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Scootering - January 2018


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CONTENTS

03 Letter from the Editor
A warm welcome to the January
issue of Scootering.

06 Kickstart
The front section with all the
latest news, views and product reviews!

14 Castle’s Rocket
Probably one of the best custom
scooters we have seen in a long time.
Something special.

22 Special Report: Showtime!
A bonanza of scooter industry
news from the EICMA Italian trade show
and the NEC in Birmingham. Stan sniffs
out the facts, updates, news and gossip
from these two major shows.

33 Dealer Profile
This month Stu Owen takes a
look at the amazing history of Scooter
Restorations – one of the UK’s longest
standing importers and pioneer of SIL
Lambretta spares.

41 Mailbox
Readers’ letters, laughs, feedback
and a modicum of fury – just get it off
your chest man!

42 Standing on the shoulders of giants
Stan takes a trip to the historic racetrack
to pay homage to the original Sei Giorni
Vespa, and test ride Piaggio’s tribute
and latest offering.

48 Subscriptions
Buy one now! Get your mag
delivered to the door, earlier than
newsstands, and save money… cool.

50 Show us your scoots
The best of our readers rides as
sent in by you

55 Market Force
Wondering about the when, the
where and the why for next year’s VWD
in Belfast? Stan’s gives another top tip
in his ongoing series.

56 Can’t Get Over These Memories
We revisit this beautiful classic custom
and find it looking better than ever,
truly a scooter with soul.

61 The folding prototype
A rare and only vaguely
documented prototype foldaway Lambretta
resurfaced, Stu Owen investigates.

64 Hush
Legendary scootering lensman
Ritchie Lunt captures this current
custom scooter in its best light.

68 Talk Talk
Take a second look at this fat boy
scooter, some serious fabrication work
lays beneath the shiny exterior.
74666CRK – resurrection of the devil
Stu Owen outlines the details behind the
resurrection of this classic Supertune
scooter – the original Low Line.

80 Club Do’s & Events
Your essential guide to the scene
– What, Where & When!

87Scootering Words & Sounds
The best of words and music as reviewed
by Nik and Sarge.

88 Making a good impression
Scooters and the world of music
are inextricably linked. But with our
heroes now f-f-f-fading away, how else
can we stay close to the tunes which
shaped our era? Andy Gray finds out.

95 Evel Knievel Lambretta
Italian stallion Christian Giarrizzo
takes a look at this stunning custom
machine, a tribute to the stunt rider
Evel Knievel, in his own unique and
artistic way.

101 Tech Torque: Lambretta
performance review Pt 3
Can you translate success on the track
into performance on the road? Stu Owen,
one of the UK’s most successful scooter
sprinters, continues his winter series on
Lambretta performance analysis with a
look at weight-saving.

115 Scooter Trader
Your sales and classifieds
section – including Specialist Services
and At A Glance.

128 Dave’s Nostalgic Custom Corner
This month it’s the controversial classic
custom Messiah, once upon a time known
as Electric, which is under Dave Oakley’s
nostalgic spotlight.

130 Reader’s Ride
Our favourite reader’s scooter
this month. Carbon & Black LC Vespa
street racer… nuff said.