Yep,that IS real gold...
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GTS250 Gilera Runner SP180
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Mon May 22, 2006 11:23 am quote
Snapped yesterday at the Essex Custom Show,UK..


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Mon May 22, 2006 3:34 pm quote
That's just bizarre. I only partially "got" scooter murals. I really don't get this one at all. I've got to say that it is pretty fascinating though.
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GTS250 Gilera Runner SP180
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Mon May 22, 2006 11:18 pm quote
The whole bike's based around a huge gold bullion robbery over here,the largest ever in the UK.There's a train of thought that EVERYONE who's wearing gold jewellry in the UK is wearing part of the "proceeds"...


I suppose that if you're going to go to town on murals like this,it's very hard to think of something that's not already been done..
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Aprilia Sportcity Cube 250ie, Stella 2T
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Tue May 23, 2006 5:56 pm quote
Will someone enlighten those of us who are totally in the dark? Very Victorian-looking scooter, if there is such a thing.....
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GTS250 Gilera Runner SP180
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Wed May 24, 2006 12:17 am quote
Dunno what you mean Seth.. Enlighten ME!!
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GTS250 "Atomic Blast", GT200 Blue and White "Alfie", SQREAM Scooter Club
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Wed May 24, 2006 8:55 am quote
Wow! That is amazing. Any other pics of custom scooters from the event? Would love to see em.
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Wed May 24, 2006 9:58 am quote
Scoots wrote:
Dunno what you mean Seth.. Enlighten ME!!
Guess I meant the idea/history behind scooter billboards...
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GTS250 Gilera Runner SP180
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Wed May 24, 2006 10:49 am quote
Ah,I see...Originally developed after the "mirrors and lights" phase over here..people tuned to murals and fancy paintwork...



Here you go then Nukie...

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Wed May 24, 2006 11:08 am quote
man, the detail is incredible!
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GTS250 Gilera Runner SP180
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Wed May 24, 2006 11:16 am quote
Here's the other side panel...




And the front...



Lots of little details too...the petrol tap is in the shape of Steed's umbrella..
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04 GT200, 58 VNA, 74 Rally 200, 06 Bonneville T100
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Thu May 25, 2006 8:17 pm quote
Poor things probably never get to go for a ride, and are doomed to be trailered around for eternity...
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Mon May 29, 2006 7:21 am quote
The scooter is called 'Fools Gold' and is featured in this month's Scootering magazine:

http://www.scootering.com/ft2.htm
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