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The Vespa Club of Canada
About Us


Canada has a history of scootering from the West coast to the Maritimes and all points in between.

During the early 80's major cities like Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Calgary and Vancouver played roles in the popularity of Vespas courtesy of The Who's film Quadrophenia.

There were different groups that rode Vespas from Mods, skinheads, uni and of course scooter boys (Canada's version). There were many rallies in Southern Ontario, specifically Niagara Falls, and all parts in between as well as Mod nights in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

It's the enthusiasm of Vespa lovers/owners that make this community thrive. Whether it's a slick paint scheme, modded out scoots, go-fast scoots or bog standard it's the rider that makes it their own.

Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Halifax have clubs that continue to hold rallies as well as Vancouver, with their mild winters allowing year-round scootering. As the scooter culture grew across the nation, local clubs quickly formed to better meet the needs of their local scootering community.

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The Vespa has had a long and glorious history full of ups and downs. Today there is a reassurance in interest in the Vespa. Take a walk through the history of the Vespa.

  • Before Vespa


    Before Vespa

    Founded by Rinaldo Piaggio in 1884, Piaggio initially produced locomotives and railway carriages.

  • Piaggio makes bombers


    Piaggio makes bombers

    Piaggio is commissioned by the Italian government to supply their air force with bomber aircraft.

  • Piaggio makes bombers


    The Vespa (Wasp) is born

    Aeronautical engineer, Corradino D’Ascanio sold the design he was working on for an inexpensive scooter to Piaggio called the Vespa.

  • Vespas shipped to Canada


    Vespas shipped to Canada

    Vespas were shipped to North America via navy ships when sailors were posted and/or docked in Italy. They ended up in cities across Canada.

  • The Mod Scene


    The Mod Scene

    Mods were smart dressers with the latest Italian suits and shoes. Some started buying Vespas to be able to get around to Mod clubs and events.

  • Super Cruisaire Allstate


    Super Cruisaire Allstate

    Sears brought in a few Vespas in 1952 as a test of the market. These sold so well that Sears decided to begin full scale sales. The Sears Vespas were dubbed the "Super Cruisaire Allstate" and were sold from 1952 to 1967. The last year of sales in 1966-67 the Allstate was simply called the "Sears" scooter.

  • The Second Mod Movement


    The Second Mod Movement

    The Mod Revival came about with the release of The Who’s film Quadrophenia set in the heyday of the Mod scene in England 1964-65.

  • The Second Mod Movement


    Many Vespa shops close across North America

    Piaggio leaves the North American market due to strict American emission laws. Closing some shops across Canada and the USA.

  • 1985

    Many owners are left with out mechanical support.

    A UK scooter magazine started publishing in the early 80’s, called Scooter Scene with ads for scooter shops that sold parts internationally.

  • Keeping the spirit alive


    Keeping the spirit alive

    Vancouver and Toronto were the major cities with the larger populations of Vespa owners were keeping the Vespa spirit alive.

  • The Canadian Scooter Corp is formed


    The Canadian Scooter Corp is formed

    The Canadian Scooter Corp was created and started opening up shops across Canada. These shops sold various models which were quieter and automatic.

  • New and vintage Vespas on the road


    New and vintage Vespas on the road

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Other Local Scooter Clubs

Below are scooter clubs in your community. If you don't see one in your community, start a club yourself! Map shows approximate location.


The following businesses offer our members a discount of service, tires or parts.
If you know of or own a local business that would be interested in becoming "sponsor" at some level please contact president@vespaclubofcanada.com.

Offers subject to change without notice. Please enquire with business before purchase.

Scootart Website


Discount: Parts Service Tires

7912 Boulevard Provencher, Saint Leonard, QC H1R 2Y5

Tastea Inc

Tastea Inc

Discount: 10% off all in store tea purchases.

(450) 332-0780
1313 Ch Chambly, Longueuil, QC J4J 3X1

Sparkplug Coffee

Sparkplug Coffee

Discount: Click here for details.

(647) 479-2897
Toronto, ON M5A 1N1



Discount: 15% off all rentals with code VCoC.

(587) 327-4111
The Banff Springs Hotel 405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4


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Shirt is Red with dark blue trim at neck and arms. Embroidered on left side of chest is the club's logo.  On the arm is embroidered the outline of a maple leaf in dark blue thread.

New Member’s shirt

$25 CAD


Vespa Club of Canada Neck Warmer: Red in colour with the Vespa Club of Canada logo as a repeated pattern in darker red.

Vespa Club of Canada Neck Warmer

$20 CAD

Size fits all.

Vespa Club of Canada Metal Pin

VCoC Metal Cog Badge

Member price $15 (plus postage).
Non-Member price $40 (plus postage).


VCoC Rally Badge Large: The words 'Vespa Club of Canada' written in white around the round blue badge. In the center is an image of a scooter rider over a red maple leaf.

Vespa Club of Canada Large Badge

$15 CAD

Size: 20 cm Colour: Blue

Vespa 70 years button and decal: The word 'Vespa' with the date 1946 - 2016 and a large 70 written in white over a red maple leaf with a green background.

Vespa 70 years button

$2 CAD


VCOC banner styled like the Canadian flag with red bars on end and the words 'Vespa Club of Canada' written across a red maple leaf.

Vespa Club of Canada Legshield Banner

$25 CAD

Member’s Only Item. Size: 66cm x 20cm

Join Vespa Club of Canada

Be part of Canada’s national club that’s been in existence for over 20 years dedicated to the preservation of the Vespa scooter.

Keep Calm and Drive a Vespa

Why Join?

Exchange ideas, attend rallies, share opinions on various Vespa models, their parts, accessories and join a community of like minded Vespa riders.

The Vespa Club of Canada is a non-profit club and proud to be a member in good standing with Vespa World Club (previously known as the Federation International des Vespa Clubs or F.I.V.).

VCoC Member's Badge

What is included?

You will recieve a membership card, club decal and discounts to Vespa-friendly shops and parts suppliers across Canada.

As a member you can attend the Vespa World Club’s annual event Vespa World Days under the Vespa Club of Canada banner*. Various cities host this event and they are as follows: St. Tropez France 2016; Celle Germany 2017; Belfast Ireland 2018 (TBC)

Keep Calm and Drive a Vespa

How to join?

Simply fill out our three simple questions in the section below. It is just that simple.

* Event registration is payable by the member but the VCoC does the registration.

How to Join Us?

Just fill out the form below and we will contact you.