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Pretty Green


"Red and green should never be seen"... as in fashion and wearing the two colours together. A statement that stuck in my head from years ago; maybe my other half told me that when I was about to leave the house in a fashion faux pas near miss!? Except of course at Christmas time when red & green are always seen together; so I can get away with this feature immediately following the previous one and it now being December.

I originally came across this striking smallframe when I saw it at the Veteran Vespa Club's Swanage rally in 2014. The owner happens to live reasonably close to me and I'd been meaning to ask him for some time if I could get some shots of it. We eventually agreed to meet up a couple of Sundays ago on a cold November morning. Initially dry, the rain quickly set in, putting in a lengthy appearance. Anyway, I managed to get a few decent 35mm film shots before my fingers stopped working..!


This vespa was originally a 1981 Primavera and is now posing as an ET3 Primavera, since being fitted with electronic ignition and running a DR130 cylinder kit and unusually, a square headset from a Spanish smallframe, which looks like the Piaggio equivalent 50 Special item. Not that in any way I'm 'knocking' this being badged as an ET3. Such things rarely bother me; I was initially struck by its colour and wanted to get some fotos of this smart looking scooter. Thanks to the owner for indulging me ; )

See full album here

Workshop Rally

Rod Gillan, owner of this beautiful, original Rally 200 and based in Northern Ireland, occasionally sends me shots of his lovely steed he's taken while out and about. These were taken by Rod recently at an old garage he came across in the village of Bendooragh in County Antrim; the garage owner kindly let Rod get some fotos with his Rally in situ - as you can see they turned out really well and look great in this setting.

Cheers Rod - good work!

It's always nice to receive decent scooter fotos and am always happy to feature them on here. If you're handy with a camera like Rod, feel free to email me your images at




I have now sold out of the 200 limited edition run of Retrospective Scooters book (second edition).

If you are interested in buying a copy you may still be able to obtain a book from S.I.P. Scootershop - here or Maskes Vespa Klassiekers - here


Vespa model

SIP Scootershop - Advent Shopping 2016

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S.I.P. Scootershop are having their annual Xmas Shopping event this year on Thursday 3rd December 10am-3pm with 20% off for your scooter stocking fillers and gifts. You can grab a warming hot chocolate and a bite to eat too at the Siperia cafe bar at the newly opened S.I.P. showroom.

S.I.P. Scootershop Advents Shopping FB event page - here


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Lovely crusty vespa shot taken by Stewart Robotham in Mumbai, India - thanks for sharing Stewart ; )



I had half a dozen frames left on my current roll of film the other day; what better way to expend them than on my friend's lovely, late Porsche 911 Carrera, finished in a seldom seen factory lilac/silver metallic blue colour.. see other shots here and my cars album all shot on 35mm film here





Really nice shot by Anton andi Nugroho like this a lot..

Thanks for sharing Anton ; )

Anton andi Nughoro on FB  - here


Ferrari 288GTO for Petrolicious

Saigon vespa tour

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A couple of very nice atmospheric shots taken by Nigel_G riding pillion through the streets of Saigon on a vespa tour - thanks for sharing Nigel ; )


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忠信市場 (Taichung City) Vespa

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Outstanding Voigtlander film shot of this vespa in Taichung City, Taiwan, beautifully taken by Kelvin Wen

Many thanks for letting me feature this on vespamore Kelvin ; )

Street Parade

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I have always been partial to decent shots of Piaggio's 'Ape' 3-wheeler and this is a fine example taken by Paolo Coccia in a side street off of Rome's Campo De' Fiori, where various traders, fruit sellers etc sell their wares in the Eternal City and often from the back of an Ape..

Paolo - mille grazie for sharing ; )

Some of my own Ape shots taken on 35mm film here


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