Saturday, 5 July 2014

1000 Bike Show

The Classic Motorcycle Club is holding their annual 1000 Bike Show this weekend and the Vesparados decided to join the thousands of motorcycles descending on Germiston.

After a late start, we couldn't join the Vesparados for breakfast and a ride out to Germiston together so we headed out to join them an hour after the Vesparados planned leaving time. Arriving at the venue we were greeted by thousands as the famous Vespa brand was recognised and no bike show would be complete without the famous Italian marque. We were the only Vespa who arrived as I heard later that one of the Vesparados vintage Vespas broke down and they stopped for drinks while it was repaired before setting out for Germiston.

It was great when the Vesparados finally arrived as they drew a crowd and it was awesome to have my modern Vespa GTS300ie Super next to the 9 vintage Vespa models comprising of a number of PX150, Sprint, Rally, Primavera, and a beautifully restored Vespa 150 GTR so that the bikers could compare the differences. Sadly no Lambrettas arrived but maybe next time. There were many motorcycle clubs represented to support the Classic Motorcycle Club and as usual the Vesparados saved the day for Vespa as the modern Vespa South Africa with their VLV Social Club once again missed the boat.

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