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Floating to a meltdown

August 8, 2016
Scooters and tent

Dawn Brightwell photos

The weekend saw scooter camping rallies on opposite sides of the continent: the Firkin SC’s T-Town Flotilla in Tacoma, and Three Mile Island SC’s Meltdown 2016 in Pennsylvania. Pics follow the jump.

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There’s a new kid in town

August 1, 2016
Blue Aprilia Mojito knockoff

Orin O’Neill photo

This turned up at the foothill villa a few weeks ago.

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Cannonballin’ 2016

July 19, 2016
Early arrivals

Early arrivals at Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo, Wash., the finish line for the 2016 Scooter Cannonball (Orin O’Neill photos)

The bi-annual Scooter Cannonball rolled into Mukilteo, Wash. Friday, having started 11 days earlier in Fernandina Beach, Fla. Sunshine and blue skies were the order of the day at Mukilteo’s Lighthouse Park. Pix and words follow the jump.

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Gonna rock down to Electric Avenue

July 14, 2016
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 (Tesla Motors photo)

About four years ago, when gasoline was over four bucks a gallon in the U.S., people were happily paying upwards of $30,000 for plug-in electric and hybrid cars. The era of cheap petroleum was OVER, they said. Electric power was the future for personal transportation, they said.

Then the bottom fell out of crude oil prices.

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Insanity the 29th

July 4, 2016
Scoot About display window

Scoot About shows one way a new scooter is better than a Craigslist find (Orin O’Neill photos)

This time next year will see scooterists from all over the U.S., and even the world, converge on Seattle for Amerivespa. In the meantime, Seattle’s biggest scooter rally saw its 29th renewal.

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Amerivespa 2016: The winners

June 28, 2016
Scootin' in Memphis

Scooters in downtown Memphis (Photo courtesy Memphis Kings SC)

As usual, lots of trophies and raffle prizes (including SIX scooters) are awarded at Amerivespa. A complete list of 2016 winners follows the jump.

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Amerivespa 2016: It’s a wrap

June 26, 2016
Big Vespa on a trailer

The Big Vespa is outta there! (Jackie Fitzpatrick photo)

Amerivespa 2016 wrapped up with breakfast at a place called Minglewood Hall.

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