Author Archives: Joachim

More lime light: TV2 – “God Morgen Norge” will interview us

UPDATE! … And this was the result: — We just received a call from TV2, the largest commercial TV channel in Norway. They had read about us in the newspaper “Budstikka”, and would like to have us on their morning … Continue reading

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Packed and ready to go… allmost

Scooters are now packed and just about ready to go. Friday morning they will be put in the back of a truck and shipped to Spain, so we are now working on overdrive to get the remaining bits ready. There … Continue reading

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Travel Channel will follow Bamako By Vespa!

We just got some fantastic news! Andrew G Szabo, the organizer and founder of the Budapest to Bamako rally, just informed us that they will be making a TV production for the Travel Channel. He goes on to say that … Continue reading

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An all nighter of prepping scooters

As often happens when putting a wrench to a scooter, even the tiniest job becomes a massive undertaking. A small screw that won’t loosen, a clip that is in the dirt, and wheels where the rims are rusted together and … Continue reading

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Our Webshop back online

Our web shop has been down for a while – it is now back online. Genuine Vespa/Scooter artifacts with the notion of Africa, adventure, enduro rally… that is cool and worth your money, right?

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The paparazzi won’t leave us alone :)

Budstikka, a local newspaper in Norway, dropped us a visit on Sunday to capture the final steps in our preparations for our great adventure (after a not so sublime and anonymous tip from Joachim). It is in Norwegian, but nothing … Continue reading

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Bamako By Vespa in the news (aften – aften)

Bamako By Vespa has made their first headline in Aften Aften (for foreigners, Aftenposten is one of the biggest newspapers in Norway). In stores now!  

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Recon mission

The organizer has now published their latest recon mission video. Here you can see a bit of what we will be facing this year:

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Africa in turmoil – as usual

Traversing Africa is not for the faint hearted, and is something which requires planning, patience, and the willingness at a moments notice to toss your itinerary out the window and start from the beginning. Africa has throughout all modern history, … Continue reading

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Help, we need your helpp to find transport!

Update – we have found transport both ways . Thank you for all the help. Finding transport for our scooters from Oslo to the south og Spain, and from Bissau (or some place i western Africa has proven difficult. The … Continue reading

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