Joan.We'll be reproducing these in the near future, now that we've also found an Australian foundry who'll make them. …See More
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Annual Xmas Party 13 December 2020 -NEW VENUE at Victoria Park Oval

December 13, 2020 from 10am to 2pm
Get your TICKET only on this link: http://tix.yt/vcomThis is a ticket-only event. Bring your ticket with you to receive your food token.NEW VENUE'Old Turnstiles'VICTORIA PARK OVALOld Collingwood Football GroundCnr Lulie & Turner StsABBOTSFORDThis has been quite a non eventful riding year but things are looking bright and yes the Club…See More
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James Avery commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'Let's go! Meredith Steiglitz Anakie - Brisbane Ranges - Sun 29 Nov'
"Sorry Greg, I’ve had to pull out of the ride as I now have to work tomorrow.  ☹️"
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Let's go! Meredith Steiglitz Anakie - Brisbane Ranges - Sun 29 Nov at Brisbane Ranges

November 29, 2020 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
We did this ride exactly 12 months ago. What a year it has been.The Brisbane Ranges.Done this one before? Do it again. New to the Club? This is a great first ride and suitable for all bikes. Some excellent Springtime roads and riding - it's time for some good stretches and to get those scooters purring. Calling you all out to ride!Melb departure Point leaving 9.30 am. Caltex Service Station, Cnr Little Boundary and Pipe Roads, Laverton North VIC 3026. This is our new western meet spot - a 24…See More
Nov 27

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Tufan commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'Let's go! Meredith Steiglitz Anakie - Brisbane Ranges - Sun 29 Nov'
"Ride safe Greg..."
Nov 27

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Committee Meeting 7 PM Tuesday 07 December at ZOHO Online

December 7, 2020 from 7pm to 8pm
Committee Members: Please join us for an online conference Committee Meeting at7 PMMonday 07 December 2020Over dinner and a glassThe Agenda will be emailed to you shortly. If you have any reports for the agenda, please email The Secretary now, and it will be included in the agenda. This is the first meeting of the new Committee. We’ll be using the ZOHO platform. You’ll get other auto reminders and invitations to join prior to the meeting.Hope to see you all then. Julie…See More
Nov 26

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Vespa Club of Melbourne commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'Let's go! Meredith Steiglitz Anakie - Brisbane Ranges - Sun 29 Nov'
"Doing a recce ride tomorrow to make sure everything is as I remember it... all those lockdown months ago."
Nov 26
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Let's go! Meredith Steiglitz Anakie - Brisbane Ranges - Sun 29 Nov at Brisbane Ranges

November 29, 2020 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
We did this ride exactly 12 months ago. What a year it has been.The Brisbane Ranges.Done this one before? Do it again. New to the Club? This is a great first ride and suitable for all bikes. Some excellent Springtime roads and riding - it's time for some good stretches and to get those scooters purring. Calling you all out to ride!Melb departure Point leaving 9.30 am. Caltex Service Station, Cnr Little Boundary and Pipe Roads, Laverton North VIC 3026. This is our new western meet spot - a 24…See More
Nov 25

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Tufan commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'Let's go! Meredith Steiglitz Anakie - Brisbane Ranges - Sun 29 Nov'
"Sounds good Enzo, meet at the Edge 9.20, depart 9.45"
Nov 25

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Enzo Bruscella commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'Let's go! Meredith Steiglitz Anakie - Brisbane Ranges - Sun 29 Nov'
"Hi Tufan ...I suggest the Geelong riders meet at the waterfront Geelong at 9.30am wiht a planned departure at 9.45am. Hope to see you there :)"
Nov 25
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Let's go! Meredith Steiglitz Anakie - Brisbane Ranges - Sun 29 Nov at Brisbane Ranges

November 29, 2020 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
We did this ride exactly 12 months ago. What a year it has been.The Brisbane Ranges.Done this one before? Do it again. New to the Club? This is a great first ride and suitable for all bikes. Some excellent Springtime roads and riding - it's time for some good stretches and to get those scooters purring. Calling you all out to ride!Melb departure Point leaving 9.30 am. Caltex Service Station, Cnr Little Boundary and Pipe Roads, Laverton North VIC 3026. This is our new western meet spot - a 24…See More
Nov 25

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Tufan commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'Let's go! Meredith Steiglitz Anakie - Brisbane Ranges - Sun 29 Nov'
"Geelong Riders - if people are thinking about this - we'd leave around 9.45 - to be confirmed - names down so we can confirm. If you haven't down this before, it's a nice ride, we'd look at coming back through Maude, stop at the…"
Nov 25

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At 13:06 on November 23, 2020,
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Paul Woodhouse
said…
Thank you for adding me to the club. I look forward to riding with you all.
At 5:27 on December 10, 2018,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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Bob
said…
All ok now!
 
 
 

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