Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:05 pm

Hooked
'81 Special, '81 P150X, '87 PK50 Nuova '13 LML Star 200
Joined: 30 Nov 2018
Posts: 182
Location: Ukraine. Kyiv.
 
Hooked
'81 Special, '81 P150X, '87 PK50 Nuova '13 LML Star 200
Joined: 30 Nov 2018
Posts: 182
Location: Ukraine. Kyiv.
Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:05 pm linkquote
So nice photos. And also nice sticker "Siate Prudenti" Have them on both my Vespas.
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:08 pm

Hooked
Ratty & Reliable 1959 VBA , P125 Engine w/ 166, P200 Primary, 24/24, Sim Pipe, original 8's
Joined: 10 Apr 2021
Posts: 126
Location: Winder GA
 
Hooked
Ratty & Reliable 1959 VBA , P125 Engine w/ 166, P200 Primary, 24/24, Sim Pipe, original 8's
Joined: 10 Apr 2021
Posts: 126
Location: Winder GA
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:08 pm linkquote
qascooter wrote:
I took B62 around my neighborhood.
Great views so close, I'm envious!
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:28 am

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 3086
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 3086
Location: Florence, OR
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:28 am linkquote
roland87 wrote:
So nice photos. And also nice sticker "Siate Prudenti" Have them on both my Vespas.
Thanks Roland! I have the sticker on my Vespas as well. It reminds me every time to be careful and stay alert!
Mod Eric The Skin wrote:
Great views so close, I'm envious!
Thanks man. I live in an amazingly beautiful place. But like anywhere, there are pros and cons. I'm just taking pictures of the pros....
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:15 pm

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8693
Location: seattle/athens
 
Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8693
Location: seattle/athens
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:15 pm linkquote
North end of Lake Washington from the Seattle side but just north of the city.


You can just see somebody waterskiing down there


A few seconds too late to catch a commercial seaplane landing at Kenmore Air Harbor.

Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:33 pm

Hooked
'81 Special, '81 P150X, '87 PK50 Nuova '13 LML Star 200
Joined: 30 Nov 2018
Posts: 182
Location: Ukraine. Kyiv.
 
Hooked
'81 Special, '81 P150X, '87 PK50 Nuova '13 LML Star 200
Joined: 30 Nov 2018
Posts: 182
Location: Ukraine. Kyiv.
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:33 pm linkquote
Huge rainfall today in Kyiv. Traffic collapsed. But on my P I can get my destination in any weather




Alfa 159 is off





Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:36 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:36 pm linkquote
When y'all do rain, you don't mess around. Scoot looks great, though.

Slava Ukraini!
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:11 pm

Hooked
'58 VBA '79CT90
Joined: 25 Dec 2019
Posts: 130
Location: Chico CA
 
Hooked
'58 VBA '79CT90
Joined: 25 Dec 2019
Posts: 130
Location: Chico CA
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:11 pm linkquote
Out breaking it in today. Running great! Thanks everyone.



Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:36 pm

Addicted
Joined: 29 Nov 2020
Posts: 961
Location: Los Angeles
 
Addicted
Joined: 29 Nov 2020
Posts: 961
Location: Los Angeles
Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:36 pm linkquote
Griffith Observatory.
Ride through here at least once a week to maintain sanity.

G. Griffith, born and raised in Wales, donated the largest city park space in the US to "promote the health" of LA's citizens in 1896.
Left in his will the $ to build the observatory, before the city got lit up a few decades later and made it useless. There's a Tesla coil in there, that they used to fire up at certain hours. It would make your hair stand up if you were close enough.

*Parking guys are scooter friendly.


That box is too big.


Century City and Westwood in the background. Without smog you can see the ocean.

Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:25 pm

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8693
Location: seattle/athens
 
Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8693
Location: seattle/athens
Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:25 pm linkquote
Such a beautiful day for a ride today! I rode with a pal who is moving to Oregon, so our last ride here with him on his own bike. He has family to visit here so won't be our last ride together!


Puget Sound from county park at Richmond Beach where I grew up.


