Portuguese craftsman Carlos Alberto handbuilt this sublime wooden Vespa. I think the classic Vespa is one of the most beautiful designs in history, and this is a truly worthy remake.

via BoingBoing Gadgets

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park

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  • St.Eligius

    This might be an interesting project to try when I change out the engine in my Sprint.

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  • Ken

    The vision and the work that went into this is inspired.

  • Thom

    The craftsman ship is wonderful, the time spent doing is a amazing commitment I would think. I would love to know the weight of the bike before and after his work.

  • Uxio Noceda

    fantastico, Alberto. Extraordinario trabajo!!!. M eencanta!.

    saudos dende Espanha! de un galego!.

    ¿Crees ti que poderia face-lo mesmo con unha Hyosung Aguila????. Ja ja ja

  • Henri Sangalang

    That is superb!

    beautiful craftmanship, and what a load of work that must have been…please post more info please!!!!

  • terry

    Im just wondering if the increased weight of the wood affects performance?

    Even if so, it IS a pretty novelty to have!

  • TimB

    Turn up to a scooter rally on this and be prepared to be treated like a god….LOL, love it…

  • rsvr85

    WOW, that is frickin amazing, how much would it cost for me to buy a similar?

  • Melissa Potts Bowers

    What a beautiful piece of craftsmanship, and an amazing machine!