I live in the Mtns of North Carolina where the roads are twisty. Stemwinder Scooter Blog is named after the Tweetsie Railroad which was also known as Stemwinder because of how it had to wind it's way through the Mtns to get where it was going, much like a spring in an old fashioned pocket watch.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
A Penny Saved.
My Vespa is costing me between 4 and 5 cents a mile! Compared to my 1977 Ford Truck, which gets about 14 miles to the gallon (26 cents/mile), and my 1987 wagon, which gets 26 mpg( 14 cents/mile), the Vespa is pretty thrifty, and it is my oldest vehicle at 45 yrs old.
Unfortunately the weather will soon change and I will have to start driving one of my other 2 vehicles. Oh did I mention there is a third option...... I also have a, not running at the moment, SAAB 96 which gets about 40mpg (10 cents/mile). The SAAB needs a clutch put in it, I have all the parts but not the one necessary "special tool" that is needed to do a front wheel drive SAAB clutch change. There is a fellow locally who has the tool, he thinks, but he wants 350 dollars to do the job...hmm. That really adds to the cost per mile of running a vehicle over the winter, plus, where does anyone find an extra $350 in this economy?
The aforementioned Station Wagon.
"Old Blue" My '77 Ford Truck.
"Sophia" my 1966 Sears/Vespa
Here is my 1973 Saab 96.
I should have closed the hood before taking the picture. Ah well.