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Scootering February 2019

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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United Kingdom
Taal:
English
Uitgever:
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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12 Edities

IN DEZE EDITIE

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welcome to the february edition of scootering

Like all politicians, I’ll get the bad news out of the way first… there’s no Targa 275 ‘Street Sleeper’ update this month. List of excuses include… none of the parts I ordered arrived, the electrician who is plumbing power into my shed is booked but can’t get to me for another two weeks, and while I completed all the paperwork for a V5 (and endured a vehicle inspection from the SGS) I’m still waiting to hear back from the DVLA. Thus… everything hangs in the balance on parts, power, and registration! It’s not all bad news though, the slot I had earmarked in the mag (p92-93) is filled with one of the nicest scooters Stan has ever ridden (his own words) – a 43hp JB tuned RB, in a S1 chassis……

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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, founder of the notorious Scooterboy World 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 LCGB ‘life member’, 100mph LambrettaClub owner and scooter restoration expert to boot. Scooter rider, rally-goer, restorer and author. Reaches the parts other scooter journalists just can’t reach. Dave Oakley Riding and building scooters since 1983, Dave has been a…

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kickstart

WINTER WONDERLAND If you’re still looking for that winter project or fancy a fully restored classic for next season it may be worth calling in to Buzzsolomoto’s Halifax showroom. Recent shopping trips have seen Buzz return from Italy and Spain with a host of rare and desirable machines. As we went to press the show room included a Framebreather, DL200 and Spanish SX, all in original paint. Vespa lovers aren’t left out as a fully restored Mk1 P200E was looking for a new owner. Fresh from the USA was a fully restored US specification Jet 200 while cream of the crop has to be an Italian SX200 in original paint with only a handful of miles on the clock! While the rarity of some machines is reflected in their prices, Buzz also…

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project poland!

The past few years have seen unprecedented growth in the number of tuning products available for both Vespa and Lambretta. With every manufacturer claiming that its products are the best available, it’s a confusing world for both novice and experienced riders alike. This winter we’re building three scooters and this summer we’ll pit them against each other to see how they perform in a ‘real world’ long distance road test. Our aim is to ride from the UK to Zanka in Hungary for Vespa World Days then on to Zakopane in Poland for Eurolambretta before heading home. There’ll be a backup van but every mile will be ridden and reported on both in the magazine and on social media (see Dan’s videos regarding the components list and engine specs on…

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happy anniversary

Recently I was waiting in an airport and noticed someone wearing a 35th anniversary T-shirt from a scooter club. With time to spare it got me thinking firstly how many clubs have ever been formed and secondly how many are still around today. If you think about it clubs have come in waves since the early days of scooter ownership and the explosion of them in the early 1980s. The majority that formed in the 1950s are long gone or if not are in the main only reminisced by surviving members. Many fell by the wayside as scooter ownership tailed off and were replaced or drifted into sport-oriented clubs as the scootering map changed. Again these clubs also succumbed to the big decline of scootering in the 1970s. By that time…

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spellbound: witches brew

Beginnings Witches Brew is the result of hard work, research, an eye for detail, accuracy and authenticity. Tessa Abraham is no stranger to the custom scooter scene; she got her first scooter, a Vespa PX125 in 1984 and her more recent ride (inspired by the 1977 track, Loving is Really My Game) is her fantastic Vespa P200E ‘Brainstorm’, which for the past few years has been picking up awards at custom shows all over the country. The theme for Witches Brew is poles apart from the glitz and sparkle of Brainstorm, which begs the question: where did the inspiration for the choice of the theme come from? “We love the 70s scene and it was mainly Vespas that kept the scene going through the 70s. Also during that time, as a youngster…

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