Happy Birthday Vespa T5

In the brand new edition 18 of ScooterNova magazine we celebrate the 35 years history of the T5 along with it’s derivatives, from the original homologation in March 1985 right up to the swan-song Millennium model.  We don’t only look at the history of the T5 however but also include some rare images, little know … Continue reading Happy Birthday Vespa T5

Lambretta’s red racing inner tubes?

We removed the original old Michelin ACS tyre from my Lambretta LD this morning, only to find this well-patched, bright red Englebert inner tube inside. Englebert are an old brand of car tyre, known for their use in racing by the likes of Ferrari and Lancia in their day. Who knew they did something for … Continue reading Lambretta’s red racing inner tubes?

Piaggio Vespa Pole Position Trophy – Nelson Piquet

With the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix about to get underway within a few hours, it reminded me how things were almost 20 years ago. These days top of the range cars (mostly German I think) are given away to drivers who achieve Pole position in Qualifying. Back in 1984 however Piaggio sponsored the trophy … