ScooterBoys, the Stone Roses and Record Store Day

This Saturday, 21 April, is Record Store. It’s a day created to encourage people to visit their local, independent record store and buy some vinyl, just as we did in the olden days! Celebrated by bands and musicians from all over the land, it has subsequently become a time and a place to release new … Continue reading ScooterBoys, the Stone Roses and Record Store Day

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!

Who is Lord Lambretta?

Back in 2013 this Lambretta TV scooter was spotted in the car park at the House of Lords. They didn't know then who the rider was, and it seems we still don't – can anyone shed any light on the peer rider yet? Read the original story at the Huffington Post.

Isle of Wight scooter rally 2014 – Wish you were here!

It's the August Bank Holiday weekend, and so where else have we ridden our scooters to but the Isle of Wight for the International scooter rally there - probably the biggest of its kind in the world. With this year's event all centred around the rally campsite at Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde, there is plenty … Continue reading Isle of Wight scooter rally 2014 – Wish you were here!

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

Carnaby Street, London, 1967

London's Carnaby Street in 1967 with a Lambretta TV parked closest to the camera. This image is from a postcard so I'm sorry but we cannot provide any further information that what we can see. Still, it's a lovely old photograph that deserves to be viewed, doesn't it?