Auto's & Motoren

Scootering July 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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in deze editie

2 min.
welcome to the july edition of scootering

This month’s Mailbox page is a beauty. Amongst other more usual correspondence, I received two letters from different readers, the content of which I honestly found both hilarious and mind-boggling. One bloke was so incandescent that we had issued a free Power & Performance Supplement with the magazine that he felt compelled to write to me in order to highlight his disgust. It wasn’t the concept of giving a free supplement away with the magazine per se, more the content of said supplement… power and performance. The second gentleman was hopping mad at the amount of custom scooters featured in the pages of the magazine each month. I was left a tad bemused. Just to be sure I hadn’t got my role as editor of Scootering magazine completely wrong, I took…

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, 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…

2 min.
bigger, better, faster!

After a rather long and lean spell, Eric Cope has returned back to the track to take his Lambretta into uncharted territory, by going faster than ever before on a full-bodied Lambretta. At Elvington airfield on May 12 he recorded a top speed of 112.321 mph over a half-mile distance, from a standing start. It was an interesting day. The weather forecast was showing easterly, which would have been a back wind (better for top speed records), but unfortunately competitors arrived at 8am to find thick fog and could not see the runway. Thankfully, by 9am the fog was clearing, but leaving a light wind across the runway, which got stronger during the day. Amongst those striving to enter the ‘tonne up club’ was Neil Pettitt on his RB-200, but sadly…

1 min.
lml... phoenix from the ashes?

Industry sources have confirmed to Scootering that the administrators of the defunct LML company are actively seeking buyers for the factory’s tooling. At least one major European company is engaged in talks. However, these appear to have stalled due to differing expectations of the parties involved. We understand that although none is seriously proposing to resume production of complete machines, the potential buyer seeks to ‘cherry pick’ a selection of tools and move production to a location of their choice. The administrator, however, prefers a solution that would see a more complete range of components manufactured at a factory in India. This news is important as it confirms that, two years after the company was declared insolvent, the tooling still survives and also that the administrator understands their value. Is there…

1 min.
leading lights

Back in stock at SCK is the Moto Nostra LED light conversion for all pre HPE models of Vespa’s GTS. The unit offers a massive improvement on the standard item as the position light, low beam and high beam all ‘build’ upon one another to increase luminescence. Unlike other similar products, the Moto Nostra is fitted with universal connector blocks, meaning that no cutting or soldering is required during fitting. Whilst on the topic of GTS lighting, another recent arrival to SCK’s showroom are sets of Audi-style ‘running’ indicators. More info: www.scooter-center.com…

2 min.
charity street racer!

Since building his 32+bhp liquid cooled, Quatrinni-powered custom streetracer ‘This Is The Life’, which was a feature scooter in Scootering (October 2017), Franky Fountain has been on the receiving end of a series of life's hard knocks… affecting both his personal health, as well as that of his parents. Franky suffered no less than three mini-strokes in under 12 months, and the following year both his mother and father sustained fatal strokes within a week of each other. Helping Franky through what was a tough two years were Chest, Heart and Stroke (Scotland) Charity, and to show his appreciation Franky has turned to something he knows and knows very well. He's building a full-blown Custom Vespa Street Racer which, when completed, will be used to raise needed funds for his…