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We are Los Angeles.

 

SWARM 2017

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Here you have it folks !! We are raffling off a 1961 Lambretta LI125, Series II !! That's right, a Series II !

The motor has been completely rebuilt with high quality bearings, seals, LI150 gearbox, Evergreen chain guide, 4 plate surflex clutch with MB springs, Jetex carb, BGM silent blocks, new rear hub and professionally welded fork damper mounts. If you haven't guessed it yet, this will be a 190cc top end with Suzuki TS185 piston.

Big SHOUT OUT to DEANSPEED for boring the barrel and profiling the head, supplying a crank with 114mm DeanSpeed conrod....and a Clubman exhaust !

Many thanks to SCOOTER-SPEED for vapour blasting the Serveta cases !

And big love to Bar Italia Classics for body work, fresh paint and build. Their attention to detail is unmatched. What a beauty she is!

Test ridden and carburation adjusted, the electricals, brakes, clutch and motor are running smooth. We'll be putting in some miles to ensure all bugs have been nipped and the scoot is absolutely road ready.

It's gonna be really hard to let this beauty go but one lucky winner will own this scooter come November 4th.

For out of town attendees, Hive Crew will assist is storing the bike safely until transport arrangements have been made. (We strongly recommend Denver James). This scooter has a clean CA title and is plated non-op for easy transfer to the new, lucky owner.    -HiveCrew

 
 

Swarm LA RALLY MERCH

**SOLD OUT**

All printed clothing is made to order with a few items for sale on rally weekend.

*Any rally goods not picked up during SWARM LA (11/3 - 11/5) weekend will be forfeited, unless other arrangements have been made. Thank you.* 

 

White SWARM LA T's with a "'blueprint" blue Lambretta graphic.

Black SWARM LA HOODY with white Lambretta graphic.

Black SWARM LA HOODY with white Lambretta graphic.

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**RAIN OR SHINE**

Calendar - Nov. 3-5

last revised, 10/31/17

**Ensure your vintage scooter is running a optimal performance, tires in great condition and functioning brakes and lights.  

Friday, 3rd

Night Ride.

6:00pm. Meet up at the Offbeat Bar (directions) for some food and drinks.

7:00pm. Night Ride leaves promptly in order to secure free entrance to Punky Reggae at LA CITA in DTLA.

Ride will climb thru the San Rafael Hills, epic sunset view dominated by the the chaparral and scrub land of the lower Transverse Ranges, and then wind a descent into downtown LA's city lights. We'll end the night partying at the aforementioned Punky Reggae.

**$8 cover at La Cita**

Saturday, 4th

Day Ride. **Long Ride**

9:00am. Meet up at "EATS" Los Feliz Cafe (directions) for classic breakfast.    **arrive early for breakfast**

10:30am. Departure for Le Tour de Los Angeles. Sprint through Griffith Park onto the winding roads of Mulholland Drive and descend on Pacfic Coast Highway for a 30 minute pit stop. Kick start into high gear and loop back to the east side and arrive at SPOKE Bicycle Cafe (directions).

4:00pm. Show and Shine at SPOKE Bicycle Cafe.

8:00pm. $5 cover. Meet at the Allstar Lanes (directions) for good times, drinks and entertainment. Oh right.. the Lambretta raffle bike.

Sunday, 5th

Day Ride. Short & Sweet!!

10:00am. Meet up at Grand Central Market, on Broadway street (directions)**arrive early for breakfast**

11:00am. Ride leaves promptly. Zip our way through downtown LA onto the nostalgic Elysian Park and end at Resident (directions) for a lunch, drinks and mingling.

-HiveCrew

 

Lodging

These are a few locations we've researched for lodging that will be in the area of SWARM LA. There are plenty of lodging for every budget. Furthermore, we are not endorsing any of these establishments listed below, simply a suggestion list. Feel free to find the lodging that best fits your needs. Google is a helpful resource; please use your best judgment while selecting your lodging; Also, AirBnB is an alternative.

AirBnB listings:

'57 Airstream Trailer on Urban Farm

The Airstream is 27 feet long by 7 feet wide. It sits on a hillside about 50 feet over the street with a good view above the surrounding houses. On a good day the view extends for miles. Most days a breeze can be felt. A large tree shelters it from the sun. Separate outdoor shower with compost toilet. Landscaped with cacti, succulents and southern California natives.
Our hens run free and peck and scratch amongst the cacti and succulents. We ask that you wear the provided hotel slippers inside.

Urban Farm Cabin

On an urban farm we offer converted cabin/barn-type accommodation. The space is split between shower room and kitchen/diner on ground floor of main house and separate sleeping area in a cabin 10ft west of house. (No shared rooms) Between the 2 separate spaces is a sunny courtyard with potted cacti and succulents.
Lofty, breezy views to Griffith Observatory. 9mins from DTLA.

Hotel Listings:

Jerry's Motel
285 Lucas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone (213) 481-8181. www.jerrysmotel.com

4.6 Stars (GOOGLE) -10 rooms total only -$109 +tax -2 people max per room -free parking -there is a metal bar to chain scoots -unlimited number of scoots allowed in one parking space -no trailer parking -no parking security

Best Western Plus Dragon Gate Inn
818 N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Chinatown
Phone (213) 617-3077. www.bestwestern.com

3 Stars (YELP) -rates are available upon registration -no discount -no trailer parking  -parking attendant 24 hrs. -parking security camera -$15.00 parking fee per night

Royal Pagoda Motel
995 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Chinatown
(323) 223-3381(323) 223-3381
www.Royalpagodamotel.com

3.5 Stars (GOOGLE) - 35 rooms total -reserve one month in advance - $119.00 +tax -parking is free -parking surveillance camera -no security -no trailer parking

Metro Plaza Hotel
711 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Chinatown, Downtown
Phone (213) 680-0200
metroplazahoteldowntownla.com

3.5 Stars (GOOGLE) -  129.00+ tax -$4.00/night parking fee -unlimited scoots allowed in per parking spot -24 hour security -trailer parking possible - detach trailer and park on adjacent spot, pay 2 spots.

PARADISE MOTEL
1116 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90012

2.5 stars (YELP) (recently revamped)-18 rooms total -$65.00/night 1 bed for 2 people max -$70.00/night 2 bed for 4 people max -office open 24 hrs. -parking fee included -unlimited scoots allowed per parking space -no parking security