Monday, 23 January 2012

The Vespa past is the future!

What we are looking at is a an old Swedish table cloth. I guess from the early 50's, maybe from the mid 50's.
It's a hommage to all two-wheelers on the Swedish roads. In the corners there are drawings of a couple on bicycles, a couple on mopeds, one guy on a small motorcycle and, of course, a lady on a Vespa. And on a Vespa that looks like a cross between a Vespa 98 and a Douglas Vespa, due to the headlamp on the front shield.
In the center there are traffic signs and names/logos of different two-wheel brands. Among them Lambretta, Vespa and Svalan, in the scooter field.
When I saw it I immediately thought of the Vespa 46, Quarantasei, the concept Vespa of the 2011 EICMA show in Milan. Will they build it? Rumours talk about a launch in december 2012.
Well, some lucky guy in Sweden has a nice table cloth, unfortunately it's not me!

I think it definitely looks like a 1946-1947 Vespa 98 cc.

The new Vespa 46, looks a bit like the one on the table cloth.


  1. Tjena Thomas! Tack för roliga (och många!) blogginlägg, mer eller mindre galna! Ögat alltid vaket.

    Micke "" Dunker
    Gävle Scooters

  2. Tack, Micke! I aim to please...
    And you and I share more than Vespas, the family has already booked the house for the summer stay at the island Gotland!