As I type this blog I know that in a perfect world I should really be riding my classic Lambretta home from Devon, which is where the Mike Karslake Memorial Rally was due to take place this weekend. Unfortunately of course, 2020 has become an uncertain and rather unpleasant year for all, so instead I'm … Continue reading The First Lambretta Museum
We’re sad to announce that artist, scooterist and friend Paul Karslake has sadly passed away after battling pneumonia, according to the Southend Echo website. Privately I’d received a couple of telephone calls from concerned people who had heard rumours, and the family have recently confirmed that the rumours are sadly true. Born in 1958 and … Continue reading Paul Karslake RIP
Looking forward to some quality reading time over the Festive period? Lucky for you the brand new edition 17 of ScooterNova will be published next week and all those who subscribe or pre-order a copy will have theirs posted out before the Royal Mail's 'last posting' date for UK delivery. Among the 100 pages of the … Continue reading Just in time for Christmas – ScooterNova 17
We removed the original old Michelin ACS tyre from my Lambretta LD this morning, only to find this well-patched, bright red Englebert inner tube inside. Englebert are an old brand of car tyre, known for their use in racing by the likes of Ferrari and Lancia in their day. Who knew they did something for … Continue reading Lambretta’s red racing inner tubes?
It's all about the numbers. The 50th anniversary of the Vespa 50 Special; 50 years since the Lambretta dl/Grand Prix was launched; we've got a new 225, a 180 reunion and more digits to boot! So what's inside the new edition of ScooterNova magazine then? There are another 100 pages packed full of fantastic scooter-related … Continue reading Are you ready for sweet sixteen?
As stated in the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine itself, to compliment the review of the edition 215 that has just been published we have added this brief online gallery. With most of the 100 scooters entered exhibited on the day there simply wasn't the space in the magazine to show them all, so here … Continue reading ScooterExpo gallery
When the late Mike Karslake's Lambretta Museum went up for auction in the early 1990s, the scooters were scattered across the four corners, many to become insignificant Lambrettas once more. However his restored Model D with the reg number LAM 150D stood out for all the right reasons, and the story of what happened to … Continue reading Mike Karslake’s Model D