Green on the Go Tour presented by Vespa & Sprint
The tour will start on July 2 in San Francisco and travel through Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and Boston before ending in New York on Aug. 13. The events, with more information on location and times are as follows:
San Francisco: July 2, 3
Fillmore Jazz Festival 10am – 6pm
Los Angeles: July 9, 10
Santa Monica Third Street Promenade 11am – 6pm
Seattle: July 16, 17
Bite of Seattle Sat 11am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 8pm
Chicago: July 23, 24
Wicker Park Fest 12pm – 10pm
Boston: July 30
Harvard Square 11am – 6pm
Boston: July 31
SoWa Open Market, 10am – 4pm
New York: August 6 and 13
Summer Streets 7 am –1pm
| At the events, customers can:|
- Trade in their phones to be recycled to see whether they can earn an instant credit toward the purchase of a new device or donate their phone through Project Connect.
- Demo Sprint’s first eco-friendly AndroidTM powered device – the Samsung ReplenishTM made partially from recycled materials and recyclable packaging.
- Participate in a Vespa photo experience.
- Learn more about the benefits of using a Vespa as an alternative mode of transportation – as part of Vespa’s Vespanomics program.
- Enter for a chance to win a Vespa LX 50 scooter, Samsung ReplenishTM and three months of Sprint wireless service at each of the six city stops.
- Go green and be rewarded. Recycle your old phone with Sprint and receive up to $250 toward a new phone like the Samsung ReplenishTM. You’ll also be entered to win 1 of 6 Vespa® LX 50 scooters. Sprint.com/go vespa
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited.
Open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age
or the age of majority in jurisdiction of residence (whichever is older)
at time of entry. Sweepstakes is offered only in San Francisco,
California, Los Angeles, California, Seattle, Washington, Chicago,
Illinois, Boston, Massachusetts and New York, New York.
Sweepstakes begins at the dates and times as specified for each
live event in the Official Rules. For Official Rules, including entry
instructions and prize details, visit the Green on the Go booth
at the live event. Sponsor: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
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Now users can still list their Vespa for sale free of charge and list wanted items but now, they can also Swap Vespas, join the discussion forum for Vespa technical advice and navigate through a comprehensive supplier list where every product and service to do with Vespas and Vespa restoration can be found, including New Vespas, Vespa insurance, Vespa parts, Vespa accessories, Vespa helmets and clothing, Restorers, Vespa engine specialists, painters / airbrushers, engravers, powder coaters, chrome platers, auto electricians and Vespa bodywork specialists. Users can find products and services in their own region i.e. London, North West, South East etc with great ease. Another fantastic addition that was suggested by our users was that of a section for Vespa Art whereby we display artistic Vespa photos intended to give users inspiration when restoring, rebuilding, customizing their Vespa scooter. Users submit their own Vespa photos and the best are displayed. When browsing the internet whilst researching for the re-design, we found it incredibly difficult to find all the different suppliers of the plethora of services that are needed in a restoration project, so we simply had to address it for the benefit of our users bringing everything into a single central resource. With over 1,300 Facebook fans in the space of a few months and visitor levels increasing by the day, we must be doing something right! We aim to double our current visitor levels by summer 2011 with lots of developments planned throughout the winter of 2010. There are a number of affordable commercial advertising opportunities available for businesses in the Vespa trade and we encourage high profile dealers as well as small independent businesses to get in touch with us as we have solutions to suit all budgets. See the site in action at www.vespasforsale.co.uk and get yourself on the coolest and most environmentally friendly means of transport around by searching our unbeatable range of used Vespas at www.vespasforsale.co.uk/
Vespa-the Classic Authentic Scooter from Italy has finally arrived in the Kingdom of Bahrain brought to you by Wheels of Arabia.
Vespa is today more than just a scooter; it has become a fashion statement, a personal expression and a message for re-defined mobility!
Throughout the decades, Vespa has become an interpreter and an expression of the society in which it lives-A Strong idea, A metaphor. Onboard a Vespa, life never passes you by. New sights, sounds and smells all rev up your senses and the spirit of freedom, fun and adventure is suddenly in abundant supply. With the simple twist of a throttle, you’re on your way to experiencing everything around you with heightened awareness and a fresh perspective. And, Vespa makes it all so easy, inexpensive and environmentally friendly.
The main thing with the Vespa is the steel frame, which provides a much better ride. And also, long term durability. The steel frame really adds to the rigidity and the luxurious ride you get.
