Friday, November 28, 2008

Vespa scooters, adidas, and pop

Sometimes when you're doing something, such as watching TV or a movie, and you see a scooter - even if for a brief second - you get this super warm feeling of "awesome" inside.

Well, the new ADIDAS originals commercial has a good two seconds of "awesome" in it. It's an ad for the new clothing line that is more casual-retro centered versus it's sport wear catalogues. The commercial also features a ton of pop and hip hop stars/legends in it such as Russel Simmons, DMC, N.E.R.D, Katy Perry, Estelle and of course, athletes like David Beckham and more.

You've may have seen the commercial before, but if you're out and about on the net to share it with friends, it's the 60-second version that you want if you're looking for Vespa scooter goodness! You can follow a direct YouTube link by clicking here. And for those who are inquiring about the music, it's the Pilooski edit of Frankie Valli's "Beggin". That video is here.

This, of course, isn't the first commercial by ADIDAS to feature scooters...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

HyS on Engadget

Browsing through one of my favorite blogs today, Engadget, to find that Piaggio had made an "official" claim to the upcoming hybrid HyS engine MPG estimates...

You ready?


Yeah... I said the same dang thing.

For more of the same info that's already been posted here (the actual MPG being the exception), follow the link for the story.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Vespa... Sidecar?

Sorry for the teaser title folks, but given that the info in regards to that title is pretty much teaser stuff, you'll have to forgive me for the following is all I'm working with:


Teaser pic for the teaser post about a prototype Vespa sidecar that Piaggio unvieled this week at the EICMA. Amongst other things in the works for next year, Piaggio used the opportunity to show some neat design work with this "prototype" of an actual Piaggio side-car. If I remember correctly, the last Piaggio sidecar to grace a Vespa was way back in the mid seventies, so this is actually kind of neat. Really neat actually.
The EICMA show goes on till the 9th, so expect more cool stuff. If you want to follow it daily, check out the official website, or keep checking back here for more Piaggio and Vespa related goodness!