…with Cristina Buccino sitting on it! Cristina is a model and actress from Italy, and may have a soft spot for the Lambretta, as I’ve managed to find another picture of her on one… the ill-fated LN of a few years ago.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Cristina, her website is worth a gander – its in Italian, but if you can’t read Italian, you can just look at the pictures…
I can’t find out much about Globester scooters on the web, but the one thing that stand out from these pics is that they are so ahead of their time… Found via the excellent Retronaut site, (one of the non-scootering blogs that’s on my regular reading list), they date from 1946… I think that just relates to the top pic though. I think that’s pretty amazing, I would have guessed the fifties at the earliest. When you think that Innocenti’s Model A, on the face of it a much less sophisticated design, dates from 1947, you get the impression that American scooters had a definite head start on those from Italy!The ad above does come from the nifty fifties, and the one thing that strikes me from that is that is the price… the Globester doesn’t strike me as a cheap scooter! I don’t know why the Globester wasn’t a bigger success, maybe it comes down to engineering, reliability, price or fashion, but it’s certainly not as well known (this side of the pond at least) as that other iconic US brand, The Cushman. As an aside, did you know you can buy a brand new Cushman today? Here’s the link.
The other Cushman link on the blog worth checking out, if you like this kind of thing, is a beautiful custom job, check it out here.
After those last few posts, I thought I should just stick up a pic of an Innocenti machine with two wheels. Ands what’s better that a Lammie with a leggy young lady astride it? Very few things in my opinion!. And kudos to this young lady… because it’s one of those very few pics like this where the scoot isn’t on it’s stand 🙂
Not necessarily in that order. Nice photo set of Karen Gillan, the Scottish actress who played the Doctors glamorous and feisty assistant Amy Pond in the cult sci-fi series. Discovered on this Czech site, I’m unable to credit the photographer**If it’s you, get in touch and I’ll give you full credits etc. and link to your site. And sorry for posting without your prior permission, I tried to track you down, honest. Nice shots.