Vespa is a quick way of getting around the city. Vespa is a fun way to see the city, and there’s no better way to cut through traffic. It’s an added convenience;
With an automatic twist n’ go transmission, upright riding position and the security of Vespa’s unique steel frame, you can focus on the thrill and adventure of the ride. An exceptional average fuel economy of 70 mpg means you’ll dip into your wallet far less frequently than even public transportation users. And, the clean-running Vespa four-stroke engine gets you there with minimal emissions.
Vespa riders quickly discover that even everyday travel becomes a memorable adventure. A daily commute into the city, a last-minute errand, a fast Saturday trip to the farmer’s market – suddenly you’ll look for reasons to twist the throttle and go. Is time on your side? Then switch gears without ever shifting and take your Vespa away for the weekend or a leisurely jaunt to destination unknown. Stuck in traffic? Your Vespa is your congestion escape clause.
Wherever you choose to ride, you’ll get there with a minimum of fuel, a maximum of fun and plenty of storage space to bring your laptop or that gallon of organic milk.
Wheels of Arabia (WOA), a subsidiary of Khalid Almoayed & Sons W.L.L., has been instrumental in bringing Vespa to the country. For more information on Vespa, please call 17574333, or email email@example.com.
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI - FOX2now.com) - New additions to Fair St. Louis this year could turn out to be life-savers. With perhaps the fairest "fair" weather in decades, organizers were expecting what could be largest crowds in years; perfect timing for the Fair St. Louis debut of the St. Louis Fire Department's new, two-wheeled ambulances: Vespa motor scooters packed with potentially life-saving gear.
"There's 30 floats ... we've got 11 marching bands ... we've got 8 of the giant helium balloons (like those in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade)," said Veiled Profit Parade and Fair St. Louis Spokesman, Bob Schenk.
"Then we've got hundreds and hundreds of costumed characters, could be the muny kids singing, could be clowns, could be characters on the pirate float behind us. What they really do is bring the floats to life," he said.
Two other new additions will help protect lives. City paramedics will work the parade grounds on two scooters equipped with a full range of life saving gear, from stethoscopes IV's and oxygen tanks to defribilators to re-start a stopped heart.
"It'll get a paramedic to the patient a little faster so we can intervene and possibly save the life," said paramedic, Tom Moore. "If it's a pulse-less, breathing patient, we can establish O-2, oxygen, and an IV faster."
8 paramedics will also be on bikes packed with the same gear; ready to squeeze into the crowded spaces four-wheeled ambulances can't; places people who need it most are most likely to be at events like the VP Parade and Fair St. Louis.
Moore said it sure beat the old way of doing things.
"We'd walk in with our bags and we'd walk out with a patient," he said. "That's the only way we were transporting people before, or we had a centralized first aid station people could come to. It was quite difficult...it's a big improvement from days gone by."
The return of fair events, like the popular air shows, should make the crowds thicker.
"We came up with the caption, 'The Memories Are Back' ", Schenk said, "for St. Louis and the folks who've been here in the past, whether it was specific bands that played, whether it was the air show, whether it was just kind of coming to an outdoor festival for the first time, we're really proud to be doing this for the 30th year. Folks will be really pleased with what they get."
He said don't worry about Lenor K. Sullivan Boulevard on the riverfront being under the waters of the Mississippi River right now; all fair attractions are high and dry on the archgrounds.
The scooters debuted in the St. Pat's Day parade.
So far, they've helped patients with everything from heat exhaustion to diabetes complications; even 1 case of cardiac arrest.
Piaggio's Chairman & C. S.p.A, the Italian scooter manufacturer had joined hands for a business deal to set up a new factory in the country and there will be a launch of Vespa LX 125 model in 2012. Piaggio's new facility will have a capacity of 1,50,000 units per annum. With an estimated investment of Euro 30 million in the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the company will increase the revenue later in 2015 by euro 70 million.
Vespa had been in India since 1950, when it had the JV with Firodias. Also, the company had tie up with LML, which broke up in 1999.
Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited is manufacturing vehicles from the Baramati Plant. Piaggio plans to produce 1 L and 1.2 L diesel engines for its commercial vehicles. These will be exported to other Asian markets and also to Europe.
The main reason for companies like Piaggio eyeing on Indian auto market is that India is having a robust sales growth in vehicle sales like never before.During the 2004-2009 period, the Indian two wheeler market grew at the rate of 7% per annum, including the global recession period.
Also, among the total sales of two wheelers in India, 15% is scooter segment and surprisingly the scooter sales had made a promising 13% growth. So, its very wise for Piaggio to launch Vespa LX 125 cc in India sooner!