Seriously sporting…

ImageLove this shot from WhiteDog, who’s got a nice little blog, here. It features some great shots of his dad, usually astride a Lambretta, back in the day. I can’t glean much more information other than he hails from the York locale, and his old man was secretary of the York Lambretta Club back in the 60’s. So if you’re behind WhiteDog blog, get in touch and spill the beans!

Didn’t know if this was Suitable…

Screen shot 2013-08-08 at 11.32.19Lambretta Tux Screen shot 2013-08-08 at 11.32.10Lambretta Tux CufflinksGeddit… SUITable… oh ok, I’ll get my coat. Anyway, lets plough on… if you’ve got a posh “do” to go to, and your evening suit (or ‘Tux’ as the young folks call them, in the colonial style) is looking a little shabby, you might want to get hold of one of these fine Lambretta branded garments, from MyTuxedo.co.uk. There’s even a special package at £179.99 of Tuxedo, Shirt, Tie and Cufflinks, which is a bit of a bargain. I’ll stick to my kilt… but I’m very tempted by the Union Jack waistcoat, as, when I was a nipper, I was always a bit of a fan of the one sported by Tim Brooke-Taylor in the Goodies!Union Jack Waistcoat

Here’s the Tuxedo link

It’s all about the composition…

LottieBWNicely set up shot by Adrian Hawkins of his lovely lammie “Lottie”, otherwise known as Crazy Banana. Taken at the Humber Bridge, (you can see a glimpse of it in the background) earlier this month. Via The Mod Generation site.

Peer Pressure

House of Lords TV175Spotted this article on the Huffington Post site, about a ‘pimped up’ TV175 parked up in reserved parking at the House of Lords. So who’s the coolest Peer of the Realm then? And are they a Lambrettista reader? Get in touch if you are M’Lord!

Brettas, Badges and Blog…

20130417_161444Lambrettista is back after a short break (at the seaside with the family in sunny Broadstairs, Kent… highly recommended!) Now I’m back, I’m kicking off with a blog recommendation… check out the “You Don’t Need Speed” blog here… Scooters, music, style and more from Lambretta riding Pete, based in The Steel CIty… Sheffield. As well as putting together a very enjoyable blog, Pete can sort you out with enamel badges for you club or event… and has a nice stock of Punk, Ska and Mod button badges in stock here too. As well as the more commonly seen Trojan ones, I love the ones from the more esoteric ska record labels… Bigshot, Doctor Bird and Treasure Isle… bang on. Aces badge 3

QPR SX

QPR SXQPRSX… sounds like a bad hand at Scrabble…rather nice Apple Green SX outside Loftus Road.

The lucky owner of the scooter is Monkey, of the excellent Monkey Picks blog (Great post on the Ian Dury exhibition). Follow him on Twitter @MonkeyPicks

Stunning TV2 For Sale

Stunning S2 TVThere are lots of Lammies out there for sale, and a fair few TV’s, but not many like this stunner. A show-winning, magazine “cover girl” this scoot has the ‘top mod’ look down to a tee. Bedecked in just the right amount of bona fide original accessories, including the rare and lovely Carello half moons… If you know your Lambretta accessories you’ll know this is all top end, ultra rare stuff. A 190cc Harry Barlow Stage 5 tuned engine makes sure it goes as good as it looks… but if you like to keep things authentic, the original top end is included too.

Stunning S2 TV $(KGrHqVHJEgFH8rkFlvTBR+2(3NNsg~~60_57 $T2eC16NHJGYFFkvsIle3BR+2YB!2tQ~~60_57 $T2eC16FHJGgFFm5oBM53BR+2YDSSWg~~60_57 $(KGrHqRHJ!4FH)G37kuDBR+2(mDV,w~~60_57 $T2eC16ZHJGEFFm5rRt4NBR+2(LSMjQ~~60_57A beautiful, fast scoot that will turn heads wherever you go. It’s not cheap… it’s got a classified price of £8.5k… but it wouldn’t be; would it! The full story and spec are on eBay here.

BTW, this is the 300th post on Lambrettista… so if it’s not your thing, have a scroll through the other 299… I’m sure there’s something you’ll like.