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Smash The Discos
I’m well aware that there’s a trend towards keeping things original these days (be it restorations or rustorations) but my scootering schooling was dominated by chops and cutdowns. No, they aren’t particularly practical, comfortable or even in most c
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Perfect Perpignan
I’m lucky in that a mixture of work and pleasure takes me to the South of France several times a year. I’ve even managed to salt away a couple of scooters and a BMW (sorry) so that I can enjoy a spot of riding when time allows, and it really is a que
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To Boldly Go...
In our January edition we published a letter from Steve Groom suggesting that we include some items on ‘budget scooters’. At a time when belts are being tightened it seemed like a reasonable suggestion and I asked if you’d like us to profile some sco
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Scootering
Editor: Stan Bates Email: stan@scootering.com Publisher: Tim Hartley Publishing director: Dan Savage Art editor: Kelvin Clements Designers: Charlotte Fairman, Fran Lovely Production editor: Pauline Hawkins Contributors: Rik Bardsley, Dan Clare, Joe
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Conceptional Obsession
Concept vehicles are usually the domain of manufacturers who, through their design teams, will create outlandish vehicles to gauge the interest of potential customers. However, anyone with imagination can create their very own concept vehicle. Arguab
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Scootering
Founding Editor: Mau Spencer 01507 529408 mauspencer@classicscooterist.com Publishing Director: Dan Savage Publisher: Tim Hartley Contributors: Rich Addison; Dave Dry; Nick Evison; Dave Jefferson; David Mateo Martinez; Dave Preston; Chris Wainwright.
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Greece Is The Word
The man behind Royal Alloy’s flagship store in Athens is Stavros Faltsetas, but before we go into what he’s up to, here’s the history bit. Greece is one of the world’s oldest civilisations. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state, a centre for the
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Send Us A Postcard
Dealer specials aren’t just a British phenomenon, there’s also a selection of them in the good ol’ USA. Among the best-known specials is the Stella ‘Atomic Fireball’, of which around 150 were produced in 2005. (In the USA, LML scooters were imported
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A Beautiful Day In Bavaria
In the bottom left-hand corner of Germany there is a region known as Bavaria, an area famous for good beer, white sausage, lederhosen und barmaids with ample attributes. Within this vast area there is a small, quiet place called Falkenberg, surrounde
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Once In A Lifetime
After the sad news of Fred Willingham’s death this month, my column is one of a personal note and about the time I spent with him while sprinting a Lambretta. Having taken a keen interest in Lambretta tuning, and eager to find information where possi
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The Search Party
Rally season was always an exciting time of the year, especially at the height of the summer. With the weatherman daubing his map with Fuzzy Felt-type sunshine shapes and guaranteeing blue skies for the weekend, we were all set for our latest adventu
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Leigh Knight’s Li125 Series 2
The Lambretta Series 2 Li was produced by Innocenti from October 1959 until November 1961, when it was replaced by the new ‘slim style’ versions of the Li125 that began production in December of the same year. The Series 2 Li was for all intents and
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Spring Is In The Air – For Some At Least
February is normally a month to look forward to; the nights are starting to draw out, the daylight hours are getting longer and there’s often the first hint of spring in the air. It also heralds the start of the scooter riding season, commencing with
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A Day At The Museum
Situated not far from the NEC in Birmingham, the National Motorcycle Museum holds the world’s largest collection of British motorcycles. However, the museum, as it is now, is not the original building, as the venue has undergone some traumatic times
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Fred Willingham 1945-2022
On December 27, 2022, it was announced that Fred Willingham, the record-breaking scooter sprinter and tuner, had died. His trail-blazing exploits on board his modified Lambretta astounded the scootering world in the 1960s and early 1970s and is what
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‘Back In The Day’ When Legends Were Made…
I won’t go into the exact details of the deal, but I was kindly gifted this ‘scooter’ and I must confess, straight off the bat, I was delighted. The machine does have a theoretical value of £200-£300, as that’s what the previous owner paid for it, bu
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Vespa Gear Selectors
This quadrant serves as an index to the individual gear that is selected. This is not the case with all scooters utilising a cable-operated hand gear-change – the Lambretta, for example, has an alternative gear selection design that has the selector
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Lambretta Model D This is now
I can’t be alone in having viewed shaft-drive Lambretta owners as the real ale drinkers of the scootering world. I’ve usually found them huddled in a corner of the custom show muttering about Teleflex gear changes, bevel gears, torsion bar suspension
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Mailbox
Letters&emails&correspondence&questions&personals&thank-yous&comments&more Feedback, Scootering magazine, PO Box 99, Horncastle, Lincs LN9 6LZ or feedback@scootering.com Hi Stan, I was very interested to see that scooter lovers are still mentioning
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Bgm Pro Clutch Tools
Now the festivities are over we can look forward and focus on the new riding season ahead of us. The cold winter months are upon us (I would have probably been better off presenting you an economical garage heater), but hopefully we are heading in th
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Lambretta Tuning Through The Ages Part Three: Revolution
With the 1980s scooter scene revival in full swing, thousands of Lambretta owners across the nation were desperate to extract more power and speed from their pride and joy – and the demand for tuning products was once again on the increase. The indus
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Race Chat
PG: The Endurance series is now three years old. With seven events under your belt, have you created a monster? KT: Well, it’s one I don’t think I can walk away from! When I originally thought of the idea ‘why don’t we do this in the UK?’ I never con
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Screaming Blue Murder
How hard can it be to build a chopper? In the eyes of the unconverted it’s simply a matter of hacking off some bodywork and welding in a length of pipe to the forks. To those who take the art form seriously there’s a whole lot more involved. Extend t
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If You Go Down To The Shed Today, You're In For A BIG SURPRISE
Kenneth Coates and his then partner, Ann Silvester, made a big decision in 1958 – no, not to get married (one of the biggest decisions), but to purchase a brand-new scooter from Jordans in Hull. It was the latest in deluxe scooters for 1958, the LDA/
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Same, But Different
Love them or hate them, there’s no disputing the fact that Vespa’s GTS changed the face of scootering forever. When a new version appears it’s not just news for enthusiasts but for the entire motorcycle industry. After all, where Vespa leads others f
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LEGAL Q&A
This information is provided by Stephen Hattersley, of WildWood Legal, a firm of solicitors specialising in claims for injured scooterists. Stephen, a qualified solicitor for 25 years, has been riding scooters for more than 30 years and has acted for
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Show Us Your Scoots
For your chance to win a stylish Scootering magazine T-shirt, email us your HI-RES pics to: suys@scootering.com and the least crap snap wins! For full terms and conditions, visit: www.scootering.com/comptc DATA: Protection of your personal data is i
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(Ellis) Howard Chambers, RIP
The fact remains that the background to that opening comment stems from the following, as the two of us sat in Howard’s living room, with me making notes on copious anecdotes from Howard to add to Bill’s forthcoming obit. I did, however, feel the nee
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Back When We Had Hair
✎ Classic Scooterist, PO Box 99, Horncastle, Lincs LN9 6LZ✉ mauspencer@classicscooterist.com☎ 01507 529408 The pictures you see here have been taken at various times over the years spanning from the late 1960s up until last year; eight of our group a
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Through The Grapevine
✎ Classic Scooterist, PO Box 99, Horncastle, Lincs LN9 6LZ ✉ mauspencer@classicscooterist.com ☎ 01507 529408 As we mentioned the club in a feature that appeared in a recent issue, we can’t really get away with not mentioning the Severn Boars Shindig
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