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club history

The Lambretta Club USA was established in 2003. Prior to 2003 there were various attempts to form a national club  were mostly in the west coast. The LCUSA's earliest member numbers come from these longtime Lambretta enthusiasts. One must remember from the day Innocenti closed it's doors in 1971 until the late 90's, the glue needed to hold a club together over such a vast place like the USA was an extremely difficult task. Today we have ready access to all the parts and knowledge needed to ride our Lambrettas. The LCUSA and our website is a place where new and old enthusiast can physically or virtually meet to share in all things Lambretta.

 

The current LCUSA was started in 2003 as a Yahoo! group by Alex MacKenzie. Members of the group wanted to start an official club. Our first team of board officers were: Missi Kroge (treasurer) , Abbi Isrealsen (secretary), Craig Bachler (vice president), and Benjamin "Jay" Fichialos (president). Supported by Jon Kroge, Casa Lambretta's USA's mechanic in 2003, & Alex, the officers organized the very 1st Lambretta Jamboree In Miami 2004. It was a modest event under 40 scooters attended- including Vespas! Our earliest Jamborees were very different from what we do now, for example in 2006 the LCUSA teamed up with the Vespa Club of America in Denver for the "Amerivespa/Lambretta Jamboree". In 2007 we teamed up we the New York area scooterists for "Death to Gotham/Lambretta Jamboree". 

 

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting  the preservation and enjoyment of Lambretta scooters. The growth of our club can be attributed to the enthusiasm and support of our members.  Fostering friendships and sharing knowledge with like-minded Lambretesti, the LCUSA proudly strives to serve it's members and supporters by being on the forefront of technology, information, and source of all things Lambretta.

PAST OFFICERS

Jay Fichialos- President 2003 (one year)

Craig Bachler - Vice President 2003-05

Missi Walker - Treasurer 2003-07

Abbi Israelsen - Secretary 2003-07

Kieran Walsh - President 2004-2007

Missi Walker - Treasurer 2003-07

Abbi Israelsen - Secretary 2003-07

Kieran Walsh - President 2008-2011

Jen Obal - Secretary 2008-2010

Christina Sacco - Secretary 2010-2011

Darren Berry- President 2012-2015

Mike Anhalt- Vice President 2012-2015

Greg Covey - Treasurer 2012 ( one year )

Kieran Walsh- Secretary 2012-2015

Peter Lundgren -- President 2015-2019

Rudy Perez- Vice President 2015- 2019

Greg Covey - Treasurer (INACTIVE)

Kieran Walsh- Secretary 2015-2019

Joe Barthlow VP (interim)

CURRENT

Joe Barthlow - President

Patrick Birke - Vice President

Tom Cary - Treasurer

Kieran Walsh - Secretary

Lady Lambretta

Missi Kroge 2005 

(lost  plate for  2006 -2011 replacement was made in 2011)

Star Markham 2011

Christina Sacco 2012 (one year skipped due to lack of candidates)

Sally Bradley 2013

Melanie Parmalee 2015

Heather Masar 2016

Siobhan Ellis 2017

Andrea Merideth 2018

Chrissy Barr 2019

Kristin Manion 2020

(No award in 2021 due to pandemic)

Felicia Marinella 2022

 

Mr. Lambretta

Alex MacKenzie 2005 

(lapse in awarding the plate - reason unknown)

Craig Bacher 2008  

(year skipped - reason unknown)

Kieran Walsh 2010

Mike Anhalt 2011

Darren Lopez 2012

Rudy Perez 2013

Dave Schwanke 2014

Barry Gwin 2015

Gene Merideth 2016

Aaron Hecker 2017

Zachary Harper 2018

Scott Sempeck 2019

Jon Kroge 2020

(No award in 2021 due to pandemic)

James Hyde 2022

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