Saturday, April 7, 2012
Lambretta vs Vespa - A timeless challenge.
From 10 to 18 March 2012, the National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan hosted a unique exhibition. 13 models that have allowed historians to trace the history of the medium most used nowadays in big cities: the scooter. On display Vespa and Lambretta scooters the two together, and the symbol par excellence of a challenge, that between Piaggio and Innocenti started over half a century ago.
Mark Iezzi, curator of the museum's Department of Transportation, introduces us to the show, ranging from the legendary Lambretta white and red star of one of the most famous songs written by Giorgio Gaber all'Autoped of 1917 - the most ancient piece among those exposed - up to two copies of "futuristic" dated 1951: the Vespa and Lambretta Torpedo.