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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20 years of S.I.P. Scootershop

Read the story here of Scooter Improvement Parts aka S.I.P. from their beginnings 20 years ago to the present day, as one of the world's largest mail order suppliers for high quality scooter parts.


Napoli in Vespa

Great film by NapolinVespa, what better way to discover a city than on the back of a classic vespa..!

NapolinVespa FB page - here

the Vespa spirit

the Vespa spirit by 衰尾道人

Really nicely taken shot by 衰尾道人 in Taichung, Taiwan


RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS book - that's all, for now ...

images by Sideburn magazine

Well that's your lot for now - the first edition of RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS has officially sold out!

Its been a great experience photographing scooters in and around London and at Retrospective Scooters, through to laying out the book with graphic designer and Lambrettista David Hardy & finally despatching copies around the globe to countries including, UK, Ireland, United States, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Sweden with the last copy going to Luxembourg ...

The second edition of the book is underway with plans to publish it around Spring 2014. The new edition will have a revised layout with additional, unseen photographs. Some of these have already been shot but I am looking to take some more shots of nice, original paint or nicely restored vespas (late 1940s - late 1970s, pre P-Range). If anyone fancies having their pride and joy in print and you are located in London/South East or not too far away from there, please get in touch. No offence intended but I'm looking for 'clean', accessory free vespas; I'm partial to single or double legshield mounted Lucas spots but that would be about it. You can see the kind of look I'm after in these shots I took  here. I am afraid there is no financial reward but the chance of being part of this ongoing project I hope will appeal. If you are interested in partaking I can be contacted via email -

Orders for the upcoming second edition can be placed on the book's page here but won't be shipped until Spring. The price of the new book will remain unchanged at £29.50 plus postage and packing.

Thanks to everyone so far who put their hand in their pocket and supported us; I hope you're pleased with your first edition copies ; )

Cheers - Paul Hart/vespamore photography


Took delivery of my Biltwell 'Gringo' full face helmet today in flat titanium finish.

I've been using Davida open face helmets for years; love their look & style but have always been conscious I was leaving myself open to a bit of unplanned tarmac surfing on my chin! Anyway, finally seen a full face lid that looks good as well as offering more protection.

Check out US firm Biltwell's range on their website below.



"Come visit New Orleans, LA for the 22nd annual largest scooter rally in the 
Americas - Amerivespa

4 days of scootering, rides, events, shows, and so much more."


vespa per due ..

Life's a beach ..

Well known image this, originally used in a Piaggio advert I believe ..

Vespa Thu Duc Club

Vespa Thu Duc Club by HD's photo

Another great shot from HD Photo, see previous post - here


Lovely shot which is part of a calendar, follow link here for more details ..

Eurovespa 1963 - Cortina D'Ampezzo

Excellent period shot from Jordi Balart taken while attending 1963's
Eurovespa rally in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy - see the full album here

Vespa Balart is a long standing Piaggio dealer based in Barcelona
& still going strong today, check out their website


che direzione...

Very nice image from Marie-magne Bietta


Great shot sent in by Pm Bc of his Spanish 150 S

If you'd like me to feature a a vespa shot you've taken or one of your 
own vespa on here, you can me email me with foto to

Make them good please, like this one ; )


SIP Open Day 2014 - 20 Jahre SIP Scootershop

S.I.P. Scootershop are celebrating their 20th birthday this year with an XL open day at their Landsberg shop in Bavaria ...

"SIP Scootershop becomes 20 years old – time to celebrate! We will host an open day here at our headquarters in Landsberg, Graf-Zeppelin-Str. 9, 86899 Landsberg am Lech. Saturday May, 10, 2014   - 10 am – 4 pm. Save the date! 

SIP Open Day 2014 - FB event page here

We will have Pizza from the wood fire oven on a APE 3wheeler
Italian coffee specialities from the Café-Ape
DJ Music, free dyno runs and more highlights and special offers will colour up this very special day for us. We hope we can attract scooterists from abroad to come by, preferably on their scooters."
Video of the SIP Open Day in 2012

1965 SS180


A couple of nice autumnal shots sent in by a fellow UK vespa fan who was good enough to buy a copy of my book

This lovely SS180 was restored a few years ago using cellulose rather than 2-pack paint for a more authentic finish. The previous owner found it in a friend's garage where it had sat for 20 years..! After purchasing the Super Sport a sympathetic and understated restoration was undertaken.

This 1965 model is registered on a 'C' plate, the first year they were sold in the UK. It is a British specification SS180 with headset key, original reg. plate, original engine and speedo with vintage bubble grips, original horn and headlamp - just how it would have been in 1965 and still running on its 6 volt system and points.

I will be taking some shots of this lovely vespa on 35mm film in the near future and am arranging a date with its owner, so keep watching this space ...


Vespa by Ric_Nes

Like this this dark, brooding shot by Riccardo Nesti
taken in Firenze, Toscana, IT

indonesian landscape

indonesian landscape by xrizqysucksx

Great vista in this shot by xrizqysucksx hailing from Pekalongan - Semarang -Surabaya


Biltwell Inc.

I've never found a full face helmet that I've truly liked the look of ... until now 

After seeing The Scooterist had got one of Biltwell's full face lids and trusting his opinion, I checked out their site & have ordered the same helmet by American manufacturer Biltwell and accompanying goggles

Loving this pic too featured on Biltwell's FB page the guy in this is rocking the Daft Punk look - click foto to view large

This superb shot was taken by Jason Peterson

vespa rider

Cool shot seen on The Scooterist FB page - here

Ready for the off ..

Very nice period image possibly of a regularity trial, uploaded to Pinterest
by Martin Sambrook

The Scooterist 3

The Scooterist 3 by The.Scooterist

Nice composition in this gritty 35mm film shot by Đá Nguyễn aka The Scooterist ...

Check out Đá Nguyễn's excellent website here -


Cold Win - Ghostpoet

Loving this from the recently discovered (for me anyway) Ghostpoet. Check out the album, Some Say I So I Say Light, from which this track is taken ...


beauty by flash_011

Great shot from Serbian vespista Marko Marković of his pride & joy...

touring Ladakh

touring Ladakh by lealedu

I love seeing vespa travel shots from far flung corners of the globe, like this great shot from photographer, Eduardo Leal - "me and Marky with Vespas that took me to my teenager years - Ladakh, India"

For more decent shots, check out Eduardo's website here -


Vespa Thu Duc Club

Vespa Thu Duc Club by HD's photo

Đà Lạt - Việt Nam - 2014
Road Show by

Lovely shot by HD Photo aka Đào Hữu Độ

Opel Kadett Super

Spotted this nice Opel Kadett B Super near Brick Lane tonight which I took on digital, check out some of my 35mm film classic car shots - here


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