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'59 VBA, '05 Stella 177, '80 P125X
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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.
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.
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.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
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Welcome in MV from Latina, central Italy.
Sei tu Luigi Scorcia?
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Molto Verboso
portofino green GTV 300
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Location: w.ma. Northampton
 
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Welcome from New England. Nice pic
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2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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Great photos!
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'59 VBA, '05 Stella 177, '80 P125X
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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.
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fledermaus wrote:
Great photos!
Thanks!
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'59 VBA, '05 Stella 177, '80 P125X
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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, '77 P125 Project, 1978 Rally 200
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cool bike! Click on over to the Dark Side and meet the peeps of Not-So-Modern.
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P208, Stella VMC Stelvio 187, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T, 02 Sportster XLH1208
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P208, Stella VMC Stelvio 187, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T, 02 Sportster XLH1208
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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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Molto Verboso
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
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Welcome from The Salt Lake Valley in Utah. Ciao
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GTS 300 HPE
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Location: Adelaide
 
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GTS 300 HPE
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Great group photo. Could be an album cover for Madness/UB40/Specials/Eros Ramazzotti.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
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Quadrophenia.
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'59 VBA, '05 Stella 177, '80 P125X
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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.
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2009 'Burma Shave' Red GTS 250ie
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2009 'Burma Shave' Red GTS 250ie
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Shalom and welcome from Israel.
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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Welcome from Frost Bite Falls Minnesota
Nice long riding season for you Georgia folks.

Welcome from up North.

Bob Copeland
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2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Location: San Diego, CA
 
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Welcome!

I lived in Atlanta in Little Five in the early 2000's off Euclid. I love the Edgewood area.

Cool photo!
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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
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Drove to Atlanta in March to visit my niece. I picked Little Five Points as an excursion destination. Seemed like a cool neighborhood to hang out for a while and people watch. My niece with decidedly Bourgoise aspirations was not impressed. ROFL emoticon
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