Woodn’t You Like to Ride This Vespa?By Joe Wertz
Using glue, clamps and strips of exotic wood, master carpenter Carlos Alberto has applied old-world woodworking techniques to urban motorsports, handcrafting a stunning and functional wood-bespoke Vespa scooter. The level of detail on this wooden Vespa is astonishing– from the hubs to the handlebars to its wooden abdomen. Work-in-progress photos from the Portuguese craftsman show how much chiseling, planning, sanding and polishing went it to this work of art. The end result looks almost too pretty to ride. Almost.