VESPA TROPHY 1st EDITION - 2010
The first edition of the Vespa Trophy, the newborn touring competition combined with the Vespa World Days, which involved a large number of Piaggio dealers throughout Europe, came to a successful conclusion. As many as 1027 European Piaggio Dealers took part in the initiative and in honour of Vespa turned into as many Check Points to allow all Vespisti to accumulate the highest number of stamps and win the Vespa Trophy 2010.
The competition saw clubs from all over Europe competing for the coveted trophy: along the road to Fátima there were more than 50 groups of Vespisti looking for dealers to get their travel books stamped.
Victory went to the guys from ‘Vespan e Salam’, from San Damiano d’Asti (AT), who in three travelled over 2000 km and crossed 4 countries.
They were followed by a fierce loner from Vespa Club Ticino and the inseparable duo from Vespa Club Vercelli.
There were many stories to tell, even if they were not in the competition: that of a German girl with over 3300 kilometres covered alone on her Vespa, as well as the thousands of adventures of the swarm of enthusiasts who testified in the most original ways (receipts, self-shots and even gadgets and souvenirs) to the journey completed between sunny roads, solved breakdowns and fortuitous encounters.
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 magical two-wheelers. Each stamp is a destination, an adventure to be told and shared.
The greatest satisfaction for the organisers, however, was the general applause that greeted the initiative: “finally, a trophy that rewards those who really live rallies on their Vespa” and “a fun competition, which accompanied the many kilometres travelled and made us even more proud of our achievement”, were some of the comments left at the desk.
Number of participating Vespa Clubs: 24 from 10 countries
Good bye parties: 2
Total check points: 1028 in 12 countries