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Classic Scooterist Magazine - Apr/May 2019


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4 Back when we had hair 

Nostalgic memories from time gone by  

 

8 Mailbox  

Readers have their say 

 

10 Scooterama  

A Felicitous fanfare of facts, feedback and faces  

 

18 Event roundup 

A quick glance at recent events  

 

22 What’s going on? 

There’s lots’ going on at this end of the season. Here’s a quick look at what’s on the calendar 

 

26 Scooter World 2019 

Fantastic weather and an electric variety of scooters made this a show not to be missed 

 

32 ‘E’ is for electric 

Is there a future for classic two-stroke scooters? 

 

34 Only 4km from new! 

Possibly the lowest mileage Serveta in the UK  

 

36 1,062 miles in 24hrs 

Another great scooter feat from back in the day 

 

38 Keeping it custom 

A potted history of the Armando’s Dealer Specials 

 

42 Tribute 

Kevin Seaward’s homage to his original AF ‘S’ Type  

 

46 Back in the day 

The 1952 Earls Court Show 

 

50 Bitten by the bug 

An unexpected gift leads Barry Saunders back on to scooters again 

 

54 A labour of love 

Alan Smith’s refurbished SX150 Special 

 

58 Zweite Serie 

Markus Froschen’s original German spec TV175 Series 2  

 

62 Vespa front fender fix 

Unavailability of NOS parts can be a problem 

 

64 Underrated gem (pt3) 

The Slimstyle Li125 

 

66 The Angry Ant 

Archie Pearce’s Moto Rumi Formichino 

 

70 Déjà vu 

Re-purchasing your first scooter after 30 years doesn’t happen very often  

 

72 La belle petite automobile  

Eric Christofferson’s Vespa 400 Wasp automobile  

 

76 Smoothing out the bumps 

How to repair a damaged shock absorber mount 

 

80 ‘I was there in ‘96’  

Quadrophenia promo images re-discovered  

 

82 Scooter clubs 

Meet and great your local club 

 

86 Scooterist classifieds 

For all your wants and needs 

 

90 Blast from the past 

The Supertune Rallye Lambretta SX200