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Slow Ride
The Lambretta GP200 and the Saturn V rocket have several things in common, believe it or not. They were both built at the same time and both did the same thing – move humans from one destination to another. Okay, so the Saturn V needed to burn 15 ton
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Prinfest
Jo Prinsen rides with the B62 scooter club, Halesowen, and during the months leading up to ‘PrinFest’ she knew that the event had gathered a great deal of support from scooter clubs from all over the West Midlands. There’d also been good coverage on
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VBB: To Rat, Or Not Rat, That Is The Question?
During the past few years, my scooter and I have had plenty of adventures. Most recently, Istumbled upon a whole series of characters well worthy of respect and a good mention in these pages. Never before this moment though, have I encountered such a
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Racing, It’s Easy… Isn't It?
Right from the 1950s there was the desire for scooterists to compete against each other in different ways. At the start it was High Speed Trials… to see if riders could keep going at a (relatively) high speed over many hours and hundreds of miles. Th
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Travellin Gal
Although it’s now in the loving custody of Stef Manoli, the story of this 1974 Vespa Sprint Veloce starts in Western Australia with a bored teacher called Neil Doig. “I grew up in Kalgoorlie, a gold mining town with a population of about 30,000. I’d
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Everyone Loves A Euro
Early summer sees enthusiasts of both major marques heading across Europe to gather with like-minded enthusiasts. This year only a week and 300 miles separated Vespa World Days and Eurolambretta, with many opting to take in both events. There’s no do
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Spezial Sole Racer
When it comes to building a custom scooter, finding inspiration for a theme can come from almost any aspect of life. Big brands are often used in motorsport… booze, fags and oil brands probably being the most well known in classic motorsport circles.
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Kev’s Chronicles - episode 8
Batey Avenue was a quiet cul-de-sac situated in Rainhill, Merseyside, with number 14 being where the Walsh family lived. It was situated at the very end and the ideal location for peace and tranquillity. It was also the start point for their teenage
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City Slickers Charity Event
Back in 2015 Alan Dews, a friend of one of our founders (Andi Pallet), passed away suddenly from an undetected heart condition aged just 37, which was such a shock and devastating to his family. From this terrible event, Alan’s mum and dad work tirel
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Scooter Details
Name of scooter & reason: Sole Racer (Adidas Spezial). Two items crossed off my bucket list: DTC paint job and Adidas-themed street racer! Scooter model: GP125 Date purchased & cost: 2012 Inspiration for project: On-going obsession with Adidas tra
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Russ Winstanley
How did it all start? “After attending Bolton’s Cromwellian Club in the late 60s and Blackpool Mecca in the early 70s I started a Friday Northern Soul Night at Wigan Rugby League Club in 1971, before transferring to the much bigger Wigan Casino with
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Boxhill Rideout 20th Anniversary
Twenty years ago, a member of Area 51 SC (Paul Labelle) thought, ‘I know, let’s go and piss off the bikers at Boxhill with a scooter ride.’ So after chatting with Lost Souls SC, the Boxhill Ride-out was born. There were two meeting places, one in Wor
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Kelso 2019 Brsa National Rally #3
Friday afternoon our ride up was nothing short of blissful. Like most scooterists, we rode along the A68 with its winding countryside roads and picturesque scenery. As always, we had to stop at the Scottish border for a quick photograph and to take i
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SHOWS, PARTIES, Rallies & RUNS.
19-21 National, BSRA #5 LLandudno 19-21 Summer Scrum 9, by Driffield Midnight Runners SC. With Skandals, Extra Specials and Eddie Soulfinger. Camping £10 call 07868 050620 19-21 Modafest 4, Whittingham Sports Club, Preston. Ska Face playing live. I
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How Lambrettas Were Made!
