When posing for a photo, think "Dignity, always Dignity".
BV 500's are a breed apart. If you want anything "custom" for a BV 500 good luck. It's not your classic Vespa. There are not a lot of chrome accessories that you can buy for them.
The BV 500 is kinda, the true motorcycle wannabe of the scooter world. It has neither the looks or charm of a classic Vespa, nor does it have the big power and panache of a motorcycle.
They are stuck in a netherworld, powerful enough to challenge and keep up with the bigger bikes, but still, only a "scooter" in the motorcycle riders eyes.
And, to a pure scooterist, the BV 500 is simply "NOT a CLASSIC". It is an ugly modern hunk of plastic.
Call me crazy, I kinda love it. For me, the BV 500 is everything I wanted and needed in a bike.
So brimming with a irony, I decided to have my BV 500 custom painted like a traditional "chopper". I chose a local bike painter and created my own graphics.
Wings would not fit, the BV 500 is too skinny!
I also painted my own top case with a similar design. Then I rode the thing around like a dork.
Yeah, my crazy has a name...what's yours?
But I never thought that my idea of crazy fun would be the accepted "norm", and that is the very heart of Amerivespa.
At Amerivespa they allow people to enter their scooters into the Concours D' Elegance. This is a scooter beauty contest in which the most artistic of scooters win.
My BF and other's insisted that I enter my Blue Dragon into this contest. I didn't want too, because my scooter came no where NEAR the artistic creativity and excellent mods of the classic and other scooters. They were works of ART. But we entered the Blue Dragon anyway.
It just goes to show how seriously the rest of the modern scooter community takes this contest, because I WON!
Of course I don't have a photo. Because someone FORGOT THE CAMERA! But I do have a great trophy which is in my office at work as well as my sign.
That is "LiL' Miss Automatic Other " to YOU!
See, you never know what will happen when you let the crazy take over... it just might lead to something GREAT!