We’ve been out and about recently photographing a number of interesting scooters to feature in forthcoming editions of ScooterNova magazine. Two of those are small frame Vespas, both with interesting tales to tell and also coming up for auction this week. The oldest is a 1964 Vespa 50S that was originally imported and sold in … Continue reading Rare Vespas in ScooterNova and under the hammer
Scomadi 300, no. Scomadi 200, yes!
British scooter company Scomadi have had to alter their range plans after Piaggio have apparently stopped supplying engines outside of their own group of companies. This means that the Scomadi 300, which was to be powered by the same Piaggio 4-stroke automatic scooter engine as used in their own Vespa GTS 300, is no … Continue reading Scomadi 300, no. Scomadi 200, yes!
Vespa 50 Special – Fully Loaded (Pt. 2)
Following on from our previous post... The owner and creator of this scooter was one Bryn Owen from Market Bosworth near Leicester. His humble Vespa 50 Special (apparently fitted with a 100cc engine, presumably to carry the excess weight of the accessories!) created quite a stir back in the early 1980s, with first the Leicester … Continue reading Vespa 50 Special – Fully Loaded (Pt. 2)
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vespa beats traffic!
Not much of a story we know, but the majors consider it so, and we thought to join in with little correction for those at the Mail Online who wrote beneath their headline "Tight squeeze! Gwyneth Paltrow beats the weekend rush as she weaves through LA traffic on her Vespa" yesterday that "Gwyneth didn't forget … Continue reading Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vespa beats traffic!
New Scomadi Production Line Rolling
The latest news from China, via Preston – and Facebook – is that the production of the Scomadi 50cc scooters is well under way...The Scomadi Facebook page has pictures posted directly from China where they are inspecting the first scooters on the production line there. Good news, as this is a story we've been following … Continue reading New Scomadi Production Line Rolling
New Innocenti scooters – more terrible rebranding (not Lambretta)
We shouldn't be surprised really, but it still amazes when a company decides that using an old manufacturing brand on modern Chinese scooters is a sure-fire way to sales success. But they do, and here's the latest... We first saw the 'new' Innocenti brand at EICMA in Milan 2012 I think, sitting alongside 'new' Moto … Continue reading New Innocenti scooters – more terrible rebranding (not Lambretta)