A short video of the Vespa 400 car driving away, at the Southern Discomfort rally, 2008
Hot Rod Vespa 400 road test debut
Our new 1960 Vespa 400 out for a 1st drive.
www.MPHspecialties.com personal work in progress car. On a mission to de-cobble an older transplant project. Safety 1st!. Rebuilt all the brakes, repaired e-brake, installed new sealed wheel bearings, tune up, oil changes, electronic ignition upgrade, buffed the old laquer paint, de - rusted and painted the Exhaust. .....lots more work to do! Another never ending project. yeah!
1960 Vespa 400 Microcar - test start outside with Harley Davidson Sportster engine
Started the Vespa 400 outside today....
You can see it is basically wired now. Dash is installed, Harley Sportster engine buttoned up, lights front/rear finished and working, custom fab'd grille in place, Qa1 coil over shocks mounted and we've started the interior (white ABS panels will be wrapped in Daytona weave carpet- door panels will be tweed. Seats are aluminum bomber seats painted titanium to match the rollbar and oil and gas tank).
Next couple weeks we'll finish the carpet (still waiting for it to come), mount the rollbar, bomber seats, and steering wheel and it's ready to take out for a real test ride!!
View build pictures at: http://flickr.com/photos/14792223@N02/sets/72157604103076158/
Oh yeah......notice the emblem at the end of the clip??
Vespa+ Harley = VARLEY
Mochet Velocar CM 125 Start
Hier starten wir zur DWAC Rallye 2007 zu einer 100 km langen Ausfahrt..., doch der Mochet läßt sich sehr bitten. Natürlich haben wir die komplette Strecke geschafft und hatten großen Spaß.
2008 Vespa 400 Microcar Rally
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the little Vespa 400 microcar's introduction into the USA, 15 Vespa 400's showed up in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sponsored by microcarlot.com. The Vespa 400 was made in France from 1956 to 1961. Recorded on October 4, 2008 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Unfortunately, my Vespa couldn't make it. Maybe next time!