Threat to ban classic scooters from British roads

London on 2-wheels is far easier than using a bus!

This might sound like scaremongering, but plans are afoot to charge both two and four-wheeled vehicles of a certain age to drive in London, and if it’s not stopped now then Continue reading

and so it begins…. Vespa 70th Anniversary

Vespas Parked

Vespas Parked

In this our year of the 70th anniversary of Vespa, the Guardian newspaper report that the Vespa is under threat in the very city of its inception.

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When in Rome (or Milan!) – the versatile Vespa Ape

Piaggio Ape, Milan 2013.

Piaggio Ape, Milan 2013.

During a recent visit to Milan we came across this Piaggio Vespa Ape parked at a junction outside a bar and tobacconist. Doubling up as a mobile florists, it shows the ingenuity of the owner to utilise the right vehicle as both commercial transport and a retail outlet!

Being the larger Ape TM model too, it also shows how monstrously large and horrible the new German Mini that it’s parked behind (or rather, resting against!) is as well. Doubles all round!