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Scootering October 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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in deze editie

3 min.
welcome to the october edition of scootering

With the Isle of Wight now behind us, the feeling that the season’s National rallies are coming to a close is slowly setting in, but thankfully we still have the big blowout at Brid to look forward to. Brid has always been my personal favourite National rally, and prior to my tenure at Scootering, the custom show on the Saturday was THE show our garage wanted to have its scooters enter when we had either worked on or solely produced a noteworthy custom. As editor, the anticipation of seeing a new and exciting custom scooter is even greater. Although we work closely with the well-known and respected sprayers and airbrush artists, to get advance notice of what’s coming soon, I still quietly hope to see a completely new entrant, or unknown…

5 min.
kickstart

The Bonneville Salt Flats is one of the most iconic and unforgiving motorsport venues in the world. Simply getting there is a huge logistical challenge. In August, Mauro Pascoli, Marco Fumagalli and Marco Quaretta plus their support team travelled from Italy in order to set speed records for Vespa sidecar outfits. These three outfits were Dafne 1 (98cc), Dafne 2 and 3 (125cc). Despite meticulous preparation the attempt was dogged by crosswinds, weather and a badly rutted surface. The team managed a dozen runs down the course but as Mauro explained, none of the three scooters reached anything close to their potential. “We had not been able to test the machines at the altitude required which led to problems with jetting and air flow. The salt’s density also meant constant adjustment to…

3 min.
product spotlight

NEW CASES, 200CC ENGINES, BEARINGS AND RESTORED GPS FROM AF RAYSPEED Many Lambretta owners are already aware that AF Rayspeed have been supplying the UNI crankcase covers for some time now and that UNI have made a new mag flange and crankcase as well. AF contacted us to tell us they’d had Mr Mittal (UNI) over to work with them on further developments recently, specifically to build up an engine into the new crankcase, mag flange and cover, and then to fit it into one of AF’s restored GPs. Once fitted, Ray took the scooter for testing, all under the watchful eye of Mr Mittal, while he took notes and discussed details that could make assembly easier than standard SIL. The expected retail price for the new UNI crankcase will be…

3 min.
racing news

A GRAND DAY OUT Scooter racing happens all over the country and sometimes riders get to experience top circuits, like Oulton and Donington Park with great facilities, as well as the bottom end of the market at circuits such as Elvington or Three Sisters. It has, however, been a long time since race scooters last graced the tarmac at Brands Hatch as it costs a fortune to run a meeting there and is out of the BSSO’s reach. So for many riders, the chance to ride such a famous circuit, even in demonstration laps was too good an offer to turn down. On a weekend which would ordinarily see riders prepping their machines for the next BSSO race, 10 riders instead made the trip to Brands Hatch, to take part in the…

4 min.
isle of wight scooter rally who does it belong to?

Last month saw the annual August bank holiday pilgrimage by thousands of scooterists to the Isle of Wight scooter rally. For many it’s a tradition that has spanned decades, seemingly the jewel in the crown of the scooter rally calendar. From ferries crammed full of scooters to hotels booked up for months in advance, there always seems to be an air of excitement towards the build up. For the people who live there it gives a timely boost to the island’s economy as pubs and bars rake in a month’s takings over just one weekend. Many local entrepreneurs see it as a golden opportunity by putting on a host of events and in some cases raising their alcohol prices to cash in on the quick windfall. Combined with regular scooter…

9 min.
t5 lc living the life of reilly

Owner, builder and rider of ‘This Is The Life’, Francis ‘Frankie’ Fountain, gave his trick T5 street racer its distinctive name as a tribute to the life of his father-in-law Phil Reilly. “We spend a lot of time together, drinking, playing bowls and all sorts. He’s a proper gentleman. I don’t think he’s ever sworn in his life. Since I started working on This Is The Life, every time we’ve got together he’s enquired after it, asking is it finished yet. “One of his most used comments, which typically would occur when he was sat, chilling at a barbecue, with a beer in his hand is ‘this is the life’. I was trying to think of a name for my Vespa street racer, Phil uttered his catchphrase, and I thought, that’ll…