Thursday, 3 July 2014

The 1973 Vespa 50 R

This is the Vespa 50 from 1973 that my oldest son got from on his 15th birthday. Two years after that it went to his cousin when she became 15. Now it's back with me. My middle son will try it this summer at our summer house. The regulations here in Sweden has become harsher. Now a 500 euro license is required even for these old mopeds, maximum speed 30 kph (this one reaches 39, ti-hi).

Thursday, 12 June 2014

The old Vespa VGLA


It's a 1957 Vespa Touring, 10-inch wheels and 5,8 hp. For export to Germany and Sweden. Maybe France?

Monday, 2 June 2014

The 1956 Vespa GS is alive!


The red 1956 Vespa GS 150 (VS2) is no longer - red. The original silvermetallic paint is back, sort of. Unfortunately so is the filler applied by the former owner who choose to paint it red. Call me conservative if you like!
Unfortunately some filler on the side cowls and front shield spoils the work. Otherwise the original paint looks okay if you go for that worn and original look.
Maybe it will become some sort of "rat scoot"? I think red wheels looks pretty cool.

A red Vespa Gran Sport? No, thanks...

The paint stripper is beginning to work on the red, and orange...

Goey! Messy!

Half there?

Filler and no paint at all...

Was this really such a good idea?

Hey, the wheels are red! Whaddaya mean by that?

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Valborundan 2014 - scooterish...

Me with mates Anders and Ola, all on Vespa GS 160.

The Valborundan 2014 was held on the 29th of May, near the town of Gävle, 170 km's north of Stockholm. 150 participants on motorcycles and scooters. About 20 of them were scooters, mostly Vespas but only one Lambretta, a 150 LD, one Peugeot S55 and a couple of Zündapp Bellas, one with sidecar.
I wasn't participating, just ridning along and taking pictures in the nice weather. I was on my Vespa GS 160 from 1963 and met friends Anders Lagerquist, also on a series 1, and Ola Gustafsson on a series 2. Fellow scooterist Mikael Dunker took the picture of us. Anders is a legend, he was in several international competitions during the 60's. Among them "Tre Mare" in Italy. Yes, a nice rally!

From the start of the Valborundan 2014, a veteran rally.

The dashboard of the Peugeot S55.

Håkan on his Peugeot S55, 125 cc, from the mid-fifties.

This is a Vespa Popolino, made just for Sweden.

A Lambretta LD 150 from 1957.

The Lambretta LD 150's speedo.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Nice Lambretta exhibition

Lambretta Club Stockholm held a small Lambretta exhibition at the museum MC Collection just outside Stockholm. A Lambretta m (A) was the oldest, a latter day import from Austria. There were also a Series 1 TV 175, a LD 150, a J125 and some Serie III-customs and a DL 150. Plus a chopper known from a record cover by the Swedish band Lolita Pop.



Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Vespa GS 1956 discovered

This 1956 Vespa GS 150 (VS2T) was recently discovered here in Sweden. A youngster, sort of, bought it some ten years ago from an older gentleman. The latter is responsible of the badly applied red paint
The new owner will carefully try to the remove the red paint to save the original silver-grey all 150 GS's were painted in.
All the bits are there, except the speedo.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Petrol tank saves Lambretta?

A dear colleague and scooterist at work had a Lambretta petrol tank for sale. Chromed! I bought it off him, just in case. Maybe for my TV175 series III or for my yard wreck series I. The S1-tank are in a bad state as you can see. So is the engine, but I have a good S2-engine. Looks like I have the parts for a custom!