vespamore photography (pronounced "vespa-mor-ay" combining the words vespa and amore, the Italian word for love, "vespalove" by definition)
- 35mm film photography by Paul Hart, gallery - here As well as featuring my own work, this blog also features work by other photographers and anything else creative that has caught my attention or inspired me.

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29.7.17

Vespa


Vespa



Nicely taken shot of this ET3 Primavera by Thorsten in Wiesbaden, Germany - vielen dank for sharing Thorsten ; )







Vespa in Trieste


Vespa in Trieste




Great summer shot taken by Bence Lauscher while holidaying in Italy and Croatia, of this couple on an LML Star - thanks for sharing Bence ; )





Alfa Giulia Nuova Super


Alfa Giulia Nuova Super



Vespa Special 50
Juillet 2017
(Lucca)
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super
 
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FUJICOLOR SUPERIA 200 ASA


LOvely film shot taken by OldLens24 you can't beat film as I always say..

A Giulia Super I shot on x-processed film a few years ago in London here






25.7.17

SCOOTERLAB Vespa Douglas 152L2 – broken and burnt #4






I meant to post this before now; the fourth and final part of Iggy Grainger's Douglas Vespa 152L2 resto project and his attempts to ride it to Celle in Germany for World Vespa Days - ScooterLab UK feature here If you didn't read the preceding chapters before now, see links below..

Part one here / Part two here / Part three here




24.7.17

Amia


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Nice portrait of Amia on a vespa taken by Nicolas Fiolle has a slight 1950s vespa pin-up feel to this..

Merci for sharing Nicolas ; )





Bertem & Meerbeek vespa tour



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Love this shot taken by Manu Delcon while riding around Bertem and Meerbeek in Belgium - great looking Sprint Veloce sprinter and very nicely composed with the background and moody, atmospheric sky - bedank for sharing Manu ; )






Vespa PX 125 Lusso Urban Style


Vespa PX 125 Lusso Urban Style




Nice shot and background by Timo B of this restored PX125 painted in Audi Glacial White with black powder coated parts, a couple of other shots here and here

Vielen dank for sharing Timo ; )





22.7.17

Piaggio: From the Heavens to the Earth






Great looking new book by Paolo Zanon charting the Vespa's history; written with Paolo having had full access to the Piaggio archives.

Expensive at £65 but I don't think there's another offering out there that's as definitive as this latest tome, not to mention the historical black & white archive photos..

Read ScooterLab UK's book review in full here the book is also available to order via SLUK here










19.7.17

1971 Carrera


1971 Carrera


Working as I do at a modern furniture store, selling expensive Italian, Scandinavian and German furniture, you get to see some flash motors from time to time. Being a classics fan, the modern Astons, Ferraris and Porsches etc I see don't do a lot for me but very occasionally something a bit more tasty turns up, like this beautiful '71 Porsche 911 Carrera with 'ducktail' rear spoiler and Fuchs alloys. The '70s yellow colour scheme suited this car perfectly and definitely pushed a few of my buttons!

I got a few 35mm film shots of this while the suitably glamorous looking young couple who turned up in it perused the furniture...



1971 Carrera



1971 Carrera



1971 Carrera



See more of my classic car 35mm film shots in my cars album here and film shots I took at Porsche's Zuffenhausen museum in May this year here







18.7.17

1958 Lambretta Li125 Framebreather


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One of the shots I took recently of a friend's very nice original paint Framebreather; apparently a later example due to lack of slots on front of panels. Currently awaiting an engine rebuild; hope to get some more film shots of this lovely scooter once back together and on the road - loving that Firenze (Florence) sticker too..

See full album here



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See more of my Lambretta 35mm film shots in album - here









SIP-Joyride-2017


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You've got to hand it to SIP Scootershop, they certainly know how to put on a great event.. 


"Just before the summer holidays start everywhere, last weekend we held our traditional Joyride event; now in its 15th year! The date had been marked thickly on the calendar for a while; the weather report announced not too high temperatures but a majestic Bavarian white-blue sky greeted us on the day, despite the pouring rain we had the night before and into the early morning hours. This may have caused a few riders to stay at home, but nevertheless some 130 Vespa and Lambretta riders gathered at the SIP Headquarters and rode with us the approx. 80 km long tour from the river Lech around the Ammersee lake. The new route led through picturesque villages like Stadl and Rott and through the moors of the Erlwiesfilz to the Ammersee, and from there to the first stop at the beautiful Froschgartl beer garden. In the stunning Ammersee scenery, people could fill their stomachs at the BBQ and have some drinks until the group went up to the holy mountain, to the monastery Andechs where every rider received the blessing for an accident-free ride home from Father Valentin.


