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Best Caption Competition—Free Breakfast Prize

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ants Elliott Mar 9, 2019. 11 Replies

Can't resist this…Greg striking an heroic pose at the last Vespa Breakfast. I'm looking for a best caption for this image.PRIZE: A free breakfast (of moderate scale please) at Dr Morse to the winner,…Continue

Don't Touch My Vespa

Started Oct 4, 2018 0 Replies

An Interesting article in the Guardian today'Nothing symbolises Italian urban chic quite like the Vespa. But in the city that gave birth to them, the diehards suddenly have a fight on their hands'…Continue

GOOGLE MAPS — SPOT the Vintage Vespa Activity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg_ Jun 10, 2019. 8 Replies

The first instalment in the GOOGLE WORLD WIDE SPOT-THE-VINTAGE-VESPA on Google Maps Activity For The Tragically Vespa-ed.  (or GWWSTVVoGMAFTTV )(or VoG for short)Inspired by randomly finding a nice…Continue

Engineering and machining

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ants Elliott Aug 31, 2017. 6 Replies

I'm posting this recommendation following a question from David Atkinson.—But for all you customisers and hard-to-find parts folk, this machine shop is a great resource.I can recommend them for small…Continue


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Ants Elliott replied to Vespa Club of Melbourne's discussion We're rolling out the cogs
"Super badges! Been waiting for ones like this! Am I really going to drill holes in my PX? Aaarrrrhhh!…probably."
Aug 1

Ants Elliott is attending Vespa Club of Melbourne's event

Abiding by Covid 19 Regulations Monthly Melbourne Breakfast - Dr Morse, Abbotsford. Sun 14 June at Dr Morse - Victoria Park Station

June 14, 2020 from 8:30am to 10:30am
 We're meeting at Dr Morse Cafe, 274 Johnston St, which is also the entrance to Victoria Park Station. We park behind the pillars just under the yellow railway bridge. Plenty of space there, the food is excellent and there'll be an industrial grunge atmosphere. Come along!New members are always very very welcome.…See More
Jun 7

Ants Elliott replied to mark sydenham's discussion Maxxis GTS Tyres
"In relation to this is the important aspect of tyre pressure. The scalloping you describe can often be the product of incorrect (for that tyre design) air pressure. Some tyres are very sensitive while others are more tolerant to pressure…"
May 23

Ants Elliott is attending Gail Veal's event

VCOM Onesie Challenge! at ONLINE ONLY

March 29, 2020 at 8am to April 13, 2020 at 6pm
Bored? Cleaned everything in the house twice including the cat? Try our VCOM Onesie Challenge!Open to all financial members, this challenge requires you to take a photo of yourself on your Vespa in a Onesie - no old photos please, all new stuff!You could win a Corazzo tool roll worth $40. Perfect for carrying all the tools you need for your Vespa in a very neat carry roll.  Committee members can enter, but sorry folks we can't win the prize. Comp closes Easter Monday so shake your tailfeather…See More
Apr 9

Ants Elliott commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'Monthly Melbourne Breakfast SUN 08 Mar - Dr Morse!'
"Sadly won't be attending this week's Breakfast. It's Italian Tomato bottling time! … so I'll be home .... putting this year's supply of tomatoes into bottles...Buon Appetito!"
Mar 5

Ants Elliott posted a status
"We had a great day on the Dock-of-the-Bay yesterday. Great photos Lisa! Superb work Greg keeping the cats herded. See you at Breakfast soon."
Jan 28

Ants Elliott is attending Vespa Club of Melbourne's event

Australia Day (Ridin' On) The Dock of The Bay - Mon 27 Jan at Pt Melb - Williamstown

January 27, 2020 from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Ride to Melbourne's docklands history, always changing and new places to find. It's a city ride - a 2 hour meander from Pt Melbourne via Docklands, Appleton Dock. Coode Is, and Williamstown where we can have a late lunch of fish n chips.This ridewas cancelled last year due to a 'fun run', but on the Australia Day public holiday the coast is clear!Importantly, this ride is suitable for all Vespa and all rider experience. If this is your first time riding with us then it's a great way to start…See More
Jan 26

Ants Elliott is attending Vespa Club of Melbourne's event

Melbourne Breakfast Sun 12 Jan - Self Preservation (Pellegrinis Cnr) Bourke St, City at Bourke St - Pellegrinis Cnr

January 12, 2020 from 8:30am to 10:30am
The second Sunday of every month is Melbourne's regular get together for a delicious breakfast and Vespa conversation from 8.30 - 10.30. This is an opportunity for regulars to catch up and also allows any new interested Vespa riders to join in. Everyone is genuinely made welcome.SELF PRESERVATION (PELLEGRINIS CNR)"Top of Bourke St" …See More
Jan 2

Ants Elliott replied to Louis's discussion where to get a RWC
"My always-go-to guys are  PMP Motors, 388 St Georges Road, Thornbury (inner city to me...). Italian brothers run a small but respected family car repair shop. They are Scooter friendly and know their bikes and scooters…"
Dec 5, 2019

Ants Elliott is attending Vespa Club of Melbourne's event

Vespa Day Around the Bay 2019 - Sun 15 Dec at Round Port Phillip Bay

December 15, 2019 from 7am to 5pm
Are you ready to ride?A ride for everyone. A core group rides around the bay on a tight schedule involving as many riders as possible. The target is 100 + rider participation. You can ride one, two legs, or right the way round. It's all about your choice. Be at one the meeting points with a full tank and geared up and ready to ride. It's open to all scooters, but we…See More
Nov 17, 2019

Ants Elliott is attending David Atkinson's event

MELBOURNE CLASSIC RIDE - Blue Smoke Over Nutfield, Sunday 17 November 2019 at Park Street Cafe

November 17, 2019 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
What VCM's annual two-stroke blue-smoke ride is on again. This is a special ride to celebrate older classic geared scooters. All marques are welcome - Lambretta, Heinkel, Maicoletta, Puch, Rabbit and of course Vespa including the entire PX Vespa range - the older your scooter, the better. Pillions are welcome too. This ride is badged as a Vespa Day event and so we are using the Vespa World Club cog patch to acknowledge our club’s connection to a larger sister and brotherhood of Vespa owners…See More
Nov 8, 2019

Ants Elliott commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'Festival of Italian Motorcycles SUN 10 NOV - New Location Preston'
"Unbeleeeevabable! The only Sunday I have to work (this year)  —and the FOIM is on right on my doorstep in Preston. Have a great time everyone—I'm going to be thinking of you!"
Nov 8, 2019

Ants Elliott is attending Julie Pond's event

Monthly Melbourne Breakfast - St Charley Cafe, Lygon St. Sun 13 Oct at Carlton

October 13, 2019 from 8:30am to 10:30am
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 Melbourne, and Carlton Clocktower driveway)Excellent food and coffee, outdoor heaters, adjacent footpath parking for…See More
Oct 11, 2019

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Christmas Punch...bah HUMBUG!

Posted on December 3, 2015 at 15:38 2 Comments


Just in time for the Christmas Party!

Like that huge pimple you get just before that big date...The PX jumped off the centre stand while it was idling and punched itself in the nose. Guess its a new mudguard for Christmas...or a trip to Joe's.

Honest, I was just cleaning it and it went off.…


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At 20:18 on November 12, 2013,
Julie Pond

Hi Anthony

Welcome to the site.  Come along and join in the fun.

Cheers Julie


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