All posts tagged Scooters
The fine folks over at 2StrokeBuzz found out that Haynes is now offering a brand new service manual for Lambretta scooters. So if you’ve got an old Lammy that needs fixing, there’s new know-how for the having. Head on over to 2SB for more info.
Today we celebrate the birthday of romantic scooting’s first lady, Audrey Hepburn. Were Audrey as immortal in body as she is in memory, she’d be 76 years-old today. Her Academy Award Winning performance in Roman Holiday will likely forever be a part of scooter culture, just like the Mods, The Who and the very name of Vespa.
For most scooter fans, even if they don’t ride a vintage Vespa or Lambretta, there’s still a romantic attachment to the Mods of the ’60s and ’70s in Great Britain. As much a fashion movement as a vehicle preference, the Mods remain forever etched on the psyche of the scooter community. The site Voices of East Anglia has a great post up featuring vintage photos of Mods out for a scooter gathering in 1979
Recently, reality TV star and shopping enthusiast, Kim Kardashian, along her friend and co-star, Jonathan Cheban, were seen shopping for a scooter in Miami, Florida. As usual, the paparazzi were out in full force to capture the moment. What did she and her entourage roll out the door with? Apparently a small fleet of Genuine Buddy 125s.
Greek sculptor Cris Cofitis is no stranger to elaborate, custom-built two wheelers. He’s competed at the AMD Championship custom bike build-off at Sturgis. Yet for his latest project, Cris chose a vintage Vespa as the canvas for what is simply a staggering piece of rolling sculpture. With elements of dieselpunk, retro-futurism and profound artistic vision, this bike, dubbed “The Guardian” may just take the prize as the most incredible custom scooter I’ve ever seen.
We sure hope so. As if there weren’t already a thousand reasons to be a fan of Tom Hanks, his genuine and enthusiastic love of scooters is all we need.