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Splat!
« on: May 10, 2017, 08:41:34 PM »
Random question, but what is that, for want of a better description, 'splat' sticker i see on some scooters about?

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Re: Splat!
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 08:53:10 PM »
Are you referring to the Lambretta GP ink spot?
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Re: Splat!
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 09:45:26 PM »
The story of the "SPLAT".
As the nineteen-sixties drew to a close Signor Innocenti commissioned the famous design house Bertone to remodel the Lambretta range. The result of this collaboration is still one of the most recognizable Lambretta scooters, the GP (known as the DL in most markets outside the UK).  As well as s sleeker, slimmer, sportier body design, Bertone wanted a departure from the ‘old fashioned’ look of chrome plated badges and trim, presenting a more forwarding looking vision with a single colour of paint and matte black trim. This was a step too far for Innocenti, who insisted on some of his chrome back. In typical Latin style, a furious row erupted, which ended with Bertone throwing down his pen, leaving a splash of ink across his renderings. To commemorate the argument, Innocenti insisted that a legshield sticker was made in the shape of a stylized ink splat. On later models, and all UK imports,  this was replaced with a sticker of a checkered flag.
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Re: Splat!
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 09:45:09 PM »
Did not know that story! Thanks, Mr B, every day should be a school day  8)
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Re: Splat!
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 11:12:34 PM »
Did not know that story! Thanks, Mr B, every day should be a school day  8)

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Re: Splat!
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 07:28:32 PM »
Thanks! They look awful though!