On April 7th, 1950, at the French circuit of Monthléry, during 10 hours of testing with three drivers (Mazzoncini, Spadoni and Castiglioni) alternating riding, Vespa (designed by Vittorio Casini) won the world record for the 100 mile race (average speed 129.7 km/h), 500 mile race (average speed 123.9 km/h), and the 1,000 km race (average speed 124.3 km/h). During the 10 hours the Vespas covered 1,049 kilometers (652 miles).

Vespa Monthléry '1950

Vespa Monthléry '1950
Vespa Monthléry '1950
Vespa Monthléry '1950
Vespa Monthléry '1950

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