Platónika test drives after more than 7,000 km is more than completed, so here we go!

together with Scooter Center to Zell am See from 10th to 12th September 2021

Enough of mile munching going and leaving work from day to day. It's about time for those epic trips, meeting other Vespisti and collecting memories for a lifetime. The Vespa Alp Das will be the perfect start for new adventures!
In my personal ranking of events, VAD has a special place:

  • It was the second biggest event that I took part in. The biggest were the Vespa World Days in Celle, both in 2017. At the VAD I celebrated together with 1.000 Vespistas from 20 different nations.
  • It was the first meeting after I set foot on European soil.
  • It was the first time to see so many Vespas together, including the 60 oldest Vespas on the continent at the Faro Basso race.
  • It was also the longest event I have participated in, 8 days of non-stop fun.
  • The oldest Vespa I've ever ridden, the beautiful Vespa Super Sport 180 from Franz, which he kindly lent me.
  • The most beautiful landscapes that my eyes have seen.
  • In addition, it was the beginning of beautiful friendships, of which I have been able to continue reinforcing.

Back to the future

Now the reasons are others, I'm going to work there! As part of Scooter Center, which is the official sponsor of the event. The plan -for certain- is riding Platónika there. I'm getting ready to show you first-hand all this adventure, by now here are some good memories from 2017:


the good friends that I made

The Colombian representation!

Super Sport 180 of Franz


See you there!


Cool Things APR 2021







Ulf Schröder and Oliver Kluger

Oliver Kluger leaves the Scooter Center after 29 years. Ulf Schröder continues what they have built up together.

It is 1992. In the central organ of the German-speaking scooter scene - the Motoretta Magazine - you find a message that Oliver will now officially operate the scooter and parts trade. He is known not only for his Vespa GS 160 Good thing with a Malossi engine, but also for a brisk trade in everything that made the Scooterist's heart beat faster in the 90s. Permanent trips to Italy bring supplies and with the free movement of goods in the EU in 1993, things get even more dynamic.

Scooter Center Cologne -> Scooter Center Cologne

Soon Italy is not enough and Oliver takes the risk to order a container full of new SIL GP 200 from India. The risk pays back and the Lambrettas are indeed delivered in May 1993. The complete delivery of the 25th scooters is sold out within three weeks.

Scooter Center Cologne 1. Advertising Motoretta 1992

At the same time and not far away, Ulf developed a similar business model. Here, however, the focus of desire is not so much Italy but much more England, the other motherland of the cult around the Italian scooters. Just in time for the monthly appearance of Scootering - the Motoretta for England, only older and bigger - he is on the way to the ferry. The classified ads offer sufficient potential to start the return journey with more and more Lambrettas, Vespas and tuning parts from the large English Tuners and shops.

Scooter Center Ulf & Oliver with scooters and parts from England

On January the 3rdrd of 1994, the time has come. Oliver and Ulf join forces and from then on operate Scooter Center Cologne in the Rosengarten. The automatic models from Piaggio join the classic Vespa and Lambretta scooters. Suddenly there is an e-mail address to order and then there is probably the First web shop for scooter parts worldwide. A remarkable success story begins.

Scooter Center Website from 1998

What started out of a subculture around scooters has become a worldwide cult around vehicles with small wheels and free access way. other Scooter Center reliably supplies everyone every day.

3.1.1994 Advertisement Motoretta Scooter Center Store opening

Almost three decades are also a long time and Oliver is beginning to miss the atmosphere from the early days. Somehow, he wants to know it again. The love for the Italian icons and for traveling is unbroken and it will be interesting to see what Oliver has planned and will surprise us with.

Ulf will take over the fate of the Scooter Center on his own from 2021 and is well equipped for the probably next thirty years with his long-standing team, who have played a major role in the success story.


Business partners for almost three decades, friends for life.

Ulf Schröder (left) & Oliver Kluger (right)

We wish all our customers and friends a healthy and happy 2021.

Yours Oliver & Ulf


Here we found some beautiful memories, eg:

Insights about Oliver's tattoos, the Lambretta story of Ulf & Oliver in the Motoretta… and did you know that Oliver and Ulf were involved in the founding of the Lambretta Club of Germany and were active as sports and treasurers respectively? Have a look here: