Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".

Saturday, 14 January 2017

A farewell to 'Stacey'

My son has decided to sell 'Stacey' our much loved 1969 motovespa 125 super. She doesn't get out much, I don't have the time. He is away at university and so never uses her and he wants money for a it is time to hand her on to someone who will get as much fun from her as we have had. She isn't a proper restoration. The toolbox is the wrong one for a start but we were naive restorers. The main thing is it was a good father son project with lots of memories.

Her is a clip of me visiting Tavistock a couple of years ago.

I guess it is time to post her on eBay and other suitable sites and we will try local scooter Facebook pages as well. It is hard but we all move on. God knows what I will be like if I ever had to sell Arwen! 


Wade Tarzia said...

Brings back good childhood memories of having a '69 Motobe (Italian step-through scooter with spoked motorcycle wheels), used on the local trails. The hand-shifter was nice for freeing up the feet to push over logs and rocks :-) A few of us in those were banging up old Italian scooters on the trails before we could find motorcycles. Much respect for those tough old machines.

steve said...

Hi Wade
Yep, she is a tough old scooter. We didn't sell her in the end. See the follow up post for why. So she still resides in the garage