Vespa Motorsport, San Diego’s only Vespa dealer, is a division of the online scooter parts supplier, Scooterwest.com. Located at 3955 Pacific Hwy where the company has a collection of rare classic Vespas on display, Vespa Motorsport boasts the largest scooter showroom on the West Coast as well as a friendly staff of scooter enthusiasts. In fact, the company is owned and operated by people who have been wrenching on Vespas and other scooters for the past 20 years. We at Scooterwest pride ourselves on practicing what we preach: we don’t just sell scooters we also ride them, so come out and ride with us!
Pharaohs Scooter Club Way back on December 23, 1993 Joe, Paul, and Dave had the outrageous idea to start a scooter club not based on fashion. A scooter club based on the common interest in riding scooters and not looking a certain way. It didn’t matter if you were male or female, mod or skinhead. Just as long as you rode one of those smoky two stroke beasts that we all love. The first meeting was held at Hill Street Coffee House located in Oceanside, California. Joe and Dave brought their P200’s and Paul chose his Rally. From this humble beginning came what is now a national scooter club with all types of motorscooters. In late 1995 the Pharaohs started a San Diego chapter. Then in early 1997 a Phoenix/Arizona chapter was formed, followed by Tuscon Arizona. From there the club continued to grow and now has chapters all across the US and in Australia. With chapters in El Paso, Flagstaff, Orange County California, Salt Lake City Utah, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Wisconsin, and New Mexico.
Secret Society Scooter Club (SSSC) was founded in San Diego, California in 1983 by a close-knit group of vintage and classic Italian (and other European) motor scooters enthusiasts. Dedicated to the history and traditions of scooter culture, Secret Society Scooter Club has since grown to include additional chapters in San Francisco and Chicago. Then as now, the club’s main mission is to restore, preserve, and ride vintage and classic motor scooters (Vespa, Lambretta, Heinkel, etc.), as well as to perpetuate a community of support, education, and a fun environment for all motor scooter enthusiasts. SSSC is proud to be the oldest continuously operating scooter club in existence in the USA. The club hosts scooter-community activities year round, as well as community charity support.
The San Diego Scooter Squadron (SDSS) is an open meetup group not a club. We use http://www.meetup.com/sd-scooters to announce our events to all who looking to enjoy the open roads of San Diego County. We normally have at least one ride going every week to some destination near or far. We have small cc in town rides or large bore mountain rides. Something for all to enjoy. Our membership ranges from teenagers to those in their 70′s all who share a love of scooters. The staff of organizers routinely plan the rides in addition to events suggested by other members. It costs nothing to join and thanks to our advertising sponsors, we have no dues. We are currently at a membership of close to 400 of which 50-60 are serious members. All who can enjoy a safe and fun ride are welcome. We hope to ride with you soon!