Between Pilsensee and W├Ârthsee we went through Inning and on to Greifenberg to Armin's vintage gas station, where Siperia host Salvatore took off his helmet and took up his Pizza peel, serving up wood fired pizza from the Pizza Ape. Beer, Spritz, pizza and good conversation in the warm afternoon sun - a perfect ending to another Joyride, until next year!"






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Check out SIP's full album of fotos from their 2017 Joyride around Lake Ammersee - here



Faro Basso on 35mm film


'51 Vespa Faro Basso



Got my latest film developed yesterday which included these shots I took of friend Warren's lovely 1951 Italian import Faro Basso - see previous post



'51 Vespa Faro Basso



'51 Vespa Faro Basso



'51 Vespa Faro Basso


Warren is also the lucky owner of this Racer based on a Sei Giorni 6-Day Racer - the photos and feature I did on this are in the current issue (Issue 2) of ScooterNova magazine











9.7.17

Lazy sunny afternoon with a '51 Faro Basso


'51 Faro Basso



Spent the day with a couple of esteemed VVC (Veteran Vespa Club) friends - early start leaving West Herts and arriving in Brentwood around 10am on my 'old faithful' orange Motovespa.

First up was some urgent reconstruction surgery to my exhaust, carried out by Warren. It had been noticeably louder the last week and was breaking up after 4 years of heavy use. A new, replacement SIP Road 2.0 pipe I think is needed..



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While Warren got to work I got reacquainted with his beautiful, original paint 1951 Faro Basso..



'51 Faro Basso


'51 Faro Basso


'51 Faro Basso

Appropriate clothing choice - SIP Scootershop wideframe t-shirt


After some fotos and a catch up over a few cups of coffee, we headed out for an afternoon's riding through some lovely Essex countryside and villages...



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Hatfield Heath


... Warren being the obliging sort of chap he is, also let me have a quick spin on his low light..



'51 Faro Basso



'51 Faro Basso



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'51 Faro Basso


.. before a last stop for coffee...



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Matching Green



After bidding Warren & Roger adios, I rode back in the warm, late afternoon sun along leafy lanes and B-roads, arriving home in Hertfordshire around seven.

A great day's riding on old vespas and catching up with some classic vespa loving friends. I used last six frames of my current film on the Faro Basso, check back to see these in near future..

If classic, geared vespas are your thing, the Veteran Vespa Club is not a bad place to be...













7.7.17

Amerivespa 2011


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Nice night shot by Dan Ciccone taken at 2011's Amerivespa, full album here





Fred & Ginger







Quick coffee stop at Fred & Ginger in Kings Langley on Wednesday...


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Vespa Rally



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LOvely shot taken by Sally Dunford at the recent World Vespa Days Celle, while clinging to the back of a Vespa GTS - good work Sally, not that easy I imagine !


Another one of Sally's Celle shots here








PVSC 2017 Beyond Yinzerdome


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A couple of great shots taken by Brian Bedell of 2 Stroke Buzz at Pittsburgh Vintage Scooter Club's 2017 Bandcamp; these really capture the atmosphere, more in Brian's full album here

Cheers for sharing Brian ; )



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Check out Brian's website here - www.2strokebuzz.com




3.7.17

Vespa Faro Basso "Trofeo della Baviera"


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Some really great shots taken this weekend just gone, by Ralf Jodl of SIP Scootershop taking part in the first edition of the Trofeo Della Baviera, with all riders on wideframe vespas - check out the full album here and SIP's blog report here plus the excellent vid below..





SIP have also produced a cool, wideframe vespa t-shirt, expertly modeled here by Ralf !

I've only just bought my SIP large frame vespa t-shirt and am now going to have get one of these... thanks for that Ralf !



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Link to SIP wideframe t-shirt - here







1.7.17

SIP Open Day 2017


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I alluded to the excellent weekend I had back in early May when visiting Landsberg, Bavaria for SIP Scootershop's 2017 Open Day, in previous post here



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Now that ScooterNova magazine issue 2 has been published (out yesterday), I can open up the album of 35mm film photos I shot during my long weekend visit. ScooterNova have included my written report of this excellent trip accompanied by a few fotos that I took - see the full album here While in Germany I also visited Porsche's Stuttgart museum and got to drive my friend Poldi's gorgeous '75 Alfa Romeo Montreal. So there are a few car shots to get past before you reach the scooters at SIP's open day... worth the wait I hope ; )



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To read my full report, you'll be wanting a copy of the latest ScooterNova magazine, issue 2 - helpfully available to order securely online or subscribe here












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