Friday, 27 January 2017

Scottish Six

Scottish Six Days Trials (SSDT), Town Hall Brae, Fort William, Scotland - 1950s.
(Photos by John MacPherson via Twitter)

Sunday, 22 January 2017


Victor-Albert Bouffort was an aeronautics engineer who took it upon himself to design and build some pretty odd vehicles in the years after WWII.

His only real success at a vehicle was the Valmobile, a scooter that folded into a suitcase sized package. Around 100,000 were actually built.

Produced in Japan and sold worldwide, the 75lb machine was kind of an adaptation of folding bikes previously only made for military use. Bouffort thought an easily stored scooter would be embraced by city-dwellers and he was right. Although a lot people bought them for the novelty.

No front suspension and a tiny motor and wheels meant they were a little scary to ride. But, you could get a sidecar.

(Info from: oppositelock)

(See also: oldminibikes)

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Weekend Roundup (Italian)

From the pages of the Internet


I took the big Aprilia to work during the week because it was dry and I was bored. Never having ridden it in the dark since I bought it last summer I found the reflections on the screen rather distracting on the way home. 

Friday, 6 January 2017

Family Outing

MZ TS250 & Supelastik sidecar

(Via: Facebook)

Beat Box

Homemade East German Simson SR2 3-wheeler moped. The tradesman box is not an original factory option. The process of converting it can be seen in the video below.

(Via: Facebook)