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November 16, 2016
Mickey, Minnie and the scooter

Disney Animation

Remember the Mickey Mouse opus Croissant de Triomphe? Well, Mickey, Minnie and the anthropomorphic scooter are back with a new adventure.

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Fake, fake, fake

November 14, 2016
React365 screen grab screen grab

The story was being shared all over Facebook. “Vespa’s coming out with a new 500cc shifter bike!” people breathlessly exclaimed. Um, no, they aren’t.

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2016 Seattle Auto Show

November 11, 2016
Buick Envision

Envision a Buick crossover built in China (Orin O’Neill photos, except as noted)

Seattle International Auto Show

Another year passes, another Seattle Auto Show comes to CenturyLink Events Center. As always, if cars aren’t your thing, you can avail yourself of a DECADE’s worth of scootery awesomeness elsewhere on this here blog. Still with me? Great! Read about the auto show after the jump.

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I sing the Vespa elettrica *updated

November 8, 2016
Vespa elettrica

Vespa elettrica concept (Piaggio Group photos)

As the United States elected a new president (and most of the rest of the world nervously bites its fingernails), EICMA‘s exhibitors held press conferences Monday and Tuesday. The star of the Piaggio Group show was the Vespa elettrica concept.

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Won’t you help?

November 4, 2016

Café Racer, Seattle

If you’ve been reading this here blog from the beginning, you should know about Café Racer, located in Seattle’s University District.

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Time marches on

October 24, 2016
The Horizon Fairbanks

The Horizon Fairbanks, in 2011 (Orin O’Neill photos)

I’ve lived in Bellingham for almost seven years. Long enough to talk about locations in terms of what used to be there, I’m afraid. I guess that’s inevitable… as are the changes that have taken place.

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Vespa GTS iGets it *updated

October 4, 2016
2017 Vespa GTS iGet

Vespa GTS now comes with Piaggio’s new iGet 125/150 engine (Piaggio Group photos)

Fall means motorcycle show season in Europe, and on the occasion of the opening of Intermot in Cologne, Germany Piaggio Group made several product announcements.

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