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Old 2 Feb 2006
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Name Sugestions for Club

Sitting here trying to kill time in the winther night, waiting for the snow to melt so I once again can take my wheels for a spin. I'm contemplating doing a trans Africa trip on a classic Vespa scooter (actually I am pretty far into the planning). If I do, I'd like to start an international club for overlanding scooter enthusiasts who has undertaken long and/or challenging trips by scooter. The problem is that the only two cool names I can think of are both taken, and neither of the clubs give any justice to their names what so ever. I have found no such club to join, that is why I thought it was about time someone did something about it. The two names I have thought about so far (both taken):

Nomad SC (SC as in scooter club)
Overlanders SC

Any suggestions about name and logo?

I posted on a scooter BBS and have gotten the following suggestions so far:

The Vagabonds
The Drifters
The Pilgrims
Galavant SC
The Tramps
Long Haul
We Must Be F**king Mad
Iron Butt Scooter Club. g.
the flaming taints
Marco Polo scooter club
Flat World scooter club
The Continentals
Scooter Immigrunts (yes I meant to put grunts)
HTEs.c. - Here there and Everywhere s.c.
Why name it? - put a map of the world on there with s.c. over it.
Sore Ass Scooter Club
Carpal Tunnel Scooterists
FUV's Suck Everywhere SC
Hunchbacks SC
Two Stroke Bacon Smoke SC
The adventurers
The bordercrossers
The conquerers
No boundaries

"only the purists are tourists"

Pleas add your own, it will be fun.

Some other associations to scooters:
two stroke
"2%" (as in the oil mixture that Vespas use, and as a mocking to the "1%" some bikers use because they claim not to be of the 99% of bikers which are nice and decent folks).
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Hi Wheelie,

I thought this would be an ideal time for my first posting - and suggest the following name which i think is very appropriate considering what Vespa means in Italian !.

"The flight of the Bumble Bees Scooter Club".

Don`t forget the ear-plugs !.



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One problem with that name:

Wasp = Vespa
Bumble Bee = Ape

Piaggio also have a three wheeled vehicle called Ape... I guess you can't really enjoy the name unless you know its translation...

But you are onto something
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Can u wheelie on a Vespa? Seriously,well not too,not to be too Vespacentric,but I like Vesparodoes.My 2 cents.
ride,smile,repeat as nessasary
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Here is a video of a guy doing a wheelie on a stock classic Vespa http://www.provoscooter.com/Video/scootstunts.avi

Here is a video of a vintage Vespa with a supercharger http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...297703&q=turbo

This is a pretty cool wheelie flick http://fiendmedia.com/video/nicola_wheelie.mpg

Here is a video of a guy doing a backflip. Click the MotX pic http://www.peanutchews.com/

This tuning job is just insane, a must see flick: http://www.vespismo.com/filmati/Vespa750.wmv

Some people tune these suckers to as much as 50Hp with nitrous kits, etc... the Germans being the most insane.

Here is a video of some guys who are scooter wheelie wizards http://www.nearlygood.com/video/scootertricks.html
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