Not much of a story we know, but the majors consider it so, and we thought to join in with little correction for those at the Mail Online who wrote beneath their headline “Tight squeeze! Gwyneth Paltrow beats the weekend rush as she weaves through LA traffic on her Vespa” yesterday that “Gwyneth didn’t forget her protective leather gloves that helped her to grip the gears.”
Sorry Mail, but the Vespa LX doesn’t have gears, it’s an automatic scooter – you just twist and go!
We can’t argue with the fact that scooters are indeed perfect for filtering through the traffic though, so it’s not all bad!
Rat Pack member Dean Martin gets a lift on a Lambretta Cento in the 1967 film The Ambushers, which according to the IMDb is a sci-fi comedy involving secret agent ‘Matt Helm’ and a flying saucer that only women can pilot! Continue reading →
After a break from t’interweb over Christmas, taking time to have a clear-out at home led to logging on once again and visiting that well-known auction website to see if it’s worth selling anything no longer wanted on there (not usually). Anyway, getting side-tracked as usual, I came across a rare film poster advertising the 2004 remake of Alfie, starring Jude Law and a Vespa. Continue reading →
On Saturday 23 November Sotheby’s in New York held a charity auction in aid of RED, a charity founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to engage business and people in the fight against AIDS.
Designers Jony Ive (design boss at Apple) and Marc Newson collaborated with musician Bono to organise the charity auction and one of the 44 lots was a replica of the Lambretta ridden by Jimmy in the film Quadrophenia. To add to this, Continue reading →