Modernmechanix has a nice set of photos from a 1939 Popular Mechanics piece on scooters. It mentions a scooter company in Chicago, parking on sidewalks, over 100 mpg and scooters surviving a fad stage. Some think the ‘scooter boom’ is coming to a close. But I’d suggest just widening ones view. Was there a boom? Is the current buying frenzy just a crest in the sine wave that would look like a steady line from the right perspective? Thanks to The New Cafe Racer Society for the link.