Scooterlounge Vespa Homepage
Welcome to the Den of the Vespa
The Vespa scooter is more than a way to get from place to place - it is an all-time classic. It is a design icon that is still being manufactured today in its classic form. It is a vehicle that has been continuously made in one incarnation or another for over 60 years, and with over ten million sold, it is one of the most popular vehicles ever made.
This site is meant to be a comprehensive destination providing a wealth of information about the classic Vespa scooter. From those who are just beginning their search for a scooter, to the advanced restoration mechanic, you should be able to find something of interest on Scooterlounge.
There are a lot of changes happening here at Scooterlounge.com, and I hope that you like them as much as I do. It is hard for me to believe that this site has been on the web since 1996. During that time, the standard for internet design has changed quite a bit. We did a total re-design of the site in 2007. Though a lot has been added, I still have a large amount of material that is destined for these pages, and I'll be loading it up as I get time. Keep checking back for new content, I hope to have the time to update the site at least once a week.
What's New on Scooterlounge.com
02.20.12 - Added a gallery page to the Lambretta page for a LD 150 Avv CHECK IT.
02.20.12 - Added a gallery page to the Lambretta page for a GP 125 CHECK IT. Added a gallery page to the Lambretta page for a GP 150 CHECK IT. Added a gallery page to the Lambretta page for a TV175 Series II CHECK IT. Added a gallery page to the Lambretta page for a TV200 Series II CHECK IT.
02.18.12 - Minor changes to the Vespa Handlebar Buyer's Guide page CHECK IT.
01.15.12 - I have updated my SX200 Restoration Article, added tons of pics and other details. CHECK IT.
05.29.11 - Added a page to aggregate all blog posts by our new blogger, Th'Cap'n. CHECK IT.
05.29.11 - New content on the main site! Added Lambretta brochure for the Cento. CHECK IT.
05.28.11 - Many new internal changes for SEO purposes. Make sure to re-bookmark your favorites links. Many new posts on the blog.
01.06.10 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Added a new Vespa tech article on replacing the fuel line, CHECK IT. More photos up on the Lambretta gallery of a TV175 Series III CHECK IT. Don't forget to check out the blog.
12.30.09 - Lots of work done by Dano on formatting and cleaning up coding over the last week. Added a new Vespa tech article on changing a gear cable, CHECK IT. Added some photos to the Lambretta Gallery CHECK IT. New Blog postsgoing up often.
09.10.09 - Back at work adding content! Blog posts almost every day. Two new Lambretta TV175 Series I brochures CHECK IT, and CHECK THE OTHER ONE. Cleaned up some coding on the Lambretta brochures main page, CHECK IT.
08.24.09 - We've now added a blog to the site. You can find it here at the Scooterlounge blog. I'm hoping to have daily posts. Check it frequently!
02.10.09 - THE STORE IS NOW OPEN! I'm selling my personal collection of scooter parts and have opened an online store to help with this. Please use the Marketplace link at the top of the page to see the store. CHECK OUT THE STORE!
01.28.09 - Easing back into working on the site... doing a lot of scanning to add lots of stuff. Added a wiring diagram for the Vespa VL3 to the Vespa wiring diagrams page CHECK IT.
10.07.08 - Cleaned up some coding and added a picture on the Online Owner's Manual project CHECK IT.
10.06.08 - Added "performance" and "engine" pages to the Online Owner's Manual CHECK IT.
10.05.08 - Added the "controls" page to the GS160 Online Owner's Manual CHECK IT.
10.04.08 - Started work on a prototype for a new section on the site, the Online Owner's Manual. The first try will be for a GS160. CHECK IT.
09.27.08 - Wrote the last section to the Vespa Buyers' Guide for the Sears Allstate CHECK IT. Cleaned up some typos on different pages of the Vespa Buyers' Guide.
09.22.08 - Made some adjustments to the Vespa carburetor jetting guide CHECK IT. Added a photo to the Lambretta tech page CHECK IT. Added some information to the Vespa books section for in-print magazines, and cleaned up some coding on the various pages in this section CHECK IT.
09.21.08 - Added a large new section on Vespa wiring diagrams. Added U.S. market Vespa diagrams from the 70's and some late-model P-series stuff CHECK IT.
09.16.08 - Added a large new section on Vespa serial numbers cross-referenced to year produced and a guide to find the serial number location CHECK IT.
09.08.08 - Added Lambretta brochure for the GT/TV 200, thanks to Richard! CHECK IT.
08.31.08 - Added some photos to the Lambretta serial number page and cleaned up some coding CHECK IT.
08.30.08 - Added a page to the Lambretta reference section on frame numbers cross-referenced to year produced CHECK IT.
08.28.08 - I got a new, and very nice, copy of the Lambretta Li Series III Jayne Mansfield brochure which I previously had. My previous brochure was in very rough shape, this one is perfect. I put up the scans of the nice brochure CHECK IT. Added a brochure for a Vespa Rally 200 CHECK IT.
08.26.08 - Added a new brochure to the Lambretta brochures section for a TV 175 Series II CHECK IT.
08.21.08 - Added a new brochure to the Lambretta brochures section for a Li 150 Series II CHECK IT.
07.15.08 - Added some photos and changed soem text on the Vespa Rally buyers guide page CHECK IT.
