Innocenti Lambretta – the final inventory

In edition 16 of ScooterNova magazine we celebrate the Bertone-designed dl/Grand Prix model, which was the final new Lambretta to be produced in Italy before Innocenti closed their scooter division. You can read more about that here and buy the magazine here. Our regular contributor and Innocenti archivist Vittorio Tessera has just uncovered a very … Continue reading Innocenti Lambretta – the final inventory

Lambretta dl/GP at 50

So how many of you have a Bertone-designed Lambretta dl/ Grand Prix scooter or one of its derivatives? And do you really know everything about this classic Italian model? The last brand new Lambretta scooter to be designed and produced rolled off the line in 1969. Known as the dl to most (Grand Prix to … Continue reading Lambretta dl/GP at 50

FREE 2020 wall-planner with ScooterNova magazine

Edition 16 of ScooterNova is well on the way to completion and we're pretty excited about what's inside! Not only some great articles, but we're also doing something a little special for all those who subscribe to the magazine. We have a FREE 2020 wall-planner for subscribers that will be sent out with edition 16 … Continue reading FREE 2020 wall-planner with ScooterNova magazine

The Lambretta Elegant – a coals to Newcastle story?

So we all know that the Lambretta was created by Innocenti in Italy, but what happened when Innocenti closed their doors and ended scooter production in 1971? The Innocenti company was split with steel production and car manufacturing remaining on site in Milan, but the scooter production line was sold – lock ,stock and barrel … Continue reading The Lambretta Elegant – a coals to Newcastle story?

Coffee and Lambretta

It's always interesting to learn what  scooter shops did in days gone by to attract customers, and here's an insight to 1971.  Roy of Hornchurch in Essex were a Lambretta dealer through to the 1980s but in 1971 to sell the then  latest Grand Prix model, they offered potential customers a tuned top end, big … Continue reading Coffee and Lambretta

Lambretta with real poke!

When Innocenti first launched their Lambretta scooters, they were simply a cheap form of transport for the masses. By the late 1960s however, the Lambretta was one of the last of many scooters to have been produced over the previous 25 years or so and was desperately fighting for its own survival. What turned out … Continue reading Lambretta with real poke!

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