'Be Different' says the 1960s advert by Glanfield Baldet Ltd of Northampton, in an attempt to win the business of aspiring scooterists near and far of the time. And 'different' was certainly the approach taken by proprietor, Andre Baldet. Famed for his exploits on two-wheels to promote the Vespa scooters in his showroom, Baldet not … Continue reading Vespa and Lotus by Baldet
The devil’s in the detail
As we get closer to Easter, scooter projects across the globe get nearer to completion. But how many of those little finishing touches have you still to get? Whether building an original classic, creating a show-stopping custom or re-commissioning a reliable workhorse, it’s those final details that prove to be the ultimate cherry on your … Continue reading The devil’s in the detail
Classic Vespa restoration in just 3 minutes!
Okay, so it's actually three minutes and 10 seconds, but that wouldn't have worked as a title! In fact, if we're being completely honest it takes considerably longer than that, but that's the joy of modern technology – you can speed things up a little if you like. What we have here is a very … Continue reading Classic Vespa restoration in just 3 minutes!
Lambrettas and Vespas in Old Saigon
Today restored scooters from Asian are often treated with suspicion by scooterists in the Western world, but we often forget these modern-day classics were once everyday commuters out there. A young Vietnamese architect has decided to demonstrate his love for Saigon by publishing a book featuring his own sketches of the city in the old … Continue reading Lambrettas and Vespas in Old Saigon
1967 – What type of scooterist are you?
We found this in an old scooter magazine form the 1960s and saw a number of similarities to riders today. So, what type of scooterist are you then? Mod? Wobbler? Commuter? Or A. N. Other? Drop us a line and let us know!
Lambretta Scootacaddy by Rhiando
Thanks to the scooter boom here in Great Britain during the late 1950s, a number of innovative people surfaced with products they thought us scooter riders would enjoy. Some of the most creative were courtesy of the Rhiando family who were big fans of the then new 'fibreglass' style material. Dad Spike Rhiando created a … Continue reading Lambretta Scootacaddy by Rhiando