AF 5-speed gearbox replacement selectors are coming

We received the following statement from AF Rayspeed earlier today:

“Today we have received an update from the supplier regarding the new gear selectors for the Clo5e Ratio Gearbox.
“The new selectors are on the way to us, they left the supplier yesterday (Monday) with Fedex, we are hoping for a quick delivery.
“Many of you have already returned your gear selectors, these will be replaced as soon as the new ones arrive.
“Please, if you have not returned your gear selector send it to us and as soon as we receive it we can send out the replacement, please mark the package for the attention of Karen.
“We appreciate the patience that has been shown in relation to this issue, thank you.”

So, if like Andy you have a Clo5e Ratio gearbox loaded into an engine you’ve not yet been able to use, then good news is hopefully just around the corner.
And if you have not yet sent your original selector back to AF, then do so as soon as possible. Their address is:

AF Rayspeed Ltd., Five Acres, East Heslerton, Nr. Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8EN.
If you need to know more you can try telephoning 01944 710693, but you may have better luck sending an email to: rayspeedstype@gmail.com

Fingers crossed we’ll be riding them before the end of the summer!

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EuroLambretta ScooterNova stickers & magazines

If you are on your way to the EuroLambretta rally in Spain this weekend, then you’ll no doubt be pleased to learn that ScooterNova magazine will be there… again!
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Lambrettas from Spain

For those that didn’t know, Innocenti issued a licence for Lambretta scooters to be manufactured in Spain and production there continued long after it ceased in Italy, finally coming to a halt around 1989.

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This advertisement is one of our favourites from the Spanish concern, Serveta, dating from the early to mid-1970s.

For those who want more, see our previous posts here and a slightly more tenuous link here.

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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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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Lambretta Factory – Eibar, Spain

I can’t remember where i found this photograph so apologies to whomever first uploaded it (let me know and I’ll give you the credit, it’s well deserved!).

Anyway, I fell in love with this image straight away, of a chap working the metal presses in what must have been a very hot and noisy job. As you can see, a pair of Lambretta Series 2 panels are stamped out of one piece of steel, the factory worker about to offer them into the next machine for trimming.

The Spanish factory suffered plenty of turmoil throughout the 1970s and 80s until it eventually closed, but it was just one of those towns you had to visit on your Lambretta one day – so we did back in 2010 on trip down the west coast through France from England.

Li Series 2 panels being produced at the Lambretta factory in Eibar, Spain.

Li Series 2 panels being produced at the Lambretta factory in Eibar, Spain.