June 20, 2016
Vespa Club of America (VCOA) is pleased to announce that the site of Amerivespa 2017 scooter rally will be in Seattle, WA on July 6th – 9th, 2017. Jointly hosted by the Vespa Club of Seattle (VCOS), Amerivespa Seattle will be four days of scootering fun for scooter enthusiasts and the general public. Whether you call us: Jet City, Tech City, or Coffee City there is no denying that Seattle is one one of the nation’s premier tourist destinations. The moderate weather allows for riding year round, and a unique geographic location makes for a recipe that equals an ideal location to celebrate and promote motor scootering in the USA.
A key part to the success of Amerivespa is to have a local scooter club that can provide and showcase the best of what the region has to offer in entertainment, local cuisine, scooter riding, and stage an event appealing to both vintage and modern scooterists. The Vespa Club of Seattle (now in their 25th year of scooting together) are known for their highly popular and well attended annual scooter rallies, which have attracted scooterists from Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, Canada, and as far away as Los Angeles, CA. Their experience and success in hosting a totalling twentyfive scooter rallies since the VCOS were established provides them with the knowledge and expertise to host Amerivespa.
Amerivespa is an international scooter rally held annually by the VCOA to promote scootering, VCOA membership, and provide a celebratory atmosphere for all scooter enthusiasts. National and local scooter manufacturers, dealers, and supporting trade organizations will be on hand to display their newest products. A traditional portion of the rally includes the staging of a scooter concourse showcasing the best restored and custom scooters. A skills gymkhana featuring a riding skills competition is highly entertaining to scooterists and the public, and will feature the picturesque Seattle skyline as a backdrop to all the action.
Amerivespa is the largest annual motor scooter rally in the United States and typically brings over 600800 scooter enthusiasts from all over the USA, Europe, Canada, Asia, Mexico, and Australia. With its additional draw as a central tourist destination, Seattle could conceivably bring over 1,000 attendees. VCOA is a nonprofit organization whose members are dedicated to riding motor scooters, and is a society for people who share the passion of vintage and modern scooters. Approximately 70% of the scooters originally sold in the United States were Vespas. However, many members also own Lambretta, Cushman, Heinkel, Zundapp, and other makes. VCOA supports the use of the scooter as an energyefficient vehicle and economical mode of transportation that conserves fuel, reduces traffic congestion, and treads lightly on the overworked road system. While its origins are rooted on the iconic Vespa scooter, the VCOA welcomes all scooter enthusiasts regardless of what they ride.