Actor Tom Hanks Seen Scooting Around LA on a Vespa

Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, aka Forrest Gump has recently been spotted  motoring around on a snazzy  root beer brown Vespa GT scooter.  This story  about Tom Hanks reminds me of the old days, the sixties, when leading men such as Cary Grant and John Wayne and pinup girl Angie Dickinson would ride around movie lots on Vespa Scooters.  For more details on this story.

 

 

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“Connected” Vespa Style Electric Scooters To Hit Streets Soon

“Connected” that’s the new buzz word of a new generation of vehicles and appliances with internet connectivity.  Well, guess what fellow scooter heads, there is a new Vespa style all electric scooter ( GenZe 2.0 made by Mahindra , and produced in Motor City, Detroit I guess )powered by lithium batteries which will be connected to a centralized control and power management center via AT&T’s network.   Supposedly, the connectivity will not allow you to download your favorites tunes, but will monitor power consumption and will provide suggestions for shifting to different power modes.  Well, whoop te doo!  I’ll just put this info into my “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” file cabinet.  For more details on this story.

 

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Milan Italy Banned Vespa Scooters From The Streets

Vespa Scooters were banned from the Streets of Milan Italy during the Christmas – New Year’s Holiday.  The Lombardy regional government, which Milan is a part, cited an increase of air pollution due to lack of rainfall for the unprecedented action.  For details on this story

 

 

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In Jakarta Young and Old Share a Common Bond Vespa Scooters

Vespa Scooter Meets and Scooter Shows a very popular in Jakarta, Indonesia.  It seems young and old alike enjoy getting together to show how proud they are of their classic Vespas.   University students, Scooter Club Members and retired Vespa scooter mechanics are creating a sense of community and enthusiasm in their pursuit of restoring Vespa Scooters to their original and customized conditions.  Often trading repair secrets and …

For more information and to read the full article follow this link … Young, old enthusiasts help classic scooters survive the test of time

 

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