Tag: vespa

eBay watch: Eddie Grimstead Vespa GS160

If you have money to spend and time on your hands for a bit of restoration, this Eddie Grimstead Vespa GS160 has just been flagged up on the forums as being on eBay right now. Just the main image above on this site, but check out the seller's page for […]

Scootermania documentary online

Big thanks to Spectre on the forums for spotting this Scootermania documentary online. It was originally broadcast back in the early 1990s on Channel 4, essentially a potted history of the Vespa and Lambretta, from inception through to their 60s heyday and decline (in the mass market at least). Lasts […]

Rewind The 60s – mod episode

Ok, the title might be a little misleading, but the series of 60s shows we flagged up the other week, Rewind The 60s, has reached 1964/65, which means mods get a look in. If you missed the show, you can watch it again on BBC iPlayer (UK only sadly), with […]

Keep Calm and Scoot On poster

 Just when you thought the whole 'Keep Calm' thing had gone away, someone produces a version that might just appeal to this particular fraternity – the Keep Calm and Scoot On poster. It is part of a series of designs aimed at encouraging people to keep doing the things they […]

eBay watch: 1960s Vespa tipper truck

A superb curio that dates back to 1966 – this Vespa commercial tipper truck. Powered by a 124cc engine, it's one of a fleet of similarly-powered vehicles that was sold to the Co-op in Liverpool in the 70s, then used to sell paraffin around the streets during that decade. All […]

Vespa PX scooter returns

An interesting change of mind by Piaggio, with the return of the Vespa PX scooter. For eco (and possibly commercial) reasons, the Vespa PX disappeared from the market, as the company concentrated on its 'twist and go' range. But it is now being re-launched by Piaggio, shown off recently at […]

Tribute Vespa scooter by Digital Veneer

If you thought the cost of a fully-renovated vintage scoot was a bit pricey, you'll be seriously knocked back by the cost of the Tribute Vespa – and its not even a vintage model. According to makers, Digital Veneer, each brand new Vespa is transformed by craftsmen into 'an authentic […]

eBay watch: 1960 Vespa 150

Tasty scooter – and right now, this Vespa 150 is under £1,000. Not bad considering this 1960 model has had a full restoration as recently as 2009, with an engine overhaul, new electrics and plenty of cosmetic work too, judging by the paint job and those seats. The MOT runs […]