January 31, 2002

Plush Toy Scooter

I was hanging out in the pretentious snooty mall today and happened to walk past the pretty cool "Creative Kidstuff" store and saw the funkiest toy scooter for girls: Groovy Girls Scooter is a large, semi-rigid but soft stuffed scooter to accessorize your Groovy Girl. Neat. I might get one for my little niece.

Posted by jeremy at 05:52 PM

January 14, 2002

Autoweek Loves Vespa

Just discovered an article on the new Vespas in the November 19 2001 issue of Autoweek (www.autoweek.com). The author, Jeff Sabatini, really gets it and he writes a good review:
"When you go to your nearest Vespa 'boutique,' ignore importer Piaggio USA's marketing strategy that sells these motobikes as if they are designer clothes, walk past the 50-cc ET2, and buy the 150-cc ET4. Tear off the modern-looking mirrors to replace them with multiple chromed units, and be happy .... it's not like there's a lack of substance here, just a heck of a lot of style, which is what you want in the first place."
You can read the rest of this really great article online but they'll ask for an email address and password. Use "c@c.com" and "joejoe" to access.

Posted by jeremy at 02:14 PM

January 13, 2002

Post Holiday Gathering Pix

Jim on a Honda MetroThe pictures are now online from the 2002 Motorcycle Show and the Vespa Minneapolis party. Thanks to the Vespa MN crew for the food and beverages! Take a gander at some of the pictures... unfortunately we didn't get shots of the four hardcore members who actually rode their scooters to the event! You guys rock.

Posted by jeremy at 08:24 PM

January 9, 2002

Green Light Trigger

5{ ever heard of the Green Light Trigger? It is supposed to assist light-weight vehicles (bikes, scooters, motorcycles) in tripping the sensors at red lights. This small powerful magnet gives your 2-wheeler a "larger presence" and will trip more signals so you actually get your fair turn and aren't sitting at a red light while all other traffic gets to go multiple times. Argh - this happens to me all the time right by work. This thing is cheap, too.

Posted by jeremy at 01:12 AM

January 3, 2002

Vegas Vintage Cycle Auction

Just in case some of you have some money burning a hole in your pocket and some vacation time you need to use, check out the Las Vegas Vintage Motorcycle Auction on January 25-26th, 2002. Over 350 vintage bikes and scooters for sale at The Tropicana Hotel and Casino. If you need info, visit the website or call 651-633-9655.

Featuring 100 cycles from the 30-year Allen and Judy Mabe collection, including some mint Salsbury scooters (with sidecar, even), a few Lambrettas ('67 and '80 SX), lots of Cushmans ('47-'64), a few Vespas ('62, '73, '79) and of course all the other stuff at the auction: Ariels, Bimota, BMW, BSA, Bultaco, Cleveland, Douglas Twin, Ducati, Excelsior Henderson, Gilera, lots of HD, Hodaka, Honda, Indian, Jawa, Kannon, Kawasaki, KTM, Laverda, Maico, Marsh, Matchless, Moto Guzzi, Norton, Royal Enfield, Sunbeam, Suzuki, Triumph, Velocette, Vincent, Whizzer, Yamaha... whew!

Posted by jeremy at 08:18 PM