Racing, world records, tributes & more scooters!

We’re pleased to announce that edition 25 of Scooternova magazine is currently at the printers being prepared for publishing next week. To celebrate our 25th magazine and FOUR years of independent publishing we’re giving away a FREE sticker too (while stocks last), so renew your subscriptions now or get your pre-orders in ASAP to make sure you don’t miss out.

Inside of course you’ll find plenty to keep you busy over the coming weeks, published onto the 100 quality pages that many have come to know and love.

The articles include a tribute to the late Arthur Francis; creator of the Lambretta S-Type, Vespa SS200 Manhattan, and a scooter legend whose name lives on, on the side panels of countless scooters around the world. Thanks to numerous people who knew and worked with Arthur back in the 1960s we have some amazing old photographs to share with you all, some possibly never seen in print like this before.

We also have a racing report hot off the press of the recent Scooter Endurance meeting at Whilton Mill on 17 April – straight from the pit lane to printing press! Not only were ScooterNova sponsoring teams PLUS co-sponsoring the live broadcast of the racing on Saturday (if you missed it, visit the ScooterNova TV page to watch it any time), but we were out on the track too with our club mates as part of the London Lambretta Club team. Within two days of finishing Tony had written the article, Andy had sorted images and it was off to the printers to complete edition 25!

We also have an exclusive interview with BSEC founder and world record holder, Keith Terry, which makes for very entertaining reading as well!



Back to the road and this tasty liquid-cooled Quattrini kitted Vespa Primavera smallframe is just one of the feature scooters you’ll find inside edition 25. It’s a great story of a ridden scooter evolving over the years at the hands of it’s owner…

We then go back to the 1980s with a couple of tidy custom Lambretta cutdown scooters: Shocking Blue and Stray Cats. Both innovative, trick parts and features again, and a couple of great stories as well.

Going back to the 1950s and another very interesting article is that of street-racing scooters in Italy, and in particular the starry of Gianni Moro and his time with Piaggio Vespa GS sports scooters. Again, some fantastic images accompany this captivating tale.

Vittorio Tessera also goes back the 1950s and with yet more material from the Innocenti factory archives he tells us about the development of the Lambretta D and LD scooters. Love getting technical with previously unseen drawings and concepts? Then this is for you.


Speaking of technical, Dean Orton is nearing he end of his TV Series 2 project and part five of his series on Scooter Rustoration sees the rebuilding begin. Many of you are telling us how invaluable this series has been so far regarding hints and tips in rebuilding your own classics, so don’t miss out on things at this stage.


Moving forward slightly to the 1960s and did you know that the British did actually produce some stylish scooters? Well here is one, a DKR from the West Midlands. We reckon this 200cc sleek machine is, on the face of it, a worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with it’s Italian rivals.

And still there is more – how about a Lambretta Series 1 200? Another neat scooter with a tasty concept behind it. And there is touring in the North East of Scotland, plus Gary Thomas had a Picture that Tells a Story as he too goes back to the 80s and writes about his Vespa PX.

Add to Gary’s story the stunning cover artwork by Carfy (who was also responsible for that on the front of edition 12), Stuart Lanning’s photos of Shocking Blue and of course Andy’s contributions and it almost sounds like the cast of a well-known scooter magazine from the early 1990s that Stuart used to own and run in Weston-super-Mare. Hmmm… 😉

Anyway, edition 25 will be published on 29 April 2021 so get your subscriptions and pre-orders in soon to make sure you get your FREE STICKER to celebrate our 25th edition and four years of publication.  Click this link to order online now.