Thursday, April 26, 2012

A 1967 Vespa Super

Some old pictures of my Vespa Super in July 2011 when it was full restored.

Fixing a little crash after 2 days i rode it
Rebuild the engine

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vintage Scooter Scrambling - The Bats S.C

Vintage Scooter Scrambling - The Bats S.C

Gasoline Rally 2012 (Aug 17-19)


Gasoline Rally 2012
Friday, August, 17th - 19th

Pre-Registration $10
Day of $15

What's included in the registration for this year's rally:
- T-Shirt and swag bag
- The Legendary Mustache Ride
- Motorcycles on Meridian (8/17)
- Breakfast on Saturday morning
- A great group ride
- Gymkhana, Scooter Judging, Raffle, Shenanigans
- Ticket to AMA Indy Mile Flat Track Race (8/1
- Admission to Saturday night's show after the flat track race
- Blurred memories of questionable acts

This is all the details that can be released as of now. More to come.
Facebook Event Page:
http://www.facebook.com/events/385730631451667/

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Janie Jones - Series One Lambretta

It's Saturday morning. And i got an email from Raul (Retroscootergarage.blogspot.com), sharing these cool pictures. In Vietnam, there are a lot of vespas n lambrettas on the street, but not much people can pimp his scooters like this. Because Vespa and Lambretta are not cheap for us, when i get one, i want to keep it as original look (i dont mean the color). I love the original beauty of Vespa n Lambretta.
If i have another scooter, i'll pimp it like this Lambretta.
I think it was paint at the same place with the Lambretta in this post: Baracuta G9 - London to Woolacombe

Daily photo

Ca Na beach, 2011

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Vespa in Saigon (on Vintage Hunter TV show)


It is from Singapore television production on the channel "Okto".
A friend from Singapore send me this video, made in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon). So happy that Vespa can connect people all over the world. Thank you so much Alan!
In video, you will see mr Dzungtran, a famous scooter - car - classic things collector in Vietnam. There are a lot of TV show talking about him. He also have a Vespa APE, view my old post you can watch a video showing this.
Sorry for the bad quality and watermark, i dont like it too. :D
So, welcome to Vietnam, scooterists!
The Scooterist

Monday, April 16, 2012

Daily photo

The Scooterist | My 1967 vespa super

The 1980 Paris-Dakar from behind the handlebars of a Vespa


The Dakar rally is probably the most gruelling and dangerous motor race in the world.  Motorcycles, cars, quad bikes and trucks compete, not so much with each other, but with the race itself, to survive each year’s course. Competitors slog through each mile in danger of serious injury and death.
In 1980 a French team of 4 riders, put together by Jean-Francois Piot, decided that this all sounded wonderful and that they would enter the race. On their Vespas.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

May Day Ride 2012

In April, there is a big scooter rally in Malaysia but i dont have a change to join. Sad a little bit.
But i can join another scooter rally in in Quy Nhơn city, Vietnam: May Day Ride 2012. More than 250 scooters will come.
I make this tshirt for this trip:


Day 1: Sai Gon - Buon Me Thuot (340km)
Day 2: Buon Me Thuot - Quy Nhon city (346km)

2012 One Motorcycle Show


The One Motorcycle Show is perhaps the only custom show in the world that embraces the imperfect. It's about the essence--motorcycles that are custom but not precious. Stripped down and built back up, but probably not the way the factory intended.
Hosted by See See Motorcycles and sponsored by Bell, the One Show is an annual celebration of utility, culture and creativity held in Portland, Ore.

SIP Classic Vespa Catalogue

SIP Classic Vespa Catalogue - Great work, guys!
 So proud that i have one picture is this catalogue

Monday, April 9, 2012

Daily photo

The Scooterist - How beautiful it is.

Back to Africa

Third of March 1954, two friends went out for a trip thru Africa on their Lambretta LD 125. They got back fifteen months later and it looks like they visited a lot of cities (judging their topcase). This must have been the real long way down, basic vehicle, no modern roads, no gps, no back up, no phone, no nothing. Ewan and Charley, how about a real long way down?
The Scooterist

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Tus Tus scooters garage

TusTus
A brand system for an urban scooters garage

The Brief: Design a brand system for a business that contains branches.
Choose: A master brand for a scooters urban garage that contains also two chains of an accessories a store and a coffee place.
Concept: Urban, Young and Vintage scooters garage that's also a meeting place for the scooterists in Tel-Aviv

Hanoi Promo PX team


The Scooterist | Nice vespas from Hanoi Promo PX team. It change the think in Vietnam "PX is for old man"

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lambretta vs Vespa - A timeless challenge.


From 10 to 18 March 2012, the National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan hosted a unique exhibition. 13 models that have allowed historians to trace the history of the medium most used nowadays in big cities: the scooter. On display Vespa and Lambretta scooters the two together, and the symbol par excellence of a challenge, that between Piaggio and Innocenti started over half a century ago.
Mark Iezzi, curator of the museum's Department of Transportation, introduces us to the show, ranging from the legendary Lambretta white and red star of one of the most famous songs written by Giorgio Gaber all'Autoped of 1917 - the most ancient piece among those exposed - up to two copies of "futuristic" dated 1951: the Vespa and Lambretta Torpedo.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012