Scooter Exhibit Opens in Los Angeles

June 21, 2011

The New York Times previewed the “Scooters: Size Doesn’t Always Matter” exhibit at Los Angeles’ Peterson Automotive Museum. Mmmm, chrome Rumi! Aside from the sorta-cringe-inducing name, it looks like a fantastic and well-researched exhibit and a rare chance to see a lot of really oddball scooters.

Thanks for the link, Alex Pelzel!


5 Responses to “Scooter Exhibit Opens in Los Angeles”

  1. Big AlNo Gravatar on June 21st, 2011 11:28pm

    I read the NY Times so you don’t have to.

  2. illnoiseNo Gravatar on June 22nd, 2011 6:34am

    So I don’t need to pay for their overpriced iPad subscription.

  3. borgbikeNo Gravatar on June 22nd, 2011 3:53pm

    I bet that is (or was) Mike Frankovich’s Allstate. It was restored by TJ Scooter in San Diego. It’s absolutely perfect!

  4. Eric AlmendralNo Gravatar on June 22nd, 2011 8:30pm

    Not Frankovich’s Allstate now, though maybe it used to be. They took 2 scoots from Mike: an ET (they want to show history of Vespa) and the Riva 180 with sidecar.

    The Rumi belongs to Mario from South Bay Scooter Club. I’ve never seen it in person.

    There’s a Concourse July 9. That’s when most of the local clubs will be attending.

  5. NoHo MikeNo Gravatar on June 23rd, 2011 8:31pm

    For the record, they have five scooters of mine.
    1971 Suzuki F-50 Cutlass
    1983 Yamaha Riva 180 with matching California sidecar
    1984 Honda Elite 125 Deluxe with original matching topcase, crashbars, and tall windshield
    2005 Vespa ET4
    2009 Genuine Buddy 150 Italia

    That Allstate is in the collection of the museum. The one I had was sold several years ago.

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