Tuesday, 2 September 2014

My First Wheels - The Lambretta SX150

My wonderful dad bought me one of these on my 16th birthday. Mine had yellow trim but was otherwise identical. Well, I had the tinted windscreen, chrome crash bars, six mirrors, spotlights, ten foot whip Ariel with pennants, air horns....

Now I think about it, the amazing thing was that it still motored.

I used to wear a parka with a rabbit fur trimmed hood and the trick was to sit with your kneels against the shield and your back against the point of the seat so you could lean backwards. It took a great deal of skill and practice to ride like that without killing yourself.

Ah, the wonderful follies of youth.


  1. Replies
    1. They were horribly unstable but very stylish.

  2. Quite the Mod, eh? : )

    I have a Vespa. Scooting is one of the most fun activities!