By their sidecar

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Benjamin Seetor

It’s unusual to see an old Vespa scooter on our roads, and even rarer to see one with a sidecar. If you do spot one, chances are Mr Johnny Chen helped make it.

The general manager, who had been harbouring an interest in sidecars for decades, began restoring and attaching them to vintage Vespa scooters as a hobby two years ago. And he says he's the only one who attaches sidecars to restored Vespas here in Singapore.

Mr Chen is part of a small group of Vespa enthusiasts who have taken a sideline interest in sidecar scooters.

– Full reporting in The New Paper by Karen Gwee.

This article was first published in The New Paper on March 1, 2013.