Saturday, 10 November 2007

The Frame

The frame for this project will be an Indian GP which I bought a few years ago with the intention of restoring. Unfortunately I had no import papers with it so it was just too much hassle.

So..... as it was just languishing in the corner I thought it was about time I got on and used it for something or other!

A small amount of welding will be needed, and its already virtually prepared for painting, so it makes an ideal start to the budget race bike project.

The forks will need a bit more attention though, as they are a bit worse for wear. So I'll see if i can find any alternatives first, and if not will have to set to and get them sorted out

Andrew Sharkey (Sharkman) has donated a fibreglass front mudguard, and some fibreglass panels on their way from Carl Neath at the BSSO AGM, thanks guys fr the donations to the cause!

Only main piece of bodywork I need is the Legshields, so the hunt is still on for them!

Thursday, 8 November 2007

First Post

The idea of this blog is to document the process of building and racing a 200cc Group4 Lambretta Scooter, in the BSSO UK ScooterRacing Championship.

After a 12-13 year 'retirement' from racing, getting involved in setting up the BSSO Scooter Racing forum and taking over the website in 2007 has rekindled my interest in racing. So...... very much on a budget I intend going to play scooter racing in 2008!

This blog will hopefully document the ups (and inevitably downs) of the process of building the scooter, applying for a race licence, and actually returning to the track.

More information on racing can be found at and

Here We Go......

So....... first entry in the (ageing) Lambretta Racers blog

The intention is to document the process of building a Lambretta Group 4 200cc Race Scooter .

After a 'retirement' lasting 12-13 years I've been drawn back in to the thought of playing racing scooters. The BSSO organise scooter racing in the UK, and I intend to race in their 2008 series. It's hardly going to be a full blown championship assault(!) just enter a few races during the year - the only intention is to try not to come last!

This blog will hopefully highlight the ups and undoubted downs of the process of building a racing scooter ( on a budget ) and then applying for a race licence and then actually getting out on the track!