#136 I miss vespa – 1

What’s more Italian than a Vespa?

The name vespa ‘wasp’ was probably chosen because the scooter noise reminds  a wasp’s buzzing

Designed by engineers Renzo Spolti and Vittorio Casini for Piaggio, in Pontedera (Pisa, Tuscany), in 1944

The  prototype was called Paperino (‘Donald Duck’)

From then on… just vespa!

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3 thoughts on “#136 I miss vespa – 1

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