NZ Classic Scooter Club Rally

Posted Posted in 2016 events

NZ Classic Scooter Club Rally This years NZCSC rally at Tatum Park in Manakau, which is up north on SH 1 between Otaki and Levin got off to a bad start for the Black Roughie. Planning to leave early didn’t happen and while wanting to get to Ch-Ch on the first day, it all went […]

2016 Events

Posted Posted in 2016 events

The 12th NZ Classic Scooter Club national scooter rally 19-21 February    Fri 12 AM · Tatum Park · Manakau   A weekend of scooter goodness. The NZ Classic Scooter Club was started in 1995 as a register of owners of old, interesting or unusual: scooters mopeds clip on bicycle motors Stepthru’s Autocycles Power Cycles The NZ […]

Bajaj scooter update 14

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Bajaj scooter update 14 Sante has come early in the Southern Scoot workshop with new parts for the Black Roughie and some other projects on the go. Hopefully, the Bajaj will be the next scoot to complete next years MotoTT (which most scooterists still call the Mille) and its time for some new bits and pieces […]

Sally the Skelly

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Sally the Skelly The skeleton (from Greek σκελετός, skeletós “dried up”) is the body part that forms the supporting structure of an organism. Sally the Skelly is the current pilot for Elsie the Lambretta scooter and has been keen to get out and ride but alas, she has no eyes to see where she is […]

Bajaj scooter update 13

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Bajaj scooter update 13 The Bajaj has had quite a few additions as it has evolved from Barry the Bajaj into The Black Roughie. In effect the Bajaj has become the test bed for all things scooter and will continue to be “adjusted” as time permits. It has been a great learning tool as I have been lucky […]

Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2015

Posted Posted in 2015 Events, Events

Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2015. This was the first of the event previously known as the Mille Miglia Scooter Challenge. Christiaan from  Retroscooter and his hard working team outdid themselves this year with a sublime event. With around 70 scooters taking part this year the scene was set for some serious competition and is an indication of how […]

2015 Events

Posted Posted in 2015 Events, Events

35th Annul Brass Monkey Rally Queens Birthday Weekend Saturday 30th May – Sunday 31st May Idaburn Dam, Oturehua, Central Otago.     Motoretta Tourist Trophy Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th April 2015 A four day, 1000 mile team ride for classic geared scooters. An epic test of man and machine, taking in the BEST roads […]

Southern Scoot in Africa

Posted Posted in 2015 Events

Recently we were fortunate enough to be able to travel to South Africa and to go on two Safari’s. The two Lodges – Hoyo Hoyo in the Kruger national park in South Africa and Muchenje in the Chobe national park in Botswana were just awesome. Most of what you see of on TV about wildlife in […]

Bajaj scooter update 12

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Bajaj scooter update 12 Its funny the things you learn as you pull your scooter to pieces and then put it back together again. I am not a vespa expert by any means but have acquired a pretty good knowledge about scooter engines, wiring, exhausts, tyres, forks, wheels, carburetors, stands, bodywork, painting, seats and pretty […]