We’re all set to go Mod for Vespa party

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY JILLY BEAT­TIE

BELFAST has been cho­sen to host the world’s big­gest gath­er­ing of mo­tor scooter en­thu­si­asts next sum­mer.

The an­nual Vespa World Days ex­trav­a­ganza, which started in 1954, cel­e­brates the spe­cial mod cul­ture and her­itage of the iconic scooter brand.

It will take place in the Ti­tanic Quar­ter over the week­end of June 14 to 17.

Up to 5,000 own­ers from 40 dif­fer­ent coun­tries are ex­pected to hit the city – in­ject­ing a £7.7mil­lion eco­nomic boost as they fill up ho­tels.

Lord Mayor of Belfast coun­cil­lor Nuala Mcal­lis­ter said: “We’re de­lighted to be named host city.

“I con­grat­u­late the Ul­ster Vespa Club for their suc­cess­ful bid to host the event.”

ICONIC Scooter­ists’ day out

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