Once you’ve been introduced to the world of Vespa, whether it’s through an Italian adventure or a friend who took you for a ride, there’s really no going back.
In fact, the idea of owning one of the world’s most iconic scooters will play on your mind until you make a decisive choice: To own one, or not to own one.
Now that is the question.
(We say own one – Cape Town’s traffic is only getting worse, and there’s nothing like a light breeze while driving in this summer heat.)
For research purposes, there’s the Vespa store in Green Point – but you also might want to take a look at the Cape Town Vespa Club.
Founded in 1957 – just nine years after the scooter was first manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. in Italy – it’s considered one of the oldest motorcycle clubs in South Africa:
Vespas were very popular in South Africa in the 50’s and sixties, with rallies taking place all over South Africa. Clubs were established in different cities and a Vespa was the item to own. This unfortunately seemed to fade away in the late 70’s with the competition growing bigger and lifestyles moving faster. The Clubs all seemed to disappear until now.
Thankfully, the Cape Town Vespa Club continues to grow, and now boasts close to 500 members.
Providing an environment for people with an interest in Vespa scooters, the Federation Internationale Vespa-affiliated club plays an active role in upholding the tradition of Vespa scootering.
You can find out all the details here.
Then there’s the Vesparados, but let’s not get into that right now.
Once the decision to own one has been made (we told you it was a good idea), you can hook yourself up with a Vespa from the official store on 22 Somerset Road, Cape Quarter (021 425 7944).
Here’s a look at what they have on offer:
Found your sexy model of choice? Rad – email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask Seth if he can hook you up with a deal.
Spoiler alert – he can and he will.
And now you’re part of the club.
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