What can I say… if you’ve found this blog, you’re probably into Lambretta’s. Have a dig around. Look at some of the old stuff, there’s lots there. Feel free to repost anything you want, although a mention would be nice.
The blog started off over on Posterous, a now defunct blogging platform, and I’ve recently ported it over to WordPress. I’m not 100% happy about the way it looks at the moment, so I may try a few things out… you may notice a few changes if you decide to come back. There are lots of bits to be added, too.
As I said, if you found this blog you’re probably a Lambretta fan. I am. And I have been for years. Since the early 1980’s anyway, when I got my first Lambretta (well, a Serveta really) at age sixteen, with the money I’d saved up from my Saturday job. It was a 150 Special, in silver… and I loved her. I wasn’t allowed to ride her until my 17th birthday… but she was my pride and joy. Sadly, as the years went by one thing or another went wrong with her, and I ended up giving her away. And then there was a LONG break. But I always knew I’d get another. Until a few years ago, it was just a dream. I got married, had kids, did the usual stuff. Still I hankered after an Italian scooter from a bygone era. I knew, if I got one, it would have to be something practical, not just a weekend toy. It would have to be my regular commuter vehicle. I started looking around. Although I’d kept an eye on the market, and regularly bought scootering magazine, I still couldn’t quite believe the prices! But eventually, I found what I was looking for, a beautiful Series 2. And my second phase of scootering began.
So that’s my tale. The blog? It’s just bits and pieces I’ve found around the internet. I will endeavour to get permission before I publish any photos, and if I can find someone to credit, I will do, and link to their site. If I occasionally don’t, let me know, I’ll happily give your site, blog or images page a nod. And if you really don’t want your stuff featured on here, I’ll take the post down.
Fancy being a guest blogger?
Great! Get in touch If it’s about Lambrettas, even tangentially, I’d love to feature it.
Please put me right
If I’ve posted anything that you think is technically incorrect, your probably right. In the last week, before updating this page, I’ve misidentified a Model C as a Model D, and incorrectly stated that Series 3 TV175s were known as GTs (when it was only the TV200 of course!). I actually LOVE IT when someone corrects me on the blog (unlike in “real life” ( hate that!) There are lots of people with a broader and deeper knowledge of Lambrettas than me. And if I post about Vespas or other marques I’m COMPLETELY out of my depth. So feel free to jump in and correct me… that’s what the comments are for. If you’ve got an opinion, likewise, as long as it’s not too offensive, and I’ll be the judge of that.
Got a question or a query? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The blog is free, and always will be. But if you like what you see here, and you want to keep it running, you can help. If, maybe your shop / business / scooter club has had referrals from here, or I’ve helped you sell your scooter through eBay, you might want to make a small contribution to the running of the blog. The cost of a single beer / coffee / magazine from a few readers would go a long way towards keeping things up and running. If you can’t afford it, or simply don’t want to, no probs. If you do, I’d be very grateful. Thank you in advance.
Here’s the PayPal link.