Thursday, February 2, 2012

Size Doesn't Always Matter

"Scooters: Size Doesn't Always Matter" is on exhibit at the Petersen until May 28, 2012

It's been a while since I posted about automobiles or similar matters. So, let's take a look at some scooters!

The Petersen Automotive Museum currently has an awesome exhibit going on, showcasing scooters from their earliest days to the modern era. Normally, I'm not the kind of person who would get excited by scooters, but the breadth and depth of the display won me over. The developmental history of both the technology and style made for a fascinating show.

And, of course, it reminded me of undeniable coolness of the Vespa. ;-)

1951 Vespa 125

It's always exciting when you go into an exhibition with low expectations, but come out of it enthusiastic and inspired.

Here are some more photos:

1958 Rumi Formichino Prototype

Display of Moto-Scoots from the 1930s

1987 Puch Sport Moped

And here are some vids featuring the Vespa:

And the classic "Vespa Ride" scene from Roman Holiday (1953)


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