Roadkill: September 2002

Starbucks scooters
Sep. 29, 2002, 12:14 PM

Starbucks has joined the scooter craze. Who's next?

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1961 Lambretta Rallymaster press release
Sep. 26, 2002, 8:57 AM

LAMBRETTA ANNOUNCES NEW CUSTOM-BUILT “RALLYMASTER” MODEL DESIGNED FOR THE SPORTING ENTHUSIAST.

Well, 41 years ago anyway. Here's the original 1961 press release for the Rallymaster from Lambretta Concessionaires in the UK. Check out the stunning page layout.

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VLB Veloce
Sep. 25, 2002, 10:50 AM

Someone needs to resell a white and orange VLB Veloce we did, just broken in. If you are looking for one in the US, it's up for auction.

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Lambretta flatslide carb kits
Sep. 24, 2002, 8:05 PM

The flatslide carb kits for Lambretta are up for sale now, 24mm and 28/30mm. We also have the carbs only for sale to use on whatever you like. Good deals!

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Lambrettas on TV
Sep. 18, 2002, 10:03 AM

If you are in the UK, word according to a post is that there are Lambrettas on TV:

Channel 4 - Tues 17th Sept 10:00pm
And every Tuesday for 4 weeks.
“White Teeth” is the programme.

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3rd World internet test
Sep. 14, 2002, 8:20 PM

Take the test:

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1) Five times out of ten when connecting to the internet you get an “All telephone lines are busy” message from the phone company. You highly doubt that all telephone lines are busy, but, nonetheless, they insist it is so.

2) Three times out of ten when connecting to the internet you actually connect, but then no data will transfer and you cannot even send email. You have time to calculate that it would be faster to fly to a neighboring country and transfer the data from there.

3) One time out of ten when connecting to the internet you actually connect, but then, when updating a file on the website, the line suddenly dies, hobbling your site. When the line works again hours later - after a power outage that tried to destroy your hard drive - you receive eighteen emails saying, "Dude, your site's down. I wanted to order, but this doesn't seem very professional..."

4) Ten times out of ten when connecting to the internet you are grotesquely overcharged by the minute such that your bill is five times higher than in the West for one twentieth the service. When you phone to ask why the ISP doesn't have a monthly rate, the line is busy. -If you reach them and complain, they hang up on you.
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If you nodded yes to the above, or broke out in tears, it is quite likely you are living in a Third World country. Look out your window. Do you see palm trees? Soup sellers? An old man in his pyjamas on a scooter carrying 38 chickens? Is bad karaoke leaking out of your neighbor's house? Are pretty girls wandering by with fresh fruit, open hearts, and bright smiles?

My friend: welcome.

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Scooter Photo Library
Sep. 14, 2002, 1:35 PM

Added the Photo Library to the features bar on the right, showing the latest restoration pics uploaded.

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Two VLBs
Sep. 4, 2002, 11:03 PM

And then there were two.

One of our two VLBs in Canada has sold. Only one left and one Lambretta. -So if you was thinkin' to wait....

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New Photo Library
Sep. 3, 2002, 12:05 AM

OK, we've added a whole new Photo Library system. Pretty cool. You can search restorations by model, color, or ID.

The photo viewer itself is fairly nifty and can be dragged around. Works best in Mozilla, of course. Internet Explorer loads the images a bit strangely, but then you're not still using IE, are you??? Haven't seen it on a Mac yet, so let us know if any issues for 5+ browsers. It doesn't work at all in ancient relics like Netscape 4, though they can still see thumbnails.

Couple tweaks needed, but check it out.

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Closed
Sep. 2, 2002, 12:38 AM

We will be closed Monday for a national holiday here. Feel free to order; we'll look at it Tuesday.

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