Who is this excited guy on a Honda Scooter?

Who is this excited guy on a Honda Scooter?

Oct 18th 2021

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Honda Elite Scooter Shirt ft/ Larry "Bud" Melman

On our Instagram page, we recently posted this vintage "Born to Ride" Honda Scooters T-Shirt ft/ an illustration of an excited guy riding a Honda Elite because we thought it was a rad blast from the past piece. Quickly, it was brought to our attention that the "excited guy" was actually Larry "Bud" Melman, a comic figure from David Letterman's late-night shows. In July 1989, American Honda released a promotional ad campaign for their scooter line featuring Bud and gave away this shirt as swag at participating Honda Scooter dealers.