Scooterists Prepare for Rally

Publish Date: 
Jun 29, 2009

AMERIVESPA 2009 in Los Gatos, Calif., begins Thursday and lasts through Sunday. Piaggio describes the rally as an annual celebration of scooter culture and community, organized by the Vespa Club of America (VCOA). This year’s edition is co-hosted by the Vespa Club Los Gatos, and the event is expected to draw hundreds of participants from every corner of the country. All makes and models are welcome.

“Vespa owners and fans value the spirit of freedom and adventure, and nowhere is that more evident than at this country’s biggest annual scooter get-together,” Kevin Andrews, brand manager for Vespa USA, said in a press release. “We’re looking forward to celebrating the Fourth of July weekend doing what we like best — making new friends with fellow scooterists and sharing new adventures.”

Attendees will be given the chance to win an all-new Vespa GTS 300 Super. Throughout the weekend, they’ll reportedly see some colorful customs as well as rare restorations at the nontraditional Concours d’Elegance, which “celebrates the scooter in all its fun forms instead of focusing on matching part numbers and standards of correctness.”

Competition-minded riders can enter the scooter drag race. Event organizers promise a wide range of other events, activities and entertainment. For more information, visit or visit the Amerivespa Facebook page.