The most comprehensive and up-to-date catalogue of the Vespa ever compiled, featuring all the models and versions produced to date, listed year by year through a series of files illustrated with invaluable archive materials and accompanied by detailed technical information.
Vespa is an overview unique in its completeness and wealth of data, a resource of particular interest to those who still ride Vespas today, to collectors and to all those who have a place in their heart for the Vespa. The celebrated scooter, born at Pontedera in the immediate post-war years inaugurated a new era of personal mobility, taking on diverse roles with the passing of the years: from a vehicle for out-of-town trips to a symbol of aggregations, from an emblem of freedom to a design icon, from the queen of calendars to a star of competition, without ever losing sight of its primary function, that of the “urban” vehicle par excellence. Over the course of the years, Piaggio has produced dozens of models, from the overtly utilitarian to the most sporting and through to the Vespa Elettrica of today.
Giorgio Sarti was born and lives in Milan. He is a qualified engineer and since 1982 he has been contributing to a series of important motorcycling periodicals as a journalist. He is a great motorcycling enthusiast and is the author of the first historical encyclopaedia of motorcycles on Italian, Japanese, European and American mototrcycles of the '60s, '70s and '80s.