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

Innocenti Lambretta – the final inventory

In edition 16 of ScooterNova magazine we celebrate the Bertone-designed dl/Grand Prix model, which was the final new Lambretta to be produced in Italy before Innocenti closed their scooter division. You can read more about that here and buy the magazine here. Our regular contributor and Innocenti archivist Vittorio Tessera has just uncovered a very … Continue reading Innocenti Lambretta – the final inventory

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

Spangles Vespa Custom Scooter

Here is the Spangles custom Vespa PX - another star of the new edition 16 of ScooterNova magazine and also the Woolacombe scooter rally patch. Remember the sweets from yesteryear? You won’t be surprised to learn owner and rider Buster from Cornwall thought the theme and Roth Flake paint would suit each other very well! … Continue reading Spangles Vespa Custom Scooter

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?

Mike Karslake’s Model D

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