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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Great Spring shot by Marc Strick of his 53 vespa taken near Vlijmen, Holland. Really like what he's done with his early '60s vespa...

Vespa GT

Motovespa GT from Barcelona

Nicely original Spanish GT seen at Retrospective Scooters the other day hailing from Barcelona. Surprised this hasn't already sold; it's really straight and in excellent original condition. Currently for sale on Retropsective's website here

Shot on 35mm film with my Olympus OM-2N



Have been excited about this for a long time and can now finally talk about ScooterNova - a new printed scooter magazine which will be available to buy online via subscription, through selected UK scooter dealers and at UK scooter rallies, including all BSRA events.

I mentioned earlier this week about ScooterNova having some exciting news - read magazine creator, Andy Gillard's chat/interview with SLUK (ScooterLab UK) here

I'm a big fan of creativity; something that's had some love, care and attention devoted to it. I have high hopes for this new independent publication which will be free from the shackles of a large publishing group. With the assembled team stood behind the mag and their combined know-how and years of experience bringing us all things scooter related (both classic & modern), I'm pretty sure ScooterNova won't disappoint !

Once the online subscription is live I will include a permanent link to ScooterNova magazine in links column on right of vespamore blog.



Nice Allstate vespa in original red paint I shot on 35mm film last weekend - imported from the US by Retrospective Scooters

Loving that disintegrating Oklahama sticker on the legshields. The Vespa legshield badge shouldn't be there and would have originally had the North American map badge in its place. Nice ID plate too, beneath the fuel tap and stamped with Sears Roebuck.


The Italian equivalent would have been a VBB150 and a 152L2 from British Vespa concession, Douglas. Sadly Retrospective say the legshields behind the mudguard/fender are badly corroded and are close to going right through, meaning the bike will need a restoration.

A couple more film shots I took here


ScooterNova - coming soon..!!

The ScooterNova blog, brainchild of Ann Murphy and Andy Gillard - former long-standing editor of Scootering magazine, rider, journalist, photographer, writer and more is shortly moving up a few gears..

"The next step for Scooternova is an exciting one and it’s happening soon! 

It will still be about all things scooter  – retro, classic and beyond. Wheels, style, clobber and more. We like old-skool but appreciate the modern. History is not just in the past, but it’s being made every day.
In a short while we shall be making history too and you are ALL invited to join us on our latest journey!" - The ScooterNova

Keep an eye out and watch this space !




Really like the low lighting and moody atmos in this PX shot taken by bram kool in Taormina, Sicily.

Thanks for sharing bram ; )

Primavera verde


Finished and developed my film after shooting this on iPhone the other day; as always much happier with the film shots..



More classic car shots I've photographed on 35mm film in my cars album here



Was pleased with how this came out, taken on 35mm film with my Olympus OM-2N in London back in January - full car shot here

See my cars set (all taken on 35mm film) here

Motovespa-sidecar combo

Motovespa + sidecar

'50s Spanish Motovespa & sidecar combo I shot on film at Retrospective Scooters on the weekend, a couple more here and here


Spring has arrived..

iPhone shot - got a few minutes alone with this beauty and my film camera today, shots to follow when developed..


The Vespa Rider in Taipei

The Vespa Rider in Taipei.

Film shot taken by Yuwei Liu in Taipei, Taiwan

Sicily 1982

Sicily 1982

Nice shot taken by Jim Shaeffer in Messina at a guess; judging by the plate on the P-Range Vespa.

I gather Jim took this when based in Sicily with the US Marine Corps - a nice historical snapshot.


Let's go home

Let's go home

Nicely taken shot of this Vespa Sprint by radend marley this one here is also pretty nice..

Thanks for sharing rm ; )


Burton Brewers Custom Show 2017

I wouldn't choose to take an airbrush to my scooter or commission an artist on my behalf but this doesn't stop me appreciating folks' scooters which have been taken down this road.

Andy Gillard of Scooternova recently visited Burton Brewers' custom show; while there photographing some very nice custom, adorned scooters and also shot the short vid below. The Blondie themed 'Atomic' Lambretta is particularly nice and a definite standout..

Check out Andy's report and pictures for SLUK (Scooterlab UK) here

Vespa PK

Vespa PK50 XL 1

Nice atmospheric shot of this Vespa PK50 taken by ChBo The PK often divides opinion among vespa fans but I reckon they're pretty cool; you definitely cannot beat a smallframe vespa for its agility and nimble ways in thick, city traffic. Taking its squarer lines from the P-Range; its not the prettiest of vespas but tastes change and evolve with time and I reckon these are definitely more sought after than when they first came out..

Another really nice PK (or ETS?) shot here by Melanie Kahl love the composition, angle and setiing in this shot.

Below is Efendi17's 1983 PK80, still wearing its great condition and very nice metallic, factory paint...


See more of this lovely example in Efendi's album here

Lastly, not quite a PK but a very nice original P125ETS I spotted at Retrospective Scooters a while back and shot on 35mm film..

Vespa P125ETS

Vespa P125ETS

A couple more shots I took of this here

Thanks to ChBo and Efendi17 for letting me feature their fotos on here ; )


Vespa 50

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Really like this abstract shot by Tapa - nice trippy, psychedelic feel to this..

You can see more of Tapa's work on her website here -




Cool shot, well captured by Patrick Allenbach at 2012's Hangar Rockin', see Patrick's full set of fotos here

Thanks for sharing Patrick ; )

Patrick's website -

Buon Compleanno..

Scooterlab (SLUK) celebrate their first birthday today, read here what they've been up to in the past year and what's coming up..

Lower Class - Insane Vespa

Liking this custom vespa alot - read Scoterlab's full feature scoot report here


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