Scooters was run for seven years as a parts sourcing service by Cam Purvis in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. Upon retirement in late 2018 he shut it down but kept getting email so Scooterseals was retructured. It re-opened in March 2019 as a much scaled-down site offering a selection of commonly requested parts for the SYM Wolf Classic only.
This is a photo of Hsinchu's restored East Gate. It is located downtown in the middle of the traffic circle. The other three gates are long gone. Hsin-chu means 'near bamboo'. It has been settled since the mid 1600's, was once a rice farming village and is now the home of much of Taiwan's high-tech industry. The local Science Industrial Park employs over 75,000 engineers. Other industrial parks abound within 60 km. of Hsinchu City.
No, it's not high-tech, and its praises are definitely unsung, but these robust, gas powered, rice-paddy cultivators are still used by many small farmers to help produce the food that feeds a nation.
Photo credit: Murray Purvis, Hsinchu City
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