“The Guardian” a Steampunk Vespa.

This morning my friend Chris shot me an email with a link to one of the best looking steampunk examples I’ve seen in a while. It combines high-end steampunk craft with one of my favorite things… vintage Vespa scooters.

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The “Guardian” was created by sculptor Cris Cofitis, and is absolutely outstanding. Built with painstaking attention to detail, Cris has built a steampunk scooter that is a rolling sculpture on wheels. What I really love is the way Cofitis has managed to keep character and essence of the original Vespa while modifying almost every inch of the bike.

Coftis has done more than just embellish the bike with steampunk styling via bolt on parts. Coftis has used his skills as a designer to fabricate, trim and fit everything into place with stylish details and fully functional steampunk replacement parts. What a great balance between, art, design, mechanics, and engineering.

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