Dynamic duo…

SX200_1_1You wait ages for a SX200, and then two come along at once. If you’ve had a hankering after one of the most beautiful models of Lambretta ever made, pop over to eBay (links below), as there’s a brace of near identical scoots on there at the moment. Both for sale at around about the £11k mark (One is asking £500 too much, or too little, depending on your viewpoint).

Here’s the link to the first one


And here’s it’s (near) twin…

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ProBikeART – Stunning Studio Shots of your Scoot

b16555So you’ve spent a few quid getting your scoot the way you want it… why not spend a few more documenting it for posterity? You could take some snaps yourself, or do it properly (your the kind of person that does things properly, right?), and get it shot professionally in a studio… except most studios are set up to shoot people, not motorcycles and scooters.

That’s where ProBikeArt comes into the picture. Professional studio photography that captures the lines and details of your Lambretta in the best light. Photographer Ian Daisley specialises in shooting classic, racing and cherished motorcycles – but he’s shot a few Lambrettas – as you can see!eg5a9381eg5a9322eg5a9333

A basic studio session costs just £145… including your finished digital images supplied on disk, and a 300x400mm framed fine art print.

ProBikeArt are located near Matlock in Derbyshire. Get in touch with them here.

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All images used by permission, and © Ian Daisley / ProBikeART (www.probikeart.co.uk)

A couple of ‘road racers’…

A couple of nicely done road racers caught my eye on that well known internet auction site…
The first is a rather tasty Martini/Shell themed LI 150. Find out more on eBay, here.

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Find out more on eBay, here.

The second is an equally eye-catching National Benzole themed Lambretta/Serveta Eibar Jet200. Full out more on eBay, here.
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Here’s that eBay link again.

IOM S-Type

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Just another S-Type pic I stumbled upon on the web somewhere. I’ve done an image search, but I can’t find anything more about this scoot, but just from the little details you can pick out you know it’s a stunner. The trimmed headlight peak, the balloon grips,  the candy striped leg shield trim… all hint to a cracker of a scoot. If it’s yours… I’d love to feature it on the blog.

A girl and a Lambretta

lambretta modetteIt’s not the most cutting edge post. A pretty girl on a Lambretta scooter. But who needs cutting edge all the time. Enjoy.

PS. If you like this kind of thing, search under the ‘glamour’ Tag, in the “Tag Cloud” under the search bar.

QPR SX

QPR SXQPRSX… sounds like a bad hand at Scrabble…rather nice Apple Green SX outside Loftus Road.

The lucky owner of the scooter is Monkey, of the excellent Monkey Picks blog (Great post on the Ian Dury exhibition). Follow him on Twitter @MonkeyPicks

SX… Perfection?

My last post featured a cracking “Rat Racer” Series one… and I thought it was just about perfect. Something I’d love to own. There would be a few little tweaks I’d make… and that’s the way it is with most of the scoots I find. Nearly perfect, but with a couple of tweaks… a bit of chrome there… an accessory added, or removed… but that’s the joy of Lambretta’s. The machines rolled out of the factory, close to perfection… but somehow owners (and dealers) managed to improve them.

But, I think I’ve found a machine where I wouldn’t change a thing. And it’s this stunning SX. Well, an SX 150 S-Type GT 186 to be precise. Everything from the paint colour, to the Ancillotti exhaust screams perfection for me. The raydots at the Smith chrono all add to the package. It’s a classic look, and I don’t think it’s been bettered, to be honest. Perfect.

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This lovely scoot was shot by Christian Gentilini, and you can see more of his photography, here, on flickr. He’s a member of the Lambretta Club Teste Cromate S.C.
The pics are copyright (Christian was kind enough to allow me to use them here) so please respect that.

Oh. I’ve spotted it. The tweak I’d make to this scooter. The crankcase side panel has something missing… it needs “Owned and run by Crocodile Jock” discretely signwritten on it. Small in the bottom right corner. And maybe a small enamel union flag badge under the sprint rack. There you go… proved… Lambrettisti just can’t help tinkering with perfection!