Choose from: unframed Poster Print or framed box Canvas Print
The Vespa scooter in bright and bold red, white and blue colours. Make a statement on your wall and make it loud with this superb artwork.
An icon of the mods as well as being a great way to get around town, the Vespa scooter makes it into our pop art hall of fame tribute and not without good reason. The Vespa scooter originates in Italy and was first manufactured in 1946 in Pontedera. Aside from being smaller and more lightweight than their larger motorbike cousins, the Vespa engine is completely enclosed by cowling to prevent dirt and grease from finding its way on to the rider's clothes. In addition, a flat floorboard for the feet provides a nice supportive and protective mechanism. It is no wonder the mods adopted the Vespa as their vehicle of choice as it will allow you to steam down to Brighton and back without having to worry about getting your clean stay-pressed trousers all mucky. We think our tribute to the Vespa scooter does it justice. Your wall will certainly appreciate it.
- The Vespa manufacturer, Piaggio, was founded in Genoa in 1884 by 21 year old Rinaldo Piaggio
- It wasn't until the 1950s that the Vespa first grabbed the attention of American audiences, when Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck rode a Vespa in the movie Roman Holiday. In 1960, the scooter was featured in La Dolce Vita
- They produce significantly less carbon than a conventional motor car, but because they do not have catalytic converters the net result is that more carbon is exhausted into the atmosphere