Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Travels of Scooterbob, a tiny wooden Vespa goes around the World

made with Travelerspoint

Back in October 2014 the moto-blogger community had learned the sad news about the passing of Bob Leong, the host of this blog. Bob loved to meet and get to know new people, and through his blog Wet Coast Scooting, he made friends all over the place. So between friends and followers the idea was born to send off a little wooden Vespa scooter (once owned by Bob) into the world, to be hosted by fellow bloggers as a tribute to celebrate Bob's life.

Departure day (Photo by David from Life on two Wheels)

And so it came that a little wooden trinket began its travels from Canada's west to the east coast, from Florida it got shipped across the ocean to Europe with stopovers in Germany, England, and France. Scooterbob continued its journey in Australia and New Zealand, before heading back to the UK. On returning to North America its destination was once again Florida, then Virginia, from there taken on a vacation on the west coast, it went to Oregon, Washington, and BC, Canada. After Virginia it landed in New Hampshire, then it made its way up to Ontario, Canada, and after it went on a road trip down to Minnesota. Then it got shipped off to Colorado, and was taken on another road trip. After a stint in New Mexico it marched on, off into the great white North that is Alaska, travelled back to Oregon, and has meanwhile landed on Vancouver Island, not far away from home, where it started over three years ago. Scooterbob's travels, a truly amazing Journey.

Now famous, Scooterbob also made an appearance on Ep. 11 of the TV Show Farkle Garage (thanks to Dar, from  Scootermayhem).


  1. Thank you for the summary of where the little Scooter has been. Hard to believe it has been over three years since we lost Bobskoot. A sad time indeed, but this is/was a perfect way to honor him.

  2. A delicate trinket, powered by the human spirit, accomplishes something few of us do in a lifetime.

  3. Nice summary of the travels. Thank you for putting it together.

  4. Funny thing...escorting the scooter round our patch of NZ was just like having Bob there. Long conversations, albeit a bit one-sided, introducing him to friends and family. I must say that I got a lot out of hosting ScooterBob. A case of everyone wins.

  5. Dar, thank you so much for dropping by my blog - I loved reading your posts, and this one is such a lovely tribute with ScooterBob. I also really liked your Chemainus post - I used to go up there every so often (I worked for the people who owned the Christmas House store there in the 90s), and I haven't been in years.

    So looking forward to meeting you next week! I'm a fan, and I'll be back.

  6. Wow! What a wonder and a joy! I can't look at a pair of Crocs without thinking of Bob. So where will the little scooter travel to next?