Monday, February 11, 2008

Goin Ape!

When was the last time you saw a bull driving an Ape? An Ape 50 that is. Built by Italian manufacturer, Piaggio, more than 1.6 million Apes have been sold throughout the world. They started building the vehicle in 1948 to fill a gap in the market for a small-engine (125 cc) motorcycle van. I’m really not making this up. I had never heard of such a thing, much less known there was a market for it. Initially they were used for delivery and sanitary work, now they are used for everything from mobile coffee shops, to mobile pubs, to catering (like this one). Given that Munich is called the “northernmost Italian city” you will be sure to see a few around town.

1 comment:

Jana said...

Interesting photo! Little mobile carts must be great in a large city.