Merry Christmas! Happy Channukah!

and the best of blessings...
(7 nights of Channukah are over now, but some may have
continued into Christmukah, so Cheers nevertheless!)

In Italy Santa delivers his presents quickly and in style:

Motorcycle, cars

This is the high-speed motorscooter frame built by Piaggio & Co, S.p.A (Vespa) in 1951.
(This and the following pictures were taken in a Vespa museum in Pontedera, Italy by Globetrott.)

In case something goes wrong, Santa can use other vehicles for backup:

Motorcycle, cars

- a helicopter made in 1967 specifically for a "James Bond"-like movie called "Dick Smart, Agent 2.007". In the movie it could dive in the sea, fly like a helicopter and drive like a normal scooter.

Motorcycle, cars

- the aerodynamic train, build by Piaggeo.

Motorcycle, cars

- another aerodynamic frame for a scooter.

Motorcycle, cars

- Ape Pentaro firetruck might be the smallest firetruck in the world. Globetrott says: "This vehicle was used until 2002 by the firebrigade of the Cocirini Coats company. Big enough to offer one seat for the driver and a lot of space for the necessary equipment"

Make sure you check out the rest of Globetrott's report

- on his site you will also see photos of "the biggest motorscooter in the world", or "a Vespa decorated by Salvadore Dali"

Motorcycle, cars
(image source)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the smallest firetruck of the world, I think it's likely this one (although it's hard to call that a "truck"): http://www.ff-schnelsen.de/Loeschi/body_loeschi.html

The text is in German but there are some pictures. Google provides some more, looking for "Löschi" or Loeschi".

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful train.


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