Would Ride (On The Sidewalk): An R2-D2 Themed Vespa

November 5, 2012


This is reader Morgan's R2-D2 themed Vespa. He did it all himrself and, obviously, did a great job. You know, I modded a Vespa once. "What was the theme?" Wrecked! *waiting for laughter* Wrecked -- as in I crashed it! *crickets chirping* Come on, that one went over great with my stuffed animals.

I am a fifth grade teacher/SW nerd, and I recently converted my Vespa that I ride into work every day to look like the one and only R2. This was done with adhesive vinyl, some meticulous cutting and a 12-pack of beer. It gets a lot of looks and thumbs up, and often times while I am sitting at a stop light someone crossing the street will pause to take notice. The rear trunk is a real vintage piece and I removed the original faded travel stickers and replaced them with various retro style Star Wars art and posters that I found on the internet. Love the site, I check it everyday. I often share some of the more interesting things I see on your site with my class, content and language permitting.

Aw yeah -- sharing Geekologie in the classroom! Morgan I can officially say you deserve to be teacher of the year. No -- CENTURY. You're giving those children the exact sort of education they need to succeed in life. I spit all kinds of knowledge that kids these days just don't get at home. Somebody just told me recently that most families don't even eat dinner together anymore. It's heartbreaking really.

Hit the jump for a bunch more shots.







Thanks Morgan, and keep up the quality educating. If there were more teachers like you in the world I wouldn't be so terrified about the younger generations.

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  • Joseph101

    Hello every one,
    Good information, good photo, good Vespa
    good luck
    Thank you

  • Morgan...if you are reading how does one contact you privately?

  • Where did you get the adhesive vinyl? Or how did you get it customized?

    Basically what I am saying is that I want to do this and I need to know how, lol.

  • mjsenz

    It was about $25 on eBay. I just cut it out with a pair of sharp craft scissors and had a picture to refer to. The key is having a spray bottle with a little bit of soapy water to apply to the surface you're sticking it to so you can slide and position it, as well as work out all the bubbles.

  • Great job! Would give lots of credits for a moped like that :)

  • Conrado Parra

    needs rebel alliance helmet

  • Nerf_Herdr

    I was thinking the same thing. Red-5's helmet. Unless your fat Morgan and then I'd find a Porkin's helmet. LMFAO!! Fat guy on a Vespa!!

  • n_a_a_s

    Awesome but the only thing missing is a picture of Morgan :/

  • I. Montoya

    I want to see a picture too. There is no way Morgan isn't a chick!! 1. Grade school teacher 2. Named Morgan 3. Rides a vespa. Need I say more.

  • mjsenz

    I'm a dude, you don't want to see me. I guess I didn't specify with the GW.

  • I. Montoya

    Don't be shy Morgan. The guys at geekologie just want to see a picture of the coolest chick this side of Endor.

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