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03Welcome
The wheel’s come off Stan’s world – literally

08Schwalbe ’74
Something completely different from East Germany

14The Knowledge
Get ready to save lives with the second part of our crash site first aid course

16Piaggio by post
This month Big Chris looks at the Vespa that wasn’t technically a Vespa, Sears’ Allstate

24News
If it affects you as a rider, then it’s here

30Stomping
We’re revamping our ‘culture’ section. This month Stan takes a look at the eagerly anticipated TV series This Town and Nik digs out a mysterious book.

34Lexicon of scooters #29
We look at the strange world of French Lambretta production

43RMK 224F
Having acquired a few items from an old racing scooter, Stu Owen conceived a plan to build a Lambretta like no other;
a true blast from the past

48Show Us Your Scoots
Send us your snaps and you could win a Scootering T-shirt

50Mailbox
Fred’s fantastic cutdown

52Subscriptions
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54Postcard
A mammoth gathering in Thailand and an anniversary ‘do’ to remember

60Rusty Hangar
A smallframe Vespa that mixes art and attitude

68Mod life 1964
It’s often said that if you can remember the 60s you weren’t there. However, Paul Grant was – and thankfully he recalled the events of 1964 with clarity

73And we’re off
All the action from the National’s season opener at Whitby

78Worthing Custom Show
Small but perfectly formed

80VMSC Coventry Extravaganza
So much more than just vintage scooters, a show that’s truly earned its title

86Buzzing back into the showroom
Closed since Covid, Buzzsolomoto’s showroom’s now reopened – and what a treat it is

90This month in the garage
This month Dan talks crap (in scooter carbs)

94Sow’s ear to silk purse
Our PX finally rolls on its own two wheels

98Italian stallion rolling revival
Our barn find Li enters the trim and tidy phase of its resurrection

104By Royal Alloy appointment
We’ve taken our 125 as far as tuning will allow, now it’s time to supersize that small block…

110Race Chat
This month Paul Green takes us behind the scenes of BSSO’s shakedown weekend

114Buyer’s Guide
The only place on earth you’ll find all the specifications you need to make an informed choice of which scooter to buy next

118Road Test
Ross Mowbray puts Kymco’s DTX360 320 through its paces

123Tales from the Vault
For an inexperienced owner, fitting the newfangled TS1 kit could be a recipe for disaster

124Scooter Trader
The world’s largest free scooter classifieds listing

128Final word
A tribute to an icon; AF’s legendary S Type

130Next month
The season’s ramping up and we’ve got plenty on offer to keep you entertained





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