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.
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.
As usual, lots of trophies and raffle prizes (including SIX scooters) are awarded at Amerivespa. A complete list of 2016 winners follows the jump.
Amerivespa 2016 wrapped up with breakfast at a place called Minglewood Hall.
Saturday saw gymkhana action and awards handed out.
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.