07 16 2016:


The website may be slow... but business isn't. Check out our Facebook page for the latest.


12 17 2013:

MERRY CHRISTMAS. To all our friends and family, near and far, we wish you a happy holiday season from us at Team Benzina. Cheers.


12 15 2013:

Lambretta Li 150

1960 TV 175. Todd Kipp


06 20 2013:

Lambretta Li 150

BENZINA MECCANICA. Engine rebuilds undertaken. Team Benzina.


12 21 2012:

Dec 23, 2012



03 09 2012:




08 19 2011:

PROFILE Team BENZINA is pleased to share, Daaren has been recently profiled in Swerve Magazine, discussing the art and philosophy of the restorations, his beginnings as a young scooterist, and life with the Jaguars SC. We believe you'll enjoy it.

Cheers, Team BENZINA Equipe.


08 19 2011:


BARN FIND BENZINA has at hand original condition Serveta and Innocenti Lambretta scooters available for restoration. Please enquire.

As always, Team BENZINA.


06 27 2011:


BENZINA #1 Here's the first Lambretta we ever restored, a custom SX circa 1991. A veteran of many, many scooter rallies, we have recently treated her to a sympathetic overhaul, retaining many of her '90s era custom features including:

All of the powder coating and plating on this '90s custom is original and is holding up well. The scooter shows beautifully, having been awarded Best Custom at Vancouver 1992, FIV Trophy Peoples Choice at Vancouver 1992 and Best Lambretta Series III at Amerivespa, 1993. The few flaws present are just a part of, and add to, the considerable history of this SX. BENZINA may have come a long way since 1991 but we have resisted the temptation to perfect or improve too much on this old gal during the re-build. She wears her scars with pride.

We think that the lasting quality of the original restoration says it all.

Cheers, Team BENZINA.


05 21 2011:

Vintage Innocenti tool roll.

We at BENZINA always prefer new, old-stock Innocenti parts where available in the restoration of our Lambretta and Serveta scooters.

Working closely with local specialists, cadmium plating, chrome and paint finishes may also be used to return original equipment parts to serviceable condition where appropriate. We consider Casa Lambretta and MB Developments parts to be an acceptable substitute where original parts cannot be found.

As always, please enquire to see what we may do for you.

We remain, Team BENZINA Equipe.


02 02 2011:

Vintage Innocenti tool roll.

Now from BENZINA, we're proud to announce the availability of grey vinyl tool rolls. Exact copies based on a pattern taken from our Innocenti original, pictured above. Suited to your restoration or to be carried aboard as period-correct spares, rolls may be supplied with original Innocenti tools or modern, professional equivalents.
Grey with black binding, custom colours available as a made-to-order option. For pricing information, please inquire.

Cheers, Scuderia BENZINA.


03 20 2010:

Scootering 285 Cover

We're pleased to say one can take a closer look at pages 126-127 of Scootering Magazine 285 — March 2010 — for an overview of our recently restored 1964 Lambretta Li150 Special. Available on newsstands or purchase direct from Mortons.



02 12 2010:

Sonia & the Pacemaker

BENZINA has available vintage Lambretta and Vespa motorscooters for print media, television and film usage. Rental scooters can be supplied with a technician and rider at addtional cost. Contact us for a quotation.

As always, Team BENZINA Equipe.


09 16 2009:

SIP Scootershop Authorized Dealer

BENZINA is proud to announce we are now an official supplier of SIP Scootershop performance and style products for your classic Vespa.

As always, Team BENZINA.


08 31 2009:

226 Vintage Hot Wing

Attention vintage Vespa owners. BENZINA is pleased to announce that we have joined the 226 Vintage team. We are proud to make available 226 Vintage's bespoke H-Bomb and Hot Wing lines of 2-stroke performance exhausts for large frame Vespas. BENZINA; the sole supplier of 226 Vintage products in Western Canada, will also feature the 226 Black Bolt custom rear shock mounting hardware.

These products are the result of twenty-five years of research and development by long time friend, vintage racer and mechanical engineer Tony Simoni of Los Gatos, California. Manufactured to exacting standard by new friends Paolo Cividino and Erik Noyes at 226 Vintage, these performance pipes are hand-built in Reno, NV and feature a lifetime manufacturer's warranty.

More information is available at

Cheers, Scuderia BENZINA.


06 06 2009:

BENZINA Servizio

BENZINA Servizio

Pacemaker. As a follow-on to last week's activities, with great pleasure we'd like to note our 1964 Lambretta Li150 Special hasn't been left out of the action. Watch for it in finer publications, this fall.

As always, Scuderia BENZINA.


05 24 2009:

BENZINA Servizio

Picture book. A very brief update to mention that our day's activities in the wilds of Calgary's abandoned industrial heartland have been a roaring success. A heartfelt thank-you is graciously extended to our wonderful model, stylist, and assistants for making today what it was. Stay tuned for more.

Photographically yours, Team BENZINA Equipe.


