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Published on Jun 14, 2006

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Davi T
Those are Douglas' made Vespas, and they were actually made in England under license. Not just assembled. The idea was that douglas would reach the markets not only of Great Britain, but all around the Common Wealth... which never happened.
Angus Fraser
@123connormac First Vespa-like bike was the Paperino, designed by Renzo Spolti and Vittorio Casini, both Italians, and the design was commissioned by Enrico Piaggio, Italian son of the Italian founder of Piaggo, Rinaldo Piaggio. Some people claim that the design of the Vespa was copied from American Cushman Scooters, but those are American, not British. The Brits had nothing at all to do with the design of the Vespa.
Angus Fraser
@jebswallower I know that there are Piaggio manufacturing plants abroad, but I don't know if there are any in the UK
KK Akuoku
That 'Go Vespa!' cry at the end of the 1st ad never fails to make my insides tingle with joy
Bepo matić
@helitav and in india!
search for 'veteran vespa club' and read the true history of the brit made vespas before you go and say that they were all made in italy as they werent. Douglas were a motorbike company going bust and took on the license for making vespas in the UK. SO, there were UK built vespas. carry on... 
Dj Kad
@patramage and By the way..Douglas company had to say thanks to piaggio because in 1948 was bankrupt and the managing director Claude McCormack made some arrangements with Piaggio to build it under licence in Bristol
Dj Kad
@patramage put on pause this movie @0:56 Are you able to see the symbol "P"??? Well it means Piaggio!!!! In italian "Vespa" means Wasp..They called it with that name because of the shape and the noisy sound of its engine. "It seems a Wasp", said Enrico Piaggio when he saw the prototype of this bike made by the engineer Corradinio D'Ascanio. Patented on April 23th 1946. This is Italian History. Should i doubt the credentials of your Queen Elizabeth?? Of course no..so pls respect
Vespa is the best because Italians are the best
Wrong. Britain and Germany built Vespas -others too from Spain to India licensed production under other names MotoVespa in Spain for example. Many making models unique to those countries.
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