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2023 Annual Meeting Agenda and Notes
Agenda and notes from our first Annual Winter Meeting.
“The Social Side”
An excerpt from “Scootering: A Penguin Handbook” published in the U.K. in 1962. A enlightening read about the history and tradition of scooter clubs.
Winterizing Your Scooter
Chicago is obviously the greatest city in the world, but maybe not the greatest city for all-season riding. If you’re riding all winter, more power to ‘ya (be careful!), but most of us try to avoid the snow, ice, and
VCOA’s Roadside Assistance program includes 25 miles of free towing, battery service, or even an emergency gallon of gas if you run out! It really is a heck of nice a benefit for your $35 membership fees. This benefit, however,
Scooter Maintenance 101
I’ve been riding vintage scooters, and thus maintaining a small fleet of them, for more than 25 years. I’m still no pro mechanic, but I’ve learned a few essential things over the years. Before getting into specific repair and maintenance
July Garage Night
The weather once again threatened us but turned out fine. The Euro final went into penalties and England lost to Italy… And we had a few beers, ate some pizza, and even fixed some bikes. Thanks to everyone who came
Vespa Parade Day 2021
VCOA’s national Vespa Parade Day is an ages-old tradition. At least a few ages… if my history is correct, it started with the Guinness Book of World Records attempt for the “Largest Scooter Parade” at Amerivespa 2012 in Lake Geneva,
Fox Lake Ride, May 2021
With the pandemic (seemingly, hopefully) letting up a bit, and the weather improving, I’d hoped for a good turnout for our May ride, and I was not disappointed. VCOA member Mark Bradley organized the ride from Aurora, up and down
The 2021 Triton Car Show
Every few years I register for a car show, not so much in the hopes of actually winning a trophy or even being noticed by judges, attendees, or other exhibitors, but mostly to remind myself why scooters as transportation/hobby/lifestyle are