Scooter Events that Scooter Center is a Scootershop that very deeply with the ScootersZene is rooted. So it goes without saying that that Scooter Center supports many events and is also on site. In addition to the mere presence at events, it has always been important to us to enrich the scene with our own events.

Open Day SC September 2023

Our second #OpenDaySC this year was actually planned as a small end to the season. (see Open Day April here) With the fantastic sunshine continuing, there is fortunately no question of the end of the season.

In addition to our Open Day classics such as free use of the test stand, the large private and SC parts market, there were also some new program items.

Moped parts market
Lots of visitors on the Open Day

Galleries Open Day 23' - September edition

Here are the highlights, exhibitors, scooters and visitors

Vespa V98

This Vespa V98 was at the Open Day for the second time and on its own. When have you seen this before? And then almost in the wild...

The Vespa 98 was the first mass-produced Vespa from Piaggio. It was built between 1946 and 1947 and is divided into four series: V.98/1 and V.98/2 and from 1947 V.98/3 and V.98/4, although the modifications were insignificant. The V98 has a 98 cc engine, a three-speed gearbox and a top speed of 60 km/h. The leg shield is evenly curved. There is no main stand and for parking it is leaned on an outrigger that protrudes from the rear running board on the left and right.

Veybach Racing – Custom Paint Ciao 

One of the numerous highlights was the premiere of Dirk Hövelmann's Ciao, which tells us:

“Only through the support of the entire team, (my business partners @pulverdesigngibesch, @hapebikes, @scootercenter and my friend @rolfbubmann) the project was finally presented just in time for #OpenDaySC!”

All details will follow soon here in the blog!

SC program

bgm team

The bgm team was available to answer questions about new products and developments all day long. And not just about our own brand but also about the latest highlights like this CMV 244, the Vape ignitions, the bgm Big box exhaust algae and much more.

Photo box

During the Photo box Around 50 classic cars and their drivers gathered. The majority - as expected - Vespas. Followed by 12 Piaggio mopeds, four automatics, four mopeds, three Lambretta and two Royal Alloy. All of them will be presented in detail in the blog and the pictures will be available for download. 

Photo box in the Scooterist Weekender

Test stand

Auf dem test things were similarly lively. Arno and Roland made their debut in the role of P4 operators and did a great job. Despite everything, over 50 runs in 5 hours left my ears ringing.

Basti (Bastian Koch) delivered the most powerful Vespa with his VNB powered by a BFA360: 56 HP!
Meisi (Marc Meis) has parked the most powerful Lambretta on the roll. Marc rebuilt a Targa twin from scratch with the components of his choice and delivered 40 hp.     

The most powerful Ciao delivered a good 10 hp and came from René Klein.

Merchandising stand

The SC merchandise stand and we have adopted the photo box from our Scooterist Weekender from last year as an integral part of the upcoming Open Days.

Our new #RealScooterist shirts and of course the posters were very popular when it came to merchandise. A portion of the proceeds goes to “Halfway through the bar”. Greetings go to Everell!

Shopping at the parts market

If you love saving scooter parts, you can... Scooter Center Find quite interesting things in the parts market, even New Old Stock!

Scooters and scooterists!!

Your Scooter Center Open Day Team

Thank you all! Until next time Scooter Center Open Day SC!
More photos and videos on our social networks

Videos-Photos

Nikos at the photo box, Dirk, Pina, Jürgen, Maryza…

Special thanks goes to Carsten Wisniewski: @Pottlinse

Wittgenborn EST

Race report Wittgenborn

After the end of the summer break, the two- and four-stroke sounds of the EST finally started again. The penultimate race was in Hessen at the Vogelsbergring. Most of the favorites in the classes were determined. But the pursuers still had every chance of getting 100 points by the end of the season. The conditions for the competitions were ideal. The weather was raging on Friday night, so that ideal racing conditions prevailed in time for qualifying. And the times were incredibly fast. The best time of the day was: 51.232 in the K6 driven by Galeasso.

Four stroke sounds of the EST

The results of the weekend sorted by class:

K1 – Rookies by Scooter Attack

The first race of the day ended very early for second-placed Herrmann. Immediately after the pre-start, he had to push his scooter back into the pits due to a technical defect and was unable to start. Urban on pole had a clear run. However, he could not take the race casually. Vanore on two took aim at him. For third place, there was an exciting duel between Bechert and Kienzle. In lap 3, the race had to be red-flagged for a short time after Braun fell. And so it got exciting again at the restart, because the lead that had been built up was gone. At the top, the old positioning immediately returned. Urban ahead of Vanore and Bechert.

