Brass Monkey 2021

2021 Events

40 years on and the “last” one is finally done. Phillip, a local scooterist, has done 39 of them. A pretty good effort, all things considered and on all sorts of bikes, but this one, on a Vespa PX200. The last time I was here, there was snow on the ground and the rally really […]

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Burt Munro 2021

2021 Events

As we are local, going to “The Burt” is a no brainer. The event still just seems to get bigger every year. It’s a real boost to the Southland economy and there are very few problems. A well known NZ scooterist usually races at the Burt – 2016 event and has done so, for a […]

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Belladonna Black 07

Belladonna Scooter

This Belladonna scooter has been in the wars and was purchased because of its pedigree and I liked the rough and ready look of it. Also the location was handy when planning scooter trips up north. The original 150 engine in it had been modified and the scooter could get along at 120kms on the […]

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The Grand Tour

2021 Events

We have been to Whanganui twice now for the vintage weekend and scootering with friends. We have stayed at the Grand and enjoyed our time there and out and about exploring Whanganui. It is well priced and clean with a good selection of room types available. The Grand Hotel was built between 1926 and 1927 […]

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2021 Events

Events

The Grand Tour Come and hang with scooter geeks, have a decent length ride out, then hang with scooter geeks again. It’s not a scooter rally. Don’t expect a participation certificate or concours d’elegance waffle-fest because there won’t be one. The idea is all staying at a nice old school hotel, The Grand Hotel in […]

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Canscoot March Hare run

2020 Events

    Canscoot March Hare run There aren’t many of us Scooter riders in the deep south, so when the opportunity to mix with other like minded individuals arises, we tend to go and have a look. The Otago Vespa Club and the Canscoot Club from Canterbury were interested in having a get together and […]

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2020 Events

2020 Events

The Grand Tour Jan 17 at 6 PM – Jan 19 The Grand Hotel Wanganui 99a Guyton Street, Wanganui, New Zealand 4500   36th Vincent County Rally Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February 2020 211 Fisher Lane, Galloway – Alexandra Gates Open 12pm Friday Online entries here – https://bronzotago.ecwid.com/36th-VINCENT-COUNTY-RALLY-p121526995   Burt Munro The best […]

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Vespa Stretch

Misc

Vespa Stretch Most of the scooter enthusiasts that I know, enjoy their vintage scooters for what they are – classically styled forms of transport that require some maintenance and a lot of patience to be safe and fun to ride. Many are just collectors and store their treasures away while others are always tinkering with […]

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Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2019

2019 Events

Motoretta Tourist Trophy 2019 The Moto TT for 2019 was a bust for me personally but again was well organised with some awesome roads and destinations. Accomodation was outstanding with 2 nights at the Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa in Martinborough and 2 nights at DeBretts in Taupo as part of the trip. Having 2 […]

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Reachies Belladonna Scooter

Belladonna Scooter

Reachies Belladonna Scooter Recently a Belladonna scooter was advertised for sale in Auckland Black Bella 2003 – 172 QUATTRINI M1X MilleMiglia plus 60mm Mazzucchelli full circle Crankshaft. More or less 182cc – All engine work undertaken by professional technicians.  – Quality bearings and seals – Mikuni TM32 flat slide carburettor – Quattrini V Reed and […]

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2019 Events

Events

The best motor racing event in New Zealand. 7th – 10th February https://www.burtmunrochallenge.co.nz/home   The best scooter endurance event in New Zealand. 21st April – 25th April http://www.motoretta.co.nz/   The coldest motor racing event in New Zealand. Queens Birthday Weekend – 2nd June /3rd June http://www.brassmonkeyrally.org.nz/

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