Auto's & Motoren

Scootering September 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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in deze editie

2 min.
welcome to the september edition of scootering

This edition is the last magazine of the season with one of our free supplements attached to it, before we move into the winter months and issue our much-loved free calendar and wall planner. Therefore it was my last opportunity of the season to get this one distributed. I only make mention of this because the subject matter of this free supplement will really come into its own during the later winter months… it being a complete guide to Lambretta restoration. Like the previously issued Scooter Painting Guide, and Vespa Tuning & Maintenance Guide, this is a series of articles which previously ran in the magazine, which we have now pulled together into one easy to read and handy supplement. Hopefully this can be made use of throughout the coming ‘end…

1 min.
scootering was brought to you with the help of...

Stu Smith 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. Nik Skeat Vespa P-range obsessive, well-travelled rally rider since the 80s, and founder of the once notorious Scooterboy World online forum. He’s also a brilliant beer-brewing bearded Scootering feature writer. Paul Green Vespa & Lambretta scooter enthusiast, BSSO professional and general good egg. Our Paul has a long history of scootering both on the road and on the track, with the breakdown bills and crash scars to prove it. Stuart Owen Life member of the LCGB, 100mph LambrettaClub owner and scooter restoration expert to boot. Scooter rider, rally-goer, racer, restorer and author. Reaches the parts other scooter journalists just can’t reach. Rik Bardsley More flamboyant than Liberace…

5 min.

RETAILERS OF PIAGGIO AND VESPA LINK UP WITH TRACKER NETWORK UK Piaggio and Vespa retailers across the UK have joined forces with TRACKER Network UK to provide free TRACKER devices with all brand-new Vespa GTS 300, Piaggio Beverly 300 and Beverly 350 scooters purchased from authorised Piaggio and Vespa dealerships between August 1 and October 31 this year. Customers who buy a new Vespa GTS 300, Piaggio Beverly 300 and Beverly 350 between those two dates will get their new scooter equipped with one of TRACKER’s SVR units for free and will also receive their first year’s subscription to TRACKER’s monitoring service completely free of charge. Piaggio Group is also pleased to announce that it is working with Lexham Insurance to support this promotion and customers will receive a 10% discount for fitting…

1 min.
saigon to hanoi scooter run october 2018

SSC still have a couple of spaces left for their Saigon to Hanoi scooter run. Latest arrival day is Saturday, October 6 for a riders meet and greet with dinner, before embarking on a two-week event. The event price is $1950 US, which includes scooter rental, petrol, accommodation (mid-range hotel based on two people sharing), breakfast, lunch, soft drinks and snacks, backup van with 24/7 mechanic, entrance fees to any excursions, the final dinner with drinks, presentations and trophies. Plus, limited edition T-shirts and goody packs. Return charges for scooters returned to SSC. (Price doesn’t include: International flights, evening meals, alcoholic beverages) For more info: www.saigonscootercentre.com…

4 min.
the cutdown: a good or a bad thing?

Back in the 80s there was an increasing culture of taking a hacksaw to the Lambretta and Vespa bodywork. Mostly this was done by means of trimming the legshields, cutting the rear of the frame off and in more severe cases all of the fixing struts. Though this type of conversion had started a decade before, at the height of the rally scene thousands of machines had been subject to its ideology. Soon the ‘cutdown’ look as it became known was as popular as any other type of customisation. With a Lambretta changing hands for around £100, and perhaps a bit more for the 200cc models, did it really matter what you did with it? There were plenty of scooters to go around so if you became bored or fancied something…

7 min.
northern powerhouse

When it comes to the Vespa street racer there is only so much you can do to modify it. While the engine has plenty of scope to improve performance the frame does not. Due to its one-piece design, there are limitations to what can actually be done to alter it. For years we have seen frames cut down or pieces removed but nothing that removes it much from the original shape. However, one person has changed all that even though it was not how he initially intended it to be. Grim up north Like so many Phil Duck’s initiation to the world of scootering came through the traditional route of the post-1979 Mod revival. Though his first scooter would be a Lambretta, and if he is honest they are still his favourite,…