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Scooterns dag in Stockholm

September 20, 2011
Slow race in Stockholm

This must be a slow race... (Thomas Sjölund photos)

Saturday was Scooter Day in Stockholm, Sweden. Yes, Sweden. People don’t just drive Volvos and Saabs there.

Stockholm scooters

 

 

 

 

 

In fact, the streets of Sweden’s capital were teeming with old-skool Vespas and Lambrettas.

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholm Mods

 

 

 

 

 

And many riders dressed the part. Parka weather is fast approaching in Scandinavia, if it hasn’t already arrived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Sjölund blogs about the scooter scene in Sweden. He has more Scooterns dag pix here. Oh, be sure to read about the Svalan Scooter while you’re there. Favicon

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3 Comments
  1. Jack Riepe permalink
    September 20, 2011 12:40 pm

    Dear Orin:

    The day is coming when scenes of this type will be more common in the US. It just won’t be next week.

    Fondest regards,
    Jack/reep
    Twisted Roads

  2. September 20, 2011 12:57 pm

    Thanx, Orin! For posting and a link.

    We have a rather healthy scooter scene in Sweden. The first Vespa arrived in april 1946! As a “member” of an italian trade delegation. First imports were delayed until 1949-1950 and at first Vespas were sold through the Ford dealers. Amazing considering the land’s gravel roads garnished with potholes caused by ground frost. Well, outside Stockholm at least.

    In the beginning of the 60’s lot’s of scooters were put away in barns when the people could afford, yes, Volvos and Saabs. Me myself I have Vespas from 1951, two 1953’s, a 1956, a 1961 and a 1963. Plus some Lambrettas…

  3. September 20, 2011 1:48 pm

    Thank you, Thomas, for your recent e-mail!

    If you’ve participated in a scooter event or gone on an interesting ride recently, I’d love to tell everyone about it. Click the “Communicate” link and use the handy form to drop me a line. I personally answer every e-mail I receive. Even the nasty ones…

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