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Love the colour it's like a British racing Green,I had a mgb roadster in a similar Green.
Thank you! The color is what caught my attention to it. I'd never seen one in that color, and loved how it looked in person.
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Bluejeep,

There seems to be some connection between those originally attracted to MG Sport cars and later riding Vespas. I got hooked on British Sports Cars in College. I had a MG for the last two years in school, then drove a MG Midget for four years after getting out of the Military. Years later, I had to have the classic Vespa and bought a GTS300 Super. Perhaps it is the attraction to classic vehicles or the image of them.

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My 1974 MG Midget, I was over the moon thinking I was cool driving that Midget.
My 1974 MG Midget, I was over the moon thinking I was cool driving that Midget.
Perhaps the same today - cool on the Vespa
Perhaps the same today - cool on the Vespa
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Bob This was my 1966 mgb roadster,regretted selling it within a hour of seeing her go.
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Bluejeep,

I do not have a photo. My first was also the MG Roadster 1964. I bought it from a friend who was graduating and leaving town. My father was a career service manager, first with Chrysler then Ford. When I brought the MG home, he thought I was crazy. "Not American made".

He took the MG to work. I went down to the dealership, his technicians had the whole car taken apart - engine out - the works. He said one of the cylinders had low compression. I admit, after he put the Roadster back together, I never had a mechanical problem. I did freeze the battery because it was parked outside at school. Massive below zero Winter - something the Brits had not anticipated. My Dad also said the Roadster had a "nightmare" electrical system. Something related to using three different metals in the wiring system.

That is my MG story.

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Joined the Vespa club on Wednesday with a verrrry low-mileage (100!) 2020 GTS300 in Blu Energia. Now my wife & I can be That Couple:
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Pink reflective accents recently added. Also a new kicks-stand and some laced grips.
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I love the color combo ☝🏻
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Joined the Vespa club on Wednesday with a verrrry low-mileage (100!) 2020 GTS300 in Blu Energia. Now my wife & I can be That Couple:
Oh thats so nice, being able to enjoy this with your other side
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Sometimes it's nice having just one bike so you can get away from your other side
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That's what the Tiger900 is for
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Beautiful riding in the White Mountains and Lakes Region of Central New Hampshire.[/img]
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That's what the Tiger900 is for
Or the Tiger 800
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Windy as duck today. But popped up to Gettysburg anyway.
Sachs Covered Bridge
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Snapped this one on a backroad on the way home.
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Windy as duck today. But popped up to Gettysburg anyway.
I believe this is the same covered bridge. It was going to be our album cover that we never made.
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Certainly looks like it, although that photo is definitely dated because they've had concrete bollards in front of it to prevent vehicular ingress for.....many many years now.
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Certainly looks like it, although that photo is definitely dated because they've had concrete bollards in front of it to prevent vehicular ingress for.....many many years now.
Probably so. That picture was from around 2006 and I know it was somewhere near Gettysburg. Some nice riding around there.
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armedferret,

Here with the Fall Colors in my neighborhood. Riding is about over here in Frostbite Falls. We can have snow by Halloween 0ct 31st.

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Yep, it was a windy chilly ride up and back. I'll probably get a few more commutes in before packing it up and if we have a mild bit over the winter well then I may go for it.

Planning on lots of miles in the gti and few on the gts.
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armedferret,

Here with the Fall Colors in my neighborhood. Riding is about over here in Frostbite Falls. We can have snow by Halloween 0ct 31st.

Bob Copeland
Lovely colors
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New GTS (right) seen with my first Vespa, the LX150.
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Our scooters...
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Picked up this 2006 GTS last week.
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Picked up this 2006 GTS last week.
I love that trailer. I'm looking for one and haven't seen anything I like better than that. What brand is it?
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I love that trailer. I'm looking for one and haven't seen anything I like better than that. What brand is it?
Thank you.
It is an all aluminum home built 40 years ago by my good friend Jim. Weighs 275 lbs and pulls beautifully.
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Bob Copeland wrote:
Bluejeep,

There seems to be some connection between those originally attracted to MG Sport cars and later riding Vespas. I got hooked on British Sports Cars in College. I had a MG for the last two years in school, then drove a MG Midget for four years after getting out of the Military. Years later, I had to have the classic Vespa and bought a GTS300 Super. Perhaps it is the attraction to classic vehicles or the image of them.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota
Or Triumphs. My 1969 TR6
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Is it that one right there?
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I think it's the one with the dinner plate size front tire.
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Thank for acknowledge my small vespa
Was my first time there, I rode with my friends with theirs Harley to protect me
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It's in there someplace...
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rixcafe,

Loved those British Sportscars. I think the Triumph was actually faster than the MGs. I ended up starting with MG because I bought if from a friend graduating a head of me in college. When I got it home, my Dad (Career Automotive Service Manager Ford/Chrysler) thought I was nuts. It was all about being cool.

I would drive my 1963 MG Convertible Roadster to campus with the top down in the Winter with a huge scarf streaming back in the wind wearing my eight panel Irish Cap. It was all about image.
I still wear the cap today.
I still wear the cap today.
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