Where art meets Vespa (again)

Vespa Joyride by Richard Scott.

Vespa Joyride by Richard Scott.

The curvaceous lines of the Vespa scooter has long been seen as art themselves, which is probably why they have subsequently attracted the attention of artists looking for a new canvas upon which to display their talents. The latest is South African Richard Scott who recently collaborated with Vespa SA to create the Joyride exhibition. Continue reading

The liquid-cooled Vespa GS that never happened

Paolo Martin is an Italian car designer who has also dabbled with two wheelers as well over the years.

Paolo Martin with the Vespa GS H2O.

Paolo Martin with the Vespa GS H2O.

Amongst others, he’s known for his work with names such as Bertone and Pininfarina during the 1960s, De Tomaso, Ghia in the 1970s, designing and styling cars for brands like Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Fiat. He’s also done some work for Piaggio, as the image above may suggest…

It would appear Martin drew a car for Piaggio and also some mopeds, for both Piaggio and the Gilera brand which they also own. But of course it is the Vespas we want to know more about, isn’t it. 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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