The Vespa motorscooter's practicality and style were immediately obvious upon its 1946 introduction, but riders also quickly embraced the Vespa's social benefits. Vespisti formed clubs to organize rides, races, tours, mechanical co-ops, and other events. This network of local Vespa Clubs still exists today, uniting riders wordwide, reminding us that we have much in common aside from our good taste in transportation.
The Vespa's popularity in the United States ebbs and flows, but there has been a consistent devoted community of scooter enthusiasts riding and celebrating the Vespa since the 1950s. The Vespa Club of America is America’s longest-running national club, in its 30th year, and the official U.S. affiliate of the Vespa World Club. VCOA-Chicago is one of the VCOA's first (and largest) local chapters, with more than 60 members.
VCOA-Chicago invites you to join the diverse Chicagoland scootering community. Whatever scooter you ride, we encourage you to get involved, get excited about scootering, and become a part of scootering’s rich history.
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