“Scooter, the myth” celebrates 75 years of Italian scooter culture in Milan

In 2022, scooters can be found wherever drivers are looking for convenient and relatively inexpensive everyday transportation. However, everything had to start somewhere – and the birthplace of scooters, as all fans know deeply, is Italy. If not for the rise of Vespa and Lambretta, scooters as a means of two-wheeled transportation simply wouldn’t exist in the way they do today.

That’s why Vespa Club Milano and Lambretta Club Milano have come together to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the birth of Italian scooter culture. On April 29, 2022, the two clubs will organize a special cultural event called “Scooter, il Mito” (Scooter, the myth) celebrating the rise and influence of scooters and Italian culture at the European Institute of Design (IED ) In Milan .

Pandemic security mitigation measures are still in effect, with registration limited to just 250 attendees who were all required to register online by April 20. If you want to attend, but haven’t registered in time, Automotoclub Storico Italiano will broadcast it live. on its website and social networks, according to Motorcycling. Although it’s probably safe to assume that Italian will be the primary language spoken, if you understand and/or speak the language but aren’t near Milan, this is a great opportunity for you to take advantage of the event from afar. We will include a link to the ASI home page in our sources so you can check it out.

Those who have been able to register will have to present their green COVID pass, as well as wear FFP2 masks when they are present. (For those unfamiliar, the EU FFP2 grade is similar to the N95 or KN95 masks advised in America for the prevention of viral spread.)

The special cultural and historical event will feature Honorary President of Lambretta Club Milan, Vittorio Tessera, who is also Curator of the Scooter Museum and Innocenti Historical Archive. At his side, Marco Caloi, who is the vice-president of the Vespa Club Milan and also the vice-curator of the Vespa Historical Register. Both will be interviewed live on stage, and the talk is sure to be interesting and engaging for anyone interested in Italian scooter history.

Since ASI will broadcast it live and Vespa and Lambretta have fans all over the world who may not speak Italian, we hope that a video with correctly translated subtitles will be published online afterwards. It seems like an extremely special event, so the more people who can enjoy it, the better.

James C. Tibbs