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Thank you Crystal! The tealish-blue seat cover (that I reluctantly got, but now love!) along with demonstrating my Stebel horn, netted me an award yesterday for Best Modern Vespa at the "Vespa' 60th Anniversary Rally" in Cleveland, put on by Vespa Cleveland, Vespa Club of Cleveland, and the Cleveland chapter of the Detroit Rovers SC.

I had a BLAST!

Buzzcocks at House of Blues Thursday night (didn't attend), pizza/beer at DemonLarry's house Friday night, a great ride through Cleveland followed by a cookout and show 'n shine at Vespa Cleveland, followed by a ride through the Chagrin River Valley. Saturday night was food and partying at McCarthy's in Cleveland.

Sunday was a ride along the Rocky River Metropark in Cleveland to the Ring Neck Brewpub in Strongsville for lunch, and then bach through the valley to the start point to end the day.

The T-shirts were great! Front is shown with the "60th" and the other photo is the back.


Photos are on my SmugMug web page (click here) Clicking on one of the thumbnails (there are two pages) will show a larger image. Clicking on that will show an even larger image up (to 2.5 MB) by selecting, Medium, Large, or Original.
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Hey, Steve-- congratulations!! Clap emoticon Clap emoticon Clown emoticon
Great looking plaque, too. Are you in any of those pix?

--Deborah
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Congrats Steve! Great pics also, really enjoyed them, Beale.
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pdxvespa wrote:
Hey, Steve-- congratulations!! Clap emoticon Clap emoticon Clown emoticon
Great looking plaque, too. Are you in any of those pix?

--Deborah
Thanks! No, I am behind the camera.

I didn't take the camera Friday night or on the rides, so no pics from them. Camera is too big to just hold up and take snaps on the route. Several others did, though, so it shoud be on scoot.net soon.
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Congrats on the award!
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Gratz, Steve!
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Nicely done, Steve.

As a side note, does anyone happen to know -- or remember -- whether "Modern Vespa" was in common usage before this forum was founded? I kind of lucked out on the domain name, but that may be because the term hadn't really entered the scooter vernacular yet.

Just curious.
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It's been around for a while, Jess. There's discussions that date back to 2001 on vintage versus modern Vespas (in the USA). Published books also relate to vintage and modern scooters. That's probably why the term entered you subconscious thoughts.
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Smorris wrote:
pdxvespa wrote:
Are you in any of those pix?
--Deborah
Thanks! No, I am behind the camera.

I didn't take the camera Friday night or on the rides, so no pics from them. Camera is too big to just hold up and take snaps on the route. Several others did, though, so it should be on scoot.net soon.
Let us know when they're up.
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Steve?

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Another ... man that new blue in the background is hot!

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jess wrote:
Nicely done, Steve.

As a side note, does anyone happen to know -- or remember -- whether "Modern Vespa" was in common usage before this forum was founded? I kind of lucked out on the domain name, but that may be because the term hadn't really entered the scooter vernacular yet.

Just curious.
I have awards with "Best Modern Vespa" on it from before this site was around. Yes you picked a god noo perfect url.
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Yep, that's me. I didn't see this before I posted in the Gallery.
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Steve,

How could you not help but win! Congratulations!
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Cindy wrote:
Steve,

How could you not help but win! Congratulations!
It was the seeat cover, I tell ya!

Thanks! I did have a couple people tell me that they voted for mine because I had actually put time into doing things to it rather than ride it bone stock like most were. There were a couple of modifications to others. One had a Sito Plus pipe, one had a body bra, and one had a chrome horn cover.

Oh, and that's DemonLarry behind me in the first photo, with the stringy goatee.
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