The seldom seen Puch tank rack.

There are thousands of Puch Maxi images online. And I’ve looked a quite a few. One thing that I rarely see is a Puch tank rack. What is most common are the chrome side rails…although many owners choose to remove these. As I understand it, the tank rack was an accessory available on certain Puch moped models. Since it fits on a Maxi, I got one. I’ll admit it’s an unusual look. But frankly, isn’t being unique-looking one of the primary reasons people are attracted to a vintage moped?

Samuel Loewenberg Arch.

puch arch

This is a rather unassuming tribute to Samuel Loewenberg, Treasurer of Touro Synagogue in 1881. Seems he was one of the prominent leaders of the Jewish community in New Orleans in the mid-19th century. The structure, with a non-functioning horse trough and water fountain (now a planter with flowers), is located at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and S. Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans. Good thing my 2 horsepower Puch Maxi wasn’t thirsty.

Chrome jewelry by Puch.

gas cap

It’s hard to understand why an advisory warning would be placed next to the Puch Maxi gas cap. This cover for the fuel tank is beautifully designed. It’s just the right amount of logo and chrome. It has detail. It looks sharp. It’s nearly a piece of jewelry. But in the end, I guess it’s purpose is only to protect a Puch from the incorrect type of gasoline.