This is the story of my '64 Vespa 150 - how it became mine and how it has given me a new vespatude.  I'll be recording the neat places I visit, the different things I do to make the Vespa my own, and - oh yeah - those reactions I get from both friends and strangers.

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Monday, June 19, 2006
Another Vespa from a reader
Here are some neat pictures from Mike in Germany. He's been playing around with Vespas for 13 years now. He made my day when he wrote, "I loved reading through all your archived posts because it reminded me how I got my first Vespa at sixteen and how it influenced my life up to now." That is exactly what this site is all about!

Now, on to the important stuff...

These are pictures of Mike's PX125 - with just a few modifications. He says of the scoot and the European scooter scene, "Here in Europe you can see them almost everywhere and a lot of them are modified like mine. The only problem is that the younger generations prefere those 'plastic garbage cans' and will never experience riding a 'real' scooter."

This scoot has been modified with 177 cylinder, a bigger carb, gas pump, bigger wheels, drop bar steering, disc brake and a fully hydraulic clutch. Besides this beaut he has a Primavera 125, a 50 Special and a 50 Special N that he is currently modifying to mount a PX200 engine.

It was a trip to Europe that really got me interested enough in a vintage scooter to actually buy one. I understand what he is saying. I hope maybe someday I will have the knowledge to be able to pull off some of the tricks that Mike has done here.


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