A scooterists miscellany (everything else)…

Clobber, coffee bars, lifestyle, kit, more…

My ever expanding list of a few personal favourites.


David Watts
Some nice gear.

Dead End Street
Clothing Accessories Books & Art in Kilwinning, Ayreshire. Which is where my granny used to live. Kilwinning, not Dead End Street that is.

DNA Groove
Mens clothing and style, made in Italy. Proper, pucker modern dandy stuff.

Fred Perry
Iconic menswear.

In With The In Crowd
Mod, retro inspired and original vintage clothing in Farnham, Hants.

John Smedley
Nice knits

Jump The Gun
Brighton’s Mod Emporium in the North Lanes.

Used to be a shop off Carnaby Street. Used to go up and hang around there when I was a little herbert. Now it’s a brand. Some nice bits.

Mod Shoes
Ok, you’ve got three guesses…

Modern Suede
Woven patches and key chains

Peckham Rye
Ties, Scarves, Tilbury’s and more. Very nice ones!

Pretty Green

Warrior Clothing
Classically vintage style clothing influenced by the subcultures we love.

Savile Rogue
Football Scarves. But not your ordinary football scarves. Oh no. Cashmere football Scarves. (they even do Partick Thistle colours! in case you were thinking of treating me).

Some nice, funky designs

Scooterwear for lovers of classic Scooters. Spanisg site (with English version) International Scooterist attitude.

Simply the finest t-shirts, polos and underwear you’ll find. Classically British.


National Associaton for Bikers with a Disability
Registered charity that has grown to become the world’s leading support group for motorcyclists who suffer disabilities due to accident, illness, genetic conditions or any other cause.

Electric Scooters

A History of Electric Scooters 
A page on the history of what may very well be the future of the Lambretta

Film Services

Action Scooters 
Supplying scooters for the film and TV industry, based in the South East (UK).


Modified Funerals 
For the final send-off, what could be better than a Lambretta hearse?


Bikers Gear
Good value, good quality imported Aussie Biker Gear.

British manufacturer of stylish, high quality helmets. Hand-built in England, on the Wirral. They also do goggles, accessories and leathers.

Gear for Bikers.

ICE Patch
Your “In Case of Emergency” Information on a QR Code

Lewis Leathers
The original British Bikers Leather Gear since 1892.

You wouldn’t want it nicked would you? These guys specialise in locks for Lambrettas & V*spas.

Great value wax cotton motorcycle jackets & more.

Custom embroidered Scooter patches.


Nottingham based business providing high quality graphics and kits for all models of Vespa & Lambretta scooters


Lambretta tours of Andalucia, Southern Spain.

Loco Wheels
Lambretta tours in the Mallorcan Sun.


A personal selection of a old favourites and current artists.
Just a couple to kick off with, plenty more to come.

Ace Records
The umbrella label for Ace, BGP, Chiswick, Kent and more.
Jazz, Rock’n’Roll, R’n’B, Soul reissues.

Acid Jazz
Jazz, Soul Jazz, Rare Mod & Reggae.

Arthur Kay & The Originals
Arthur Kay, original mod, Lambretta rider & the godfather of British ska.

Bad Manners
Buster Bloodvessel & The Gang

The Beat
Not ‘The English Beat’ you yanks, just THE Beat. Yes, the one with Ranking Roger.

The Blockheads
A British institution. Sadly without Mr Dury.

Blue Note Records
The finest jazz since 1939

Britpop legends

Clint Boon
From the Inspirals

Charles Bradley
Old-skool Southern Soul Man.

The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
Consistently the finest show on radio

Daptone Records

Mr Rowand and the gang, no longer Midnight Runners

Durand Jones & The Indications
My current favourite band. Old skool soul with a contemporary feel. If you get the chance, see them, you will not regret it.

The Eel Pie Club
The home of Richmond & Twickenhan Rhythm & Blues

Eli Paperboy Reed
Old school soul & R’nB

Gaz Mayall
The fella behind Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues & The Trojans

The Haggis Horns
British funk band outa Leeds

The High Barnets
Superior mod covers band. Hersham boys.

Hollie Cook
Modern British Reggae

The Invisibles
Great ska band out of Amsterdam. The vintage offbeat dance machine

The James Hunter Six
The UK’s greatest soul singer? Discuss.

The James Taylor Quartet
JTQ – Hammond driven jazz funk of the highest calibre.

King Kurt

The Kinks
One of the most important and influential British groups. Ever.

Lack of Afro
Craig Brown Funk & Soul Show Favourites.

