Below is a list of the features of our RADUNO 2019
Raduno Welcome and Garage Session at
La Moto Washington
Rally Check In, Arrosticini Barbecue and Wrenching Session
The Raduno kicked off at La Moto Washington located at 3298 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
Registered riders picked up their rally package, sign the waiver, and enjoy an illuminating wrenching session in the La Moto garage with Piaggio Certified Master Mechanics.
Opening Night Ride to
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Raduno Breakfast, Saturday, Honoring Corradino D'Ascanio
RADUNO BREAKFAST EVENT DEDICATED TO CORRADINO D'ASCANIO
Corradino D'Ascanio was born in Popoli (Regione Abruzzo) and worked for most of his life in Tuscany for Piaggio.
To honor his contribution to the world, the creation of the Vespa, the Vespa Committee of Washington DC honored D'Ascanio at a breakfast sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute at Casa Italiana at 8:00am, 595 Third Street, NW Washington, DC 20001. General sponsors of all Raduno events include also Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society and La Moto Washington.
We were deeply grateful to our breakfast event sponsor:
The Gymkhana started and ended at Rally Hotel, Marriott Courtyard Washington, DC, 901 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Gymkhana leader is Charles Smeed. 2019 Raduno Gymkhana Champion is Eileen Vitelli.
Eileen receives both the medal and her name engraved forever on the Coppa Storica.
Winners have their names engraved on this Raduno Coppa Storica
RADUNO AWARDS DINNER
RALLY AWARDS ARE PRESENTED WHILE SCOOTERISTS ENJOY ITALIAN DELIGHTS FOR DINNER
6:30pm to 7:30pm
AFTER THE GYMKHANA, EXCLUSIVELY FOR REGISTERED RALLY PARTICIPANTS, ENJOY AN INTIMATE DINNER. 2019 was Sponsored by Longthrow Media Division of Meaux Group. Dinner prepared by A. Litteri, fine imported Italian products.
RADUNO Washington DC 2019 CONCERT
FEATURED TONY RICHARDS
AFTER DINNER, THE TONY RICHARDS CONCERT ENTERTAINED EVERYONE
Concert entertainment featured Tony Richards, Italian American guitarist and recording artist of Chicago. Registered Rally participants got entrance with their Raduno Credential. A limited number of tickets for NON-RALLY SPECIAL GUESTS were available for a donation of $25. Sponsored by Longthrow Media Division of Meaux Group.
Post-Concert Night Ride of DC
After the Concert, riders enjoyed the beautiful illumination of Washington in a ride around the monuments, including the US CAPITOL.
Photo Credit: Kevin Jiannotti
Safety Vests Sponsored by Abe Lincoln Flags
September 22, Sunday Morning Goodbye at Casa Italiana
Enjoy A Cappuccino Before You Leave Us
Rally wrapped up at Casa Italiana. Got one last cappuccino before we left or stayed for the post-Rally Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society Luncheon listed just below.
ABRUZZO MOLISE HERITAGE SOCIETY LUNCH
at Casa Italiana
Our RADUNO sponsors, the Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society, invited all Vespisti to their luncheon at
Casa Italiana after the rally.
COST PER PERSON
Rally participants enjoyed one last Italian meal before departing.