Gilera Motorcycle

This is a nicely done video about a fellow in Los Angeles that restores and repairs 50's Italian motorcycles. There is indeed a shop for every vehicle niche, and that really is enabled by the internet... where else would you find customers for such a narrow focus? I love it!

Yeah, it isn't a scooter... but these would have been the motorcycle alternative to a scooter in Italy in the 50's. I have a '59 Gilera 150, and I can tell you it is no faster, and not much bigger than my '59 Vespa G.S. To my mind, the Gilera is the most beautiful of these 50's Italian bikes. The Ducati single that is briefly in the video is also stunning, if for no other reason than the outrageous fuel tank. I have no idea how they made them with so many complex curves!