A Vespa Had to Die For the Segway to Look Cool

If the only thing stopping you from riding around town on a Segway is, well, looking like someone riding around town on a Segway, this enhanced version might make you a little less hesitant about being seen in public on one. And it's all thanks to a handful of Vespa scooters that had to sacrifice their lives for this… » 12/13/13 10:33am 12/13/13 10:33am

Basket Case Vespa 400 Will Be Check Writing Extravaganza

The march of soul crushing eBay projects continues. After seeing the amazingly terrible mid-engined 1976 Mustang II yesterday, a less malaise but far more European project emerges from the bay of 'e' and it's a terrifying one. 28,000 examples of the Vespa 400 were built in France between 1956 and 1961 using an Italian… » 5/09/08 12:00pm 5/09/08 12:00pm

Project Car Hell, 1958 Edition: Mercury Commuter or Vespa 400?

Yesterday's all-Corvette Choose Your Eternity poll resulted in the '68 just barely edging out the '69, no doubt due to the Jimi Hendrix connection. Now it's time to try a different type of theme; we haven't yet seen a selection of cars based on a model year alone, so today we're going with two vastly different- yet… » 2/14/08 5:00pm 2/14/08 5:00pm

Transformers Movie Update: Putz Around On A Vespa, Get A Free Ticket To…

It seems like everyone's trying to get in on the cross-branding action for the new upcoming Transformers movie, and the Piaggio, the maker of the Vespa death trap on wheels scooter is no exception. They've got a new promotion running starting tomorrow branding the Vespa as a "Transportation Transformer." For real?… » 6/13/07 8:00am 6/13/07 8:00am

It Ain't A REAL Vespa Until It's Got A Chevy Big Block!

I'm sorry Ben, that may very well be a Vespa, but it's not a Vespa I'd be caught dead in. This, on the other hand, is a Vespa that's taken out the sissified 349 cc engine and replaced it with more power! That's right, it's now become simply epic with the addition of a Chevy Big Block engine. And that, my friend, is a … » 3/16/07 1:21pm 3/16/07 1:21pm