Scooter Commuter

Scooter Commuter is a 1962 film in the “Look at Life” miniseries that was produced for British television. Each episode is approximately 10 minutes long, and it looks at a different career or subculture within…

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Moto Vietnam

I’m currently sitting at a small roadside cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city. I flew in last Thursday to join 15 men on a motorcycle tour of the mountainous Laos/Vietnam border and let me tell…

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Isle of Man Scooter Racing – Circa 1970

I never knew that people raced scooters at the Isle of Man, until last week when I discovered this footage and became an immediately happier person. I like scooters. I know that this makes me less of a man in the eyes of hard-core motorcycle dudes but I don’t care. There’s a lot to be said for a 50cc smoke-spewing two-stroke.

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The Wooden Vespa by Carlos Alberto

It boggles the mind to think how much skill, talent and patience it must have taken Carlos Alberto to create this fully-functioning laminated hardwood Vespa. He built it for his daughter Daniella and subsequently named…

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