In the second race, Herrmann was able to start again after an engine swap. But after a short time it was called a technical failure again. Urban at the top had almost no competition. Vanore couldn't quite keep up in terms of speed. Kienzle came in 3rd place. And drew the field of three lap after lap on the way to the checkered flag. In the end, Urban won the daily ranking of the Rookies by Scooter-Attack with two faultless races.

Daily classification class 1 – Pitbike by Scooter-Attack

  1. #90 Marcus Urban 50pts
  2. #54 Federico Fanore 40 pts
  3. #88 Frank Bechert 29 pts.

Class 2 – by Deutscher Bauservice

Danish power at the SuperSport. Pedersen in first place followed by Ebeling and Sperling. Pedersen was able to pull out a lead. Ebeling looked best until the end to finish second. At times it went back and forth between the field of three. However, Ebeling received a time penalty for overtaking on lap 1 when yellow and therefore had to give up second place to Thönnissen. Sparrow came in 12rd place.

Pedersen was able to take the lead in the second race as well. But Thönnissen wanted to have a say in winning and was able to take the lead. As in the first race, the field of pursuers was close together. Drath and Sperling lurked behind Pedersen. In the field of four, every mistake was punished mercilessly. In any case, Pedersen put a lot of pressure on Thönnissen. He held up well. In the end, Pedersen was able to cleverly outbrake Thönnissen and thus take first place

Daily classification class 2 - SuperSport by Deutscher Bauservice

  1. #551 Emil Pedersen 50 pts.
  2. #43 Philipp Thönnissen 36 pts.
  3. #265 Patrick Ebeling 33 pts.

Class 3 - Expert by Scooter-Attack

In the Experts, Schnelle started the first race the best. Lukas was second, followed by Kovac. Everything looked good for a Schnelle win. The lead was right and the speed was great too. However, on lap 2, Schnelle fell directly in the long start-finish corner and had to end the race prematurely. Lukas at the top, followed by Kovac and Schmitt came in 5rd place. Nothing changed in this positioning until the finish line. Lukas drove a deserved victory in front of Kovac.

In the last race it got really uncertain again. The rain forecast said rain in the tenth round. Close your eyes and hope to drive 15 laps without a drop. Due to the absence of Schnelle, the path was clear for Lukas. At least 4th place and he can make the sack in the championship and become an early champion in the Expert. And that's how Lukas started. Away in front with top speed. Kovac struggled behind, but couldn't get within striking distance. 3rd place, like in the first race, went to Schmitt. Lukas crashed on lap 7 and gave the lead to Kovac. Schmitt was also able to move up to 2nd place. The pilots chased each other. But it didn't go the full distance. Punctually after 75% race distance and 12 laps it started to dribble. Before the asphalt could turn into soft soap, the race control ended the race and declared Kovac the early winner ahead of Schmitt and Lukas.

Day class 3 - Expert by Scooter-Attack

  1. #45 Denis Kovac 45 pts
  2. #111 Andreas Lukas 41 pts.
  3. #33 Carsten Schmitt 36 pts.

Class 4 - Supramatic & BigBore

The first three starters at the BigBore's promised two great races. Ong in the lead against pursuers Monaya and Lukas. Ong had to do everything to keep Monaya in check behind him. Lukas couldn't quite keep up with the pace of the two. Monaya showed a lot of calmness and arranged Ong. ´With excess speed we passed him on the inside on the long start-finish. Ong then had to be careful not to be overtaken by Lukas as well.

The second race led Monaya from the start. Ong in 2nd place in chase mode, who was in turn chased by Lukas. Round after round the image manifested itself. Monaya was able to increase the distance bit by bit. The same applied to the gap between second and third place. 

Day rating class 4 - Supramatic & BigBore

  1. #12 Stephane Monaya 50 pts
  2. #169 Yannik Ong 40 pts
  3. #738 Andreas Lukas 32 pts.

