Issue #382 – Apr 2018

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

Unsung Hero – A beautiful custom chopper belonging to Keith of Quality Chrome, with Col at Garage Artwerks providing the stunning artwork, and a backdrop to Keith’s military family history.

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Scooter Boy Tales – Another story of misdemeanours and clueless scooter tinkering from the halcyon days of the 80s.

Show report: Spirit of 84 Scooterist Meltdown – Jamie Godley gets the miles in to party and play drums at Meltdown in Germany.

Show report: Burton Brewers #smileforsteve – The lads at Burton Brewers kick off the season with their renowned annual event, this year being a tribute to a legend – Steve Haynes.

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Mailbox – Readers’ letters, laughs, feedback and fury – get it off your chest man!

Show us your scoots – The best of our readers’ rides as sent in by you.

Trade Spotlight – Scooter Specialist – Stan continues his guide to the best bits of Ireland (by scooter) with another top tip in the build up to VWD – this time combining the trip with a visit to Scooter Specialist NI.

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Ginger Stepchild: Part 2 – Having taken an up-close look at the blood, sweat and tears which went into building the custom scooter ‘Ginger Stepchild’, we now sit back, relax, and enjoy the finished product.

Interview with Bernard Lawler – A closer look at veteran scooterist Bernard Lawler, his achievements, his scooter, and his awards.

Gulf Scomadi – It’s a favourite film, actor and paint scheme for many… and this Le Mans based Scomadi looks every inch the race thoroughbred in this livery.

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Reader’s Ride – Ramie’s ‘Elite’ Vespa – It’s not often you see a custom Vespa with an Elite three-piece hard luggage set, so take a good look, it’ll be a long time until you see another one!

Butchers Garage Russia – Chops, tunes, fashion and scooters… you won’t find this garage on any tourist map!

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

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

Tech Torque – Hermes CDI on test – Darrell Taylor looks into the pros and cons of variable ignition gadgets.

Tech Torque – Lambretta performance review: the final chapter – Can you translate success on the track to performance on the road? Stu Owen, one of the UK’s most successful scooter sprinters, closes his winter series on Lambretta performance analysis with some stunning stats.

Tech Torque: Essential scooter repairs with Stu Owen – No need to chew up your sprocket components in fitting; Stu explains all.

Subs Club! – Not a subscriber? You’ll wish you were now, with our new club making it just too juicy and fruitful to resist.

A word from the VCB – The introductory piece from the VCB, as part of our new and ongoing Vespa Club updates.

Black Widow – Italian stallion Christian Giarrizzo looks at this very understated stealth machine and investigates its hidden charms.

Autobiography S2 – This DDK painted scooter is pristine and very much ridden. Take a look at this curvaceous beauty in all its glory.

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

Dave’s Nostalgic Custom Corner – It’s Dave O’s 50th ‘anniversary’ for custom corner and he’s come up trumps with this nostalgic classic… The Lady is a Vamp.

Reader’s Ride – Our favourite reader’s scooter this month, something different and unusual… that’s for sure.

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