Is the table finally slowly turning? Scooter sales are zooming; high gas price is one reason

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Scooter sales are zooming; high gas price is one reason
By Amanda St. Amand
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Thursday, Jun. 14 2007

EDWARDSVILLE — Nearly every morning, Judy Conner pushes a dozen or so scooters
onto the front lawn of a former Pizza Hut restaurant.

She arranges them by color in a pattern to please her. Bright red next to soft
yellow one day, silver-blue next to basic black the next. She wheels out
different styles and different colors to suit the very different customers who
have visited Moto Italia since it opened a little more than a year ago.

Conner is the manager of the dealership, which specializes in European scooters
and motorcycles. For anyone who thinks a scooter is really just a mo-ped,
Conner wants to set the record straight.
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