As it’s St. Andrew’s day!
As it’s St. Andrew’s day!
Spotted these set of S2 sidepanels on eBay, painted up like the 1960 Rome Olympics scooters (see my post on them here). I don’t think they are off a genuine Rome Olympics scooter, the Lambretta logo is completely wrong for one thing, and the condition is a bit too good, but they’re “a bit of fun” as David Dickinson would say. They’d would look pretty good on the right scooter or even a garage wall… The seller is breaking a complete scoot (which I always think is a shame), so there are other matching bits, including a headset top. Check them out here.
If a traditional geared Lambretta engine is not your thing there’s a couple of cool Lambretta Autos on eBay at the mo, with very different aesthetics.
The first one is a Spanish Rat Rod with a Vespa ET4 lump in it;Here it is on eBay
The second is a street racer but by Frank Sanderson – who knows a thing or two about Lambretta Autos.
It has a tuned and upgraded 172cc Gilera Runner 2-Stroke engine in a Lambretta frame.That one’s on eBay here.
If you don’t like Autos, Rex Monacos, Simson Schwalbes, Scomadis or Snuggys, or even Prince Buster (shame on you!), I promise I’ll be posting about some real Lambrettas soon 🙂
Love this painting by Sara Sutton, and contemporary artist from North London.
Sara shares a common history and influences with a lot of scooterists of my generation… Here’s a bit about her in her own words… “after my punk phase I fell into the London rockin’ scene at an early age. Cars and scooters featured heavily on the scene as much as the music and clothes. My music interests spread to northern soul and ska and I still love all the music and still enjoy a night out dancing at one of the clubs. Most of my work is centred round my life in London and good times spent out and about…”
You can find more of Sara’s work on her website, here: sarasutton.co.uk
or check it out live at here next exhibition at the Ply Gallery in Hornsey Town Hall Art Centre on July 20th- 27th
Farewell David Bowie, the greatest stylist of them all.
To be honest, I’d never even heard of a “ridgeback” Lambretta before. Luckily it has nothing to do with hard-as-nails Rhodesian dogs, but it’s a rare early TV2. A TV2 that has a weld, or ridge, running down both sides of the frame tube. Apparently this was removed after frame numbers *108… so they’re as rare as the proverbial rocking horse excrement.
This one comes fully loaded with authentic period accessories, and a five digit number plate. It’s just had a grand knocked off the price, hence the headline. And you can buy it on eBay here.
Great looking scooter sidecar combination over at eBay… it’s got a classified ad price of £7,500.document.Check it out on eBay here
A little bit of artistic inspiration 🙂
Donnie Canning is a Bedfordhire based wedding photographer … so if your in the Bedford, Luton, Dunstable or Leighton Buzzard area, and your planning on getting hitched, check out his website here. But it’s not his Wedding photography that caught my eye on Flickr, it’s the great scootering images, including the ones of Donnie on his fantastic looking Eibar Winter Model. They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so I’ll shut up and let the pictures do the talking.
Check out the Donnie Photography website.
© All Rights Reserved Donnie Canning
Used for two years from new, and then stored… this TV175 has only had one previous owner. It a cracking looking scoot… not fully loaded with accessories like the one I posted the other day, but showing off the original Lambretta lines to the fullest. To be honest, I’d ditch the rear crash bars, I don’t think they add anything, but each to their own. It’s a classified ad, and they want £7,500 for it.
On eBay, here.
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