Period Racer Restorations

and Bespoke Racer Builds

See the "Fabrication Gallery"

While primarily known for our factory-accurate stock restorations, our custom builds have also garnered widespread praise. And no type of custom build excites us as much as building '50s-style racing scooters. These period-inspired customs represent a nearly forgotten period of scootering history and present a best-of-both-worlds offering; utilizing the same extreme attention to detail and knowledge base found on our stock restorations, we build these custom racers with strict adherence to period-correct finishes, build techniques, and hard-sourced period parts coupled with the creative freedom to design and fabricate a truly one-of-a-kind coherent work of functional fine art.

We have several original '50s Vespa, Lambretta and Moto Rumi project cores in stock that are ideally suited for custom race replica builds. These builds are available on a commission basis. No two are alike and each feature a signature numbered plaque.

For information on commissioning your own coach-built period racer, please contact us for a full consultation.

This 1950 Lambretta C-Model authentic period racer was restored by us and became the inspiration for subsequent period-racer-inspired builds. You can see more details of this build here..

Racer fabrication gallery


14819 Aetna Street

Van Nuys, CA 91411


(833) 55VESPA

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