Great Britain was apparently the only country in Europe where Lambretta sales outstripped those of Vespa back in the 50s and 60s, and the man behind that talks exclusively to ScooterNova magazine in the forthcoming edition 33. Lambretta Concessionaires Ltd were the British importers and Maurice Knight was employed from the very beginning to sell … Continue reading Fantastic scooters and exclusive interviews
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Arthur Francis – a true scooter legend
The name Arthur Francis has become legendary amongst scooterists around the world, and deservedly so. From humble beginnings working for a scooter shop in Watford, Hertfordshire, to setting up his own scooter shop (Lambretta and Vespa dealership) along with a Fiat car showroom too, Arthur is often associated with the S-Type Lambretta dealer special. While … Continue reading Arthur Francis – a true scooter legend
Racing, world records, tributes & more scooters!
We're pleased to announce that edition 25 of Scooternova magazine is currently at the printers being prepared for publishing next week. To celebrate our 25th magazine and FOUR years of independent publishing we're giving away a FREE sticker too (while stocks last), so renew your subscriptions now or get your pre-orders in ASAP to make sure … Continue reading Racing, world records, tributes & more scooters!
Arthur Francis – RIP
Sad news today as we learned that the legendary Arthur Francis has passed away. There can’t be many in the world of scooters that do not know his name, the former scooter shop proprietor having his initials painted on the panels of classic Lambrettas the world over. Starting out riding motorcycles, it was a Lambretta … Continue reading Arthur Francis – RIP
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The 70s Scooter Scene
Do you enjoy scooter nostalgia written by those who actually lived it? Then you'll love the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine. Writing exclusively for ScooterNova, Part 1 of Mark ‘Brad’ Brough’s “Not So Swinging 70s” article appears in the new edition 20 of the magazine. It was during a family holiday to Bournemouth as a … Continue reading The 70s Scooter Scene