TG drives the Piaggio Ape racer

Anyone unfamiliar with the Ape should know that it's Italy's equivalent of the donkey. A three-wheeled motorbike with a pick-up body at the back, it first appeared in 1948, and has been keeping Italy moving, and tourists cursing, ever since. If you've ever been on holiday in Italy, the chances are you've spent countless hours stuck behind one as it crawls from one olive grove to the next, wizened old farmer sat resolutely behind the wheel.