Auto's & Motoren

Scootering April 2018

The UK's biggest and best scootering magazine - with over 130 pages containing some of the best examples of customised and restored Lambretta and Vespa scooters in the world, new scooter reviews and test rides, events/ rallies/ show reports, and the massive 48-page pull-out Scooter Trader section - the best place to buy & sell scooters, spare parts and memorabilia! Each month Scootering also has a large Music section with reviews, band news, interviews and event exclusives. It also regularly raids the archives to bring you best scooter stories and pictures from yesteryear, from Maico to Heinkel, Lambretta to Triumph! With the best classified ads in the business, the very latest news (often before anyone else in the UK!), it's a must read for every scooterist of all ages

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12 Edities

in deze editie

3 min.
what about the loyal subscribers!

It’s common practise for publishers to make tempting offers aimed at attracting new subscribers to a magazine. We do it now and then, sometimes via email or post, other times by means such as Facebook. As far as email and postal offers are concerned, you either get an uptake on the offer, or you don’t. However, when it comes to Facebook, you can be guaranteed of one thing… a response! Whether that response be good, bad or ugly is another thing, but you’ll get one either way. Generally speaking, other than the positive response from people accepting the offer, one of the few negative retorts we receive is this: “What about something for the loyal subscribers!” Well, you spoke... we listened: Scootering Extra is a new club offering our loyal subscribers…

12 min.
kick start

QUATTRINI WARS CONTINUE! The new 210cc small-block Lambretta kit from Max Quattrini has started quite a tuning frenzy. The latest entry to the quest for power has come from the stable of Darrell Taylor… his latest tune uses a 35mm TMX Mikuni carb, Variatronic Ignition, a 61mm stroke crank, which takes the kit up to 221cc, and of course his own detailed porting and tuning techniques, hitting a current peak of 39.6bhp and 28lb-ft torque. With a few changes and upgrades still available, Darrell envisages cracking 40bhp very soon. We will keep you posted. SIP’S 21ST CENTURY CABLES There are few forms of transport so dependent on control cables as classic scooters yet few riders give them a second thought until they fail. Now German scooter innovator SIP has taken on the challenge…

5 min.
national scooter rallies – an institution built in stone

“Nationals are vitally important as they connect scooterists across the whole of the country directly with each other and without them that real world connectivity would be gone.” The birth of the national scooter rallies as we know them today came at the beginning of the 1980s. Their roots were established in years previous, but the rally scene we recognise and still love today, evolved during that decade. That was also the period of the highest attendances; sadly those days will probably never return. Even so, almost 40 years on the national rallies are still here and well attended. I, like a lot of people, like a bit of nostalgia… looking back at grainy photographs and recalling a certain rally. We were all young back then and partial to sleeping in a…

6 min.
unsung hero

Asked to name the critical battles of the Second World War, many would name the D-Day landings, and maybe Dunkirk or Market Garden. However, it was on the scorched sands of North Africa that Hitler suffered his first major defeat and participating in all these campaigns was Keith’s father-in-law Bernard. “He never spoke about his war,” said Keith “It’s only through my interest in military history that I’ve pieced his service together. It’s hard to believe that the man I knew was one of the last men taken from the beaches at Dunkirk and also one of the first to land on D-Day.” Bespoke build “I’ve always had full frame scooters and wanted to build something different,” explained Keith. “My ambition was to create the chopper we all wanted to own in…

3 min.
curvy women on curvy scooters… it ain’t what it used to be!

“...the appreciation of curves on a calendar could be limited to the curves of 1950s Vespas or Series 1 Lambrettas rather than a curvy 1950s vintage girl or Jayne Mansfield sitting astride a Lambretta which many readers will consider a shame!” Of course the morals of this is a whole different subject on its own, but it led me to (honestly) research girls on scooters. Well… that was my excuse, and I’ll be sticking to it! But it has led me to a surprise discovery: scantily clad girls appear to prefer Vespas… and probably, all things considered, look better on them than other scooters too! An hour whiled away on Pinterest and Instagram revealed that (in my very unscientific period of research) there are actually far more photographs and artistic works…

5 min.
the poison arrow

“It was decided to go the whole shebang and remove the engine. I was impressed, no one had dared take the engine out of the frame before… not round our neck of the woods.” My best mate had just bought his first scooter, an old N-reg Jet 200, you know… the usual 200cc registered as a 125, no MOT, insurance etc. None of that was necessary to us; what was important was getting it on the road. They were strange machines those Jets, a bit like the leftover’s from the Innocenti factory cobbled together in Spain to make a few extra quid. He only lived four doors down so a new scooter on the block had to be checked out. It was a clean tidy machine, even though it had the obligatory…