Firstly, I hope everybody is keeping well, and safe in these strangest of days.
Changed personal circumstances have meant the Lambrettista blog has been put on the back-burner for a while, but hopefully, its back, back, back, and I’m going to get some new content posted up on a more regular basis.
I got a fantastic email from Dan, from Switzerland far too long ago – sharing some fantastic pictures of his 1955 Lambretta 150 D Racing Replica. Dan has recently become webmaster of the Swiss Lambretta Club site (check out their site here). He found the D Racer in Piedmonte, Italy, while taking part in the Milano Taranto Rally last summer.
The scooter is now going through a full restoration and Dan has a list of period add-ons to enhance the scooter – and plans to tune her to achieve 100 km/h.
The scooter already has some really nice ‘special features’ including;
- A unique handmade 15-litre racing fuel tank
- Nicely cut and shaped front and rear mudguards, and slimstyle legshields
- Aftermarket headlight
- Slim racing handlebars
- Handmade racing seat
All of which adds up to a unique, and rather special scooter – no wonder Dan looks so happy astride it!
So, that’s the first post, after a rather long hiatus. The next post won’t be so long, I promise.
If you’ve got images, an event – (post social distancing of course), a story or – importantly these days – some news you want to share, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get it up on the bog.
Stay safe. Stay well.