The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra
Terrific live band fronted by Madness saxophonist, and Boots Hearing Aid advert star Lee ‘Kix’ Thompson.

London International Ska Festival
International Ska Festival, held in London. But you’d guessed that hadn’t you?

The Lambrettas
Had to put this lot in, didn’t I! Favourite album? Beat Boys in the Jet Age. Favourite track? Cortina MK II. Obviously.

Official site for the nutty boys.

Nathaniel Ratecliff & The Night Sweats
One of my current favourite bands. They’re on Stax, and they deserve to be.

Nine Below Zero
Legends of the British R’n’B Scene.


Ocean Colour Scene

Otis Redding
Official site of my favourite singer of all time, bar none.

Ronnie Scotts
Jazz Club

Secret Affair
The glory boys

The Selecter

Slim Chance
The band that accompanied Ronnie Lane during his solo career in the 1970’s. Reformed but Unrepentant!

The Small Faces
The original mod band?

The Specials
2Tone legends official site.

Stax Records
Soulsville USA.

Steve Mason
Ex Beta Band and King Biscuit Time, and a notable Lambretta owner.

Stiff Little Fingers

Trojan Records
THE iconic British Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae label.

Paul Weller
The Modfather.

The Who
You may have heard of them.

Zoot Money & The Big Roll Band
One of the best live 60’s ‘mod’ bands Along with Georgie Fame & Geno Washington.


I-Paint Darlaston, West Midlands

The Scooter Paint Shop Loughborough


Guys and girls who shoot things for a living.

Dammo Photography

Emma Lou Photography


The Scootographer

Retro Lifestyle

Malone’s Vintage
Authentic vintage gear (40’s – 60’s) Menswear, Ladieswear & Homeware.

Retro to Go
A guide to all things hip and retro.

Riders Rights

Motorcycle Action Group (MAG)
Volunteer led riders’ rights organisation that has been building in strength and diversity since it began in 1973.

 Places for Faces

The 100 Club
Regular Northern Soul & Blues nights at this historic London venue.
100 Oxford Street, London W1

Ace Café
Traditional roadside café, established in 1938, once the haunt of the original ‘ton-up boys.They now share their passion for classic motorcycles, scooter and cars with a full calendar of events.  Whether you’re into your classic british bikes, scooters, minis or you like your rock’n’roll or motown, there’s always something going on down at the Ace.
Ace Corner, North Circular Rd, Stonebridge, London NW10

Bar Italia
London’s, England’s, maybe the world’s coolest coffee bar. Established in Soho, since 1949. It’s secret is it doesn’t try too hard, it just IS.  A gem of a place. They’ve even got their own Scooter Club. The blog’s good too.
22 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

BOLT London
A bikers (and scooterists) shop, a gallery a place to grab a coffee. Cool.
274 Richmond Road, Hackey, London E8

OKeh Cafe
A scooterist destination in Steel City. The best breakfast in Sheffield!
116 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S71FF

Revved Up
Clothing and Tea Bar on the seafront of Walton on the Naze, Essex welcomes all bikers (and scooterists) everyday to the “Sunshine Coast!”

The 2-Tone Village
Enjoy a Skappucinno at the corner shop, grab some badges or t-shirts at the corner shop, get some reggae in your reggae at the Simmer Down Caribbean Restaurant, get some culture at the Coventry Music Museum.
Walsgrave Rd, Coventry CV2 4ED

The University Café
Glasgow’s best wee restaurant, for me anyway. No fine dining, just things like scotch pies, chips, macaroni cheese, coffee and the best ice cream in the world. Well, set the standard that all other ice cream was measured by when I was a wee laddie. A blast from the past. A Glasgae gem.
87 Byres Road, Glasgow G11


Lambretta Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Located on Toronto’s beautiful Roncesvalles Avenue, Lambretta Pizzeria & Wine Bar is an Italian wood-oven pizzeria featuring a thin-crust pizza menu.
89 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Twitter Scooter Links

Link to a previous post with a ton of scooter related people.

Me! On Twitter! Join the Twitterati and follow me on Twitter!

Or follow me on Facebook

Other, non-scootering related…

CrocodileJock Blog
My sadly neglected, original blog. Mostly design stuff, some scooter related.
Like a phoenix, it will rise again.

I’m aiming to have the most comprehensive list of Lambretta related links on the web.
If you spot any errors, typos, missing or incorrect links, drop me a line and I’ll put them right. If you want your club, or (Lambretta related) website, business or blog listed, drop me a line: mrlambrettista@gmail.com


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