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Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:43 am linkquote
This will be starting imminently

Rules:
1. To be eligible, the scooter must be owned by a member of Modern Vespa in good standing,
who has been an MV member for more than 1 week
and who remains an unbanned MV member for the duration of the contest

2. It must be a modern (1990 or later) two-wheeler or three-wheeler
and be viewed by some as a scooter

3. It must be nominated by a post to the Nominations Thread,
by an MV member who does not own the scooter

4. It must be seconded by the scooter owner
It would be great if it could also be seconded by others who admire the scooter

5. I (L from Jersey) will set up small pictures (around 250 pixels in width) to help voters identify the scooters
The contestants are responsible for all other pictures and explanations of their scooters finer points (but help is available with the technical details)
I also recommend links to before & after pictures and the details of the work that was done

6. The contestants and the winner will be immortalized in the Scooter Contest Winners Thread

7. Once a scooter has won a monthly contest, it cannot be entered again for a year

8. The finalists cannot enter the next month's contest

9. Most important rule: no one should disparage any of the scooter entries!
* While very gentle constructive criticism is allowed,
please avoid the use of insulting or demeaning language.
* If you insult someone's scooter, you have insulted that member and can be banned!!
(and your scooter will be withdrawn from the contest, if it was entered)

Timing & Voting
1. The Nomination Thread will be open for new nominations between the 2nd and the 11th at 8:00 AM EST

2. The Run-off Poll will be open for voting between the 13th and the 21st at 8:00 AM EST

3. The Finalists will compete in the Official Voting Poll that will be open for voting between the 25th and the 31st at 8:00 AM EST

4. I hope to announce the winner on the 1st

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Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:57 am linkquote
The first noncontender is from the UK eBay
The eBay seller wrote:
This scooter was inspired by the Joseph Vespa see Scootering 186 October 2001 for more details. This is a link to the original inspiration www.aerographics.fsnet.co.uk/site/PDF/Joseph.pdf

This scooter was also painted by Aerographics, aka John Spurgeon
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:10 am

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Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:10 am linkquote
I nominate
Rainman-John black and red GTS.
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:17 am

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Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:17 am linkquote
Re: I nominate
snapshot05 wrote:
Rainman-John black and red GTS.
Excellent choice!

Please do post it in the Nominations thread that will be starting tomorrow
and persuade Rainman-John to second his great scooter
Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:44 am

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I've just opened !! Nominations for August Scooter of the Month !! for nominations

Please see the top of this thread for the full contest rules and timing

A noncontender for the possibly banned M@ (this is not an invitation for comment!)
from the UK eBay
The seller wrote:
You are bidding on a 90s icon. A 1997 limited edition Italjet velocifero, a scooter made popular by Jamie Oliver, Oasis and many more Brit Pop artists.
Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:25 am

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Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:25 am linkquote
L from Jersey wrote:
A noncontender for the possibly banned M@ (this is not an invitation for comment!)
from the UK eBay

So EXACTLY WHAT are you saying here

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JKerstinJ wrote:
L from Jersey wrote:
A noncontender for the possibly banned M@ (this is not an invitation for comment!)
from the UK eBay

So EXACTLY WHAT are you saying here

Janine
This noncontender was selected to honor M@,
who has been doing a great job of entertaining the forum recently

There was a conspicuous thread for a while yesterday,
suggesting that maybe he was banned (or maybe not)

It has disappeared
I don't want this one to disappear too, which is why I'm discouraging comment

(Edit: this should not be a big point of controversy,
since M@ gets banned fairly frequently and
sometimes appears to enjoy it

Please note the dancing Ban stick in his signature)
Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:57 am

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Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:57 am linkquote
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I don't want this one to disappear too, which is why I'm discouraging comment
Am I allowed to comment on that nasty fake wood around the speedo on that Italjet? They were kind of nifty scooters but damn that's bad fake wood.
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:04 am

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Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:04 am linkquote
nigelthefish wrote:
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I don't want this one to disappear too, which is why I'm discouraging comment
Am I allowed to comment on that nasty fake wood around the speedo on that Italjet? They were kind of nifty scooters but damn that's bad fake wood.
Oh totally!
I was just trying to discourage controversial comments about M@

Is that fake wood, or veneer under plastic? I was wondering about that

The thing that really amazed me about that picture was how feminine they had managed to make the instrument panel look!
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:06 am

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Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:06 am linkquote
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The thing that really amazed me about that picture was how feminine they had managed to make the instrument panel look!
Oh, you're right....hmmm, ok, thats not a bad looking scooter afterall...

Yeah, nasty fake wood on those, saw one at the shop a few weeks ago.
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:09 am

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nigelthefish wrote:
Yeah, nasty fake wood on those, saw one at the shop a few weeks ago.
Thanks! Never seen one in person

I have seen pics (a while ago) without the plastic on top and it did look nasty
I thought water had gotten in and ruined the wood
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:16 pm

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Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:16 pm linkquote
The nominations thread is open at: !! Nominations for August Scooter of the Month !!

This is a lovely mod British noncontender from the UK eBay
The seller wrote:
Loads (and I mean loads) spent.