Class 5 - PitBike Stock by Scooter-Attack

There was a little surprise right at the start with the pit bikes. Gras had to give up his lead to F. Schweitzer on the first lap. J. Schweitzer came third, closely followed by Fritzsch. A great four-way battle. All pilots were only separated by a tire width and so a change of position could happen at any time. F. Schweitzer closed well, keeping grass behind him. F. Schweitzer was the first to cross the finish line ahead of Gras and Fritzsch.

In the second race, F. Schweitzer led the field. Gras and J. Schweitzer on two and three. In round 6, Gras could catch F. Schweitzer. And so the leading trio of Gras, F. Schweitzer and J. Schweitzer drove lap after lap towards the checkered flag. In the end, F. Schweitzer won ahead of Gras and J. Schweitzer.

Day rating class 5 - PitBike Stock by Scooter-Attack

  1. #186 Florian Schweitzer 50 pts.
  2. #221 Henning Grass 40 pts.
  3. #54 Julian Schweitzer 29 pts.

Grade 6 - GP Open

By far the fullest field was this race in class 6. The guest starters from Italy showed special class and made it quite difficult for the traditional field around Schweitzer & Co. And that's how the race went. Galeasso at the top, under pressure from Schweitzer. He found himself in an Italian sandwich with Bertini and Galeasso. A great three-way battle that culminated in the many lappings. Schweitzer was able to take advantage of the opportunity in the tight network of bends and passed Galeasso in an ice-cold manner. It was already looking like a victory for Schweitzer when Galeasso tried everything again on the last lap. His ambition was to be rewarded shortly before the end and he was still able to grab Schweitzer. Third place went to Bertini.

The second race got off to a fantastic start for Galeasso. He was able to open up a small gap to second place early on on grass. He had to assert himself against Bertini the whole time. He pushed corner after corner and should be rewarded quickly. Gras had to let him go. F. Schweitzer and Bresciani fought for fourth place. In the end, Galeasso had to really fight against his Italian compatriot to avoid being conceded when he was lapped. But he did everything right, stayed cool and clinched the day's win in class 2.

Day ranking class 6 - GP-Open

  1. #6 Ezio Galeasso 50pts
  2. #20 Michael Bertini 36 pts
  3. #86 Florian Schweitzer 33 pts.

Grade 7 - Beginners

A wide-ranging starting field, also for beginners. A great development for the class and a good opportunity to gain racing experience in the big EST circus. Altmeppen in 1st place. He was by far the fastest in training. Frauenhoff was second, ahead of Eikenbusch. The race was littered with failures and falls. Altmeppen only got a little of all of this. He had to keep his nerve when lapping. For Frauenhoff, on the other hand, things did not go well. He had to park the scooter after the fall. The podium looked like this: Altmeppen ahead of Eikenbusch and Mirche.

Daily classification Class 7 - Beginners

  1. #494 Niklas Altmeppen 25 pts.
  2. #70 Nils Eikenbusch 20 pts.
  3. #51 Felix Mirche 16 pts.

Class 8 Endurance & 9 Endurance Split

In the long-distance, a record popularity was recorded among drivers. A total of 26 teams competed in the 3-hour challenge. In the K8, the SA Tuning team marked the top. Bueno`s could not keep up with the lap times. The lead grew – lap by lap. In class 9 with several vehicles, on the other hand, there was an exciting three-way battle. Xpear, Mieze 2 and Braam fought hard for the podium. After 1/3 of the race distance, the distance between the opponents was just 12 seconds. The Xpear Factory Team was able to claim the lead at this time. After 2/3 of the race distance, the rating looked much clearer. Xpear Factory Team was able to get a decent gap of 2 laps on the Mieze 2 team. Braam was third. it got tighter again. Place 3 and 4 went back and forth between Mieze and Racefoxx Pitbike ED. In the K5, SA Tuning was replaced by JD Performance. Bueno's was in third place. 8 minutes before the end there was a crucial technical defect. Mieze 3 lying in 10nd place had to push into the pit lane. The team was able to continue the race, but could not do anything against Xpear. And also in K2 it got the second JD-Performance was just behind Bueno's before the vehicle went on strike. And which means very briefly, that showed the finish line. 2 tenth distance after 8 hours of racing, that was a real heartbeat race.

Daily classification class 8 endurance

  1. #82 Bueno's 189 laps
  2. #191 JD Performance 189 laps
  3. #199 SA tuning 188 laps

Day classification class 9 Endurance Split

#222 Xpear Factory Team 200 laps

#54 Kitty 2 195 laps

#6 Braam 194 laps

With the idea of VWD 23 Visiting Switzerland had been on our minds for a long time, but only decided the day before, and Platónika and I set off from Cologne to Interlaken to finally do what Platónika was created for: Attending events and telling stories.

