I’m sure most scooterists have seen or know of the French made military Vespa with built-in gun, but how many knew that Lambrettas were also Continue reading
Posted in 1950s, 1960s, Lambretta |
Tagged 30mm, ACMA, cannon, canon, ebay, Finland, gun, Hispano suiza, Innocenti, lambretta, lambro, museum, suiza, TV175, Vespa |
Vespa Ape at Museo Piaggio
We love a 3-wheeler and so when we discover something strange even about these little vehicles, it catches our attention. Like this Ape which we spotted at
There is no more to say other than for all those doubting the versatility of Piaggio’s Vespa Ape three-wheelers, well here is yet another example of useful they can be!
And for those who like their Apes we have some more posts
here and here and here and here amongst others, and if you search ‘Ape’ on our site you’ll probably find more!
Surfing the interweb recently, looking for something else, we came across this odd-looking scooter, as you do…
Posted in 1960s, Lambretta |
Tagged 3 wheeler, adapted, brazil, disabled trike, Franbretta, Innocenti, lambretta, lambro, LI Series 2, pasco, tricycle, TV |
Just a reminder for all those scooterists out there looking for suitable transport to carry their pet elephant around in, a vintage Piaggo/ Vespa Ape Pentaro is just what you need!
Posted in 1950s, Vespa |
Tagged 5 wheels, articulated, classic, commercial vehicle, elephant, lambro, Pentaro, Piaggio, Vespa, vintage |
Apes at the Piaggio Museum in Pontedera.
Many scooterists consider the commercial vehicles produced by Innocenti and
Piaggio (the same manufacturers as our beloved Lambretta and Vespa) to also have a certain appeal, even if they do feature more than Continue reading
Posted in 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Piaggio, Vespa |
Tagged 3 wheeler, 5 wheeler, ape, commercial, lambro, Museo piaggio, P500, P501, Pentaro, Piaggio, Pontedera, scooter, three wheeler, trike, Vespa, Vespacar |
Derelict Innocenti offices.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Milano though, a pilgrimage to the old Innocenti factory
Posted in Lambretta, Road Trip, scooter, Scooter Factory |
Tagged derelict, Innocenti, Innse, Lambrate, lambretta factory, lambro, LI Series 2, Milan, milano, Piaggio |
Will he or won’t he?
The suspense is killing us!
Today restored scooters from Asian are often treated with suspicion by scooterists in the Western world, but we often forget these modern-day classics were once everyday commuters out there. A young Vietnamese architect has decided to demonstrate his love for Saigon by publishing a book featuring his own sketches of the city in the old times, which for
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Tagged 1960s, c90, Innocenti, lambretta, lambro, Le Hung Trong, old saigon, Sai Gon Xua, Saigon, scooters, sixties, Thanh Nien News, Vespa, vietnam |
Piaggio Ape 200.
Despite everyone in the world of scooter manufacturing favouring automatic (CVT) engines these days, Italian firm
Piaggio have launched a new version of their three-wheeled Ape, with a 4-speed engine. Continue reading
Posted in 1960s, New Scooters, Vespa |
Tagged 2-stroke, 200 2-stroke, 200cc, ape, Bajaj autorickshaw, calessino, lambro, new scooter, Nuova, nuovo scooter, Piaggio, px200, rally 200, Tuk Tuk, Vespa |