While snow is falling around western Europe possibly in amounts only our Scandinavian readers are prepared for, brave postal delivery people are making sure that the sound of the new ScooterNova magazine falling onto door mats across the nation cheers people up in these cold months! Edition 6 is published this week, and as always is packed full of fantastic scooter-related articles to get your teeth into.So what can you look forward to in the new ScooterNova magazine then? Sticky visited the legend that is Ian Frankland of Taffspeed fame a month or so back and we have a fabulous interview with him, about his time with Vespa and Lambretta scooters over the years; riding, tuning, racing and generally helping to improve them.
Another name associated with a long history of scooters is that of Tony Tessier, who returns to ScooterNova with part two of his tale from the 2017 Milano-Taranto race, an event he first competed in back in the 1960s when representing the LCGB!
If it is stunning custom scooters that do it for you, then the Red Hot Chili Peppers themed Vespa PX ‘Scar Tissue’ will take your breath away, we can guarantee that. The attention to detail on this scooter is truly amazing and the air-brushed murals genuinely life-like. Equally worth the attention of a fine tooth-comb is Dystopian Project, a shed-built Vijai Super (Indian made Lambretta) with plenty of one-off parts – from front hub to liquid-cooled head – machined by the owner himself. You’ll also find inside: Andy and Iggy have tested 14 sets of waterproof over-clothes in recent months, Tony Higgs writes about his beautiful old Vespa Clubman with a nice bit of history, Bill’s travel tale to EuroLambretta via Hungary, artist Pete McKee explains just what the attraction of classic scooters is, and Vittorio Tessera shares more rare and unseen photos from the Innocenti Lambretta Archives with us all. Have we forgotten anything? Probably, like a ‘Beautiful’ Bella that is still used regularly almost 60 years after it left the Ambassador Motor Cycles assembly line in Berkshire.
ScooterNova edition 6 is available now from all good scooter shops, or directly from us via our online shop. It is 100 quality pages of scooter articles written by genuine scooter enthusiasts.
An independent scooter magazine, published bi-monthly – Scooternova is The Rider’s Choice.
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