Here at ScooterNova magazine, we’re not the only ones to have spent time during lockdown out riding our scooters, exploring places new and old. A friend on social media, Debbie Harris from the band Bootleg Blondie (as seen at Warmwell and Woolacombe scooter rallies among others) and Andy have been out exploring London by Vespa. … Continue reading Speedway of Acton Reappears in West London
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
'Be Different' says the 1960s advert by Glanfield Baldet Ltd of Northampton, in an attempt to win the business of aspiring scooterists near and far of the time. And 'different' was certainly the approach taken by proprietor, Andre Baldet. Famed for his exploits on two-wheels to promote the Vespa scooters in his showroom, Baldet not … Continue reading Vespa and Lotus by Baldet
We'd just like to thank all of our subscribers and those have pre-ordered edition 19 of ScooterNova magazine for your patience and assure you that the magazine is on its way to you. Edition 19 was delayed slightly as we tweaked the content with the current pandemic in mind and an eye on future editions. … Continue reading All good things come to those that wait…
Judging by the enquiries we've received, the previous edition of ScooterNova that was despatched just before Christmas was a very, very long time ago! Not to worry though folks, because number 18 is here, packed full of scooter-related articles to give your scooter buzz a boost! With the weather in parts of the UK causing … Continue reading Coming of Age – SN18 out now!
As we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the AF S-Type scooter this year, it's only fair that we give a little mention to its lesser known stable-mate, the Manhattan.For those that didn't know, Arthur Francis Scooters Ltd of Watford were not just Lambretta dealers. They also sold Vespa scooters amongst others, and in fact … Continue reading The Arthur Francis Manhatten (aka Manhattan)