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Vespa Sherman Oaks was named one of the "54 Best Shops in L.A." in the December issue of Los Angeles Magazine. Can you imagine how many shops there are in the Los Angeles area? I feel sorry when I read about Vespa shops closing and how their old customers feel stranded. My Vespa dealer is a going concern.
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Congrats!

You can tell it's a passion with SDG and not just a job.

May be all be so lucky with our chosen professions.
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A heartening story. Congratulations SDG
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As if there was even a question... Nerd emoticon
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Indeed
Its a passion you don't see too often.
Congratulations.
Deserved.....
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Very cool.
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Good job VSO!
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That's impressive. They are obviously doing the right things and treating their customers right. Well done!
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Well deserved! Piaggio couldn't ask for better representation of their product. Congratulations to David and all the VSO team.

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"Takin' care of business" - well done.
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Congratulations! Your contributions to the MV community show what a great benefit you and your shop must be the community there.

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!
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Wait what? We have no idea about this which if true makes it even that more special. Gonna grab a copy of that on the way to work.

Holy cow!



Best,
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Impressive. Congratulations to you and the crew.
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Congrats!
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Bam!
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Very KOOL!
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Congratulations!
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I think as kind as the OP was to post this our actual presence in this magazine is they placed the 946 in the gift guide with our name and number.

Happy they gave the 946 and VSO a shout out.

Best,
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It's only because I rang them up and berrated them until they put VSO on the list.

Really deserved.

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Congratulations!

So, this is one of those "First I heard I was traded was when they announced it on SportsCenter" type situations, huh?

Modern Vespa (via Vespizzare) with the scoop! Well, we always knew it should be the first stop for any scooter-related info...

Mark
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Great
Wow... congrats. Well deserved.
A great shop and a great community that warmly invited us in only because of our love of the bikes and nothing more. THis made my day.
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CubsKing99 wrote:
Congratulations!
Modern Vespa (via Vespizzare) with the scoop! Well, we always knew it should be the first stop for any scooter-related info...

Mark
I'm always telling David and Linda that I'm VSO's most tuned-in client. Maybe now they'll believe me. I think I'm one of their very first customers too.

BTW it's page 48.
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When the owner himself (David) checks the oil, and then takes it for a test ride before it is ready for the customer, you know that man cares for his business and his customers. Well done.
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All I know is that SDG helped me out with a couple of things concerning our BV250 when there was absolutely nothing in it for him personally. He's a class act in my book.
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Well desrved. David, you are an inspiration to us. Congrats!
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Route 66 Lawdog wrote:
All I know is that SDG helped me out with a couple of things concerning our BV250 when there was absolutely nothing in it for him personally.
That seems to be David's modus operandi. Take care of people right and let the chips fall where they may.....
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Way to go David! Well deserved for sure!
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2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 2004 Vespa ET4, 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan, 2001 Kawasaki W650, 2023 Honda Trail 125.
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Congratulations on your recognition in the LA magazine. I've followed some of your posts and insights on Piaggio and Vespa along with reflections of your business and I would say the recognition is well deserved!
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Chief David here another feather for your cap.

Congratulations to all at VSO.
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I think if there was a nationwide vote, they would be the best in the country!
Congratulations!
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Cool to be able to make a living\business out of something you love.
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Good job, homeslice.
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

It is very cool to see you receive this acknowledgement. There are thousands of shops in LA. Nice to see a Vespa shop in the Top 54 and I think you have earned it.

Great Job, SDG and Crew.
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Congrats!!!

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Not surprising to me. I have followed his posts on MV and have always enjoyed them. Your online presence is a reflection of how you really are.
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