Wooden Vespa rebuild

Energy & Sustainability
Wooden Vespa rebuild






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

20 thoughts on “Wooden Vespa rebuild

  1. St.Eligius says:

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

  2. Vit0r says:


  3. Ken says:

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

  4. Thom says:

    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.

  5. Uxio Noceda says:

    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

  6. Henri Sangalang says:

    That is superb!

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

  7. terry says:

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

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

  8. TimB says:

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

  9. rsvr85 says:

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


  10. Melissa Potts Bowers says:

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

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