Balloon Artist Jeremy Telford makes a balloon Vespa. Yes, you just spent two minutes and 36 seconds watching a balloon artist, and you liked it. Do you feel dirty? Here’s the backstory from Glen G. on Modern Buddy. Thanks for sharing, Glen! Update: here’s Jeremy’s site. Wow.
If you speak Russian and dig guys wearing Speedos, you’ll love this Honda PCX video. It’s sort of the “Vespa Gringo” of Russian-Thai-scooter videos, so you know it was Rye that found it for us. Admit it, you watched *way* longer than you should have, didn’t you. I wanna hang out with those guys.
Via Gome, via Jalopnik: Yes, that’s dozens of low-speed collisions from Chinese security cameras. Car-on-car. Car-on-scooter. Scooter-on-scooter. Scooter-on bicycyle. All of the above-on-pedestrian, and my favorite, Tuk-tuk-in-reverse-on-multiple-pedestrians. It’s very tragic, yet a little bit funny (just like Gome) At least everyone seems to be moving pretty slowly and no one is hurt, at least not […]
If the thought of theft isn’t enough to lock down your scooters in your garage, this will have you drilling eyebolts into your concrete in no time. Via motoblog.it.
Can’t speak to the quality of these Lambretta and Vespa Maintenance/Rebuild DVDs. but it’s about time someone put together something like this. I’ve written them to beg for review copies, maybe we can sell ’em over at Scootmoto eventually. (I notice they offer free shipping worldwide, that’s extremely generous, considering current shipping rates! Hopefully they’ve […]
Two great BBC4 documentaries from the 90s: A must-watch “Classic Motorcycles” scooter documentary from the early ’90s featuring an amazing array of period photos and footage from the early years of the Vespa and Lambretta. Another great BBC documentary from a bit later, focusing more on the mid-90s U.K. rally scene. (Thanks, Steve, via the […]
I haven’t watched a late-night talk show since Adult Swim’s been on the air, but if I did, Jay Leno would be third on my list behind Conan O’Brien and David Letterman. Maybe eighth if you threw in Craig Ferguson and Chelsea Handler and a few others. I’ve always thought his Tonight Show was about […]
On Facebook now: Once a week we will be giving away a prize to one follower or fan who posts a picture of themselves (or a friend) with their Genuine scooter!
Make a $30 camera dolly from an IKEA “Ivar” shelving unit.
It’s been a while, but Vespa Vthursday VIdeo is back. Today we appropriately honor one of Haiti’s greatest exports, Wyclef Jean, with an entirely inappropriate song, given the circumstances. In 1998, Jean covered Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust,” with help from Fugees bandmate Pras, Free and Canibus. The song was produced for the Small […]
Chupa Chups enthusiast and MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo shows a reporter around Barcelona in his vintage sidecar Lambretta. Awesome!
We try to only talk about motorcycles when it’s absolutely necessary, but with Cold Weather Challenge fever heating up and a few threads going about the snowmobilification of scooters, Mad Man Maddox posits an alternate scheme based on Sweden’s late-seventies military Husqvarna. Even motorcycle-haters can love a 250 automatic, but it’s the ‘winter package’ that […]
Last week’s Vespa Vednesday VIdeo was David Bowie’s “Absolute Beginners”, the title track from the Julien Temple film. This week’s video also features Bowie, but this time it’s a clip from the film itself: Artist: David Bowie Song: “That’s Motivation” Album: Absolute Beginners film soundtrack (1986) Scooter(s): Vespa GS Scooter content: 20 seconds Jump to […]
Did we just post two videos? and did we just miss two weeks of Vespa Video Vednesday? Never fear, we didn’t forget you. Today we have another clip from David’s list that just so happens to be one of my favorite songs: Artist: David Bowie Song: “Absolute Beginners” Album: Absolute Beginners film soundtrack (1986) Scooter(s): […]
2SB reader Mark Neustadt shot and edited a series of road-trip videos on his Yamaha Majesty 400. You’d think nine-minute clips of a dude riding a scooter might get boring, but it’s shot pretty well and his Wisconsin roads sure look like a lot more fun than my Chicago commute. In fact, these might really […]