Finally, some more dirt on the new Lammy, from an upcoming article in Scootering. Thanks, GemCityClark.
As promised, Piaggio officially announced yesterday they’re unpacking crates of Vespa PX 150 “Serie Americas” (note the animated gear shift illustration heretofore never seen on a website). Costantino Sambuy’s dealer letter starts out comparing Piaggio’s 1977 technical marvel to the NASA Voyager program, then goes on to say:
Not a vehicle for the inexeperienced, the PX demands a customer who will know how to ride it and how to maintain it; how to change gears without using the clutch [sic?]; and how to remove it from the stand by lifting rather than pushing. Take good care of this customer — they are the strongest ambassadors of our brand!
Good advice. Five years too late, but good. The Typhoon is here, too, if anyone other than Brooke cares.
Set your Tivos again, the DIY Network’s show Classic Rides has a multi-episode Vespa project coming up. (thx, akyana and Lu$)
From Lu$: Down in the S’th where people are WAY more morally sound, and where Hooters advertises on TV, you can win a Vespa. One time I went to Hooters for lunch with six cute co-worker girls and a gay guy, and I got wings and everyone else got sandwiches. Every single one of them but me threw up that afteroon. So the moral is, stick to the wings and don’t try to compete with the staff for the customers’ attention.
The High Rollers Weekend Vegas rally site is up, three months earlier than usual, and with a pretty damn solid itinerary. Wow. See what happens when the Brits start to outnumber the Yanks?
email@example.com says “Show Us Your Vespa.”
“It can be hard to find a card that honors the scooter, it’s rider and the USA. This is our first design.” Vina:They’ve pegged the patriotic hillbilly skank scooterist market! It looks like they silhouetted Madonna from the Music album.” To be fair, proceeds go to charity, while 2sb t-shirt profits generally get spent on liquor. If you’ve been looking for an upbeat conservative version of 2sb, you’ve found it!
In a world… where scooters are all starting to look the same… one scooter has the matte black paint and sportbike decals to rise above the rest. Mitchell Gant is the American pilot recruited by NATO for a daring mission into the heart of Italy to steal the world’s first neurologically-controlled scooter… “Zhou must zheeenk een EETALIAN!” Aprilia’s copywriters sure seem proud of their new 50cc moped. I’m sure it’s great. Thanks, Mykrrr.
Cute ad for Goodfellas frozen pizza featuring an early ’60s Vespa and an Ape.