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Good Cop, Bad Cop…
There were two nightclubs in town, and we were regular visitors at both, mostly on Saturday nights. Normally we would ride into town, meet up in the Waggon before wandering over to Tiffany’s and, at the end of the evening, walk home. Occasionally tho
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Scooter Details
Name of scooter & reason: Phat Arse ’56... self-explanatory. Scooter model: VL2T. Date purchased & cost: Mid-2017, £800. Time to build & by who: One year by myself. Any specialised parts or mods: (what and by whom) Throttle up-gear to allow stand
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European Updates
The National Motorcyclists Council (NMC) has begun talks with the Government after difficulties were encountered by those transporting British-registered ‘motorcycles’ by van into the European Union (EU). Although many riders dream of riding their sc
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Phat Arse ’56
Eastbourne, nestled on the south coast of England, is a renowned holiday destination and claims to be the country’s sunniest place. It is also home to Kevin Alexander, or to those that know him, ‘Big Kev’. A dedicated scooterist for more than 40 year
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BSSO Pembrey
Although not perfect, the weather was considerably better than previous years when the Welsh rain has made things difficult. In the stock classes Group 4 saw a clean sheet of wins for Tom Shaw, who was unchallenged aboard the SRP Group 4 machine. He
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Owner Details
Name: Anthony Latcham. Job: Steel erector (supervisor). Scooter club & town: Two & Two Scooter Crew, Co. Durham. First interest in scooters: In 1978 when I was 16. I was walking back from the local disco and I saw some kids on scooters; they looke
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It’s A Blast
Ever since I destroyed an Li150 casing by sending it to an industrial sandblaster, I’ve been nervous of any cleaning process that involves more than a can of gunk and a toothbrush. When I presented our project T5’s casings to the workshops of Ron Dal
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Mailbox
I would just like to point out a slight inaccuracy in the 90 racer article from the July edition. The VMA1T 125 Nuova does in fact have a short wheelbase the same as the SS90 and not the longer by 25mm or so of the VMA2T, as I have a VMA1 and VMA2. I
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★ Star Letter ★
Hi Dan, Firstly, I just wanted to wish you all the very best for the future, under your stewardship Scootering magazine has improved vastly, and you’ll be sorely missed. I never knew you personally and that’s my loss but I once asked a question abou
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Target Scooters
Gone are the days when practically every market town boasted at least one outlet specialising in classic scooters, offering spares, repairs and servicing. To be fair, the majority who ride classic scooters these days don’t rely solely on their vintag
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Owner Details
Name: Kevin Alexander. Scooter club & town: Eastbourne Coffin Dodgers. First interest in scooters: Riding a Lambretta Series 1 over the fields with my brother and his mates age 11. First scooter: Lambretta GP 125 skelly. Favourite scooter model:
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Scootering
Editor: Dan Clare Email: dan@scootering.com Publisher: Tim Hartley Publishing Director: Dan Savage Art Editor: Kelvin Clements Designers: Michael Baumber, Charlotte Fairman, Fran Lovely, Tracey Markham Production Editor: Pauline Hawkins Archi
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Rookie Racer 2021: Race Two
Race two would see Kieran take on the challenge of Pembrey Park, completely different from what he experienced at race one. This track, with its long sweeping straights but tight corner section, is almost like two different tracks merged into one. Wi
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Rachel Cropley
“My rally career started shortly after meeting two lads – Longy and Ellwood – at high school shortly after moving into the same village. I’d already fallen in love with the Mod scene, having been collecting Who LPs since the age of 12 – and now I’d f
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No1s’ Meeting Feb ’81 – History In Brief
Original idea: Tom Petch, in a letter to the Northern Mod Scene fanzine, then supported by Martin Dixon, editor of the NMS. Organiser of the meeting: Dave Murray of the Staffordshire Lions replying to Tom’s suggestion, via NMS. Along with Ken Onions
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The Skybolt
As with a lot of the people back then, our early introduction to scootering was via the film Quadrophenia and as with other parts of the country the West Midlands, specifically the Black Country, soon developed a thriving Mod and scooter social scene
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BGM Pro 177cc Vespa cylinder kit
The BGM 177 cylinder is very powerful, durable and the complete everyday conversion cylinder. It covers a very wide range of applications. By simply swapping the cylinder, you can more than double the power of the 125cc stock engine and surf the big
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Scootering Words & Sounds
Bim Skala Bim are almost the forgotten heroes of the American ska scene. Back when The Toasters were emerging on the East Coast and The Uptones on the West, and long before Operation Ivy burst on to the musical world, BSB were playing their take on t
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Percy the Sportique
The Perseid meteor shower is visible during the pre-dawn hours in the Northern Hemisphere. During late July and early August, on a clear night it’s a wondrous natural display of shooting stars. Owner, Sim Brown, explains: “I’d made it known I was loo
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Resurrected Rarity
Peter Keeble, Keebs to his mates, experienced one of those spontaneous moments while enjoying himself at a small show during June 2019, resulting in Keebs becoming the new owner of an old imported Vespa. “As well as scooters, another passion of mine
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2 Tone: Lives & Legacies
The exhibition explores the formation of the record label and examines its philosophy, political and social message, design and impact on the music charts of the day. It highlights the bands that were part of the label, focusing on The Specials, The
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The Malle Mile 2021
The event is basically a series of off-road races with an ‘anything goes’ attitude. There are some rather dubious classes for anything under 250cc, but this can still see some rather mismatched races with full-on motocross bikes up against 50cc moped
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Scooter Details
Name of scooter & reason: Blue Velvet; due to its colour and finish. Scooter model: Li125 Series 2. Date purchased & cost: £6500. Inspiration for project: My love of Italian classic styling. Time to build & by who: Nine months by Claudio Cattaneo
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Tales From the Foxes of Foxham – Matteo Sedazzari
Following on from A Crafty Cigarette – Tales of A Teenage Mod and The Magnificent Six in Tales of Aggro comes the third, and final, book in Matteo Sedazzari’s trilogy of Tales novels, Tales from the Foxes of Foxham. As with its predecessors, it’s a c
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Frankenstein
Frankenstein’s monster, the broad-shouldered and stumbling creature played by Boris Karloff in those old black and white movies, was created by Mary Shelley back in the 19th century; the character in her novel Frankenstein has inspired filmmakers eve
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Orange Gp
Name of scooter & reason: No name yet… so it’s just ‘Orange GP’! Scooter model: Italian GP200. Date purchased & cost: 2016 – £500 (frame only). Inspiration for project: To try and get in the 100mph Club! Time to build & by who: December 2020 to A
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When The Flag Drops…
If you look back to the early days of scooter production the emphasis was always centred around which manufacturer had the best machine. The intense rivalry played out between Innocenti and Piaggio soon shifted towards endurance and performance, to g
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Slimstyle Lambrettas And Their Mudguards
A frequent question tends to be phrased: “Did all TV175s and GTs have fibreglass mudguards?” The answer, like most items pertaining to the wonderful world of Lambretta, has to be vague out of necessity. Theoretically, the answer is: “They did all le
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Racer C2 Heated WP Gloves
You may assume it’s not the right time of year to be thinking about heated gloves, but in my experience, if you get to the point that you realise you need them (usually on a sub-zero degree journey to work) then you’ve already left it too late. There
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Venom
Name of scooter & reason: Venom. She’s got a bite when you open her up! Scooter model: Italian GP125. Date purchased & cost: 2014 from eBay. £2k in a box of bits. Inspiration for project: Street-racer looks with 80s-style paint. Time to build & b
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