05 22 2009:

Greetings from BENZINA. Summer is almost around the corner here in Canada — though it snowed yesterday! In warmer climes, the Capital City Scooter Club's Silver Anniversary Garden City Rally 2009 has come and gone. The 'official' start to the Canadian rally season gave us a chance to catch up with friends and customers from across the Pacific Northwest on a proper seaside bank-holiday run.

Back in the workshop, we are currently working on projects of all sorts on behalf of local area scooterists: from tune-ups and minor servicing to complete rebuilds. We recently returned from a tour of Germany's finer scooter shops with a selection of quality European spares for vespas, including many Piaggio/Gilera group factory parts and genuine Dellorto carburetor spares.

Further, our winter project, the BENZINA 'shop bike' is now complete, in top form, and you can witness the results here soon — watch this space as we ready a set of photographs taken in the scenic decay of Aylth. The early 1970s Serveta Li150 Special project bike has been sold on to a local club member, and he's well chuffed with his purchase! In its place we have recently acquired a 1960 Innocenti Li125 series II, missing a few bits but in very original condition. Negotiable for inclusion within the sale price are a number of additional original Innocenti factory spare parts including a set of genuine new old stock legshields! We hope to add more scooters for sale soon — please inquire.

Until next time, Scuderia BENZINA.


02 12 2009:

The snow continues to fall, but it must be nearly springtime somewhere? It's time to start thinking about your scooter. We'd like to remind you that Benzina has in stock a complete assortment of general service and maintenance parts for your vintage Lambretta or Vespa. From cables, plugs, tubes and tyres to Western Canada's largest selection of scooter related stainless fasteners and hardware — we're here to help... Be ready for that first ride!

Rocket science. Did you know that Benzina also offers performance tuning? Current customer projects include a Malossi 210 reed-valve inducted Vespa engine utilizing the very best European components from SIP Scootershop and Worb5. Watch this space.

Last, but certainly not least, we're pleased to announce availabilty of one of Canada's last Vespa PX150 Serie Canada limited edition scooters, #255 of 350. This never-ridden, new-old-stock scooter is well on its way to becoming a highly coveted classic. $7500 + shipping. Worldwide production has ceased — when might you see this opportunity again?

As always, Team BENZINA Equipe.


12 23 2008:

Honestly, the website is coming — we promise!

In the meantime we wanted to leave you with an update — we've been very busy behind the scenes. As Christmas approaches, we've moved indoors by the fireside where we are currently working on some exciting new projects.

First, the shop bike. Okay, so it's not a Lambretta, but we think you're gonna like it anyway — think: dealer specials of the 1980's. Resurrected from the dead the frame and panelwork are now nearly ready for paint. Soon to be finished in Team Benzina colours and powered by a very 1980's-retro tuned engine; it's sure to be a crowd pleaser! Who knew 180cc's could be this much fun?

Secondly, we are always on the lookout for project bikes here at Benzina, and sometimes even we get lucky. We've just picked up a Spanish Li150 Special complete with Canadian documentation. This bike, and several selected others, are to be offered for sale. Look for photos and full details soon to follow.

Last, and certainly not least: following on from nearly six months of hectic scooter rally action, we now have the time to dedicate to the final assembly of our '65 Lambretta TV200. Everything that we've learned in more than twenty-five years of working on scooters has gone into this build. 'Time, trouble and money...' as the saying goes.

Jaguars SCOne further distraction, albeit a welcome one, has been the twenty-fifth anniversary of Calgary's oldest scooter club, The Jaguars. Formed in 1984, the club's twenty-fifth year will be celebrated with two new patches, and a website documenting the history, personalities and rallies over the last quarter century. Although the revamped club patch will remain a closely guarded secret until Christmas, the 'anniversary' patch is included, for your interest.

Cheers, Team BENZINA.


09 26 2008:

Well, we here at Benzina have had a busy and productive summer attending rallies and riding and repairing scooters. A full website and online shop is coming later this fall, including a complete listing of NOS parts and accessories, service and maintenance items, scooters for sale and restoration services.

We look forward to your patronage, Team BENZINA.




2005 Vespa PX150 Serie Canada — Limited Edition #255/350.

Grigio Smoky/Smoky Grey. 1.4km on the odometer — factory kms only! Alberta OPI certificate, full Canadian documentation. Soon to be regarded as a true classic. Is this the last brand new, unridden PX150 in Canada?

$7500 + shipping.

Spring is coming. Are you prepared?

We have a full stock of cables, plugs, tyres, tubes, brake and carburetor rebuild parts for your vintage Lambretta or Vespa. Need help with a tune-up or cable replacement? We're here to help!



With over twenty-five years experience in award-winning restorative services for Italian motorscooters, antique, vintage and historic racing automobiles, there's a lot we can do for you--from a cable to a complete concours restoration. Workshop services including MIG/TIG welding, panel beating, custom paint, plating and powdercoating are available to make your custom or restoration a reality.

We're located in Calgary, AB. Contact us via email at