Clobber, coffee bars, lifestyle, kit, more…
My ever expanding list of a few personal favourites.
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.
Mens clothing and style, made in Italy. Proper, pucker modern dandy stuff.
In With The In Crowd
Mod, retro inspired and original vintage clothing in Farnham, Hants.
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.
Ok, you’ve got three guesses…
Woven patches and key chains
Ties, Scarves, Tilbury’s and more. Very nice ones!
Classically vintage style clothing influenced by the subcultures we love.
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.
A History of Electric Scooters
A page on the history of what may very well be the future of the Lambretta
Supplying scooters for the film and TV industry, based in the South East (UK).
For the final send-off, what could be better than a Lambretta hearse?
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.
Your “In Case of Emergency” Information on a QR Code
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.
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.
The umbrella label for Ace, BGP, Chiswick, Kent and more.
Jazz, Rock’n’Roll, R’n’B, Soul reissues.
Jazz, Soul Jazz, Rare Mod & Reggae.
Arthur Kay & The Originals
Arthur Kay, original mod, Lambretta rider & the godfather of British ska.
Buster Bloodvessel & The Gang
Not ‘The English Beat’ you yanks, just THE Beat. Yes, the one with Ranking Roger.
A British institution. Sadly without Mr Dury.
Blue Note Records
The finest jazz since 1939
From the Inspirals
Old-skool Southern Soul Man.
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
Consistently the finest show on radio
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
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.
Modern British Reggae
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.
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?
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.
Official site of my favourite singer of all time, bar none.
The glory boys
The band that accompanied Ronnie Lane during his solo career in the 1970’s. Reformed but Unrepentant!
The Small Faces
The original mod band?
2Tone legends official site.
Ex Beta Band and King Biscuit Time, and a notable Lambretta owner.
THE iconic British Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae label.
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.
Authentic vintage gear (40’s – 60’s) Menswear, Ladieswear & Homeware.
Retro to Go
A guide to all things hip and retro.
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
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
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
A bikers (and scooterists) shop, a gallery a place to grab a coffee. Cool.
274 Richmond Road, Hackey, London E8
A scooterist destination in Steel City. The best breakfast in Sheffield!
116 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S71FF
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
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Other, non-scootering related…
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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That’s more than seliebns! That’s a great post!