22 May 2014.
Owner Andy is 49, originally from Lichfield but now lives in Widnes, Cheshire and is a member of Phase 3 Warrington and District Scooter Club. He has been involved in the scene since the late 70s, riding his own scooter to rallies since 1982. With this in mind I thought it would be interesting to delve deeper into the psyche of a scooter builder, looking into the pitfalls he has come across and the advice he would give to a prospective novice.
1 May 2014.
At last year’s scooter shootout, Tony O’Brien achieved an impressive 106.6mph top speed on his little Vespa 90SS. In March of this year there was a Top Speed event, again held at Elvington, which was temptation enough to get Tony back up to Yorkshire to try and beat his previous best.
27 March 2014.
For many, the stereotypical image of ‘perfected Mod machinery’ is forever cemented as that of Sting’s mount in Quadrophenia. Railing against that opinion however, this Vespa GS VS5 is a study in the concept of ‘less is more’ and is actually probably closer to the authentic look of an early 1960s peacock chariot.
27 February 2014.
Owned by Eddie Haardiman, this scooter is mainly based upon the UK miners’ strike of 1984/85. This saw a major struggle between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the ruling Conservative Government of the time led by the infamous Maggie Thatcher.
Current Issue: July 2014
Including Scooter Trader
♦ Aston Martin inspired Lambretta SX200
♦ Win a Reevu crash helmet
♦ Piaggio MP3 500
♦ Touring the Balkans on a Vespa Primavera 25
♦ Rare pioneer Unibus scooter
Also: Forrest Gump custom Lambretta, accessorised veteran Douglas Vespa, Kelso Scooter Rally, changing rear hub oil seals, scooter racing & more
• Next issue on sale: July 24, 2014