VESPA TROPHY 7th EDITION - 2017
The 2017 Vespa Trophy, a touring trophy combined with the “Vespa World Days”, the world meeting for clubs of the famous Piaggio brand, has come to an end, with clubs from all over Europe competing for the coveted trophy: along the road to Celle there were more than 20 groups of Vespa riders looking for dealers to get their travel book, the travel card, stamped.
Each stamp is a destination, an adventure to be told and shared.
Victory went to the fierce Vespa Club Ticino team, which routed the competition by covering over 2000 km.
They were followed in second place by the youngsters from Vespa Club Trento, and in third place the team from Aosta, who made their debut by climbing onto the podium at their first participation in the Vespa Trophy.
Special prizes, a TomTom VIO, a new Piaggio accessory dedicated to the scooter world, were won by three different participants: one went to Germany, to the president of the Vespa Club Gelsenkirchen; another went to Spain to a Vespa rider from Pamplona who celebrated the 220,000 km of his beloved Vespa with the Vespa Trophy. The third, the pink one by the way, was won by one of the Trophy women, Margherita, navigator of the Vespa Club Bolzano.
Regardless of the competition for the Trophy, those who live the Vespa on the road have their own way of travelling, which makes everyone friends by riding these magic two-wheelers.
There are many stories to be told, even if they are not in the competition: the guy who asked for his partner’s hand during the gala dinner, the couple who experienced the event while expecting, and the tales of lonely Vespa riders, for whom only the road knows how to keep them company. This was the case of Geatano Ottavi, pioneer of the Vespa Club Saint Vincent, to whom the Vespa World Club Commissioner for Tourism activities presented a plaque dedicated to “Lone Travel”.
The greatest satisfaction for the organisers, however, remains the general applause with which the initiative was greeted: “a fun competition, which accompanied the many kilometres travelled and made us even more proud of our feat” were some of the comments left at the desk.
Number of Vespa Clubs registered: 21