Over 500 members of Vespa Clubs from Australia, Thailand, Laos, the US and Vietnam will enjoy a two-day (April 28-29) rendezvous in central Da Nang and Hoi An cities.

Event organiser Le Viet Hoa said it would be the fifth such meeting and the largest such event in Vietnam.

"All scooters made in the1950s or 1960s will hit the road later this month. Vespa club members from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang will celebrate the meeting with series of roadshows in Da Nang and Hoi An," Hoa said.

He said old scooter collectors will share experience in driving and preserving the Italian-designed scooter.

Hoa said a seminar on traffic safety is also organised during the two-day meeting, while a museum of old scooter is opened in Hoi An City.

The first meeting of the Vespa enthusiasts was held in Da Nang-Hue in 2005; Da Lat in 2006 and 2008; and Hanoi in 2010. The two-stroke engine vehicle first appeared as a luxury scooter in Vietnam in late 1950s.-VNA