vespamore photography - 35mm film photography by Paul Hart, gallery - here
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Nicely original Spanish GT seen at Retrospective Scooters the other day hailing from Barcelona. Surprised this hasn't already sold; it's really straight and in excellent original condition. Currently for sale on Retropsective's website here
Shot on 35mm film with my Olympus OM-2N
Have been excited about this for a long time and can now finally talk about ScooterNova - a new printed scooter magazine which will be available to buy online via subscription, through selected UK scooter dealers and at UK scooter rallies, including all BSRA events.
I mentioned earlier this week about ScooterNova having some exciting news - read magazine creator, Andy Gillard's chat/interview with SLUK (ScooterLab UK) here
I'm a big fan of creativity; something that's had some love, care and attention devoted to it. I have high hopes for this new independent publication which will be free from the shackles of a large publishing group. With the assembled team stood behind the mag and their combined know-how and years of experience bringing us all things scooter related (both classic & modern), I'm pretty sure ScooterNova won't disappoint !
Once the online subscription is live I will include a permanent link to ScooterNova magazine in links column on right of vespamore blog.
Nice Allstate vespa in original red paint I shot on 35mm film last weekend - imported from the US by Retrospective Scooters
Loving that disintegrating Oklahama sticker on the legshields. The Vespa legshield badge shouldn't be there and would have originally had the North American map badge in its place. Nice ID plate too, beneath the fuel tap and stamped with Sears Roebuck.
The Italian equivalent would have been a VBB150 and a 152L2 from British Vespa concession, Douglas. Sadly Retrospective say the legshields behind the mudguard/fender are badly corroded and are close to going right through, meaning the bike will need a restoration.
A couple more film shots I took here
The ScooterNova blog, brainchild of Ann Murphy and Andy Gillard - former long-standing editor of Scootering magazine, rider, journalist, photographer, writer and more is shortly moving up a few gears..
"The next step for Scooternova is an exciting one and it’s happening soon!
It will still be about all things scooter – retro, classic and beyond. Wheels, style, clobber and more. We like old-skool but appreciate the modern. History is not just in the past, but it’s being made every day.
In a short while we shall be making history too and you are ALL invited to join us on our latest journey!" - The ScooterNova
Keep an eye out and watch this space !
I wouldn't choose to take an airbrush to my scooter or commission an artist on my behalf but this doesn't stop me appreciating folks' scooters which have been taken down this road.
Andy Gillard of Scooternova recently visited Burton Brewers' custom show; while there photographing some very nice custom, adorned scooters and also shot the short vid below. The Blondie themed 'Atomic' Lambretta is particularly nice and a definite standout..
Check out Andy's report and pictures for SLUK (Scooterlab UK) here
Nice atmospheric shot of this Vespa PK50 taken by ChBo The PK often divides opinion among vespa fans but I reckon they're pretty cool; you definitely cannot beat a smallframe vespa for its agility and nimble ways in thick, city traffic. Taking its squarer lines from the P-Range; its not the prettiest of vespas but tastes change and evolve with time and I reckon these are definitely more sought after than when they first came out..
Another really nice PK (or ETS?) shot here by Melanie Kahl love the composition, angle and setiing in this shot.
Below is Efendi17's 1983 PK80, still wearing its great condition and very nice metallic, factory paint...
See more of this lovely example in Efendi's album here
Lastly, not quite a PK but a very nice original P125ETS I spotted at Retrospective Scooters a while back and shot on 35mm film..
A couple more shots I took of this here
Thanks to ChBo and Efendi17 for letting me feature their fotos on here ; )