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I just joined the Vespa club of America. I got everything in mail today. What do the bees symbolize?
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Do you mean wasps?
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Sure
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RD, "vespa" is Italian for wasp.

Welcome to the swarm.
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If you want bees, you might want to join the Ape club.
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When the first Vespa was created, someone (I think Enrico Piaggio) said the rear end "looks like a wasp!" and the name stuck.

Vespa = Wasp
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thanks all. makes sense now.
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I had no clue such a club existed! $35 isn't much per year...is it worth it, though? Not much Vespa activity in my neck of the woods (Lawrence, KS and KC MO)...but we do have a dealer in KC, which is super handy.

Eric
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Jayhawk wrote:
I had no clue such a club existed! $35 isn't much per year...is it worth it, though? Not much Vespa activity in my neck of the woods (Lawrence, KS and KC MO)...but we do have a dealer in KC, which is super handy.

Eric
I'm near Rapid City, SD. The nearest Vespa dealership is about 400 miles south of me near Denver.

In the two years that I've owned my GTS300 HPE, I've seen exactly one other Vespa in my area, though there are rumors of another around here someplace...but I have my doubts.
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Jayhawk wrote:
I had no clue such a club existed! $35 isn't much per year...is it worth it, though? Not much Vespa activity in my neck of the woods (Lawrence, KS and KC MO)...but we do have a dealer in KC, which is super handy.

Eric
Haha... mine came from Shawnee Mission, where there was at least one dealer in the mod 1950s. No idea what the name of the place was or what happened to them.

Funny story, though... when I went down to pick up the rusted hulk of the scooter in 2004, we found the original wooden shipping crate sitting in a corner of the yard. I almost brought that back too.

Pretty much zip for Vespa activity here in Omaha too, as far as I can tell. There's a scooter club but it appears to be mostly people on "anything but a Vespa".
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For the $35/year you get free towing/roadside assistance. Seems like a good deal to me just for that.
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DaleB wrote:
Haha... mine came from Shawnee Mission, where there was at least one dealer in the mod 1950s. No idea what the name of the place was or what happened to them.

Funny story, though... when I went down to pick up the rusted hulk of the scooter in 2004, we found the original wooden shipping crate sitting in a corner of the yard. I almost brought that back too.

Pretty much zip for Vespa activity here in Omaha too, as far as I can tell. There's a scooter club but it appears to be mostly people on "anything but a Vespa".
I had a 50cc Vespa back in the early 80s I bought used...there definitely was a dealer in the area back then. Our dealer now is just south of KC.

Good point about the free towing, but my MC insurance covers that anyway...not sure if I need double tow insurance.
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Jayhawk wrote:
Good point about the free towing, but my MC insurance covers that anyway...not sure if I need double tow insurance.
Buy two Vespas.
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NYCSuburbScoot wrote:
For the $35/year you get free towing/roadside assistance. Seems like a good deal to me just for that.
Has anyone here actually used the towing benefit and if so, how long did it take for the tow rig to show up?
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