And a bonus stop at our impressive local mausoleum and crematorium

Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:02 am

Hooked
Joined: 08 Sep 2011
Posts: 423

 
Hooked
Joined: 08 Sep 2011
Posts: 423

Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:02 am linkquote
V oodoo wrote:
Such a beautiful day for a ride today! I rode with a pal who is moving to Oregon, so our last ride here with him on his own bike. He has family to visit here so won't be our last ride together!
It was beautiful, wasn't it. It's funny; my friends who live in Richmond Beach came down today, and we tore it up around Queen Anne and Magnolia.


Looking west from Magnolia into the Puget Sound. (Spot the float plane)


Looking east from Queen Anne over Lake Union and Lake Washington.

Sun Jul 03, 2022 4:39 am

Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock GL 150 -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
Joined: 22 Jun 2022
Posts: 217
Location: Finland
 
Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock GL 150 -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
Joined: 22 Jun 2022
Posts: 217
Location: Finland
Sun Jul 03, 2022 4:39 am linkquote
Got surprised by rain
Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:24 pm

Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8693
Location: seattle/athens
 
Style Maven
'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8693
Location: seattle/athens
Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:24 pm linkquote
Riding weather and time to get old AllState out of the back shed. It just needed a fresh plug and some air in the tires then some kicks til it fired up. It is still damn quick, much fun pulling away from stop signs.


Short test run by my eager friend.

Yep, it pretty much all still works


Then off on a nice local ride to show him one of my favorite local landmarks


That would be this giant metal chicken hiding behind some trees

Mon Jul 04, 2022 4:04 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
Mon Jul 04, 2022 4:04 pm linkquote
Now that the GL is back in business, I took it out for a little ride. I got cut short, though, because I stopped to get gas and didn't have enough 2T for what I had already put in the tank, so I babied it home to add more 2T and then decided that 96 and high humidity is not actually very good riding weather.


Gone Nashville


New Nashville

Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:05 pm

Hooked
1979 P200, 1960 Lambretta s2, 1975 Rally 200
Joined: 08 Feb 2020
Posts: 215
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
 
Hooked
1979 P200, 1960 Lambretta s2, 1975 Rally 200
Joined: 08 Feb 2020
Posts: 215
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:05 pm linkquote
Looks great though! Get a morning ride in when you can!
Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:19 pm

Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3904
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3904
Location: Staten Island, NY
Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:19 pm linkquote
All my other vespas are broke right now... so I took my silver smallframe out today and drove it around the neighborhood for a few hours. This thing is so much fun!

Happy Fourth!



Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:28 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:28 pm linkquote
I hate knowing that I have broken bikes. It's like they're shaming me every time I go into my workshop. Smallie looks great, though.
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:42 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6233
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'15 GTS300, '86 PX125EFL, '66 VBB, '04 Ninja 250
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 6233
Location: San Diego, CA
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:42 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Now that the GL is back in business, I took it out for a little ride. I got cut short, though, because I stopped to get gas and didn't have enough 2T for what I had already put in the tank, so I babied it home to add more 2T and then decided that 96 and high humidity is not actually very good riding weather.
Usually the stations have at least marine 2T, I've grabbed a bottle of that when I failed to carry enough with me.
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:48 am

Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 1419
Location: PNW from LBC
 
Molto Verboso
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 1419
Location: PNW from LBC
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:48 am linkquote
gmontag wrote:
It was beautiful, wasn't it. It's funny; my friends who live in Richmond Beach came down today, and we tore it up around Queen Anne and Magnolia.
Lovely scoots! I know that GS, Mr. G.S. and I go way back
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:07 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:07 am linkquote
sdjohn wrote:
Usually the stations have at least marine 2T, I've grabbed a bottle of that when I failed to carry enough with me.
I thought about that, but I was pretty close to home, so I decided to just roll with it. Your post here reminded me I needed to order more Motul, too, so added bonus!
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:35 am

Molto Verboso
'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '65 VBB, '66 180SS
Joined: 27 Mar 2013
Posts: 1381
Location: S.Salem, NY
 
Molto Verboso
'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '65 VBB, '66 180SS
Joined: 27 Mar 2013
Posts: 1381
Location: S.Salem, NY
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:35 am linkquote
Last week, up in Housatonic, NY, about 90 miles North of home, the SS found a sympathetic fire plug.



Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:40 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:40 am linkquote
I love this thread so much. We have so many cool looking scoots and so many fun places to take them, which I think often gets overlooked in all the technical minutiae (not that I don't love the technical minutiae, maybe to a fault ).

I now keep an eye out whenever I'm riding for a good spot to pull over and shoot a quick picture or two, which just adds to the fun.
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:57 am

Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock GL 150 -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
Joined: 22 Jun 2022
Posts: 217
Location: Finland
 
Hooked
Parmakit Primavera -74, Polini Primavera -68, Stock GL 150 -59, VMC 177 Bajaj Chetak 125 -95
Joined: 22 Jun 2022
Posts: 217
Location: Finland
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:57 am linkquote
This one is from ten years back, but still a good photo
Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:57 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:57 am linkquote
FINYoshi wrote:
This one is from ten years back, but still a good photo
Just a little tweaking/cropping and it could be from any time in the past 35 years



Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:08 pm

Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 3087
Location: Veria, Greece
 
Ossessionato
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 3087
Location: Veria, Greece
Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:08 pm linkquote
A few photos of our recent trip to Niš in Serbia for their 3rd National Vespa meeting. A 1100Km roundtrip in 4 days (23rd to 26th of June). We had rain, hail, fuel delivery issues but nothing "broke" our spirit. We were 7 participants (6 Vespas) from our Club and a total of 39 from Greece. We had a really great time. The meeting was organized by Vespa Club Naissus and it was excellent in all aspects. Great food, lots of beer, music and great people...

And a link of our Club's FB post with a lot more photos...
https://www.facebook.com/vespaclubveria/posts/pfbid02XYUKtF56vPpdrDy4tNBvoBL2LUggdMXyDH3zDrcjbW7Qp6dcesmXM8Ed27Qj18dfl




Getting ready to hit the road...


Waiting to cross our borders...


Refueling near Skopje...


Checking everything's still tight...


Waiting at the Serbian borders...


Waiting at the Serbian borders...


Waiting at the Serbian borders...


Refueling in Serbia...


Getting ready for rain...


Raining...


Trouble, spark plug failed...


A bit more trouble, crap in carb...


Reached Niš. At the hotel's garage...


Next day early morning troubleshooting. Found water in my T5's fuel tank and my friend had a fly side seal go bad...


Riding in Niš...


Our Club's President's Cosa...


At a historic site...


Sign said, 4 people at a time...


Greek participants...

Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:08 am

Molto Verboso
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
Joined: 23 Aug 2020
Posts: 1016
Location: Philadelphia
 
Molto Verboso
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
Joined: 23 Aug 2020
Posts: 1016
Location: Philadelphia
Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:08 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
I love this thread so much. We have so many cool looking scoots and so many fun places to take them, which I think often gets overlooked in all the technical minutiae (not that I don't love the technical minutiae, maybe to a fault ).

I now keep an eye out whenever I'm riding for a good spot to pull over and shoot a quick picture or two, which just adds to the fun.
This is the exact reason I started the thread! Lots of technical minutiae and builds and such. Felt we were lacking pics of the builds actually outside doing what they were made to do.
Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:10 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:10 am linkquote
FridayMatinee wrote:
Felt we were lacking pics of the builds actually outside doing what they were made to do.
But if I took a picture of my scoot every time it left me stranded on the side of the road, I'd never not get anywhere!
Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:13 am

Molto Verboso
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
Joined: 23 Aug 2020
Posts: 1016
Location: Philadelphia
 
Molto Verboso
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
Joined: 23 Aug 2020
Posts: 1016
Location: Philadelphia
Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:13 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
But if I took a picture of my scoot every time it left me stranded on the side of the road, I'd never not get anywhere!
Dammit! So true. So so true.
Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:49 am

Hooked
1979 P200, 1960 Lambretta s2, 1975 Rally 200
Joined: 08 Feb 2020
Posts: 215
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
 
Hooked
1979 P200, 1960 Lambretta s2, 1975 Rally 200
Joined: 08 Feb 2020
Posts: 215
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:49 am linkquote
errands are so much better on a vespa! This is from when I still was the caretaker of this 62 allstate



Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:37 am

Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 2926
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 2926
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:37 am linkquote
Cdevillasante wrote:
errands are so much better on a vespa! This is from when I still was the caretaker of this 62 allstate
What's that on the leg shield down low a light?
Sun Jul 10, 2022 6:02 am

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11459
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11459
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Sun Jul 10, 2022 6:02 am linkquote
gmontag wrote:
It was beautiful, wasn't it. It's funny; my friends who live in Richmond Beach came down today, and we tore it up around Queen Anne and Magnolia.
gat dang. I love both of these bikes so much. please don't ever restore them.
Sun Jul 10, 2022 6:09 am

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11459
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11459
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Sun Jul 10, 2022 6:09 am linkquote
a quick gas run from the other day.



such a perfect little city run around. delights me to no end.
Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:30 am

Addicted
Joined: 28 May 2020
Posts: 504
Location: Planet Earth
 
Addicted
Joined: 28 May 2020
Posts: 504
Location: Planet Earth
Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:30 am linkquote
Trip to the beach , felpham , West Sussex


felpham

Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:05 am

Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3904
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3904
Location: Staten Island, NY
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:05 am linkquote
smallframe fun around town.





Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:32 am

Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 3640

 
Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 3640

Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:32 am linkquote
Cdevillasante wrote:
errands are so much better on a vespa! This is from when I still was the caretaker of this 62 allstate
Well, huh...light blue Allstate with a legshield spotlight? Your Tomax to my Xamot scooter. Perhaps our scooters suffer from The Corsican Syndrome? Your engine runs lean, which makes mine seize up?



Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:48 pm

Hooked
'66 Sears Cruisaire Smallframe
Joined: 12 Aug 2019
Posts: 197
Location: York, PA
 
Hooked
'66 Sears Cruisaire Smallframe
Joined: 12 Aug 2019
Posts: 197
Location: York, PA
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:48 pm linkquote
Tue Jul 12, 2022 5:33 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
Tue Jul 12, 2022 5:33 pm linkquote
I'm getting out and hitting the local murals. Nashville LOVES its murals.



Tue Jul 12, 2022 6:13 pm

Molto Verboso
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
Joined: 23 Aug 2020
Posts: 1016
Location: Philadelphia
 
Molto Verboso
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
Joined: 23 Aug 2020
Posts: 1016
Location: Philadelphia
Tue Jul 12, 2022 6:13 pm linkquote
Rumor has it, Philadelphia is the mural capital of the world.

I'll get to work on showing some
Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:49 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11459
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11459
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:49 pm linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
I'm getting out and hitting the local murals. Nashville LOVES its murals.
Here's a throwback. I actually met bettie page at the supermarket!

It was 2001 or so, and she was behind me in the check out line. I thought maybe it was her but didn't say anything.

At the time I was driving a slammed 53 Ford, all stupid so cal style shaved handles and no trim. I was putting my bags away and she rolled by and was all: cool car. So I quipped back: thanks bettie Mae, that means a lot from someone like you.

Froze in her tracks.

Turned and came back. You know who I am?

Yeah. The eyes never lie.

Then we wrapped out for like 1/2 an hour.

She was gracious, and funny and lively and hilariously foul mouthed— for a for a woman in her late 70's!
Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:11 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6224
Location: Nashville
Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:11 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
Here's a throwback. I actually met bettie page at the supermarket!
That's awesome!

I've met a few celebrities over the years in various capacities and found that they all had their public personae and their real personae, and the two were frequently miles apart.

Much of the time, if you engage with them as people and not their public personae, you'll get the real person once they decide you're not some sort of stalker or weirdo. Of course, I can think of a few where they really were their public image, and that's not a compliment.

And since I had to go past Grimey's (famous Nashville record store/venue), I stopped and took a picture there, too.



Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:42 pm

Hooked
64 V90 survivor '65 Allstate survivor. '75 V90 SOLD. '77 P200 SOLD
Joined: 30 May 2018
Posts: 371
Location: Madison WI
 
Hooked
64 V90 survivor '65 Allstate survivor. '75 V90 SOLD. '77 P200 SOLD
Joined: 30 May 2018
Posts: 371
Location: Madison WI
Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:42 pm linkquote
Shopping trolly run to Trader Joe's.
Perfect application for a smalldoor with a Malossi 136



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