Puch Maxi–a regal ride.

puch regal

re·gal (ˈrēɡəl): of, resembling, or fit for a monarch, especially in being magnificent or dignified. Taking a few liberties here I know. This painted sign is a reminder that New Orleans was once the brewing capital of the South. It can be found on the outside of Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge.  The small, late night, neighborhood bar is possibly the best dive bar in New Orleans. But no drinking and riding.

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?