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Scooter Details
Name of scooter & reason: Daffy’s Speed Shop – another take on a rat rusteration. Scooter model: 1961 Li125. Date purchased & cost: Bought by Mark in January 2021 for £2k from Paul Casey – Mutant Series 1 and 2 Lambretta Club. Inspiration for proj
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Throttle Therapy: California’s Napa Valley
An agricultural region famed for the wines it produces, and its crisscrossed vineyards, Napa is an ideal destination for those who enjoy beautiful long curvaceous roads and fairy-tale architecture. There are more than 300 wineries ranging from ultram
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Lambretta ‘coffer’ case
Here we are again, with another false start to the long-awaited scootering season (in relation to the major rallies anyway, with more and more being cancelled or rescheduled as we go to print). Much thanks and respect must go out to all those of you
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Killie Vespa
Scooters are a passion that a lot of us have had for all of our adult lives, but many have other interests too. More often than not, where scooterists are involved, those interests are joined together, and the end result is a custom scooter of some k
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Don't Lose Your Head: Keeping Lambretta Cowlings Secure
I'm pretty sure anyone who owns a Lambretta has had either the head or fan cowling come loose at one time or another, having to fix them any way possible to get home without one or the other falling off, and more importantly, making sure that the eng
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An Unexpected Blast From The Past
Back in the day there were two main organisers of scooter racing: LASCA in the south, EMSA in the north. There were other smaller clubs of course but these were the main two. Many towns and cities have had their own stronghold for scootering and one
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Owner Details
Name: Martin Holland. Scooter club & town: Square & Compass SC – Rochdale. First interest in scooters: Since I could walk! Mum and Dad were keen scooterists in the late 50s and 60s and I’ve been brought up around them throughout my life. First sco
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The Best of All Worlds
Although most scooterists have a preference as to their favourite style of scooter, all of us have a soft spot for those that have been owned by the same person for decades. Incredibly this Li has been part of Kevin’s life for more than 40 years, tho
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Owner Details
Name: Joulan Greenhalgh. Job: Carpenter and builder. Scooter club & town: Rugby. First interest in scooters: Seeing photos of my dad in the late Sixties and wanting one. First scooter: Li125. Favourite rally: Isle of Wight. Least favourite rally
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Pit Stops Along The Way...
Chateau Montelena 1429 Tubbs Land, Calistoga, CA 707.942.5105 www.montelena.com Revolution Moto Scooter Shop 518 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 707.293.3101 www.revolutionmoto.com OxBow Artisan Market 610 1st, Napa www.oxbowpublicmarket.com
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Generation To Generation
The town of Rugby in Warwickshire, like many cities, towns and boroughs across the UK, has been holding an annual carnival for many years. The town of Rugby is also known worldwide as the birthplace of the game of rugby football, when in 1823, at the
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Prêt À Ported
While it’s fascinating talking to the person behind any tuning kit, ultimately there’s only one question that matters. “How does it ride?” We sent Stan to find out: On the way to the test ride I went over my experience of small-block piston-port ki
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Greater Manchester Scooter Collective
The previously named Manchester Scooter Alliance ran from early 1984 to 1989. “It was basically a collaboration between the clu ubs in Manchester and the surrounding areas. We’d meet up at Horner’s Scooter Shop in the city, everything was done by wor
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Having To Prove A Point
Any vehicle manufacturer will always highlight the finer points of their designs to prove how durable and versatile they are, the accepted industry standard, and it goes a long way in helping to sell their product. When the scooter design first hit t
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Pulverized TG300
Paul Batho, creator and owner of Felix the Pulverizer, describes how this marvellous machine came about… “I’m from Sheffield originally. My family moved to Durham when I was about seven. While a teen, I was smitten with the revival and the cool older
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Through The Grapevine
In 1964, the XVIII Summer Olympic Games were held in Tokyo, Japan. One man dressed up as a motorised torchbearer that year and set out on a very special journey: the Italian Roberto Patrignani. He rode from Milan to Tokyo on a 150cc Vespa in 85 days,
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It’s (not) A Fair Cop…
If this story starts anywhere, it is with the Government’s decision that, even though I’d passed my driving test in a car and had been riding a 200cc scooter for several years, I was now no longer capable and had to pass a test to prove my proficienc
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Rookie Racer 2021
Scootering magazine has followed the exploits of rookie racers over the past two years and now it’s the turn of Kieron Kearney. Making his debut in the production class, he’s under the careful guidance of the team run by Justin Offland. Problems in o
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SIP Speedometer
Shell-shaped speedometers were included with almost all Vespa largeframe models produced during the Sixties. No matter whether the particular Vespa model had a squared or rounded headlight, such as the VBB, the shell-shaped speedometer adorned all of
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Scomadi Say 180, Malossi Say Otherwise…
Throughout this article we’ve referred to the Scomadi ‘200’. This is of course actually a 180cc motor but to avoid confusion we’ve stuck with Scomadi’s branding. For those seeking a true 200cc machine the Malossi top end gives a true 204.5cc. Cast in
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Aftermarket Tuning Options PART 7
Last month we looked at Lambretta crankshafts, this month it’s the turn of those fitted in the Vespa engine. Under constant load and stress, it is important to have a crank that is strong enough for the job. Some Vespa kits will allow the engine to r
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Dirt Diggers 4 Saturday, June 26, 2021
Autos rule! There, I’ve said it, but don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting we all trade in our classic geared scooters – well, not just yet! What I really mean is that if you want to have a go at flat track racing and be competitive, then you’re goi
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Scootering Words & Sounds
The press release for this album makes a very large claim: “If you only ever buy one ska revival compilation, make sure that it’s Staring At The Rude Boys.” Given the amount of collections that there are out there, this is a pretty big statement. Let
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Lambretta Gear Selector Overhaul
When Innocenti designed the Lambretta, its styling was compact and enclosed. Part of the process was to position the gear change system on the handlebars. Though, in theory, this made changing gear easier than the traditional foot control method, it
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Rowland Towler
The original owner and painter of the scooter was an incredible artist and David wanted to do the man justice by re-creating his work as much as possible. I did some research and managed to track down the airbrush artist – Rowland Towler – who lived
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Powder Coating
Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire has been well documented for its thriving scooter scene for many years; and after the rattle can era of the 1970s and early 1980s, local paint sprayers are finding themselves busy repainting vintage Vespas and Lambret
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Supersprint Restorations And Fabrications
Scootering for Mark Hodgetts (aka ‘Hodge’), who is the owner and founder of Supersprint Restorations, started when he was a kid. “Around 1979, just after Quadrophenia had been released, I saw some scooters parked in the Village Inn car park in Wednes
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A tribute to Mr RSG, Jon Buck
Early June the sad news broke that Jon Buck had passed away. Over the past 15 months, many people have had similar news regarding family and friends to deal with, yet the news regarding Jon Buck came as a shock. Jon was well known, well respected and
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Owner Details
Name: Martin Zeller aka Maddin. Scooter club & town: Kelten Rollerclub, Ostholstein. First interest in scooters: It started in the soccer youth at the age of 14, when one of the older ones came to the training with a loud and f*cked up Vespa PX rat
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Welcome Letter From The Editor
Supplements have long been our way of offering readers that ‘something extra’, to ensure we always offer the best value for money possible and to put out the highest quality information we can. To date, we have received an overwhelmingly positive res
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