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Does anyone else here live in Mississippi? We haven't a single Vespa dealership in the state. I've only heard rumors of another Vespa here in the state capitol of Jackson.
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I was born in Mississippi. Hoping to make it back there one day. You'd think there would be at least 1 dealer in the whole state.
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Look for a blue Stella (like a Vespa PX150) being ridden around Jackson--it was stolen from the back of my pickup truck last month. My wife and I were going to ride from Jackson to Natchez on the Natchez Trace Parkway. I'm still going to do the ride, but I'll put my scoot in the hotel room next time.

The only nearby dealers I know of are in N.O. and Birmingham. Eileen at Bogarts in B'ham (eenie on this forum) is very nice and helpful.
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i've sold a few to people in mississippi, but unfortunately i'm not allowed to give out customer info. i think most of them we're around oxford or jackson.

what you might want to do and this is what i did when i got my first scoot 5+ years ago is start a message board like on yahoo instance. it took a little bit to meet people, but they'll find you eventually. try searching the yahoo scooter boards in surrounding states too, they're might some people in mississippi on some of the louisiana boards. both baton rouge and new orleans have a good scene.

we also ended up putting a little notice in our free weekly alternative newspaper too to spread the word. start hanging out at a coffee shop on the weekend on a regular basis too. if another joins you more will show up and they'll now when and where to find you too. there was only 3 of us in the begininning and only 2 of us had working scoots, now we're up to double digits. if you're ever in birmingham look us up:

www.birminghamscootersyndicate.com
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Mississippi?
Hello from Oxford!
My first and only other scoot was a Cruisaire in Natchez 'bout half a century ago.
I regained a little of my youth 3 weeks ago at the Little Rock BMW/Vespa dealer with a nice uesd GT200 and am really lovin it. Vespa Memphis closed sometime before the bug bit and now the closest dealers are all about 200 miles - LR, B'ham & Nashville. Thank goodness for the tech support available here.
Cheers,
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Look for a blue Stella (like a Vespa PX150) being ridden around Jackson--it was stolen from the back of my pickup truck last month.
I will, Henry, and I'll put up a notice in our local coffee shop as well (with my contact information). If it's here in Jackson, it will stick out like a sore thumb. I'll let you know if I hear anything Do you have a photo I could add to the notice?
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eenie816 wrote:
we also ended up putting a little notice in our free weekly alternative newspaper too to spread the word.
Thanks, Eenie, those are all good suggestions. I was pulled over by a Wackenhut security guard the other day (siren and horn) who just wanted to introduce himself and tell me about his own scooter (a Bajaj, I think). So probably other scooterists are around but just don't know how to get together. I'll use your suggestions and see if we can't get a good club going here in Jackson.
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I used to live in Petal, MS, does that count?
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My son lives in (aptly-named) Starkville. It' s out in the middle of nowhere but the people are nice! (Oh yeah MSU's there too! )
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Well, there's at least one other Vespa in Oxofrd, MS (Pop. c.a. 11,000 plus about the same number of Univerdsity students). I almost fell off in shock when we passed each other this afternoon. I've seen only one other scoot around town - non-Vespa - but not close enough to ID.
Its good to be less alone - even if unknown!
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Hi,

I live on the Mississippi (River that is), does that count? Oh, and I have been to Biloxi, had a great time...

Happy Motoring!... Jim
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I'd go riding with you but i live in hawaii Not to many scooters out here in the country town i live in. Lots in honolulu.
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Re: Mississippi?
Brent wrote:
Does anyone else here live in Mississippi? We haven't a single Vespa dealership in the state. I've only heard rumors of another Vespa here in the state capitol of Jackson.
Don't fuss too much. We may have Vespa dealerships, but you guys have real BBQ. I

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Live in Madison, Ms. I have a 200gt.
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Brent,

You have my favorite color for your scooter. Someone must sell scooters
locally (Not Vespa). I would put up a notice at these shops. I am sure
you can develop a riding group made up of all brands. You do have great weather and great food in Mississippi.

Bob Copeland
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...when I'm tricked into reading an 11 year old thread....🙄

Spent two very formative summers and logged tens of thousands of miles on the backroads of Mississippi, centered about an hour north of Jackson just off of the Natchez Trace.... ...but that was nearly 40 years ago....
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