Paul Karslake RIP

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

Just in time for Christmas – ScooterNova 17

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

Lambretta’s red racing inner tubes?

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?

Lambretta dl/GP at 50

So how many of you have a Bertone-designed Lambretta dl/ Grand Prix scooter or one of its derivatives? And do you really know everything about this classic Italian model? The last brand new Lambretta scooter to be designed and produced rolled off the line in 1969. Known as the dl to most (Grand Prix to … Continue reading Lambretta dl/GP at 50

New Bajaj Chetak – a modern classic in the making?

Back in 2016 we speculated that Bajaj Auto of India were to bring back their popular Chetak scooter to the market. It seems we were partially correct... On 17 October 2019 Bajaj unveiled their new Chetak scooter; a classic name from their range once bestowed upon a scooter produced from old Piaggio tooling.Bajaj were once … Continue reading New Bajaj Chetak – a modern classic in the making?

Are you ready for sweet sixteen?

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?

ScooterExpo gallery

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