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Vintage Red 2007 GTS, 2022 Mazda Miata soft-top (4-wheel MC)!
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I found the following introductory paragraph in an old 1961 VBB Vespa owners manual.
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The <<Piaggio>> welcoming your in the family of the Vespa owners, wishes to thank your for your preference, trusting thatt his scooter will be of your satisfaction. For its characteristics (comfort, low fuel consumption, noiseless running, neatness etc.) the Vespa can have a large field of use: for work purpose as well as tourist trips, both along large highways and narrow farm roads.
Long and hard rides will not worry you and, driving the Vespa, you will soon realize its excellent performance.
This booklet, in which the simple instructions for operation and maintenance can be found, will enable you to know better your own Vespa and use it in the most suitable way.
The english is a bit broken, of course, but even more amusing is how they describe the 2-stroke as "noiseless running"!

-Dan
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I Break Jets
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If you like that, check out engrish.com.

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'06 Vespa GTS 250 i.e., '77 Vespa P200
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that is the sweetest thing i've seen all week. THANKS!!!!

off to watch video of my family in the the 40s 50s 60s when they dressed properly.........
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Molto Verboso
2005 Vespa GT 200
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2005 Vespa GT 200
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Back in the late 1960s, I bought a cheap nylon pup tent from an Army surplus store. The instruction sheet (printed in Japan) title was "How to Achieve the Erection."
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2010 Dragon Red GTS 300 Super, 2018 Grigio Titanio Piaggio Liberty S 150
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FarSideMan wrote:
Back in the late 1960s, I bought a cheap nylon pup tent from an Army surplus store. The instruction sheet (printed in Japan) title was "How to Achieve the Erection."
Wow the Japanese were so advanced of us here in North America, they already had a version of Viagra in the 60's.
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'65 sprint, '75 primavera, '01 et4
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maybe that's where the phrase "pitching a tent" came from.
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