This weekend the South West Scooter Clubs host their first rally of the year at sunny Teignmouth in Devon. Based at the Devon Valley Holiday Village weekend entry for the event will be £20 (pay on the door when getting your accommodation). Onsite accommodation was mostly booked in advance but recently one or two places … Continue reading ScooterNova at Teignmouth
Good news folks, edition 9 of ScooterNova magazine is on the way! Completed and printed in time for the Isle of Wight scooter rally next weekend, you can pre-order online and be one of the first to receive it. So what’s to look forward to in edition 9? We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the … Continue reading What’s inside number 9? New edition out soon!
Back in 1951, NSU of Germany signed a deal with Innocenti of Italy to build Lambretta scooters at their factory in Neckarsulm under licence. The deal was to last for five years, but it seems that the Germans weren't happy simply producing someone else's product and instead preferred to develop their own. But first, a … Continue reading NSU Scooters – the Lambretta evolution
Lot 23 at the Motoclassica auction in Melbourne, Australia on 24 October 2015 is a '1953 Bastert Einspurauto Motor Scooter', an opportunity for any scooterist with a liking for double-entendres would struggle to avoid! Helmut Bastert's factory in Bielefeld, Germany built scooters for a short period between 1949 and the mid 1950s. Expensive scooters even … Continue reading Buy a Bastert scooter!
With snow falling in Great Britain in February 2015, it seemed the perfect time to share this cover from an old British magazine from 55 years ago, the February 1960 edition of 'Power & Pedal with the Scooter'. Despite the cold looking cover (how jealous we are that it seems easier to ride Lambrettas in … Continue reading February 1960 – Snow & Lambretta holiday guide!
Possibly a bit late for Christmas presents this year – unless you're one of our Canadian readers – we recently stumbled across these lovely pieces of artwork that may well flick your switch. Mark Pilon, better known as Atomos is a painter illustrator and designer working in Vancouver Canada. He started his painting career in … Continue reading Atomic retro scooter art
Thanks to the scooter boom here in Great Britain during the late 1950s, a number of innovative people surfaced with products they thought us scooter riders would enjoy. Some of the most creative were courtesy of the Rhiando family who were big fans of the then new 'fibreglass' style material. Dad Spike Rhiando created a … Continue reading Lambretta Scootacaddy by Rhiando