Sunday, January 30, 2011

Travco Accessory: The Valmobile Folding Scooter

Barber Vintage Museum_535 The photo was taken at the Barber Vintage Museum and was photographed by Chuck Schutz as found posted on his Flickr stream.

I first became aware of the Valmobile Folding Scooter when I saw it listed in a Travco Brochure of Optional Equipment.

Sadly Myrtle was not so lucky to come with a matching Valmobile! These scooters were often called suitcase scooters and were made in Japan in the 1950's and 1960's. You can read more about this little gem (and watch a video!) in this article: Valmobile Scooter Can Unfold and Go. This flickr photo link shows the: Valmobile with Sidecar!

This website has some Valmobile parts for sale, as well as a Parts Manual in CD format: Valmobile.

8 comments:

Laura said...

That is a definite 'must' accessory for Myrtle! I'll keep my eyes peeled and let you know if I come across any.

jodisallaboutjodi said...

Can't wait to meet your Valmobile!

Sherry Baby said...

Oh I just love scooters! I have always wanted one! I love the color of this one!!!

VoyageVixen said...

The color would match Myrtle perfectly! :)

Anonymous said...

theres a valmobile scooter listed on ebay right now, kinda rough but a starting point

VoyageVixen said...

thanks for the tip anonymous. I check it out just to see it. I think we are sticking to our pedal bikes for now :)

prolix said...

Very interested mate. We arrived in London the other day and we have a parking spot big enough for a campervan.Campervans Sale

Jamjumjum Jum said...

Hi
If u have a valmobile that u may want to cash out ,get rid off
Dead,parts scooter,not running
Please email me
Jamjumjum@gmail.com
Thanks