Already for the third time a Vespa Corso opened the Munich Vespa season 2017 across Schwabing! The rattling and whirring of the Vespas returns to the northernmost city of Italy. Under the motto "The true Ascension," Rev. Dr Friedemann Steck organized this event for the 473 participants, who were counted by the police this year.
"Every year in the run-up to the summer season, we meet to open the new Vespa-season with a Corso crossing Leopoldstreet. It is exhilarating to be on the wide road with a large Vespa-Comunity passing the Siegestor and between the Roman fountains, where Munich becomes so Italian ... In 2014, we had 13 Vespas, in 2016 it was 280. In a devotion we speak about the passion of two-wheel riders, gratitude and request for an accident-free seasin and for fairness on the road."
At the beginning, the organizer and evangelical pastor spoke entertaining and meaningful words of devotion, the italian jazz saxophonist Enrico Sartori and the tenor Wolfgang Antesberger (choir of the States Opera), accompanied by the Akkordeonor Binario XI, ensured the Mediterranean musical framework.
The route of the Corso, escorted by the police, led past the Leopoldstreet at the Siegestor to the Theresien- and Türkenstreet to the final stop at Friedenstreet. There, in the courtyard of the protestant student community, was a barbecue and a picnic where one could admire the nostalgic Vespas.
An extremely charming and, in spite of the meanwhile high number of participants, family event under the most beautiful white-blue sky! The participants came from Frankfurt.
More pictures from the Corso can be found on flickr.