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1959 VBA, 1980 P125X
Joined: 10 Apr 2021
Posts: 5
Location: Winder GA
Sat May 01, 2021 9:05 pm quote
Long time lurker. Riding Vespa's on and off since 1983. Started off with the last P125X off of Dave Kirksey's Scooterville lot in Forest Park GA after he folded. Co- founder of Atlanta's first (to my knowledge) scooter club in 1984, the Edgewood Automatics, usually were just called Edgewoods. Mainly circulated downtown, 688, Metroplex, Little Five area where most of us lived and sort of worked. Only mode of transport till 1987 when I joined the Army. Came home in 1992 and rescued her out of my folks carport. Restored to riding condition in 1998. Later upgraded engine with a 150 topend and Sito exhaust. Rode up to 2009, when she was stolen. Now the new owner of a rat VBA 150 with a PX150 motor and Simonini pipe. Still on the 8's. Last owner bought her at Moto Bravo in Atlanta in 2005. Starts on 1st/ 2nd kick, seems pretty solidly put together, replaced some cables and rubber, cleaned carb etc. Looking to make it a reliable weekend rider around mostly rural NE GA and around Athens. Some of the old boards I was a member of are gone now (Imperials SC etc.) So are, it seems, many of the clubs that ran around Atlanta and Athens up to 2009 when I left GA. Glad to find such a great source of experienced riders and wrenchers. I'd like to find some vintage folks to ride with in Athens/ Winder/ Commerce area. Anyway, I take forever to intro then run on a bit. Looking forward to learning from you all. Ciao.


Flat black, surprisingly fast.


Edgewood Automatics, 1985. Pic by Luigi Scorcia. My P up front. I'm in the two- tone tassel loafers to the right of the Lammy Jet 200. Stiil talk to most of these guys.

Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 5635
Location: Latina (Italy)
Sat May 01, 2021 9:11 pm quote
Welcome in MV from Latina, central Italy.
Sei tu Luigi Scorcia?

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Molto Verboso
portofino green GTV 300
Joined: 29 Aug 2010
Posts: 1248
Location: w.ma. Northampton
Sun May 02, 2021 1:37 am quote
Welcome from New England. Nice pic
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 9784
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sun May 02, 2021 5:20 am quote
Great photos!
Member
1959 VBA, 1980 P125X
Joined: 10 Apr 2021
Posts: 5
Location: Winder GA
Sun May 02, 2021 12:26 pm quote
Attila wrote:
Welcome in MV from Latina, central Italy.
Sei tu Luigi Scorcia?
Thank you for the welcome. And no, I'm just an acquaintance of his from the old days.
Member
1959 VBA, 1980 P125X
Joined: 10 Apr 2021
Posts: 5
Location: Winder GA
Sun May 02, 2021 12:26 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Great photos!
Thanks!
Member
1959 VBA, 1980 P125X
Joined: 10 Apr 2021
Posts: 5
Location: Winder GA
Sun May 02, 2021 12:28 pm quote
flyangler wrote:
Welcome from New England. Nice pic
Thank you! My wife is a Maine transplant.
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'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 750
Location: 32 37' 40" N, 117 2' 53" W
Mon May 03, 2021 3:20 pm quote
cool bike! Click on over to the Dark Side and meet the peeps of Not-So-Modern.
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 2962
Location: Staten Island, NY
Mon May 03, 2021 3:30 pm quote
Not sure how far away, but if you are looking to meet more people in GA definitely go visit That Scooter Shop which is right next to Scooter Mercato. Some of the best shops around, and I'm sure Lee @thatscootershop can direct you to any local happenings. He recently posted some photos of a gathering this week.

You happen to be in a region that seems to have a sizeable scooter community. I constantly see vintage stuff for sale in that area way more than the northeast or florida.

https://www.facebook.com/ThatScooterThing/posts/878339189382595

https://www.thatscootershop.com/

www.scootermercato.com
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2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Posts: 897
Location: Herriman, Utah
Mon May 03, 2021 5:30 pm quote
Welcome from The Salt Lake Valley in Utah. Ciao
Molto Verboso
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 1772
Location: Adelaide
Mon May 03, 2021 5:52 pm quote
Great group photo. Could be an album cover for Madness/UB40/Specials/Eros Ramazzotti.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 5635
Location: Latina (Italy)
Mon May 03, 2021 10:56 pm quote
Quadrophenia.
Member
1959 VBA, 1980 P125X
Joined: 10 Apr 2021
Posts: 5
Location: Winder GA
Sun May 09, 2021 1:50 pm quote
Appreciate the Welcome
Thanks everyone, I'm plodding through the usual new to me scooter stuff- cables, lights etc. Did some forensics on the current build and I'll post the findings over on NSM. I think I have some tuning in my future.
saggezza di scala
2009 'Burma Shave' Red GTS 250ie
Joined: 13 Mar 2010
Posts: 6946
Location: Israel
Mon May 10, 2021 12:47 am quote
Shalom and welcome from Israel.
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2036
Location: Minneapolis USA
Mon May 10, 2021 6:31 am quote
Welcome from Frost Bite Falls Minnesota
Nice long riding season for you Georgia folks.

Welcome from up North.

Bob Copeland
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