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Vespa 125 CIRCUITO CORSA 1950 Racer 1:18 Scale Scooter

Vespa 125 CIRCUITO CORSA 1950 Racer 1:18 Scale Scooter

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Towards the end of the 1940s most motorcycle constructors considered that the best way to publicise their products was to participate in the various motorcycle races that were generally held on town roads. The scope was to bring people closer to motorcycling and create potential customers. Piaggio did not want to be left behind and equipped a series of "circuit" scooters, to race in the categories reserved for them, making their mark right from the start and leaving behind all the other scooters. Besides the publicity angle, the Vespa Circuit was also used as "test bench" for new ideas that were then used on standard products. The Vespas 125 circuit and the previous circuit models were totally hand-built by the specialists of the company's experimental division and were used in races until the end of the 1950s by the official riders Dino Mazzoncini and Giuseppe Cau, who in 1950 wins the chronometer race Catania-Etna, gaining the first place in his category (125 cc) and obtaining the absolute third place in the general results after Guzzi and Benelli.

In 1949 the Vespa 125 Corsa was manufactured, followed its predecessor the "Circuit". The Corsa frame was of the aluminium alloy used in aircraft construction and assembled using alloy rivets, an avant-garde technological feature for the time. the larger fuel tank stretched towards the steering column, and was intended to offer increased range and optimize riding at high speed. the Vespa 125 Corsa took part in several city races, notching up many prestigious victories. In 1950 Giuseppe Cau and Dino Mazzoncini gain the first and second place at the Bologna Grand Prix.


Model Details

A Stunningly accurate 1:18 Scale model.

Model is approximately 10cm x 5.5cm

Fixed to a display stand that can be detached by removing a screw.

Metal & Plastic construction.

Not suitable for children under 14 years.

Piaggio & C S.p.A licenced official model by Centauria S.r.l

Packaging may have warehouse storage, handling and delivery wear.

Please Note: The blister pack has been opened at the bottom to remove the model for use in the images shown. It has then been replaced into the blister pack and secured with transparent tape.

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