New – Bulldog Riding a Classic Vespa Scooter Gifts

Bulldog riding a Classic Vespa Style Scooter - hand drawn original cartoon art.Just finished up a NEW Vespa style Scooter design.  Funny cartoon Bulldog riding a blue Scooter, hand drawn original cartoon art.  Currently available on tshirts for men, woman and children with a huge selection of t-shirt colors and shirt styles, available in ALL sizes.

Design is available on frosted mugs and coffee cups, including commuter / travel mugs.  Fill with your favorite beverage, hot or cold.  My favorite is an ice cold beer in the hot summer and a steaming hot coffee in the cold of winter.

Scooter Bulldog is also available on stickers, many shapes and styles are available, you choose you favorite style.  Also you can change the background color.

More products will be available in the future with “Scooter Bulldog”,  or if you need a certain product from Zazzle with Scooter Bulldog, let me know in the comments below.

 

Bulldog Riding a Blue Scooter Tshirts
Bulldog Riding a Blue Scooter Tshirts by scooterbaby
See Shirt detail page for available colors, styles and sizes … always a Huge Selection.
Italian Scooter and Bulldog 10 Oz Frosted Glass Coffee Mug
Italian Scooter and Bulldog 10 Oz Frosted Glass Coffee Mug by scooterbaby
Look at Scooter Mugs Detail Page to choose from a huge selection of mugs, coffee mugs and commuter mugs.
Easy to customize to fit your “own” style.
Scooter Bulldog Tshirts
Scooter Bulldog Tshirts by scooterbaby
Check out all the different Scooter T-Shirts at Zazzle.com/scooterbaby.
Bulldog Riding Classic Scooter Classic Round Sticker
Bulldog Riding Classic Scooter Classic Round Sticker by scooterbaby
Create your style by using the Customize It Button.

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Vintage Vespa Scooter Shirts and Gifts

Tyrannosaurus Rex Scooter T Shirt
Tyrannosaurus Rex Scooter T Shirt
Detailed art work of  T-rex and the vintage Vespa Scooter.
Huge selection of vintage scooter T-shirts designs available on many colors, including
matching Flannel Pajama Pants.
Scooter 23 ~ Legend Vintage Scooters Grocery Tote Bag
Legend Vintage Scooters Grocery Tote Bag
Check out our store for a huge selection of Scooter Tote Bags.
Scooter 3 ~ Monkey Frog Riding Vintage Scooters T-shirts
 Monkey Frog Riding Vintage Scooters T-shirts
A crazy monkey and a frog just along for the rice, Vespa Scooter with side-car.
Available on a huge selection of shirts (tee shirts are available in many styles and colors)  scooter gifts
and accessories for popular scooters.
Scooter 13 ~ Evolution Vintage Scooters Shirt
Evolution Vintage Scooters Shirt
A humorous design of Evolution.
Scooter 41 ~ USA Red Vintage Scooters Classic Round Sticker
USA Red Vintage Scooters Classic Round Sticker
Stickers available for many countries as well as available
on many different products, including Vespa Scooter t shirts and scooter accessories.
 Classic pinback buttons, available in our Zazzle Store.
Just one of many Vespa Scooter designs available on a huge selection of
shirt types and colors.

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Vespa Scooter History 1946 to 1970

Once upon a time …  Enrico Piaggio, the son of Piaggio’s  founder Rinaldo Piaggio (Piaggio, built aircraft during WWII), decided to  address Italy’s urgent need for a modern and affordable mode of transportation for the masses.  Upon seeing the MP6 prototype for the first time, Enrico Piaggio exclaimed: “Sembra una vespa!” (“It resembles a wasp!”) Piaggio effectively named his new scooter on the spot. Vespa is both Latin and Italian for wasp—derived from the vehicle’s body shape: The thicker rear part connected to the front part by a narrow waist, and the steering rod resembled antennae.

The Vespa scooter was formally unveiled to the press at Rome Golf Club, reports suggest journalists were apparently mystified by the strange, pastel coloured, toy-like machine on display, many asked “is it a motorcycle? is it a bicycle?.  However,  the road tests demonstrations were encouraging, and even with no rear suspension the machine was easily maneuvered and seemed to be more comfortable to ride than a traditional motorcycle.

Following its public debut at the 1946 Milan Fair, the first fifty sold slowly, however, the company soon introduced a payment plan with installments, sales took off.  Piaggio sold some 2,500 Vespas in 1947, over 10,000 in 1948, 20,000 in 1949, and over 60,000 in 1950.

The biggest sales promotion ever was by Hollywood and well known movie stars. In 1952, Audrey Hepburn side-saddled Gregory Peck’s Vespa in the feature film Roman Holiday for a ride through Rome, resulting in over 100,000 sales. In 1956, John Wayne dismounted his horse in favor of the two-wheel Vespa scooter to get between takes on sets, as well as Marlon Brando, Dean Martin, and the entertainer Abbe Lane had become Vespa owners. William Wyler filmed Ben Hur in Rome in 1959, allowing Charlton Heston to abandon horse and chariot between takes to take a spin on the Vespa.  It seemed everyone in Hollywood had been bitten by the Vespa Bug.

Vespa clubs popped up throughout Europe, and by 1952, worldwide Vespa Club membership had surpassed 50,000. By the mid-1950s, Vespas were being manufactured under licence in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Spain; in the 1960s, production was started in India, Brazil and Indonesia. By 1956, one million had been sold, then two million by 1960. By the 1960s, the Vespa—originally conceived as a utility vehicle—had come to symbolize freedom and imagination, and resulted in further sales boosts: four million by 1970, and ten million by the late 1980s.

Improvements were made to the original design and new models were introduced. The 1948 Vespa 125 had rear suspension for a smoother ride and a bigger engine. The headlamp was moved up to the handlebars in 1953, and had more engine power and a restyled rear fairing. A cheaper spartan version was also available. One of the best-loved models was the Vespa 150 GS introduced in 1955 with a 150 cc engine, a long saddle, and the faired handlebar-headlamp unit. Then came the 50 cc of 1963, and in 1968 Vespa 125 Primavera became one of the most durable of all.

Vespas came in two sizes, referred to as “largeframe” and “smallframe”. The smallframe scooters came in 50 cc, 90 cc, 100 cc, and 125 cc versions, all using an engine derived from the 50 cc model of 1963, and the largeframe scooters in 125 cc, 150 cc, 160 cc, 180 cc, and 200 cc displacements using engines derived from the redesigned 125 cc engine from the late 1950s.

The largeframe Vespa evolved into the PX range in the late 1970s and was produced in 125, 150 and 200 cc versions until July 2007. Starting in 1981, an 80cc version was available as well. After production of the PX ceased, sales of the LML Star, an Indian-made copy of the PX, soared. Piaggio then reintroduced the PX 125 and 200 models in 2010.

The smallframe evolved into the PK range in the early 1980s, although some vintage-styled smallframes were produced for the Japanese market as late as the mid-1990s.

 

Edited from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vespa

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