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Scootering July 2017

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
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English
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Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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3 min.
welcome to the july edition of scootering

Last month we featured exclusive images of the new Lambretta V-Special as our cover scooter; this month we feature a 70s dealer special Vespa – The Joker. The two scooters are poles apart in every conceivable way, and it’s this kind of diversity which keeps the scooter scene fire burning so brightly and helps maintain its longevity. There are diehards who love the history and nostalgia of a classic two-stroke and lust after scooters like the Joker, while others prefer to have ‘the latest thing’ or investigate new channels with an open mind, searching for a scooter with classic looks, but modern performance, reliability and safety. Each to their own I say, and we will endeavour to report on both with equal awareness. One ride around the campsite at Kelso last…

1 min.
vapors on tour

New Wave band The Vapors, who had a worldwide hit with Turning Japanese in 1980, will be playing London’s 229 The Venue on November 10 as part of their continuing 2017 comeback shows. The band, who reformed in 2016 after 35 years apart, were co-managed by Paul Weller’s father John and The Jam bass player Bruce Foxton. They hit the big time in 1980 when Turning Japanese reached number three in the UK charts and also charted highly in Australia, Canada and the USA. After a number of further single releases including News at Ten and Jimmie Jones plus two critically acclaimed albums New Clear Days and Magnets the band parted company. After re-forming in 2016 for the successful Waiting For the Weekend mini tour the band are back out…

8 min.
kickstart

SCOOTERING, WHATA CARRY ON It will be well worth riding out to Peterborough on the July 15, the guys who are putting on This is England have added a great charity fund-raiser called Carry on Scootering and no, they don’t have Barbara Windsor flashing the flesh! But they do have a bevy of pretty young ladies who have volunteered to pose on Scoots in a fun pin-up fashion style. They will be looking for male models to pose with the ladies and then create and sell a finished calendar for their scootering buddies. The bevy of pretty local lasses was boosted when one of the ladies, Michelina Autumn Noir Jones, agreed to bring a 20 strong posse of her burlesque dancing babes down. Looks like there will be lots of stockings and…

1 min.
6th cyprus vespa & lambretta scooter rally

On May 14, 2017, the Cyprus Scooter Rally took place in Nicosia. The four official clubs Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca and Famagusta were joined by others from Worcester, the 3 Pears Scooter Club and some other groups from Cyprus. All the above clubs met at an area called ‘Daydona Raceway’ for the first stage at 10.30am, the number of scooters totalled over 250. The programme started with instructions to the competitors, and at about 2.30pm all the scooters left for Nicosia to the municipal gardens for the second stage. The event started with music, dancing, prize draws, and a speech from the Italian ambassador. At 5.30pm the day drew to a close and all scooters set off for home safely. Congratulations to the Cyprus Vespa Lambretta Club for the excellent work. Stefanos…

3 min.
definition of a scooter: does it really matter?

This debate has been played out a thousand times before and probably will be again in the future. The problem is though, who is right? The definition in any dictionary clearly states a scooter is a vehicle with a step through design, fitted with an engine, mainly used for transport. That’s a fair assumption and if you ask any manufacturer I’m pretty sure they will say the same. We must also presume that the majority of people who would discuss this question are either Vespa or Lambretta owners. The best way of looking at the situation is to go right back to the beginning – why did you buy one in the first place? Was it because you wanted a vehicle that was cheap and economical that would get you to…

7 min.
the joker reborn

Stan’s story This is the reason I fell in love with scooters. By ‘this’ I don’t mean ‘Vespa’ or ‘Rally 200’, I mean HVH 80S, ‘The Joker’.Igrewupthe1970sina village outside Leeds, a world dominated by beige Ford Cortinas and brown draylon. When ‘The Joker’ arrived in the village with its multicoloured candy paintwork it felt like a rainbow had exploded. I was smitten and for me life would never be the same. However tragedy struck. There was an accident. Its owner was fine but The Joker was no more and once again beige enveloped my world A few years ago I seriously considered building a replica and while researching the possibility I learned that not only had The Joker survived but it was being restored to its former glory. The rebuild took longer…