Vespa World Days 2018 Belfast Report

Created by Ralf Jodl at 15:07 on July 19, 2018

The world's largest Vespa meeting took place this year in Belfast - Northern Ireland and we from SIP Scootershop were there, of course. Although on the first day of the event it looked for a short time as if the event could literally be blown away by the wind or fall into the water, everything turned out fine in the end. Storm warnings blocked access to the site for the registration-hungry vespist mob in the form of stubborn security guards in orange high-visibility waistcoats. "No Access Mate!"

Vespa Treffen Belfast

After a delay of four hours, however, the gates opened as ordered by Ali Baba and the sky also cleared up to suit the occasion. And they came, from all over the world. Ricky Darrah said: "There are people from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Indonesia - one guy is even shipping two bikes from Moscow in Russia". It is estimated that there were 3200 registrations.

Interessierte am SIP-Stand

The Vespa Village at the Titanic Quater was very spacious and the systematically positioned tents of the exhibitors seemed quite clear. The weather was predictably mixed, but fortunately mostly dry. It was as if the visitors had booked an on/off relationship with sun, clouds, rain and wind with their tickets.

In summary, congratulations and thanks to the ever friendly and experienced Ulster Vespa Club Belfast team of Mark and Maggie. You guys invented an uncomplicated top event in all respects, Congratulations!

We are glad to have been there. We were able to have informative conversations with the numerous visitors, maintain old contacts and meet new people. We are already looking forward to the Vespa World Days 2019 at Lake Balaton.

Cya there, mate! 😉

Ralf Jodl
Ralf Jodl

Ralf is managing director and co-founder of SIP Scootershop. He has been riding Vespa since 1990 and even today the working day starts best for him when he rides to the SIP headquarters in Landsberg on his Rally 200. Otherwise he owns a 180 SS, a 160 GS and a VM2 fenderlight Vespa.