Recently Scootering magazine was contacted by Colin Reeves regarding an article he wrote way back in 1964. It was for a publication known as ‘Power and Pedal’ and centred on a visit to the Innocenti factory in Milan to see how Lambrettas were made. T
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Animal Antics
With this year’s rally being a particularly special occasion, Mick Shore and the rest of the team decided to put together a spectacular itinerary for the event. “In the marquee we’ve got ‘No Lip’, who’ll be playing two sets. We’ve got ‘Madhouse’ who
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Vespa Club Of Britain Official Newsfeed
It has been a busy year so far for us all here at the Vespa Club of Britain, more especially the competitions which have been in full flow. We have had record numbers signing on in the Attendance Championship, and the Riders Regional Competition has
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Riskee & The Ridicule
Unique amongst their contemporaries, lead singer Scott takes a modern approach, with jack-hammer vocals spitting anger and humour equally in a rapid-fire style that owes more to Stormzy and The Streets than Rotten or Strummer. Cynicism about modern l
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We Spoke To…
Darren Bygrave and his 10-year-old son, Ethan, and cousins Steve Nuttall and Chris Dockherty. “Ethan and I did 1,700 miles on my series 2 last year. Ethan’s favourite scooter is the Lambretta GP, which is something I’m organising for him,” explained
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Scootering Words & Sounds
Part of the Carpet Bombing Culture ‘Two finger salute’, aimed at casting a spotlight on British youth sub-culture which, over time, have become truly worldwide entities. Scooterboys – The Lost Tribe, joins Mods: A Way of Life, and Skins: A Way of Lif
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RISKEE & THE RIDICULE BODY BAG YOUR SCENE (BOMBER RECORDS)
What do you get if you cross a hard-edged punk band, all distorted guitar and powerhouse drums, with rapid-fire lyrics from an ex-Grime rapper? Welcome to Riskee &The Ridicule, one of the biggest names kicking down doors on the punk underground. Thei
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Welcome To The August Edition Of Scootering
I’ve always been a keen boxing fan, and this quote is attributed to the greatest, Muhammad Ali… “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have t
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The Big 7 National Scooter Rally: A South East Summer Sizzler!
This year saw the introduction of glamping tents, which easily accommodated up to eight people. The positioning of the tents at the venue was in the usual location of the dealers’ and traders’ market, and this meant that the dealers and traders were
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Engineers, Films & Scooters
There’s no denying it, funding for the film has been a struggle. Though eased in a big way by Neil Primett of 80s Casual Classics (providing wardrobe), as well as Kaye and Frank Sanderson of Scomadi Worldwide, who have also helped enormously. They’ve
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Bulldog Run 10th Anniversary
Ten years ago Tina Hall of the Midhurst Detours SC decided she wanted to find a way to help the local Bulldog Rescue in Midhurst, run by Dizzy and Tania Holmes. The brilliant work they do with sick and unwanted Bulldogs is amazing, and so the annual
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Scootering Was Brought To You With The Help Of...
Vespa & Lambretta owner, scooter obsessive, amateur home mechanic, rally goer, Mod sympathiser, music lover and general all-round good egg. He writes your rally reports, be nice to him. From Italy to Australia, this man get the miles in and has ridd
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Camp Site Custom
Owner: Simon Tipper Club: Undecideables S.C. Portsmouth Hometown: Portsmouth First interest in scooters: “When I was 16 years old and I first watched Quadrophenia; it all started then!” Scooter: Type: Lambretta GP200 Engine Spec: Kit: RB225 Cra
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Quad 40: I’LL DO IT AND BE GOD FOREVER!
Quadrophenia was arguably the largest influence to rekindle scooter interest. On August 25 Gary Shail (Spider) is holding a celebration on Brighton pier to honour Quad 40 and Toyah, Leslie Ash, Trevor Laird, Gary Cooper and Gary Shail will unveil Bri
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Sip Performance Lambretta Ignition By Vape
SIP have managed to gain the assistance of a major European producer, VAPE, to manufacture these high-end ignition systems. The materials, production and construction of the SIP Performance ignition systems are of the highest quality. Due to the eigh
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We Spoke To...
1. Geoffrey Bottoni (a.k.a. ‘Jo Kerr’ – Joker) and Olivier Courtois (a.k.a. ‘Babos’ – which loosely translated means ‘Hippy’). Geoffrey and Olivier had ridden in from the French town of Montbeliard near the German/Swiss border. The fellas set off on
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