Day 1 on the way to the Vespa World Days 2023

Being a scooter with absolutely everything "new" (2021), it did not require major maintenance, nevertheless it is not superfluous, at least one spare, Olive oil, Train set Universal and spark plug to have.

After work at 18:30 I set off and after five and a half hours of motorway driving and 442km I arrived in Freiburg to meet Vespistas who were on the road.

And one of the problems with going out at night is the lack of light, but the LED headlights make a big difference.

Day 2 Interlaken country road

Already again with the Warrior Scooter Club united, we decided to drive the remaining 180 km through the beautiful countryside to Interlaken.

SC at the Vespa World Days 2023 Interlaken

VWD 2023

Vespa Museum

Here the crown jewels stood as one Vespa 98 (1946) and a 125 (1947) and the "Speedy service“, who looks at me Scooter Center remembered. 😉

The Vespa Gymkhana is a skill test consisting of a course with various obstacles that have to be overcome in the shortest possible time and was my personal highlight. what fun! but the friendliness and commitment of the volunteers dated Vespa Club Italy are second to none!

Real Scooterist!

Each club has its own history and I had the opportunity to know first hand clubs I never thought I would know: Vespa Club Hong Kong, Russia, Thailand and many others where I also found the honor, my beloved Vespa Club Colombia to represent!

The escadrille des cigognes

VESPIPAS da Capital do Vinho-Cartaxo

Vespa Club Albania

Didier TAP REGISTER HISTORIQUE

VC Colombia and Vespa Club Borinage

Vespa clubs

Vespa World Club – General Secretary

Board of Vespa Club Switzerland

Vespa Club Albania

Indonesia team

Vespa Club Zurich

Vespa Club Zurich

Vespa Club Palermo

Vespa Club Ticino

Vespa Club Italy

Vespa Club Ostend, Belgium

Austria Gleisdorf

gts

Vespa Fan Club

Vespa Club Bern

Vespa Club Napoli

Vespa Club Loerrach

Vespa Club La Cote

Escadrille des cigognes

Vespa Club L'Aquila

SC was there!

We couldn't go empty-handed in the hunt for souvenirs, so we renewed the passion of some who have followed us closely over these 30 years and gained new enthusiasts!

 

Meeting friends, making new friends, representing Colombia at the presidential meeting for the first time, expanding my collection of treasures and, above all, strengthening the relationship of trust with Platónika are just a few of the many experiences that I remember.

but the return trip will be less and less fun. Almost 9 hours on the Autobahn home. Even though I have the best speed I've ever had! (I drive almost 120 km/h continuously) 🤩

Thank you everyone for this great experience!

Maryza & Platonica!

We had one last time Open Day was 2021 after corona times and OMG what an event! more than 1.500 scooter riders here it was amazing!! This time something wasn't so different... The second largest Open Day that Scooter Center ever had and we are so happy as the scooter family is growing, highlights were of course the weather but the #moped scene also stepped on the gas!!! 😱🔥
Beautiful scooters, nice people and a great atmosphere, that's what makes the #RealScooterists special!

Here our video Scooter Center Open Day - April 2023

Here is a short video recap of thousands of stories told at #OpenDaySC.

Lambro Fli 175

Lambro Fli 175

At minute 1:30 Markus Fröschen's Lambro appears, a vehicle that is so special that our hearts stop for a moment, whether because of its state of preservation or because of its handling skills. 😅

Galleries Open Day 23' - April Edition

Here are the highlights, exhibitors, scooters and visitors

Vespa Tribute to the 60's, 70's race cars

Vespower by Baratella

Ferdinand and his Vespa premiere, the "Tribute to the 70's 80's race cars", here are their technical curiosities:

144 Quattrini M1L60GTR,
Long 54mm stroke shaft,
39 carburetor VHSB,
Exhaust 2L Tech
and 2km old and with 28,4 PS or on the Scooter Center Open Day test bench :)

Scooters and scooterists!!

