Vintage Vespa Club
Kristen Johnson, Arts and Culture Writer
January 2, 2012
Filed under Community
The Vintage Vespa Club, known to more of us as the Scooter Club, is an interesting and exciting new group that few upper school students seem to know much about. Sophomore club member Gabe Watson explains, “The main goal of this club is to restore vintage Vespa scooters to their former glory.” The club members take a run-down vintage Vespa scooter and restore it. After the restoration process, the club sells the scooter to raise money to buy the next one. As Gabe further explains, “Although restoring is the main goal, the club has the ability to fill what I believe is a very large educational gap in our school. We pride ourselves on liberal arts, and there is something to be said for that. Sadly though, the art of getting your hands dirty and learning about an engine by taking it apart is almost lost.” This club definitely fulfills the need for a hands-on learning experience, as the club members are not just acquiring new knowledge, but are applying that knowledge in a constructive and educational way. Gabe says that he would recommend this club to anyone because it offers an opportunity for “fun learning”. For anyone who likes working with their hands or has always wondered what really makes an engine go, this club could be a perfect fit for you. There are many amazing things that Vintage Vespa Club has to offer, but according to Gabe, “My favorite thing about the club is being able to deal with something that’s interesting and hands-on without the grade or the commitment of class.” The club meets in the lower level of the library, second half of M block on Day 1, as well as a few hours on Wednesdays. So if you think the Vintage Vespa club may be a good fit for you, swing by sometime and join in the fun.