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“Scooter Commuter,” 1962

April 12, 2011

It is absolutely mandatory that you watch the Rank Organisation’s “Scooter Commuter” film from 1962. A lot of the pitch is still true today, but more than anything, it’s just heartwarming to see such well-shot footage of vintage Vespas and Lambrettas (and Corgis, and Bonds, and more) in action back when a silk scarf was all the head protection you needed. It’s like watching Quadrophenia without the baggage and overwrought bass noodling.

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  1. jrsjrNo Gravatar on April 13th, 2011 7:34pm

    The reason why nobody is having any fun these day is because those guys had it all back then. Cross-country push-scooter relay racing?!? I was born twenty years too late and in the wrong country. Amazing! And that was just the push-scooters. I don’t even know what to say about the motorized scooter scenes. Awesome. Dudes, that’s the second video in a row that’s rated an instant replay on the TV. Keep up the good work.

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