The Lambretta Elegant – a coals to Newcastle story?

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So we all know that the Lambretta was created by Innocenti in Italy, but what happened when Innocenti closed their Continue reading

Coffee and Lambretta

It’s always interesting to learn what  scooter shops did in days gone by to attract customers, and here’s an insight to 1971. 

Roy of Hornchurch in Essex were a Lambretta dealer through to the 1980s but in 1971 to sell the then  latest Grand Prix model, they offered potential customers a tuned top end, big carb, lightweight panelwork, the promise of a forthcoming 5-speed gearbox…. And a welcoming cup of coffee for all!    

Roy of Hornchurch advert, 1971

Lambretta with real poke!

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When Innocenti first launched their Lambretta scooters, they were simply a cheap form of transport for the masses. By the late 1960s however, the Lambretta was Continue reading

Beware buying Indian Lambrettas & Vespas online

vijai_deluxe_leaflet From time to time we receive offers of classic Lambretta and Vespa scooters from suppliers in India, as well as receiving email ‘updates’ from various sources about some ‘nice Lambretta scooters’ on eBay. However, if you are in the market for your first Continue reading

Scomadi Promo film – ready to launch!

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Scomadi 2014.

The new British scooter brand Scomadi is ready to launch, and have just completed their ‘background film’ for their display stand at the forthcoming Intermot motorcycle show in Köln, Germany next week. Continue reading

EuroLambretta 2014 – Welcome to Davos, Switzerland

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Here are a few photographs direct from the 2014 EuroLambretta rally in (mainly) sunny Switzerland. We had a great ride with some amazing scenery, fantastic roads, plenty of twist mountain passes and good friends.

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Lambretta – carbon or steel?

Carbon-FibreWith the long-awaited winter-summer-autumn-winter rebuild of my Lambretta GP 200 finally getting into gear (sort of – I’ve got another scooter to strip down first!), I’ve found myself pondering whether to splash out on a few trick-looking parts as well as rewarding its loyal service of 15 years with a new coat of paint. The big question then – are a couple of carbon fibre parts a justifiable treat, or an extravagance not worth the money?

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The Colombian Lambretta Factory

Continuing our photographs of old scooter factories (and let’s face, what’s not to like about delving into this kind of history?), here’s a shot of the Auteco Lambretta factory on Colombia that has been used by Scooter Restorations in their advertising material in the past.

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