Here is a short list:
New original Piaggio front mudguard and side panels, professionally painted.
Chrome everywhere (racks,mirrors,lights,wheel rims,florida bars)
Lights that work(using Supawhite LED's)
Custom seat cover and back pad
Aerials with custom fox tails
White grips with tassles
Badges and emblems
Simonini exhaust
Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:53 am

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Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:53 am linkquote
So far we have one very worthy contestant:


Hope to see more at: !! Nominations for August Scooter of the Month !!
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A striking noncontender from the UK eBay
The seller wrote:
1962 BSA Dandy
Restored to a nice clean condition
Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:29 am

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Mod Noncontenders from the UK eBay
Please do nominate more excellent, contender scooters at:
!! Nominations for August Scooter of the Month !!

There have been quite a few totally modded scooters up on the UK eBay recently
Here are two of them

Noncontender #1:
The seller wrote:
Original Ron Daley custom Vespa px 125( no 37)


Noncontender #2:
The seller wrote:
I have, after much thought decided to sell my much loved Vespa PX 125, as it is time for me to get a Lambretta.

It has been well looked after by myself and its one previous owner.

I have mod'd it up as much as I can and it has been beefed up with a Malossi 166 kit, T5 fourth gear and scorpion exhaust.

All the lights are in good working order (apart from the two blue ones as it is illegal to have working blue lights).

Brand new fitted leather covers on the side panels to protect them and I assure you that they are in immaculate condition underneath.

Boasts a brand new St Georges seat cover.
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Please... I need some gorgeous contestants for !! Nominations for August Scooter of the Month !!


A unique noncontender from the UK eBay--a Sun Wasp scooter:


According to: http://www.madeinbirmingham.org/sun.htm
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The company was taken over by Tube Investments, (Raleigh) in early 1958. The Chairman, Fred Parkes, announced the company would continue exactly as before but motorcycle production ceased in 1959, with the withdrawal of the Wasp 197 & the Overlander 249cc twin. Sun then went into full scale scooter production with the only dedicated scooter production line in the country. They introduced a new scooter, the Sun Wasp with a 150cc (later 173cc) Villiers engine and conventional scooter wheels and looks.
And a pic of a nicely-restored one, from the same source:
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:18 am

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Noncontender & rider with personality, from Killboy.com:
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Please do nominate your favorite scooter at: !! Nominations for August Scooter of the Month !!

This noncontender is a mystery scooter

The seller on the US eBay writes:
Quote:
I have never been able to identify this bike? It appears to be something produced in the late 40's or early 50's ? it has a 4 1/2 HP continental engine. It says "maverick" on the side.
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:48 pm

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Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:48 pm linkquote
OK OK so wereza contenders already?
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:27 pm

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Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:05 am linkquote
Sooo good! We have a contest!

We have two (count them, 2) worthy August Scooter Contest competitors:
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Please do nominate more beautiful scooters at:
!! Nominations for August Scooter of the Month !!


A cute little noncontender from eBay France--a 1988 Peugeot 50 ST:
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:55 pm

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Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:55 pm linkquote
Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!
How's this for a non-contender?

The greenies will love the zero emissions.


No carbon footprint........unless you crash and burn.

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Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:09 am linkquote
We have three (count them, 3) very worthy competitors:



Please do nominate more beautiful scooters at:

!! Nominations for August Scooter of the Month !!
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We are up to four (count them, 4) very worthy contestants

And if anyone knows Finback,
please ask him/her to accept the nomination for his/her very popular scooter


This is a classic noncontender, a Lambretta Model B that's been nicely fixed up, from eBay Italy:



And this is a reprint of it's advertising poster from when it was new:

These are available for sale at: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/CambridgeReprints">stores.ebay.co.uk/CambridgeReprints
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:14 pm

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Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:14 pm linkquote
my LX150!











-jscottphoto (aka jeffreyscott)
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Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:47 pm linkquote
Wow! Those are really gorgeous pictures!!

Maybe you'd like to submit one to the Scooter Art Contest next time it rolls around?!
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:54 pm

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Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:54 pm linkquote
I agree, those are very artistic photographs. Please submit one or all of them when I open August's contest.
Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:57 pm

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Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:57 pm linkquote
thank you! i took the middle one today....i was riding out in "flat farmlands" (at least as flat as the NW gets....which isn't very) and stumbled across a random cemetery, i pulled in. parked and listened to birds and whatnot...it was so relaxing, i had to snap a couple pics!

i'll submit my pics next month!?!?!
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Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:00 pm linkquote
I'll start the next scooter photography/art contest this monday
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:18 am

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Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:18 am linkquote
We have four (count them, 4) very worthy August Scooter Contest competitors:


Please do nominate your favs at: !! Nominations for August Scooter of the Month !!
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This is not a contender, in fact it's not even a scooter

But it is just amazingly cool--a MV Agusta Pullman 1951 from eBay Italy

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Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:29 am linkquote
We still have four (count them, 4) very worthy August Scooter Contest competitors:


Please do nominate your favs and/or accept nominations for your scooter
at: !! Nominations for August Scooter of the Month !!
That thread closes at 8:00 AM EST on Monday the 11th

And it looks like we may be skipping the Runoff Contest this month
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:43 am

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Here's a non-contender actually looks very affordable....



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