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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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Ameriespa 2016: There were rewards

June 26, 2016
Awards banquet

Awards banquet (Jaylin Billig photos)

Saturday saw gymkhana action and awards handed out.

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Amerivespa 2017 will be held in…

June 25, 2016

Downtown Seattle skylink

The announcement was made at the Amerivespa Saturday night awards banquet in Memphis. In 2017, the American scooter extravaganza will be held in SEATTLE, July 6-9.

The event will happen on the 10th anniversary of the Emerald City’s previous Amerivespa. The 2007 edition was considered a big success, and saw warm, sunny weather all weekend. Hey, it doesn’t rain in Seattle ALL the time…

Details on the schedule and events will appear here as we learn them.

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