Who would have ever thought that the person who designed this revolutionary vehicle actually hated motorbikes! Yes, I’m referring to the revolutionary designer Corradino D’Ascanio who designed the first Vespa model in 1945 which was actually produced one year later. No one could have then imagined that this revolutionary design would have resisted itself in time!
Today, sixty-four years later Yatzer discovered a Portuguese carpenter, Carlos Alberto who took this iconic motorbike and transformed it in his own unique way; with materials which he knows how to use best; with wood! The creator of this work of art has put together this elegant wooden Vespa, “Vespa Daniela.”
Vespa Daniela is entirely hand-crafted, with a lot of tender, love and care. It definitely takes a whole lot of time to complete such a work of art. A forgotten Vespa in Carlos Alberto’s garage was the stimulation to create this masterpiece; he dismantled the pieces of the old scooter and kept the engine, the suspensions and the wheels. He then started working towards the completion of the Vespa; images of the working process are available throughout the various stages. It seems that, this isn’t this man’s first two-wheeled wooden creation as we also found a Cruiser motorcycle which has been hand-crafted in a full size model.
Vespa Daniela most likely derives her name as it is dedicated to his daughter Daniela. What a lucky gal she is, I guess that we all wish we had one of those to travel in the city street with style!