vespamore photography (pronounced "vespa-mor-ay" combining the words vespa and amore, the Italian word for love, "vespalove" by definition)
- 35mm film photography by Paul Hart, gallery - here As well as featuring my own work, this blog also features work by other photographers and anything else creative that has caught my attention or inspired me. I am also current editor of the Veteran Vespa Club quarterly JOURNAL for club members.

book, photography by Paul Hart, available to order via link -

RETROSPECTIVE CYCLES book, photography by Paul Hart, available to order via link - here

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MK1 T5

Some iphone pics with transfer applied, taken on my lunchtime escape today of this colourful MK1 Vespa T5.

SIP - KrotienVespaTour 2014

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Cool pic taken by Ralf Jodl on this year's SIP Scootershop VespaTour to Croatia, check out the full set - here


Kop Hill Climb


Hoping to get along to this year's Kop Hill Climb taking place this weekend, I'll be taking my film camera along just in case. The above shot was taken by me on 35mm film when I last visited in 2011, full set - here

Full details for the 2014 Kop Hill Climb can be seen here -


Nice detail sent in by Japan resident, John Moore who has
recently taken delivery of this very nice Vespa VB1T,
imported from in San Francisco.

Rally Vespas

Rally Vespas

Excellent POV in this great shot by Jesús Ruiz

In the garage

In The Garage, Douglas Vespa.

Like this detail shot from Vespacollective of his Douglas vespa in the garage.

Il Trofeo Fiera di Pordenone 2014

Excellent shot of my Italian vespista friend Auro Levrai, at the start of the Trofeo Fiera di Pordenone. Check out Auro's full set of the vintage vespa event (including a couple of short vids) - here


always exist anywhere

always exist anywhere #squaready #panning #streetphotography #vespa #vsco#vscocam #vscoedit #ig

Fine shot by arsyah - tricky thing to do, panning... really like how this has turned out.




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Liking this very much .. great capture by jhtjards, taken on a winter's evening in East Frisia, Northwest Germany. Reminds me a bit of this one I blogged the other day ..

Check out jhtjards' cool vespa blog here -


1955 Vespa GS150 VS1 for sale

For sale at Retrospective Scooters in North London, this restored first series GS150. I didn't know this but apparently this VS1 is one of only twelve known in the world, which I guess may explain its price tag of £13,950 - see full details on Retrospective Scooters' website here 

I shot this lovely Gran Sport 150 on 35mm film for my Retrospective Scooters book and is featured in both the first and recently published second edition - one of the shots shown below ..


vespa conversation

#ourstory #vespa

Taken by Budikurni in Pekanbaru, Indonesia


vespa vista

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Spectacular panorama shot taken on film by Ferran Tudela, absolutely love this..! This encapsulates owning/riding a classic vespa for me in one shot. 

Check out cinematographer Ferran's own website here -


Vespa meet Duc Ba Church

Vespa meet Duc Ba Church

Nice film shot taken by Tiendat Dinh

Giro per pochi.... Termoli-Vasto-Termoli

Giro per pochi.... Termoli-Vasto-Termoli #termoli #vasto #vctermoli #vespaclubtermoli #vespa #vespafollowers #vespagram #cb #ch #molise #abruzzo #italia #it #country #ingiroperlitalia #mare #road #ontheroad #pk #pk125 #piaggio #vintage

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Great panoramic shot by my Italian amico Federico Savogin, who wouldn't want to be there...?


Video resumen 6h de Resistencia de Vespas MotorLand Aragón 2014

Love this film by Motorland Aragón ...

SIP meets Scooter & Service

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A couple of nice shots taken by Ralf Jodl of S.I.P. Scootershop when he & Alex Barth went to meet Scooter & Service in Hamburg, see SIP's report on their website - here

Project13 - black smallframe

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Following on from the previous Project13 post Trevor Howe sent me these shots of his latest project that has just been finished.

I probably wouldn't have this myself being more into the classic aesthetic but I have a soft spot for the German style, trick engineered scoots that Trevor puts out and I really like the graphics he applies - this smallframe vespa definitely does it for me. You have to admire Trevor's single minded approach to what he does and the belief, commitment and attention to detail he puts in.

If you were to consider buying a scooter from Project13, prices start from £3-£4K and increase upwards to £10K depending on model, choice of specification and level of tuning etc. In any case, you would end up with a stunning one-off scooter.

Check out more of Trevor Howe's work here -


Vespa Trevor Tease

Vespa Trevor Tease from The Valiant East on Vimeo.

A short by Valiant East on Trevor Howe and his Project13 scooter tuning workshop based in London's East End ...

Maskes Vespa tool set

Just received this very nice tool set this morning which I ordered from Dutch classic Vespa workshop, Maskes Vespa Klassiekers.

The tools are faithfully based on Piaggio's classic set that were available for your vespa back in the day...

The set is not the cheapest to buy at 54.82 Euros plus postage but the tools look and feel like they are of superior quality; much better than many shiny, poorly made imitation spark plug spanners that twist easily off the plug. I've yet to put these to the test but am confident they will do what's asked of them; nice touch also with the olive green fabric bag that houses the set and again faithful to Piaggio's original set. The tool set is available to order at Maskes webshop - here

Tool set Dutch description in English via Google Translate is: " Nice tool set in olive green cover. The set consists of a spark plug wrench, screwdriver and wrenches 7,8,10,11 and 14 ..."

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1962 Lancia Flaminia

Very nice 1962 Lancia Flaminia spotted in Knightsbridge, London this morning. I got chatting to the Italian owner who also owns a '73 Vespa Primavera and '67 Vespa SS180 back home in Italy - obviously a man of discerning taste!

Gallery of my classic car shots taken on 35mm film - here


Motovespa GT160

Subterranean parking

A shot I took of my current ride a while back, shot on expired Kodak Ektachrome with my Olympus OM-2N and cross processed, more shots I've taken of my vespa - here


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