The Story of Marty (and his dog)
Revised! Scroll down to read more of Marty's
story and see his "new" scooter.
introduced to scooters about 25 years ago. It was our "senior sneak"
from High School and we went to a local beach resort. They rented
scooters and my buddies and I rode on the beach for a few hours, I was
hooked. I don't remember the models, but they were 50cc's and tiny. I
then worked close to the resort for the next couple of years and would
go back and rent a scooter to ride around.
attempted to purchase one for school, but alas the funds were not
there. Fast Forward to the summer of 2005, and I am on a mission. I
have seen scooters around, and I must have one. I research on line,
unfortunately not finding JustGottaScoot.com at that time, I have to
research on my own. I didn't realize all the different brands out
there, but knew there were Yamaha's and Honda's.
being rebuffed at the Honda place, I pursue a Yamaha Zuma. The
excitement returns as I take him for a test drive. My wife isn't too
sure, but we pull it off, and soon I am riding down the road.
short, my wife now drives the scooter as well, and the kids love taking
rides. We are definitely
scooter dogs, as portrayed in the
picture. My next order of business is to sell the Zuma and get a 150cc
so I can go farther a field.
I work as
the HR Director of a children's behavioral clinic. We specialize in
working with Children with Autism. I have 3 kids and a great wife, and
nothing makes me feel better then taking a ride on a scooter.
Marty's Story Revised
October of 2006, Marty sent the following "new" scooter picture and
I learned about Vespa's in the 1980's when Quadrophenia came out, and
young people started riding scooters again, reviving the "Mods". I had
loved the shape and style of the mods, but couldn't afford to be a
part of it. Recently I was looking to sell my Zuma and purchase
something "bigger". I went to a scooter rally in Orem Utah called
Provophenia. I borrowed a twist and go scooter, while most everyone
else was on Vespa's, Stella's, and Lambretta's. Seeing all those
classic lines, just made my heart flutter. I decided at that time,
with the help of my friend David Hurtado, that I needed a "classic"
scooter. I started searching Scoot.net and other places on the
David Hurtado was also looking for me. I had a chance at a couple
different scoots, but either because of distance or cost, was unable
to pull the trigger. I was a little disappointed, and was trying to
think of where I could find a decent scooter in my limited price
range. I remembered a place in town where I bought my used car, also
had a scooter shop, with some old Vespas. I called up, and asked if
he was selling them. He was!! I went down and saw the 1979 Vespa
P125X. It is the same body style as the PX and the Stella's. I was
hooked. 1200.00 was the price, but it wasn't starting. Long story
short they couldn't get it started, I offered 900.00 and took it down
to Dave Hurtado to fix it. He did, and now I am the proud owner of
The Silver Knight, for still under 1200.00. I was able to sell the
Zuma to purchase it, and so it continues. Now Michael in Salt Lake
City, can get into scooters as well. I am still a scooter dog, a very
happy, tongue wagging, every time I ride my scooter, Dog.