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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Buone Feste !

vespa 1952

A very appropriate foto to wish you all Happy Holidays - this 1952 Faro Basso was beautifully shot by the talented Ugajin Tohru in Japan who runs his own vespa parts business as well as being a classic vespa enthusiast, link to Uga's website here -

Thanks for sharing Uga and Merry Xmas one & all, see you in 2017 ; )


The time machine

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Love the mood, atmosphere and composition in this very nice shot taken by Paolo Coccia - mille grazie for sharing Paolo ; )

See more of Paolo's excellent photography here


Pretty Green


"Red and green should never be seen"... as in fashion and wearing the two colours together. A statement that stuck in my head from years ago; maybe my other half told me that when I was about to leave the house in a fashion faux pas near miss!? Except of course at Christmas time when red & green are always seen together; so I can get away with this feature immediately following the previous one and it now being December.

I originally came across this striking smallframe when I saw it at the Veteran Vespa Club's Swanage rally in 2014. The owner happens to live reasonably close to me and I'd been meaning to ask him for some time if I could get some shots of it. We eventually agreed to meet up a couple of Sundays ago on a cold November morning. Initially dry, the rain quickly set in, putting in a lengthy appearance. Anyway, I managed to get a few decent 35mm film shots before my fingers stopped working..!


This vespa was originally a 1981 Primavera and is now posing as an ET3 Primavera, since being fitted with electronic ignition and running a DR130 cylinder kit and unusually, a square headset from a Spanish smallframe, which looks like the Piaggio equivalent 50 Special item. Not that in any way I'm 'knocking' this being badged as an ET3. Such things rarely bother me; I was initially struck by its colour and wanted to get some fotos of this smart looking scooter. Thanks to the owner for indulging me ; )

See full album here

Workshop Rally

Rod Gillan, owner of this beautiful, original Rally 200 and based in Northern Ireland, occasionally sends me shots of his lovely steed he's taken while out and about. These were taken by Rod recently at an old garage he came across in the village of Bendooragh in County Antrim; the garage owner kindly let Rod get some fotos with his Rally in situ - as you can see they turned out really well and look great in this setting.

Cheers Rod - good work!

It's always nice to receive decent scooter fotos and am always happy to feature them on here. If you're handy with a camera like Rod, feel free to email me your images at




I have now sold out of the 200 limited edition run of Retrospective Scooters book (second edition).

If you are interested in buying a copy you may still be able to obtain a book from S.I.P. Scootershop - here or Maskes Vespa Klassiekers - here


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