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Vespa On A Vindaloo (And A Few Beers, Too)!

Over time my sanity has been tested by Vespas, including the PX125,PX150, LML150, a T5, a T5 Classic and PX200.

10+ mins read
Classic Scooterist
December 2019 - January 2020

Simon's DKR Capella 175cc

It’s probably fair to say that in the 1950s most British scooters were well short of the styling and panache of their Latin rivals, but this all changed in 1960 with the launch of the DKR Capella - a sleek Villiers-powered two-stroke which period road testers described as being ‘the most beautiful small-wheeler ever made by a British manufacturer’.

6 mins read
Classic Scooterist
December 2019 - January 2020

Mark's Model B And Sidecar

You don't see many early Lambretta and Tittarelli sidecar outfits, so when you come across someone who owns two the same matching colour – wow!

2 mins read
Classic Scooterist
December 2019 - January 2020

Mark's 1980s Classic Custom

Revisiting one of the UK’s best-known custom scooters from the 1980s, which still remains in the possession of its original owner.

7 mins read
Classic Scooterist
December 2019 - January 2020

Barry's Dayton Albatross Continental Twin

In my younger days, as well as motorcycles, I had a Vespa 90 and a Vespa 90SS, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I returned to scootering (after having several classic cars) with a 1965 Vespa VBB, but I had always hankered after a Dayton Albatross since I was about 12 or 13. Last year I decided to finally fulfil that dream…

3 mins read
Classic Scooterist
December 2019 - January 2020

Iso Milano (Diva) De Luxe 150

Bristol’s Carole Nash Classic MotorCycle Show always brings out rarities and the 2016 event was no exception with a host of unusual scooters on display. Rubbing handlebars with an IWL Berlin, and a rare Coswio Jika Pandora on the Vintage Motor Scooter Club stand was one with a curvy Latin lovely adorning the legshields.

7 mins read
Classic Scooterist
February/March 2017

Tabby's Indian GP200

To see it within a crowded scooter compound or lined up at the side of the road at a busy rally, you’d possibly not pay Tabby’s Indian GP200 too much attention or perhaps even feel it was worth a second glance. But that’s precisely where you would be wrong...

7 mins read
Classic Scooterist
February/March 2017

Have records will travel

How many DJs do you know who would travel to a music gig on their trusty 2-Tone Vespa PX with a huge box of rare vinyl records strapped on the back?

6 mins read
Classic Scooterist
April/May 2017

Model (D) behaviour!

Visitors to the Newark Scooter World halls couldn’t fail to notice the line-up of machines being shown by Martin Robinson.

5 mins read
Classic Scooterist
April/May 2017

Rob's Heinkel Tourist

After receiving another phone call from bike collector Rob Carter of Barton upon Humber, Rich realised it would be something special of superb quality and condition; so he decided to investigate.

3 mins read
Classic Scooterist
April/May 2017

Stan's MotoVespa 150s

Back in the day, one of the scooters Stan Pennington owned was a Messerschmitt-Vespa GS 150 and since then he’s always had a hankering to purchase another one and restore it himself – but things don’t always quite work out as planned…

6 mins read
Classic Scooterist
February/March 2017

Rallymaster – And Then Some!

The Lambretta Rallymaster is a machine that’s shrouded in some mystery, not least of which is how many of these machines did Lambretta Concessionaires produce?

5 mins read
Classic Scooterist
February/March 2017

A fire-breathing Winter Model

Sometimes in life things appear that stop you in your tracks. It happened to me in 1980 – and again in 2017.

3 mins read
Classic Scooterist
April/May 2017