Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Eurovespa in Belgium 1958
Eurovespa was an annual Vespa rally run between 1954 and 2007, (with a decade-long break in the 1970s), Vespisti from Europe and abroad gathered at Eurovespa for the grandest en largest rally known to scooterkind.
On 14th March 2006 Vespa World Club was created by Piaggio & C. S.p.A. and the Piaggio Foundation to promote, unite and co-ordinate all the Vespa clubs in the world.
In 2007, Eurovespa transformed into Vespa World Days under the supervision of the Vespa World Club. The last Eurovespa was held in Torino, In 2007 the first Vespa World Days were held in San Marino.
Each year there is a meeting between Presidents of National Vespa Clubs, Vespa World Club and Piaggio to discuss the running of Vespa World Club and to decide where future Vespa World Days will be hosted. Vespa World Days is run by a local Vespa Club.
In 2009, during the meeting in Zell Am See (Oostenrijk), Belgium officially presented her candidature to host the VWD in 2013.
In 2011 the meeting agreed that Vespa World Days 2013 will be hosted in Belgium.
This is 55 years after the first and only eurovespa in Belgium, that was held during the world expo in 1958 (4 Jul 1958 to 7 Jul 1958). 1500 Vespists come to the Eurovespa in Brussels.
For more detail: http://www.vespaworlddays2013.com/