The Indie Farmer’s Vespa Road Trip

Indie farmer road trip

Indie farmer road trip

The indie farmer is a chap by the name if Nigel from east London who has set up a new venture for himself, to ‘bring the limelight to’ some of the best independent farmers and small producers the UK, and our thanks go to KenHooperUK who tipped us off about the farmer via Twitter.

At the end of of July, Nigel is hoping to go on a six week scooter tour of the UK, “to bring much needed attention to the small-scale farmers and artisan producers around the country and share my journey with you.”

He continues, “I will be focussing on the the issues surrounding these businesses, and making it easier for the everyday foodie to find and follow an undiscovered treasure trove of beautiful food and hard-working people.”
Nigel is after donations to support his road trip costs – he will be riding his rather battered Vespa S automatic scooter around the UK – and says, “Donations will be met with perks (as listed), and eternal good karma, guaranteed.”

If you want to help you can go here to find out more. If nothing else, hopefully it will turn out to be an interesting Vespa road trip we can all follow and enjoy.

Scooter Tyres – how safe are yours?

Dunlop tyre advert circa mid-60s

Dunlop tyre advert circa mid-60s

Now in our fourth decade of riding scooters without a break, I’d like to think that here at Scooternova we’ve learned a little about tyres. Gone are the days where cheap ‘n’ cheerful Ditchfinders were the choice simply by virtue of the fact that they cost less than the rest, now we appreciate that road holding, cornering, grip, use in wet weather and a whole host of other features take priority.

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Scomadi scooters – latest update

Scomadi scooters, 2014

Scomadi scooters, 2014

During the recent Morecambe pre-season scooter rally, PM Tuning – one of the companies behind the forthcoming Scomadi brand – held an open day at their Lancashire shop.

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NOS Power – a Vespa from Down Under to lust over!

S.S. Scooter Engineering, Sydney.

S.S. Scooter Engineering, Sydney.

SS Scooter Engineering of Sydney Australia are the people behind this latest piece of scooter art that we’ve recently discovered on the world-wide web. Continue reading

The Euro Vespa Rally of 2006 in Torino

Back in 2006 a few of us rode down through France and over the Alps into Italy that summer – on P2s and a T5 – to celebrate 60 years of the Vespa at the EuroVespa Rally in Turin. Continue reading

Vespa Segway, Chair and (weird) light from Spain

Found on the AutoEvolution site, a design company in Spain has redesigned the Segway electric personal transport vehicle (I don’t really know what else to call it!), using Vespa parts to improve its look no end.

Vespa Segway by Bel & Bel.

Vespa Segway by Bel & Bel.


The Segway is a self-balancing vehicle, which Spanish company Bel & Bel have enhanced with what looks like a few bits from a Vespa smallframe.
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New 2014 Vespa Primavera Revealed – First offical photos!

Presumably because of the number of leaked images that have appeared on the internet of the new forthcoming Vespa Primavera, such as here on Scooternova (all originating from Spain it seems), Piaggio have taken the unusual step of sending out official images of the new scooter themselves.

So here it is in all it’s glory, well the first action photo at least;
 
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Motofocker Cargo (Vespa) Scooter

Ever struggled to carry all of your luggage on one scooter? Well then you need the Motofocker Cargo Scooter from Hungary.

Motofocker have taken a humble Vespa PK50 and adapted it, converted it, and basically extended it to carry more than your sandwiches. And it even seems to ride too, although we suspect handling is ‘interesting’ and top speed ‘hardly exhilarating’. But of course you never know!

We found more info courtesy of Design Boom and the image here is © kolos somloi.

motofocker

motofocker

 

 

Rebirth of the Vespa Primavera – latest pictures of new Vespa!

Spanish motorcycle and scooter website  www.moto125.cc recently published images of what they claimed was a new Vespa scooter to be launched in the new year and named the Primavera.
 
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