An unusual view of a Series 3 Li 150
Editorial - January 2018
Here are, another year on and 2018 is, as many of you know the 50th Anniversary of the Bertone designed Luna line Lambrettas. We are aiming to hold some Luna Owners Club events - whether that be a days riding or a get together, so keep you eyes peeled for more information.
Last year was a busy year for the BLA and the pace of requests for letters of authentication did not let up. Can we ask that people simply either write to us or email us with their scooter details. Whilst in the past we have accepted information via Facebook or messenger these are not ideal as if we miss a message then people wait ages, don't get a letter and then contact us asking where their paperwork is, when we didn't know about it. The same situation exists if you pay by Paypal but simply only include the information on Paypal. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to check all the ways that people can contact me so am simply asking for applications via post or email.
This weekend sees the Newark Scooter World show when we will have a Luna Owners Club stand. If you're at the show, come along and say Hello. We don't bite.
The rumours persist about MOT's not being required for vehicles that are 40 years old or older. To date we have not received anything from the DVLA about this. Once we get information we will share it.
For the 16th year running we will not be putting up the price of authentication letters. So, for a measly £7 you can have a dating certificate for your pride and joy. Please bear in mind though that the purpose of the dating certificate is simply to show that the frame number is correct for the scooter. It does not provide any other legitimacy for a frame.
On the subject of authentications if you apply for one then please supply full frame numbers and engine numbers. If you supply photos then please ensure that you also supply the frame number written down. Badly produced photographs often mean that frame numbers are misread which causes an issue for both us and you.
Our Facebook page continues to see quite a bit of traffic and we'll continue to put items on their and on our Twitter account so you can see what we're up to and have access to any news that we pass on re: registrations and events.
Can I take this opportunity to again thank everyone for their continued support and I look forward to meeting people when I'm out and about this year.
That's it for now, if you have any queries about any of the Lambretta range or about getting your scooter(s) registered then please feel free to drop us a line. Remember - it costs nothing to ask!
Pete Davies & The BLA Team
(the team are: Pete Davies, David Ashmead, Gill Beecham, Mark Lloyd, Christian Wheeldon, Lee Geary, John 'Brano' Branson, Johnny Lambrettista and Ian Kells)