Wednesday, 5 November 2008


Well, shortly before Cadwell Park, I received an email, which made my day! The offer of some sponsorship!

Why? Well I reckon this blog had a great deal to do with it! The blog had come to the notice of someone who had been following and decided he would like to help out for the future!

Pete Davies runs the British Lambretta Archive and is well known in the Lambretta scene. He is one of the main authorities on Lambretta details! ( You could say he wears an anorak at times lol)

The British Lambretta Archive web site is a mine of information.... frame and engine numbers year by year, Italian and Indian! Paint codes, guides to Lambretta Series by Series, even J Range and 3 wheelers.

Pete also is a main provider of DVLA accepted authentication letters, which are essential for registering foreign frames

Pete has also recently written and published a book - The Lambretta Bible.
This is a great and interesting book and is an in-depth look at the world's finest scooter from the Model A to the GP 200. The Lambretta story doesn't end there though, with the focus moving onto machines prepared and built by Lambretta Concessionaires. The book ends with a look at the main British dealer specials of the 1960s.

Pete is also a main contributor to Classic Scooterist Scene magazine, and the initial interest was actually to ask for permission to reprint this very blog as a set of articles in the magazine. Of course I was quite happy to give permission for this as its a great way of getting more publicity for racing......... and as we know .... magazine articles always generate extra interest in scooter racing and can only be good for the sport. At the start of the blog, the main reason for its existance was to document building the race scooter, just to show you don't have to spend £1000's or be a young whippersnapper to get on the track! Eds Tightwad blog does pretty much the same thing!

So...... The British Lambretta Archive logo's are now on the scooter and the BLA's contribution of £500 towards the costs of the 2009 season are really appreciated - Thanks Pete!

I look forward to helping out bringing some publicity and exposure to the BLA, and of course the excellent Lambretta Bible which can be bought direct from the BLA web site - Click here!