Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Hubby's hobby!!!

Mr Angel has a hobby!!!

Nothing unusual about that, you might think!!

But Mr A's hobby takes up so much room!!!

He collects vintage motorbikes and scooters!!

He currently owns around 45!!

During a recent move to a more secure location: after he had two scooters stolen and one badly damaged, a few were parked on our drive, so I took full advantage and photographed them for you to see!!!

Luckily Mr A's our friend John - Yasmin's husband, restores scooters for a living so he and Mr A brought the damaged scooter back to life!!

Here are a few photos of some of his pretties for you to see!!

Now, they are not pretties as far as we are concerned, but for Mr A these are right up there with the best CK and vintage items that we all know and love!!!!

Kindest wishes and love


Della said...

Ooh, what a lovely hobby! Funny thing, recently I've been wanting a scooter, I think I would prefer that over a car. :)

Dragonfly said...

Wow - these are awesome!!! I want one too :-) (maybe not 45 though). Good hobby!!!

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely :) but then you know I'm a scooter girl at heart! x

RosieP said...

Ha ha 45, and they're just the ones we know about !!! I love the on in the 1st picture, that's my favourite.

Hugs sis


Biba said...

Beautiful! I love scooters, they always remind me of Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck in 'Roman Holidays'!

Ines said...

I would screaming, if I´d have to drive with such a scooter. I prefer cars. But they look really wonderful! Italian style ;-)
Don´t be worry with Mr. Angel :-)

Hugs, Ines

Boonsong said...

Great photos, great scooters, fascinating post. Thanks for this.

Some of the scooters appear to have lots of accessories - "All Mod Cons" as you might say....

All the best

....cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

Ooh those are gorgeous, I want one!
See if he fancies doing a giveaway on your blog!! heehee!!
I'll bribe you with cupcakes and biscuits by the barrel load if you 'fix' it for me to be the winner.
Use your womanly ways to persuade him if you must!

Florence and Mary said...

Like Rosie P said it's just the ones you know about!!!

Victoria x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Oh what fabulous vintage scooters!


Hannah VanderHart said...

oh wow! what a cool collection. :) very, very cool!

AshTreeCottage said...

I think that your hubby's hobby is great!! Those scooters remind me of an Eddy Izzard show where he was taking about Italy and all the the very cool Italians riding around on their scooters saying "Ciao"!

Susan and Bentley

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh what fun!
My husband James painted a portrait of a man & his scooter, it was featured on the BBC1 art show Imagine last year which the show followed James painting the portrait!!!

So many people have wanted to buy the actual portrait ~ isn't that weird! A lot more scooter lovers are getting paintings done with their scooters though!
People do love their scooters!!! Tee hee.
I love his collection, so many lovelies!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

What a great collection, Angel. I've never ever ride one, should change that ;)
Have a lovely evening and a happy Thursday. xx

OhSoVintage said...

What a collection! I had a Vespa 90 back in the early 70s!

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Wow great collection.
They look like soo much fun.
Maybe Mr A could CK you a scooter!!!
Red & white spots would look great.
Thanks for your lovley message Andel.
Luv Sophie xxx

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Sorry meant to say Angel.
I am rubbish at spell checking tonight.
S xxx

Sherry said...

I LOVE those scooters! I'm sure they do take up a lot of room, but what a wonderful thing to collect. I love that yellow one!!


Duchess of Tea said...

Good for Mr. Angel, a man has to have toys too!! This from someone who has well over 45 teacups all over the house, so I understand.

Love & Hugs

koralee said...

Wow...what a lovely collection! I would so love to be motoring around town on one of those beauties. Hugs my friend. xoxo

Alijane said...

What a fab hobby, I do love a vintage scooter.

Wow owning 45 is pretty impressive.


Annie said...

I love the red and white one
Ann x

Em said...

Oh wow those are cool, I'd love one!!
But where on earth do you put 45 of them??
Is that the full collection at 45 or is it 45 and counting??
Em xx

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Oh ny god, I can't believe he has so many!

....Petty Witter said...

What a great hobby, so much more exciting than say train spotting or stamp collecting.

LoloDesigns said...

Absolutely love em! Funnily enough there was a retro scooter in the window of a restaurant in Notts and I had to take a picce coz it looked so cool. x

The Redhead Riter said...

Cute! I've never seen one of these.

marieJ said...

...ooohhh my...Vespa's and memories of my youth...all fond memories! What would I give to zoom down the road on my 'baby' right now...
Unfortunately, had to leave it behind when I relocated to the other side of the world...
How lucky to have a hubby with special hobby...
...thanks for the memories...