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
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!
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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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
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Bertone-designed Lambretta Grand Prix being launched. It also marks 50 years of Ray Kemp working with Lambrettas, although Ray possibly won't thank us for reminding him of that fact. It’s a superb commitment nonetheless. In the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine we celebrated this, and also Ray’s rather … Continue reading A special Lambretta GP