The standard of the average event flyer has certainly improved over the years. Just as with scooters, there is a huge variety of styles, with some fantastic illustrations. I’ve featured the work of Glenn Reid and Adam Xyl before, here.
Here’s another piece of beautiful Lambretta art, in a graphic novel meets art deco illustration style. I’m trying to find out who the artist/designer is so I can give them full credit. I’d have this on the wall, despite the big Vespa logo!
The event itself is run by the Maldito Domingo SC. Based in the Spanish city of Cartagena, a historic port on the Mediterranean coast, it’s the largest scooter event in south-east Spain. Scooters, sand, sea, sun… and if I know the Spanish, great food, wine and beer too. Find out more here.
The Ulster Lambretta Club hosts the 4Nations rally in Ballycastle inviting members of the Lambretta clubs of Great Britain, Ireland and Scotland to the north Anrtim coast for the weekend with a rideout to Portrush, a custom show, plenty of music, drink and craic.
Remember that lovely retro poster for the Awfully Pleasant Scooter Associations’ Teme Valley Rally? No? You should really pay more attention! Here it is. And here’s a little vid of the event, from Dominic Hinde, otherwise known as The Scootographer, somebody else who’s work I’ve featured before.
Apparently, the Ottawa Curd Vintage Scooter Rally is not to be missed… CURD? Yep. You Heard. CURD. So I thought, what’s that all about, must be an acronym for something. Canadian Urban Riders Day or something. Nope. It stands for CURD. The squeaky cheese stuff. Now I’m partial to a spot of cheese myself… and Curd is the key ingredient in Poutine …a French Canadian dish made from french fries, gravy and cheese curd. Sounds like perfect rally fodder.
There will be Poutine a plenty, drinks, camping, games, friendship and some great group rides.
Check out these pics from last years event.
One of the movers and shakers, and key sponsors of the CURD Rally is Corey Fraser, one of my readers who puts me right when my limited knowledge lets me down. He’s owned and ridden Lambrettas (and those other scooters …the ones starting with V) for over 25 years, and runs Scooter Fix, providing a full restoration and repair service out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Here’s their Facebook page. Corey is also rebuilding the raffle prize… a 1964 LI150.
Remember that rather good video I posted a wee while back of EuroLambretta in Avignon? Well, Woody, who shot that, has made another mini masterpiece with this film of the Lambretta Club of Great Britains’ 60th Anniversary Rally. Enjoy.
No apologies for my second post of the day from Colombia. Here we have the Manizales Scooter Classic… Now, I knew where Bogota was, but my Colombian geography is not that good, so I had to look up Manizales… and I found out it’s all about coffee. In fact, they claim to be the world capital of coffee. Who said this website wasn’t educational? Anyway… they have a classic scooter rally there too… as you’ll see from the above video. Some nice lammies too. Judge Dread doing the honours on the backing track.
A cut above the usual documentary about scooters… avoiding most of the clichés, and featuring Scootering magazine’s Sticky (whatever happened to him?), I don’t know how I missed this Channel 4 documentary ‘back in the day’ but I’ve got absolutely no recollection of seeing this before. Just watch it, it’s brilliant.
If you couldn’t make it to EuroLambretta 2013, which is about to kick off any minute now, or youron your way / already there and you are already thinking about next years, it’s in Davos, Switzerland. Now the only two things I know about Davos, are 1) They hold financial summits for the G8 countries there, and 2) It sounds a bit like Davros… leader of the Daleks. So I won’t be much help. But maybe this Wikipedia article will.
The dates are 27th– 29th June, and more details will be forthcoming, once the current Euro is over, from the Lambretta Club Swiss.
It’s actually only 2 miles further than Avignon, according to a quick bit of ‘research’ on Google Maps, but I have heard that Switzerland is quite “hilly”.
I expect this rally will run like clockwork.