Auto's & Motoren

Scootering March 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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12 Edities

in deze editie

3 min.
thank you, one and all, for making us who we are

It’s hard to believe how quickly the time has gone, as Inow enter my fourth year with the magazine. It was back in 2015, whilst running the scooter garage Scooterotica, when I spotted an advert for the position of assistant editor. Having had 11 years’s experience in publishing, as well as being the co-owner of a scooter garage, dyno centre, and the UK’s No1 scooter forum, I sent in my application, in the hope that all of the above would be enough to get me a foot in the door. It was. Not long afterwards, I was being interviewed for the position by then editor, Andy Gillard. He gave me a two-hour grilling, leaving no stone unturned as he checked my credentials. Part of the process was for me to…

4 min.
miss it, miss out

Unseasonably warm weather over the weekend of January 4/5 and a record number of display scooters brought the crowds out in force for this year’s Carole Nash Classic Bike show. Part of this two-wheeled extravaganza is ‘Scooter World’, now firmly established as THE venue to catch up with all the latest developments in scootering, question the people behind them and, of course, satisfy those post-Christmas scooter cravings. This year the major developments followed the international trend of electrification, but there was also an intriguing twist on the Scomadi story. As the first major show of the season, Newark also brings out projects old and new, whilst the club displays are amongst the best to be found anywhere on the circuit. This year’s best club display brought together what was probably the…

3 min.

RST PARAGON THERMOTECH HEATED WATERPROOF GLOVE As most heated accessories require splicing into the wiring loom, until now, hugging a mug of tea’s been the best cold weather cure most of us can hope for. Fortunately, British motorcycle clothing specialists RST now offer a winter glove with an integral heating element, which is powered by a rechargeable battery tucked neatly into its cuff. From flat the battery takes a couple of hours to charge and then, depending on which of the three temperature settings is used, should deliver over four hours of toasty comfort. With a multi-layer construction comprising a Thinsulate lining, Hypora waterproof membrane and a high-grade leather outer, they promise to make cold weather riding much more comfortable. Other features include touch screen compatibility and a visor wiper on…

4 min.
show us your shed

Ask anyone who owns a scooter what model it is and often they'll tell you that they don’t own one, but several. Not that there is anything wrong with that, and when finances allow, that figure can easily run into double digits. Owning several scooters is fine, but what about the problems of storage? Where do you house them all? These days when people post pictures on social media of their scooters more often than not it will be at home. Most likely it will be taken in the garage or on the driveway, with several other scooters in the background all neatly lined up. It seems that the cars can happily live life outside the building that was designed to house them. The family car is relegated to the drive…

6 min.
replica revisited

Dealer Specials, and certainly those from years gone by, are generally in short supply. Demand far outstrips supply of examples in original specifications at any price. The reality is that relatively few original Dealer Specials from the ’60s, as well as to a lesser degree from the ’80s, have survived the ravages of time, or for that matter, survived ever-changing popular styles of road-going scooters with riders of each and every period. Then there's the near-mythical Dealer Specials, such as the Grimstead Imperial Lambretta. Grimstead Hurricane Vespas are a rarity, especially a genuine Grimstead Hurricane with bona fide provenance. As for the Grimstead Imperial although advertised for sale, were any ever produced or sold? Evolution of a species Nigel Hetherington, or Cain to his mates, has had his Grimstead Imperial replica for…

1 min.
man & machine

Name: Nigel Hetherington (Cain) Scooter club & town: GT Yarmouth Wasps SC First interested in scooters: Early ’80s First scooter: Vespa 90 Favourite style of custom scooter: No favourite style, but some of my fave scooters are Sonic Dream, Splinter, Coke street racer, Spirit Walker, and SX200 42 (Stuart Owens) First rally or event: GT Yarmouth Name of scooter: Eddy Grimstead Imperial Scooter model: TV 200 Date purchased/cost: About 1993 for £300 Inspiration for project: I saw a Grimstead advert in an old Scooter and Lightweight magazine, and decided that was what I wanted Time to build/by who: The restoration took about a year on and off. The second time took three months. I always build my own Any specialised parts: Headset top, dashboard, oil tank, seat rail/carrier, rev counter mount and fittings. All made by myself Engine spec: Case: TV 200. Flywheel:…