What event, opportunity, circumstance or event caused you to jump in to the world of scootering?
I saw my first Vespa at a car show in the Panama Canal Zone sometime in the '66-'69 period. I believe it was light blue if I remember correctly; no idea of the model. I was hooked after that. I had owned mini-bikes, mopeds and motorcycles in the intervening years, but never owned a Vespa until my mid-fifties.
That one exposure at the car show is what did it. I had wanted a Vespa ever since.
The actual event that caused me to get into scootering was the death of my father. He had left me a little bit of money and I was able to afford one and actually made my purchase as a tribute to him. He was never into scooters or PTW's, but he wanted me to be happy. I thought that was a good enough reason.