2017 Events

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Motoretta Tourist Trophy Friday the 21st April to Tuesday the 25th April. If you can only go on one scooter ride a year, make it this one. A 4 day, 1000 mile team ride for classic geared scooters. An epic test of man and machine, taking in the best roads and scenery in the top of the South […]

Burt Munro Challenge 2016

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Burt Munro Challenge 2016 Recently we attended the 11th annual Burt Munro Challenge with scooter friends from around the country. This years event coincided with the opening of the new Classic Motorcycle Mecca here in Tay St. The Bill Richardson Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca are both world class collections now part of a local […]

Rarotonga

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Recently we were lucky enough to travel to Rarotonga for a friends wedding and a holiday. What an awesome place for a holiday and a beachfront wedding. Mrs JC and I travelled with another couple of scooterists and had a great old time exploring the island, snorkelling, fishing, swimming and just doing all the things […]

Vespa Engine Stand

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Vespa Engine Stand I have been thinking about building a stand for vespa engines for a while now and have seen a few designs on different sites and forums and used a type that you clamp into your vice. The assembled engines can fall off your bench if you aren’t careful and having a stand […]

Douglas 42L2 update 2

Posted Posted in Douglas Scooter, Scooter Projects

Douglas 42L2 update 2 The PX motor installation has provided some challenges although I never expected this would be easy. Basically it seems there are 3 brackets available for changing the original Douglas 125 engine for a PX – two specifically for the PX200 and another for a PX150 or a standard VBB or Super 150 […]

Douglas 42L2 update 1

Posted Posted in Douglas Scooter, Scooter Projects

Douglas 42L2 update 1 Scooters made in the 1950’s had different frame styles and engines than the more recent scooters. Engine side cowl has a bump that cuts into the frame. There is a small door below the choke and fuel levers which hinges toward the headset. For models with 8″ wheels this is where the […]

Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2016

Posted Posted in 2016 events

Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2016. “It is the responsibility of riders to ensure both they and their scooter are road legal. All scooters must be registered and carry a current Warrant of Fitness. Registration plates must belong to that vehicle. If a scooter is found to be in breach, the rider will be disqualified” This years […]

NZ Classic Scooter Club Rally

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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 […]