Vespa Faro Basso Rallye 'Bavaria Trophy' 2022

Created by Ralf Jodl at 08:07 on July 29, 2022

In January, our customer Frank approached me and said he would like to organise another tube handlebar Vespa rally. Good idea, I told him, and I agreed to take part straight away.

Frank already organised such a rally in 2017 and this year's event was to be a revival of the beautiful tour. Those who know Frank's events know that his attention to detail is second to none. His family team did not overlook even the smallest detail this time. On Friday evening, the first participants met for a visit to Motorworld and dinner at an Italian restaurant.

On Saturday morning, the technical inspection of the participants' Vespas and the distribution of the beautiful bags for the participants took place very early. And of course a Bavarian Weißwurst breakfast. From 9 a.m. onwards, we started and rode according to the road book, without technical navigation aids. A wonderfully nostalgic scavenger hunt for the child-headed Vespisti. The first stop was the Motorworld in Munich with a coffee stop directly in the hallowed halls.

50er Jahre Vespas parken in der Motorworld
50er Jahre Vespas parken in der Motorworld

So we continued through the centre of Munich, past the Siegestor, down Leopoldstraße, across Karolinenplatz in a southerly direction to Grünwald. Along Lake Starnberg into the foothills of the Bavarian Alps with wonderful narrow, hilly roads - just made for the old, small Vespas. The ride along the Caribbean-coloured Easter Lakes, along the Staffelsee to Uffing was a delight. Here, in the beer garden of the Restaurant Seeblick restaurant for a hearty lunch stop.

Well fortified and of course after extensive petrol talks and shop talk, and some tinkering, we continued through Peißenberg and the wonderful Wessobrunn into the picturesque Pfaffenwinkel. Through Rott into the district of Landsberg, famous for its baroque and rococo jewels and for the local SIP Scootershop. Along the Ammersee to Inning and from there on the Direttissima back to the start. The aim of each rider was to hit their personal start-finish time exactly, many succeeded quite well, others had to push the last metres to the finish, some didn't arrive at all. But the main thing was the fun of riding, the community and of course mutual support and help in case of one or the other breakdown.

Fotoshooting im malerischen Pfaffenwinkel bei Wessobrunn vor Alpenkulisse
Fotoshooting im malerischen Pfaffenwinkel bei Wessobrunn vor Alpenkulisse

In the evening, everyone met again for the convivial awards ceremony and dinner at the Ristorante Freetz. A pleasant end to a wonderful Vespa day.

Bildergalerie Bavaria Trophy 2022

Vespa Trofeo della Baviera 2022

SIP TV Video Bavaria Trophy 2022

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.