Team SC at Open Day

Until next time Scooter Center Open Day on September 23, 2023.
More photos and videos on our social networks

Videos-Photos

Dirk, Pina, Arno, Roland S., Roland M., Tatjtiana, Maryza…

Open day illustration

The date of our open day Scooter Center is fast approaching and while preparations are still ongoing we already have a few confirmed stands.

Here we present a preview and our usual highlights, as well as a form if you are interested in registering a stand, welcome are all brands and clubs!

Highlights

• Groovy Scooterist Sound
• free test bench Use on our P4
• Click & Collect with discount at the open day
• hotter snack
• Cool things on and off the counter
• Petrol talks and scene news

An afternoon with Real Scooterists!

Open day scooter center - Exhibitor

Wolke xnumx

At our Scooterist Weekender Cologne we had the opportunity Wolke xnumx with its beautiful Ape and delicious waffles, so we decided to repeat the success of his visit this year.

tin room

We also witness the Steel Magic of tin room and the finest sheet metal work for your sweetheart.

roller sack

yellow knitted doll with Rollsack name

If you our blog follow, you have the Lambretta test of the roller sacks and while these stories motivate us to pack our bags and embark on a new adventure, there's nothing quite like experiencing the best way to travel live.

VCVD

Exhibitors with magazines in good condition

The first registered club could not be other than that Vespa Club of Germany, we look forward to the visit of many clubs from Germany and abroad at the Open Day. 

Udo's ice cream

Since we are counting on the best Scooterist weather, there will be a premiere: Udo's Eis will offer homemade ice cream. 

Vespower by Baratella

And even if it will not be an official custom show, Ferdinand Baratella has already confided in us a secret, he comes with an original paint Vespa premiere: “Tribute to the 70's 80's race cars” . We can't wait to see this new creation.

Registration status at Open day Scooter Center

Would you like to participate with a parts or club stand? You are welcome to register here, the stand is of course free of charge, you only have to reserve the place. You will then receive a confirmation email with the details.
What are you waiting for?

Location

The event takes place in Scooter Center instead, as a neighbor you probably already know the way, we look forward to seeing you on your first visit.

Scooter Center
Kurt Schumacher Str. 1 in 50129 Bergheim-Glessen.

Lambretta from Lambretta Club Milano in a meeting

International J RANGE RALLY on 6./7. May 2023 in Sirmione (BS) on Lake Garda

Since 2017 the Lambretta Club Milano  & at Facebook in coordination with Vittorio Tessera from Casa Monothematic Lambretta meetings on special Lambretta series. 

In chronological order there were these meetings:

2017 he

2018 TV 175 series 1

2019 TV/LI Series 3 Scooter Linea

2021 D/LD 125 – 150 1951-1958

2022 DL/GP

Books - Monothematic Lambretta meetings

At each meeting there was a book by Vittorio Tessera on the respective series. Luckily, after the meetings, they continued You can find them with us too:

This year the Lambretta Club Milano celebrates its monothematic Lambretta meeting for the junior series. Anyone with a Lambretta from the Junior series can take part: Junior 50, Cento, Junior 125, Startstream and Super Starstream, monothematic Lambretta meetings 

A new feature this year is that all other Lambretta models can/may participate as passengers.

This offers the perfect opportunity at the beginning of May to spend a great weekend with the Lambretta in the best of company and in beautiful surroundings.
Our friends from www.scooterismo.it The Italian online scooter magazine and the Rimini Lambretta Center are the sponsors and certainly good for one or the other surprise. 

Here is the program as a pdf: 

And here is the direct link to register:

And a few more impressions of the junior series from Casa Lambretta.

The day of the event had come and the SC team came to organize their stand with all the news and developments of the bgm.

We thank you all for taking the time for us.

Casa Performance Twin

The engine of the Casa Performance Twin was with ours #ScooterisWeekenderCologne at the premiere, but the test drive of this 250cc 76hp was done in front of all impressed eyes... what a nice Sound that from 14.000 rpm!!!

Lambreta on the road

Custom & Trade show

The scooters are true representatives of the eccentric personalities of the visitors to Meltdown in Kalkar, although we also saw some very nice O-Lacquers and Classics.

Video

Real Scooterists in Kalkar

And if we can find a place that concentrates these unique Scooter stories, it's at the Scooterist Meltdown, where visitors from England, Germany, the Netherlands and many other places gather to surround themselves with 'normal' people.

Real SC Gallery

And while we'd love to tell the story of each one, we believe the photos speak for themselves.