2013 SIP Customshow Winners Announced.

header_011The results for awards at last weekend’s SIP Customshow in Landsberg, Germany are shown here. The show is one of the largest and never fails to have a few examples of custom scooter eye-candy. Some winners have been seen before but are worthy of praise nonetheless. My favorite winner is the Best Smallframe. But the best name for an award is Maximum Respect, and seeing the winner explains it. Very nice.

3 thoughts on “2013 SIP Customshow Winners Announced.”

  1. Maximum Respect:
    The idea of putting a Largeframe Engine in a Small Frame Model is not quite new, but the aim of my project was to give the scooter the look of an original Vespa 200 Rally. To get this real, you have to do a lot of frame rework on serveral details. The greatest challenge was to realize the optical correct wheelbase by having a longer Swingarm of the 200cc Engine. Therefore I moved the engine mounting points some centimeters to the front and at once I enlarged them in width, to fit to the engine. Also the mounting point for the rear shock absorber must be staggered. I used the side covers from a Vespa 125 Super, they have a similar shape as the Rally ones, but a little bit smaller in all dimensions. In fact of that the left side cover of the Super is a glove box and the Rally`s a spare tire cover, I had to close the glove box lid, open the bottom and to weld in the orignal fasteners of a Rally side cover. Also the original Glove box of a Rally, must be made smaller, to fit the smaller legshield of the Small Frame. Further I`ve welded in some sheet metal at the end of the footboard, to be able to use the outer and one inner foot rails of a Large Frame Model. The front fork is rebuilt to gather a disc brake, which could handle the 23HP of the 221ccm engine.
    The Basis model for this scooter was a Vespa 50L from 1970, parts are used from the following Models: V50L, 125Super, 125 Primavera ET3, 200 PX, PK50XL2, 200 Rally,
    To use the biggest engine in the smallest frame is like taking the best of two worlds for me, … and can be confirmed absolutely by riding it.

  2. Wow! I had no idea. I thought that it was just a nice restoration. That photo does not do justice to your work. Do you have any more photos of the process or is the scooter shown in more detail in a magazine?

    Great work. Very impressive even before knowing the whole story.

    Thanks for commenting, Andreas!

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