There are three transportation devices I covet. The first, a Vespa, I now actually own. I believe I first became Vespa-aware after discovering a vintage Vespa repair-shop-cum-art-gallery in Carrboro, NC while looking for an apartment before grad school.
The second is a Smart Car. The first one I saw upclose was in Frankfurt airport, filled with Toblerone chocolates. Apparently they’re arriving in the US, finally, at the beginning of 2008. Before buying a Vespa was even a figment of my imagination, I paid $99 to reserve a Smart Car before they become widely available. Now that Stephanie and I both have scooters I’m not sure a Smart Car is necessary. Then again, I saw one a few weeks ago (advertising some cosmetics) that was so cute and so small.
I wonder if I could hitch it to a Smart Car?