Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How to make a Filipina Vespa Pin-up Girl

The Scooterist | Find our on Abet's blog, my Filipino vespa rider.

"In the 50s or 60s, Vespa released pin up calendars with images of women in different parts of the world. I have seen a number of scoots with pinup-girls stuck on the legshield or the glovebox cover.
The thumbnails below are just but a few examples.  But the one in the middle (the Filipina farm girl with the Mayon Volcano as backdrop) “my” rendition of a Pinay Vespa Pin-Up.  Since I got zero talent in drawing, I relied on a Filipino master (National Artist, Fernando Amorsolo) for inspiration and creativity.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Scooter Rally: Around Vietnam on Vespa (Jan 2012)

We had book the air plane ticket from Hà Nội to Hồ Chí Minh. Now, we're waiting time go by...

 I'm ready for the 2800km long trip with my vespa, my dear Quỳnh Skulls and my friends.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Old-time Saigon with Scooter

The Scooterist | When i ride vespa around Saigon, i meet some old people who are so interested with my vespa. They said when they were young like me, they had one. At that time, Scooter (Vespa and Lambretta) was the main vehicle in Saigon. Everyone had it, everyone rode it. I'm so surprise to hear that the money they had bought Vespa or Lambretta scooters, now they can buy a house. It looks like Vespa (Lambretta) was made for rich people.
Here's some pictures in old-time Saigon, most beautiful pictures ever

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Vespa Super

General information

The Vespa Super was successor to the venerable Vespa 125 and 150 VNA/VBB. It had a similar layout, but had updated styling that matched the other contemporaneous largeframe Vespas. While the largeframe Vespas with 10" wheels had evolved over time in their styling and design, the 8" wheeled models had soldiered on through to the mid-60's with only very minor changes from the 50's. Their gentle curves began to seem out of step with the times, and the rest of the Vespa lineup, which had by then sported a more angular look. Piaggio totally redesigned the look of the most basic of the largframes with the introduction of the Super.

Meet Filipino vespa riders in Sai Gon

The Scooterist | Two vespa riders from Phillippines come to VietNam for a tour with Vietnam Vespa Adventure - they alway do the same tour, make the same boring thing. I had a chance to meet-up and make friend.

Our vintage vespas.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Come September giá trị một siêu phẩm điện ảnh lãng mạn

The Scooterist | Có thể nói rằng, những gì mà bộ phim "Come September" đã đem lại cho người xem còn vượt qua cả ngoài mong đợi của những nhà sản xuất. Được ra mắt năm 1961 và nhanh chóng trở thành một hiện tượng của điện ảnh nước Mỹ và thế giới. 
Với sự góp mặt của những gương mặt nổi tiếng trong Come September như: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin... hơn hết nó được "nhào nặng" bởi đạo diễn lừng danh Robert Mulligan. Come September ngoài một nội dung đẹp, cao cả còn ghi điểm với những góc ảnh hoành tráng, đẹp mắt và đầy chất lãng mạn.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Vespa Club Women

Another great photo from the past.  This one is of what appears to be a Vespa club event in the early 50's.  I'm not really sure what is going on here, but it is notable that all of the riders are women.  At first I thought it was part of a parade of some kind, but then noting the number on the scooter's legshields leads me to think that this is part of some competition.  I don't have any idea, but the whole scene just looks super cool.  Note the big American cars and the jeep parked on the left side of the picture.
There is no Vespa club like this in Viet Nam.

70's Mods

It is hard to tell when this photo was taken.  I'm guessing it was during the first mod revival in the late 70's. The big tell is in the far left of the picture, the distinctive outline of a white P-series Vespa. That at least dates the photo to post-77. Clothing, hair styles, and helmets look more 70's than 90's mod.

Riding september by hysteric people

An animation about how we did film the video riding september... well What could have happen to be more specific

Wednesday, November 2, 2011