We love scooters ( Vespas, Lambrettas, Siambrettas) and when you love scooters, scooter stories will naturally follow. So this time "Gaew" entertained all of us by sharing his "love story" with his Vespa scooter!
Full Name: Gaetano Graniero "Gaew"
Hometown: Leghorn (Italy)
Scooter club (if any): Vespa Club Livorno
When did you become interested in scooters: I was very young when I first discovered my passion, I remember watching “La Dolce Vita” or “Vacanze Romane” with my dad seeing this Hollywood stars on their marvelous scooters with gorgeous women.
First scooter you bought? The first one i ever bought is a 1975 Vespa 50 Special, you never forget your first love!
What's your favourite model? My absolute favourite is the Vespa px 150, the undisputed best.
Best place to go for a ride? Being born in a city by the sea I love taking my scooter out by the coast or even in the tuscan countryside, sometimes the view is breathtaking.
Can you tell us your happiest scooter memories? I’ve got so many memories but here’s one I could never forget: 12 years ago on a sunny morning, first day on the scooter, I was wearing a Ben Sherman polo and a Parka full of pins, iPod playing "Love Reign O'er Me" by "The Who", riding down the coast I felt like "Jimmy" in "Quadrophenia”. I was everything I ever dreamt and desire of being, I was a Mods for the first time ever! I was a fuckin’ Mods!
How much money have you spent on your scooter so far? I have spent so much money on scooters, between the unavoidable mechanical issues e some restyling interventions, I think about my Vespa as a woman and as such it needs a little bit of make up to be the most beautiful on the road. It's my baby!
Harrington Jacket o Parka? - Parka
Boots or trainers? - Clarks Desert Boot
Favourite British bands? - Oasis, The Who, The Stone Roses, Pulp, The Smiths and The Small Faces.
Favourite beer style? - Nastro Azzurro
Whisky or Gin? - Gin, of course