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Vespa VBA Rat from Australia‏

Vespa VBA Rustoration by kiwi90ss

Received this email below from Craig Petersen in Perth, Western Australia today. Not sure if Craig was responding to today's earlier post inviting vespamore blog followers to send in pics of their scooters; either way great to hear from you Craig & really appreciate you getting in contact. Craig's lovely looking VBA reminds me of the Sportique shown below owned by Kiwi Craig Dwyer who set up Scooterworks in London. This has been converted to 10" wheels unlike Craig Petersen's VBA which is still on it's original 8" wheels.

Sportique Wreckstoration by nualabugeye
foto by nualabugeye

Passing by by JonasPhoto
Photo by JonasPhoto

Craig Petersen's letter:

Hey Paul,

Really like what you’re doing with the blog – I keep an eye on it daily – all the way from Perth Australia!

Thought Id share some pics Ive taken (digital, so not as good as your film stuff) of my completed Vespa VBA Rat project. Scoot was a barn find with last rego sticker from 1965 (its a 59 VBA). Original engine is on the backburner, and in the mean time Ive installed a PX engine “RETRO-Verted” to 8” wheels. Im a big fan of original, especial “rustorations” – regardless of condition, so its been sealed with Ankor Wax, and corrosion protected with ACF-50. Apart from the original bits, all the perishables are new, and of the best qualiity, and best of all its still 8”s!!

Hope you like it – Keep up the good work!

Craig Petersen
Western Australia

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