Thursday, August 13, 2009

Go Ape!

Fools and Horses delivery van,
Lagos, Portugal

While it may be difficult for Canadians to believe, there are many vehicles in Europe that make the smart car look bulky in comparison. Piaggio, makers of the Vespa (Italian for wasp) scooter, have been producing three-wheeled Ape (pronounced Ah-pey, Italian for bee) vehicles since 1948. We spotted quite an assortment of Ape models in Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal. Like the name suggests, they are the workers of the Piaggio line.

Monchique, Portugal

Municipal works vehicle,
Los Boliches, Spain

Gibraltar Confectionary delivery van,

At the town market,
Tavira, Portugal

1 comment:

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr a.k.a. Kamikaze said...

I must confess I prefer a Piaggio Ape over a Smart.