Cape Town, Western Province South Africa (PressExposure) March 02, 2007 -- Icons of quality such as sleek sports cars and legendary Vespa scooters are synonymous with the Italian art of seduction. They've become international objects of desire. Owning a Vespa, like savouring a good espresso, has always been a guaranteed ingredient for locking into "La Dolce Vita".
Local Vespa specialist Neil Felgate, and Capetonian businessman Jonathan Maliepaard, both share a deep passion for vintage Vespas. Their recently opened motor scooter restoration and resale shop, Scoot Dr, is a one-stop-shrine to classic scooters.
The devoted Vespistis met two years ago when Jon's 1975 silver Vespa PX 150 was crying out for a spot of TLC. Neil restored Jon's seventies Vespa to its former glory and gained Jon's respect for his expert knowledge of Italy's best-loved icon of freedom.
Neil persuaded Jonathan to help launch what was once a serious hobby into a fully-fledged scooter workshop business. Scoot Dr was born. Based in Upper Bree street, Cape Town, Scoot Dr aims to serve the neglected niche market of vintage Vespa and classic scooter fanatics.
Both Neil and Jon swear by the convenience of owning a Vespa. You're immune to traffic jams; parking is a cinch; fines a thing of the past, and, best of all, "Girls dig guys who own Vespas". It stands to reason that something nifty and zippy in the traffic is bound to be a head-turner!
At last, here's a classic Vespa restoration and resale shop where vintage motor scooter purists can either place an order to acquire an item of cult status, do a trade-in or restoration, make a sale, or just source spares. (Scoot Dr also welcomes other scooters in the vintage family, such as Lambretta's.)
Place your personalised order now to avoid disappointment or haul your Vespa from its dusty resting place and let Scoot Dr resurrect the curvaceous beast to its former beauty.
Written by Jean Robertson