The thirteenth edition of Vespa World Days has come to a close in Zanka, Hungary, where on the shores of Balaton Lake, it was three days of friendship, adventure and love for one of the most famous scooter brands in the world, a true symbol of Italy.
More than 3,500 Vespa paraded through the streets of Zanka in every version and from every era, in attendance thanks to the 5,000 “Vespisti” who came from 40 different nations to represent as many National Vespa Clubs, obviously from all over Europe, but also from Hong Kong, Canada, Israel, Japan, The Philippines, Australia and Indonesia.
In 2020, there will be two Vespa World Days events – in Guimarães, Portugal, from July 2-5, and in Bali, Indonesia, from July 23-25.
The Vespa World Days are held every year under the auspices of the Vespa World Club, established in 2006, successor to what was once Vespa Club d’Europe and later the Fédération Internationale des Vespa Clubs.
Today Vespa World Days represents the celebration of the legendary Vespa, the unique scooter capable of transcending its function as an easy to ride and elegant vehicle, ideal for any daily commute, to become an internationally recognised brand.
Built entirely in steel from the beginning, all Vespa models – from the legendary first 1946 98cc, up to the current Vespa Primavera and Vespa GTS – have weathered the test of time, with millions still on the road all over the world, inspiring the phenomenon of Vespa Clubs and various associations. Restored, cared for and pampered, millions of Vespas have become beloved objects today, often passed down from father to son.
In almost seventy years of life, more than 18 million Vespas have been sold on the five continents, and the brand has also established itself as a cultural phenomenon, uniting generations from countries and continents far from one another in a common passion.
There are now no less than 49 National Vespa Clubs associated with the Vespa World Club, which bring together thousands of members in every nation.