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post #1 of 10
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Kiwideus posted that her scooter got stolen. (I'm assuming "her," if not, no insult intended!)

And she mentioned she might get a Vespa.

OK, here's a quick little trivia question:

Vespas were well-known in Europe, but not in the U.S. Then, in 1953, one movie changed all that and Vespas became very popular, especially with girls. What was the movie?
post #2 of 10
hmm dont know the movie.
But i was talking with a dealer i know overseas, about importing some here to the US.
hehe i had the wife's up to 90 mph. but in ohio, would onliy be useful a few months out of the year like a motorcycle
post #3 of 10
A quick search on 1953 film and Vespa ......Roman Holiday?
post #4 of 10
Is it Sabrina???

A scooter would be cool but when you live out in the country its not going to be great for running errands!!
post #5 of 10
Oh I know! Its Roman Holiday right? (Love Audrey Hepburn, and Gregory Peck!)
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Roman Holiday, was, indeed, the movie. Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and a wild Vespa ride.

I think the movie "Boeing, Boeing" helped it along.

And American Graffiti went a long ways toward killing the Vespa in the U.S.
post #7 of 10
Yep, I'm a her (well, I was last time I checked.)

I absolutely love vespas - they are my dream scooter. I don't want a copycat, it has to be the real deal.

I will have to check out Roman Holiday - I have never seen it!
post #8 of 10
Never seen Roman Holiday?!!! Its one of my favorite movies! (watch it with a box of tissue)
post #9 of 10
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Ah, Roman Holiday...a bit of a take on "The Prince and the Pauper." Without the pauper.

I hate to admit that having seen movies like that dates me, to some extent.
post #10 of 10
this reminds of the time I was driving on the freeway and saw, what I thought at least, was a scooter, until I saw what it said on the guy driving it's shirt- It said "It's not a scooter !"
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