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?

Reconsidering signs.

Saw this vintage sign at an intersection of roadway along Mississippi River levee. It welcomes folks to Louisiana and suggests to “reconsider” their littering. Guess the assumption is everyone who visits the state throws trash out of their vehicle. Not likely…especially when both hands are holding on the handlebars of a Puch Maxi.

Puch valve caps.

     

Probably the smallest accessory I’ve acquired, these Puch valve caps were also the hardest thing to source. Not sure why these are not available from any of the leading moped parts online stores. Seems they would be an easy item to offer. I found these from a place in Slovakia. Thanks to the Internet.

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.