TMW#5

1. Milano Visit Eight hours of travel through five airports on four airplanes for a quick five hour meeting. Love the smell of jet fuel in the morning, even if it meant leaving my scooter parked outside the airport at 5am (somehow I managed to squeeze in this Apocalypse Now reference twice in as many…

Really Expensive Vespa’s

How much would you be willing to spend on a vintage scooter? €8.000? Maybe €20.000, because it’s a classic and will surely increase in value? Have a look below, and say out loud the price you think this scooter is worth: And now let me tell you that you’re wrong. Way off. Not even in…

Schwalbe at EICMA

While still pretty hot from our Intermot official showing of the Schwalbe, this week GOVECS presented Schwalbe at EICMA in Milan, Italy. Our booth took on a little different arrangement from just a month ago due to an EICMA regulation on open floor space percentage, and while just a little smaller than at Intermot, we…

Bergamo, Italy

I spent the first half of this week in Bergamo, Italy, visiting a plastics manufacturer named Acerbis. I had previously only stopped by Bergamo on my way to Milan, and I must say that I was impressed by what Bergamo had to offer. The city has this totally european/Italian vibe to it. Pizza shops closed…

Milano

I’ve been to 4 EICMA’s thus far (EICMA being the single largest motorcycle trade show in the world), but I never really had the time to see anything in Milan besides the trade show itself. The day starts off with breakfast in the hotel, followed by 10-12 hours of trade show, finished off by a…

WUI – Writing Under the Influence

I’ve used my personal blog as means of expression. That’s actually the very basis of every blog; you’ve got something to say so you write it down for the world to see. Mine was not only to show photos I’ve taken, but also to scratch my everlasting itch to write. I know I’ll never be…

My EICMA 2013 Recap

This year marked my second time at the EICMA motorcycle exhibition, the biggest two wheel trade show in the world. And while the initial oomph of the show has worn off just a little from last year, only because I knew a little what to expect, this year did not disappoint. GOVECS is the reason I…