Printer Friendly

REMINDER/Catch the Buzz -- Vespa Santa Barbara Offers Vespa Test Rides; One-Day Only Event.

Lifestyle Editors/Assignment Desks

REMINDER...for Saturday (April 12)

--(BUSINESS WIRE)

WHO: In an effort to better showcase a fun alternative to
 rising gas prices, frustrating commutes and expensive
 parking costs, Bobby Weindorf, the owner of Santa
 Barbara's Vespa Boutique, is offering free test rides on
 Vespa ET2 scooters for one day only to interested
 journalists and members of the public.

WHEN: Saturday, April 12, 2003 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

WHERE: Vespa Santa Barbara
 707 Anacapa Street

INTERVIEW
B ROLL/
PHOTO OPPS: -- Visit Vespa Santa Barbara to see the latest models
 available in nine colors: white, pearl, alabaster,
 platinum, red, light blue, cobalt blue, black, light
 green
 -- Interview owners of vintage and current Vespas about
 why they choose to ride scooters
 -- Photograph "non-traditional" scooter enthusiasts on a
 Vespa
 -- Photograph/Interview the world-famous Santa
 Barbara-based scooter riding club, The Vesparados, and
 President Bobby Weindorf as this event kicks off their
 season of Monday Night Rides.

WHAT: Interested riders, ages 16 and older with a valid
 driver's license, will be invited to participate in
 Saturday's free test rides of the ET2 Vespa scooter.
 Typically, to test ride a Vespa in California, riders
 must have a motorcycle license, which is why this special
 one-day offer is something community members won't want
 to miss. This test ride will allow those interested a
 chance to experience the thrill of riding a Vespa in a
 contained environment. The first 50 to test ride will
 receive a free gift and be entered to win an Italian
 night out on the town.

BACKGROUND: Manufactured by Piaggio in Tuscany, Italy, the Vespa was
 designed in 1946 by Enrico Piaggio as a solution to
 transportation following the destruction of World War II.
 Combining the best elements of aeronautics automobiles
 and motorcycles, it instantly became an icon of design
 and economy. In 2000, after a 15-year hiatus, the fabled
 Italian scooter returned to the U.S. to entice new
 generations with its efficient, entertaining and still
 nostalgic nature.

CONTACT: To line up an interview with a Vespa rider, or to attend
 the event on April 12, contact the following by April 11:
 Staci Miller
 SJ Communications
 P: 818/385-0167
 E: Staci@SJCommunications.com

COPYRIGHT 2003 Business Wire
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2003, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Business Wire
Date:Apr 11, 2003
Words:365
Previous Article:REMINDER/Prudential Financial Honors Spirit of Community Student Volunteers in San Diego.
Next Article:Adam Oliensis Profiles S&P 500 Index; and Highlights Abbott Labs, DaimlerChrysler, Yahoo, and Genentech.


Related Articles
MOD ROD REDUX VESPA SET FOR U.S. COMEBACK.
SANTA BARBARA IS CALIFORNIA'S CYCLING CAPITAL.
LIFESTYLE CHANGES HAVE FIRMS' SALES SCOOTING ALONG.
SCOOTER ROOTERS RIDE INTO EUGENE.
They're cute and they scoot.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters