I’ve been seriously behind on posting stuff for Vespinoy recently and I sincerely aplogize to my legions and legions (around 3) of readers. Workload has eased up as the Christmas break approaches, so I may be able to start blogging again about Vespa stuff and other related and not so related matters haha.
Vespa Attack 3 was an enormous success, this years’ edition was, by far, the most attended event. Attendance broke 100 on both the VCOP led Swap Meet held at the Speedzone in The Fort, Taguig and at the Chill Out Night in Hot Rocks Libis hosted by Euroscoot.
A lot of photos and stories can be seen in the thread in the forum here.
John Rana also has a blow-by-blow account of the happenings.
I was unable to attend the Vespa Attack 3 because our company scheduled our annual vacation nearly a month late and coincided perfectly with VA3. Tough luck but I was keeping abreast of what was happening through phone calls to some of my fellow Euroscoot officers. Needless to say, I was really jealous. Argh!
A special thank you goes out to Jordan Cinco, the man behind bringing Vespa Attack to the country. You are truly doing an ambassador’s job dude. Keep it up!
The Vespinoy forum has spawned another hilarious thread here. Try to keep up with the insanity of these unfortunate souls who are trying to set up VittPinoy! (*Heavy Tagalog usage in this thread)
The Vespinoy Forum got a mention in Dave Mangano’s blog Sctrcst.Com. Episode 39 dealt with Yahoo Groups and Scooter Forums and Vespinoy was fortunate enough to have been included in Dave’s list. Thanks for remembering us Dave!!
A Sunday article by the local publication Inquirer Sunday titled Vepsa Nova caused a bit of a stir in the community a few weeks back. The article was covered by John Rana both on his blog and on Motorcycle Philippines where he is a contributing writer. What he did not expect was the backlash it got from the underbone community because of one particular line..
“Granted, Vespa aficionados tend to be older, better educated and financially better off than the typical underbone enthusiast (the modern Vespas costing many times more than the average Japanese or Chinese scoot).”
This got the underbone riders reason to lash out at the writer, John and Vespas in general. While I see some justification in their indignation, the blame, in my opinion, falls squarely on the writer of the article since it was HIS point of view which was presented and not the point of view of John who merely reported about the article(s) on his blog and MCP and most specially not the Vespa community who has done it’s best to remain anonymous and prefer to do their own stuff quietly.
I guess this is it for the mean time. I’ll be trying to post new stuff regularly.