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Riders in Black ‘n’ White

 

In 1952, whwn Gregory Peck was driving in the streets of Rome his Vespa VNC 125 with the “princess” Audreu Hepburn on the back seat, a lot of magical things happened all together: women recognized theit “Romeo” on the face of Peck, men discovered their “Juliet” on Vespa’s well-turned lines and Piaggio’s sales rocketed up to 100.000 scooters per year!

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For the youngsters of the 50s and the 60s at Porto Heli, motorbikes- Vespa, F;orett, Lambretta and Sachs- where the vehicle to turnn into ideal “Romeos” out to conquer the local “Audrey Hepburn” of their choice and to build thei prestige at their friends. The times of ‘Quadrophenia’ and ‘Easy Rider’ still seemed so distant…

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