A closer look at the Dystopian Project

There are those who ‘fettle’ in their sheds, some simply ‘maintain’. There are a few however with the ability to ‘create’ and the Dystopian Project scooter is the result of such a person. Andy ‘Sluice’ Kay of York Scooter Club is the man behind this subtle yet amazing Indian produced Vijai Super scooter, aka Lambretta … Continue reading A closer look at the Dystopian Project

Merry Christmas Everybody!

We'd like to thank all of our followers around the world for their support, especially over the last year or so which has seen the visitors to Scooternova go through the roof and the number of subscribers also increase dramatically. We're obviously doing something right for you to all keep coming back! We wish you … Continue reading Merry Christmas Everybody!

The API Mac 175 (not a Lambretta or Apple Mac!)

A few days ago we brought you an old advert from 1981 of the API Lamby scooter and Mac 175S, and prior to that an article about scooters in India along with the perils of buying a restoration blind over the internet. Since then we've had a couple of people asking about the Mac 175S, … Continue reading The API Mac 175 (not a Lambretta or Apple Mac!)

Lambretta Series 2 – Pedigree Shows!

Automobile Products of India Ltd (API) were the first company in India to produce Lambretta scooters there, beginning in the late 50s by assembling the D and LD models from CKD (complete knock down) parts sent by Innocenti from Italy, before progressing to full production of the Li Series 2 model. API continued producing this … Continue reading Lambretta Series 2 – Pedigree Shows!

Beware buying Indian Lambrettas & Vespas online

From time to time we receive offers of classic Lambretta and Vespa scooters from suppliers in India, as well as receiving email 'updates' from various sources about some 'nice Lambretta scooters' on eBay. However, if you are in the market for your first classic scooter you may want to do a little research before parting … Continue reading Beware buying Indian Lambrettas & Vespas online

Bollywood Lambrettas, or is it Pakistan?

Although the title of this video on YouTube reads 'Bollywood Goes Lambretta', with my scooter anorak hood pulled fully up, I suspect this film was shot in Pakistan and not India. Why's that? Well in India, API first got the licence to produce Lambrettas in the late 1950s. To start with they assembled knock-down kits … Continue reading Bollywood Lambrettas, or is it Pakistan?