8182 Look out, Fred Perry. British nylon is what all smart, WASP-y scooterists are wearing this season. (From Pentagram’s aborted redesign of 02138 magazine.)
I was just Googlestalking someone (more about that link in a minute) and found the famous “Hamara Bajaj” commercial in her YouTube favorites. I’ve always heard how great this commercial is, but never seen it until now. Assuming the swastika at :28 holds a different meaning in Indian culture than it does in Western culture […]
Via Steve, a nicely-done Australian Yamaha TV commercial showing the economical aspects of their scooters. Genuine and even PiaggioUSA are working on pretty limited budgets, but you have to wonder why Yamaha and Honda, who actually do run national spots on cable TV, haven’t done anything like this here in the U.S. yet. If it […]
A TV commercial for the European-market “Lambretta” Pato (aka the Lance Milan, ZNen ZN151T-F, Flyscooter LaVie, etc.), not to be confused with the Lambretta International Uno and Due sold in the U.S., or an actual Lambretta. The only thing sadder than a Chinese Lambretta is putting end credits on a commercial on YouTube. (Via motoblog.it.)
Looks like Piaggio USA won’t have Access Communications to kick around anymore. Hard to believe anyone could be worse than CooperKatz, who botched the “Vespa Blogs” idea, but you’ve also gotta wonder why the current glut of scooter stories are practically ignoring Piaggio products to talk about the 100mpg Buddy. Oh, wait we just answered […]
A cute commercial featuring a Series II Lambretta. It’s for MercadoLibre, eBay’s latin american site. (Thanks, Matt!)
NSFW in NSW! The Aussies step up the humble motorcycle visibilty PSA a notch with this full-frontal masterpiece. Apparently all this time we were wearing yellow reflective vests, when we we would have been much better off wearing much less. Where’s that guy tucking his I-Pass? Ooof! I’m starting to sound like Michael Musto, sorry. […]
If this article is to be believed, the Vespa LX150 was just released in Canadia. Maybe they meant to review the Vespa LXS, which just came oot, and is being promoted in Canada under the banner “Born to be Square”, with what looks like 4/5th of the Kids in the Hall, circa 1992, with LXS […]
Bob sent this great Honda ad from 1967. The ad’s a perfect illustration of everything Honda got right back then, and explains how they came to dominate the U.S. motorcycle industry at that time. There are a lot of ideas here for aspiring foreign scooter and motorcycle importers (in no particular order):
Vespa Canada’s disturbing-but-cool television commercial. Can you imagine, a television commercial for Vespa? Is it actually running? Has Kanye paved the way for anyone to wear an Evel suit?
Feel Good Anyway’s television commercial for Burgerville, a Pacific Northwest burger chain. Man, that is one mellow, milkshake-lovin’, Vespa-riding bear. (Via Mrs. McCabe, via Cassie at ScooterSwag)
What VespaUSA is calling “your chance to show and tell the world what Vespanomics is through your creative lens” is what the advertising industry calls “spec work,” doing work for free in the hopes of accceptance or a prize. I’m not knocking the entrants, and there are some pretty decent entries, but contests like these […]
OK, I’ve been waiting for this day for years. between Hollywood Holt’s “Throw a Kit” video (featuring Chicago’s Peddy Ca$h club) and Andy Samberg’s Hot Rod movie, mopeds have officially taken over the hipster market and are finally positioned to become ubiquitous in television commercials and otherwise overexposed and boring, allowing scooters to fade back […]
Just for old times’ sake: Hoodibaba. Bajaj could sure teach Triumph a thing or two.