Isle of Wight scooter rally 2017

I think it is to fair to say that from a personal point of view, this year's Isle of Wight scooter rally was one of my favourites. It's over 30 years since I first rode over there for a scooter rally and aside from the great weather, the journey, the laughs, the scooters, the fun … Continue reading Isle of Wight scooter rally 2017

Isle of Wight Scooter Rally – another great weekend!

August Bank Holiday and we were back on the island for plenty more scooter related fun... The campsite at Smallbrook Stadium near Ryde was buzzing for the duration, thousands of scooters coming and going all weekend. In fact local traffic signs suggested over 5000 bikes on the island when we rolled off the ferry on … Continue reading Isle of Wight Scooter Rally – another great weekend!

Vespa 50 Special – Fully Loaded (Pt. 2)

Following on from our previous post... The owner and creator of this scooter was one Bryn Owen from Market Bosworth near Leicester. His humble Vespa 50 Special (apparently fitted with a 100cc engine, presumably to carry the excess weight of the accessories!) created quite a stir back in the early 1980s, with first the Leicester … Continue reading Vespa 50 Special – Fully Loaded (Pt. 2)

Vespa 50 Special – fully loaded!

The humble Vespa 50 Special was the first scooter for many turning 16 during the 1980s here in the UK. Understandably it became the transport of choice for many a young aspiring Mod, but could you imagine it would cope with this many optional accessories? Truly a peacock amongst scooters! **(Check out our new, updated … Continue reading Vespa 50 Special – fully loaded!

RIP Tony Class

Legendary scooter rider, Mod, promoter and DJ Tony Class was laid to rest on 27 May after losing his battle with cancer. A larger than life character, Tony had been part of the scooter scene since the 1970s and was known by many Mods and scooterists nationwide for his work. It was a privilege to … Continue reading RIP Tony Class

Lambretta clothing – cheapening the name further?

Bad news for those of us who already think that those involved in licensing the Lambretta name to put on clothing, deodorant, and other non-scooter related products have cheapened the reputation of this famous scooter too much already. It seems that it is all about to get even cheaper still...According to an article on fashion … Continue reading Lambretta clothing – cheapening the name further?

Pinball Wizard – Wanna be one of the faces?

The Who's Tommy gets the 'Super DeLuxe' treatment and is re-released with bonus tracks in November. The launch party takes place at a secret location in London (by which they mean yet to be announced to avoid hundreds of fans turning up unannounced) on 22nd October 2013, and Vespa are offering five lucky people the … Continue reading Pinball Wizard – Wanna be one of the faces?