Thursday, July 12, 2007

RETRO LAMBRETTA!


RETRO LAMBRETTA!
Originally uploaded by DraconianRain
One look at my grandfather’s old lambretta and you would know why he doesn’t believe in locking it… at our stilt parking, or on any roadside parking, etc… He is confident no one would dare to touch it… many a times; he has left (not intentionally) a few important documents and things in the storage compartment of his scooter, unlocked… and till date, nothing has disappeared from there.
The scrap merchants have their eye on such things… but the thing that works to my grandfather’s advantage is that it’s much too heavy. The money for the scrap from this scooter is not worth all the effort to haul it all the way to the scrap yard.
Well, one fine summer afternoon, my grandfather unknowingly parked in a no parking zone, and had his lambretta lifted by the police. Now, the police have guts… Can’t really blame them… they have the manpower, and they need money. So, since he did not bother too much about the safety of his lambretta, being in the very capable hands of the police, he went to rescue his scooter, not the same day but the next day…
The police were relieved to see the owner of the old lambretta claiming it as his own and taking it away after paying the requisite fine… The reason: The last time they whisked away two such old lambrettas from no parking zones, the owners of the relevant scooters never came to claim up and collect the bikes, let alone pay fine… and those two scooters still remain where they are… with the police… not worth the effort to sell off to scrap, and not worth using…

4 comments:

Frankinsmoke said...

hey.. that is a great pic... i know this is totally off topic and unexpected..... would you by any chance know anyone who would like to sell a lambretta?

Regards,

Frank

frankinsmoke(at)gmail.com

Frankinsmoke said...

just in case you were wondering.. i was looking for lambretta pics/for sale types stuff... and stumbled on your blog....am not sure if you have seen the earlier post yet..... dont wanna be the buggy types... So just confirming...

D R said...

Sorry frank. saw your comment late.
My grandfather sold his old one a few months back. If I had known earlier, I could have let you know... Thanks for visiting!

yash gupta said...

so these photos are the only nishaani of the scooter that got sold? Interesting read.

I just think the petrol in that thing must be very valuable! ;)