Vespa World Days Suisse - 2023
The annual gathering of the international Vespa scene will return to Switzerland in 2023, unanimously requested by the Vespa Club of Switzerland and the affiliated clubs.
The event will take place from Thursday the 15th of June 2023 until Sunday the 18th of June 2023.
Somewhere between 4000 and 6000 Vespa enthusiasts are expected to attend this colourful and friendly celebration.
The first international meeting took place in 1954 in Paris with the first "Eurovespa" following only one year later in San Marino.
In 2007, the event was renamed "Vespa World Days" and has since been held under new leadership in different places within Europe with participants coming from as far as Asia, Australia and the Americas.
Whilst riding together to the event is the annual highlight for many Vespa clubs, the packed programmme and good food also play a central role at the Vespa World Days.
The "Vespisti" like to exchange information about their journey and their scooter projects, engage in technical talk, acquire spare parts, meet like-minded enthusiasts from all over the world and have fun.
Of course, they like to discover and enjoy the cultural and culinary delights of the respective host country.
The Vespa World Days welcomes everyone from the international Vespa scene - the tuners, stylists, mods, scooter girls, scooter boys and of course riders of all Vespa models whether classic or modern!
Responsibility for the event lies with the association "Vespa World Days Suisse - 2023", based in Zurich.
The association is led by active Swiss Vespa riders and is supported by the Vespa Club of Switzerland and its affiliated clubs and has the trust of the Vespa World Club.
A very important part of the Vespa World Days is the participant`s journey from their respective and diverse countries.
These journeys, short or long, will be much talked about at the event. Vespisti can catch up with old acquaintances, make new friends and engage in "petrol talk".
Matten, the airfield near Interlaken is the ideal location for the various Vespa World Days attractions.
Whether you want to get a taste of Italinità, eat something or attend one of the concerts, the festival site is open to all visitors.
Everyone is welcome!
An annual highlight of the Vespa World Days is the big ride out on the Saturday.
The leisurely convoy of thousands of Vespas along the lake of Thun will be an unforgettable experience for Vespisti and spectators alike.
In addition to the "Gymkhana" (an obstacle course on the festival site where participants can test their riding skills), a "concours d'élégance" will be held in the centre of Interlaken.
The theme of the contest will be the 1950s and 60s and the participating Vespas and their rider`s outfits will be judged by a jury.
Everyone will have the opportunity to visit a specially set up Vespa Museum during the Vespa World Days.
This fittingly designed environment will invite you to be inquisitive and marvel at the many beautiful scooters on show.
Ride outs across the Bernese Oberland in small groups of 20-30 people will also be on offer.
These are always popular trips giving the participants the possibility to enjoy the beautiful countryside and to make unforgettable memories.
Our trusty and supportive partner is the local event company Jungfrau World Events GmbH (JWE), a company which already has a lot of experience in organising big events in this region.
As the organising committee of the Vespa World Days, we will only try to use local companies for this event.
The organising committee is convinced that the Vespisti will take this experience, the beautiful scenery of the Bernese Oberland and the hospitality of the whole region back to their respective countries most certainly to return another day.
The Vespa World Club, the Vespa Club of Switzerland, the company Piaggio and the OFRAG Vertriebsgesellschaft support this event and look forward to four days of fun in the heart of Europe.
The core organising committee consists of 5 people who will work together with the Swiss Vespa clubs and the local event company JWE. These are the team members and their responsibilities:
Wolf Kammerlander, Vespa Club Zurich
Christoph Lüthi Vespa Club Zurich
Andreas Loretz, Vespa Club Zurich
Marc Griffone, Vespa Fan Club, Vespa Club Zurich
Robert Painsy, Vespa Vintage Club
Christian Steger, Vespa Fan Club, Vespa Club Bern
Silke Küste, Vespa Club Zurich