August 2021

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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2 min.
rookie racer 2021

Scootering magazine has followed the exploits of rookie racers over the past two years and now it’s the turn of Kieron Kearney. Making his debut in the production class, he’s under the careful guidance of the team run by Justin Offland. Problems in obtaining the correct expansion pipe meant he missed the first round at Darley Moor, meaning Kieron’s debut would be at Three Sisters race circuit, near Wigan. Unfazed by the track’s tight corners and notorious sharp right-hand bend at the bottom of the hill, he seemed unfazed and keen to get going. Even a walk around the track on Friday night with Justin, who pointed out the more difficult sections, gave him no cause for concern. Thankfully, the weather conditions were good, meaning it would be declared a dry…

3 min.
seizing the moment…

The new Casa SSR 270cc water-cooled prototype from Michele Carlini at Casa was taken for testing at Elvington by Dean St Leger. After being a newcomer to sprint racing the year before he had previously been running air-cooled barrels. Jumping at the chance to get his hands on the new LC version, and with a background in motocross, it made perfect sense for him to progress to water-cooled. The plan was to run some testing at Elvington, but (Dean being Dean) he just went straight in and booked into the records meet. Dean was impressed with the dyno figures of the SSR LC, producing a claimed 57bhp, and this was on regular pump fuel. On race-gas he hopes to see around 60bhp and almost 31ft-lb of torque, so he was…

6 min.
supersprint restorations and fabrications

Scootering for Mark Hodgetts (aka ‘Hodge’), who is the owner and founder of Supersprint Restorations, started when he was a kid. “Around 1979, just after Quadrophenia had been released, I saw some scooters parked in the Village Inn car park in Wednesbury and they looked fantastic.” At the time Hodge was only about 13 or 14 years old and of course too young to ride his own scooter. So, with this in mind he decided to customise his Raleigh Chopper bicycle. “I customised it with lights, mirrors, a whip aerial and plywood flyscreen with my name on it!” he laughed. Service As well as already having a ‘fledgling’ custom project under his belt, Hodge’s dad was a coachbuilder. “During my childhood I’d seen his craftsmanship, which had left a lasting impression on…

1 min.
scooter details

Name of scooter & reason: Daffy’s Speed Shop – another take on a rat rusteration. Scooter model: 1961 Li125. Date purchased & cost: Bought by Mark in January 2021 for £2k from Paul Casey – Mutant Series 1 and 2 Lambretta Club. Inspiration for project: Seeing my pal Paul’s scoot he bought from Mark Kendall. Time to build & by who: Four months by Mark Kendall – Banbury Scooter Club. Any specialised parts or mods: Front disc, lever choke and SIP speedo, double Raydyot spots and toggle switches mounted on legshield toolbox. ENGINE SPEC Kit: RT195 with MB reed valve from Chalky at Replay. Crank: GP 58x107mm crankshaft, 0.7mm base gasket. Toque: Barrel and head nuts torqued to 22Nm. Squish: 1.35mm. Gearbox: Li125 gearbox – 46 crown-wheel and 17 front sprocket, 81-link chain. Carb: PHBH 28mm carburettor. Jetting: 40 slide, 55 pilot, X7…

3 min.
let"s split

Although I’d dispute Dan’s claim in last month’s editorial that our T5 has turned out to be ‘something of a lemon’ I have to concede things haven’t exactly gone to plan. The initial idea was to celebrate Vespa’s 75th birthday by resurrecting an original, but rather neglected, example of the Mk1 T5. It’s fair to say that this has been a scooter that’s fought back every step of the way. Having discovered some frame rot and been unable to save significant parts of the original paint, the prospect of splitting the engine casings filled me with dread. Which is why I didn’t do it personally… Know your limits! It took many years, lots of money and a huge amount of frustration to realise that although being apprenticed as a stonemason equipped me…

1 min.
rowland towler

The original owner and painter of the scooter was an incredible artist and David wanted to do the man justice by re-creating his work as much as possible. I did some research and managed to track down the airbrush artist – Rowland Towler – who lived over the Humber Bridge in Hull. After contacting him and mentioning ‘Night Blues’ we had a conversation about the scooter and how it came about. ‘Roly T’ was the signature on the side panel and he explained that sometime in 1980, he was returning from a Scarborough rally weekend and the riders came back via the very steep Staxton Hill. He was riding a Lambretta with his wife on the back and as they climbed the hill a new Vespa flew past them. There…