Skippy rides pillion

Kangeroo on a LambrettaJust a random image for my Australian readers…

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Flat out…

Flying AusieDon’t know much about this shot, it’s from the Scooter Center website, and I’d say someone’s been having a play in Photoshop. But it’s still a pretty cool image…

The guys at scooter centre even speculate as to what set up he’s running… here.

 

Dino’s at it again…

Dean Martin on a CentoBefore Austin Powers, there was Matt Helm… a spoof secret agent played by Dean Martin. A hard drinking, womanising, wisecracking american counterpart to 007, Dino played it strictly for laughs, and took every opportunity to get his leg over. On this occasion, he’s given up trying to kick start the LD, and got his leg over a J Range… And riding pillion he’s looking for somewhere to hold on!

Cliff Richard, Three’s up…

Cliff Richard on a LambrettaThere’s a title I never thought I’d be posting on this blog. Don’t know who the other fellas are… Shadows? Is it me, or has the bloke perched on the back rack got a very small head?

Oh, for my readers abroad, Cliff Richard was our (Britain’s) equivalent of Elvis. Sort of. He had hits in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. And probably the 90’s too. Thankfully, I think he’s more or less stopped making records now, except at Christmas.  Staying true to one of his earlier songs, he remains a Bachelor Boy to this day.

She usually starts first kick…

Dean Martin Lambretta KickstartWe’ve all been there. Your Lammie always starts first or second kick. Unless there is somebody nearby that you want to impress, or you’re selling it, and somebody has come for a test drive. Temperamental beasts, Lambrettas… they don’t like being taken for granted. Not even by Dino!

The true spirit of motorcycling…


These days, when I’m out on my Series 2, I get more “thumbs up” from riders of BSA and Triumphs than modern auto scooters… funny how things change. Anyway, this video raised a smile. After yesterdays horrific events In London, I need something to make me smile.

I think that’s a Cezeta… I don’t think Innocenti had much to worry about on the design front! And a petrol tank built into the front fender? Who’s bright idea was that!?

Dick Smart and his SuperVespa


Came across this recently via Ride the machine.
Now I know this is a Lambretta blog, and I have been less than complimentary about our Vespa riding brethren (only in jest, honestly),
but that’s because I’d never seen this movie before. Dick, or should that be Signor Smart, is a Vespa riding, latino James Bond type.
I won’t spoil it for you (you really got to see it to believe it) but the words Little Nelly sprang to mind. 007 afficionados will know what I’m on about.
Fantastic cheesy soundrack too.