07.14.08 - Added PX150 jetting information to the Vespa jetting page, thanks to Matt Shaughnessy CHECK IT. Added some photos and changed some text on the Lambretta 150 Special Buyers Guide Page CHECK IT. Added some photos and changed some text on the Lambretta GP Buyers Guide Page CHECK IT.
07.13.08 - Added a German Vespa Messerschmitt Touring 150 brochure CHECK IT. Added a 1970 Vespa brochure as well CHECK IT. Added a TV 175 Lambretta brochure CHECK IT. Also updated and added a few pictures to the Lambretta TV175 and SX200 Buyers Guide pages.
2.20.08 - We have been working on making the pictures for the brochure archives render better using a flash-based viewer. That process took awhile, but is now complete for both the Vespa and Lambretta Brochure Archives.
12.19.07 - Reorganized the Vespa Reference Library main page to accommodate upcoming additions.CHECK IT
12.5.07 - We have added a new Tech Article about how to replace a front shock on most Vespa models. CHECK IT We also made some minor additions to various Lambretta Buyers Guide pages. Also, fixed Paul's gallery page and added a photo. CHECK IT
11.24.07 - We have posted our first Tech Article about how to rebuild a front shock for a Vespa GS 160 MkII. CHECK IT
11.20.07 - We have completed our migration to our new servers so you should see some new activity around here. We have also added the 'Tech Articles' item to the nav bar so please look forward to some new articles!
9.2.07 - Worked on cleaning up some coding on the Lambretta Buyers Guide pages
9.1.07 - Added a brochure for the Vespa Primavera from 1971. CHECK IT
8.31.07 - Added a brochure for the Vespa Sprint from 1972. CHECK IT
8.26.07 - Added a brochure for the Vespa 150 Super from 1967. CHECK IT
8.05.07 - Added a rare Lambretta Model A brochure.CHECK IT
8.04.07 - Added a nice Lambretta Series II brochure.CHECK IT
7.29.07 - Added three other brochures to the Lambretta Brochures page; a large Series II accessories brochure, a LD 150, and a LI 125/150 brochure.CHECK IT
7.28.07 - Uploaded images for a 1955 D 150 brochure that I recently obtained. CHECK IT Also added five other brochures to the Lambretta Brochures page; two LD, TV175 Series I, Series II full line, and Series III full line.CHECK IT
7.15.07 - Uploaded owners manual for Jet 200 Serveta Lambretta. CHECK IT Updated the Serveta Buyers Guide page.
6.15.07 - Uploaded images for eleven new Lambretta brochures and created pages for them. Added links to the new brochures on the Lambretta Brochures page and reordered that page. CHECK IT Fixed some info on the Vespa G.L. and Lambretta Serveta Buyers Guide pages. Also added a few pictures to the Lambretta Gallery page. CHECK IT New info added to the 'About Us' page. Pictures added to the Vespa and Lambretta links pages. New Lambretta link added. Put image on Vespa Manuals page.
6.7.07 - Uploaded images for ten new Vespa brochures and created pages for them. Added links to the new brochures on the Vespa Brochures page and generally fixed that page to make it work right. CHECK IT
6.6.07 - Uploaded images for four new Vespa brochures and created pages for them. Added links to the new brochures on the Vespa Brochures page. CHECK IT Left some copies of duplicate brochures on the page as placeholders.
6.5.07 - Uploaded images for five new Vespa brochures and started creating pages for them. Added links to the new brochures on the Vespa Brochures page. CHECK IT Still debugging lightgalleries for the brochures.
6.2.07 - Created ImageGallery for new Lambretta Brochure page and added 4 brochures- CHECK IT. Added links to all images on entry page to make entry easier for people that just click on stuff.
5.30.07 - Updated pages for Asian restorations. Wrote new pages for Lambretta TV and LI Series I. Cleaned up several sets of images in the Vespa Brochure page.
5.29.07 - Created ImageGallery for new Vespa Brochure page - CHECK IT. Added page for 64 Brochure, 400, 65 Accessories, 1974 Sales page, tweeked layout and order of pages.CHECK IT. Fixed links pages for Lambretta and Vespa. Created new background image for the Vespa Den.
5.28.07 - Added Asian "restoration" pages, worked on links pages. Edited Lambretta buyers guide.
5.27.07 - Updated contact page with scrambled email address, created stub page for Classifieds, added Sears stub page and link in Buyers Guide. Edited several pages in Vespa buyers guide and worked on welcome pages.
5.26.07 - Added images to Vespa and Lambretta homepages. Edited some Vespa buyers guide pages. Added more images to Vespa buyers guide pages. Added image to what's new list.
5.25.07 - Cleaned up background scooter image and created favicon.ico image for bookmarks. Implemented .ico code in HEAD on root pages only.
5.24.07 - Created 'What's New' include for use on Vespa and Lambretta homepages. Removed Buyers Guide from all non-guide pages. Applied 1 col design to the rest of the site. Created images for Manuals section. Fixed Vespa and Lambretta Links pages. Added Smallfram stub page.
5.23.07 - Created new 1 column page style (colBig) in both stylesheets and applied to some pages for testing. Implemented no-right-click script. Downloaded videos from YouTube for hosting. Added 2 manuals to the server and appropriate pages.
5.22.07 - LOTS and LOTS of changes over the last week.