Vespa!
July 17, 2009 1:02 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a video of an Italian vespa commercial from the early 60s (probably aired on the show Carosello), which featured the scooters driven by the boys and all the girls sitting side-saddle behind them. It had snappy music that was punctuated every few seconds by the single lyric "Ves-PA!" (The commercial I'm looking for isn't this one... It was instead made earlier and the kids should be dressed more formally.) Can you help me find it?? Thanks!!
posted by Misciel to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Sorry I can't help, but I suppose this isn't it either.
posted by tiaka at 2:35 AM on July 17, 2009


Consolation prize?
posted by mds35 at 5:52 AM on July 17, 2009


These probably aren't it either, huh? The Vespapapapa one is my favorite, although I wouldn't mind getting my hands on the GS in the second one.
posted by scarykarrey at 7:04 AM on July 17, 2009


What amazingly fantastic videos! (The shoes in the opening scene of Vespapapapa are swank, too!) Not the one I'm looking for, though... Any other suggestions out there?
posted by Misciel at 8:40 AM on July 17, 2009


I don't know if it's in there, but there are lots of cool videos (vintage commercials, new news reports) at 2strokebuzz.

This YouTube Playlist has some nice old videos. and there's a Carosello Lambretta video (no shouts of VES-pa! in that one though.)

Hey Hey! Vespa! is the closest I could find.

Mangia le mele!
posted by vespabelle at 12:46 PM on July 17, 2009


Hmmm... I'm beginning to think that the commercial I once saw was some longer variant of "Hey, Hey, Vespa!" But thanks for all the funtastic videos everybody posted.

As a token of my thanks, please enjoy streaming what's probably the best Vespa tribute song ever written... Lunapop's 1999 "50 Special"! And thanks again!!


lunapop - 50 special songs

Lyrics:
"Vespe truccate,
anni '60,
girano in centro sfiorando i 90,
rosse di fuoco,
comincia la danza,
di frecce con dietro attaccata una targa.
Dammi una Special,
l'estate che avanza,
dammi una Vespa e ti porto in vacanza!
Ma quanto è bello andare in giro con le ali sotto ai
piedi se hai una Vespa Special che ti toglie i problemi...
Ma quanto è bello andare in giro per i colli bolognesi
se hai una Vespa Special che ti toglie i problemi...
La scuola non va...
ma ho una Vespa una donna non ho...
ma ho una Vespa
domenica è già...
e una Vespa mi porterà...
fuori città!
...fuori città!
Esco di fretta,
dalla mia stanza,
a marce ingranate dalla prima alla quarta devo fare in fretta,
devo andare a una festa,
fammi fare un giro prima sulla mia Vespa dammi una Special,
l'estate che avanza,
dammi una Vespa e ti porto in vacanza!
Ma quanto è bello andare in giro con le ali sotto ai
piedi se hai una Vespa Special che ti toglie i problemi...
Ma quanto è bello andare in giro per i colli bolognesi
se hai una Vespa Special che ti toglie i problemi...
La scuola non va...
ma ho una Vespa
una donna non ho...
ma ho una Vespa
domenica è già...
e una Vespa mi porterà...
fuori città!"
posted by Misciel at 9:08 AM on July 18, 2009


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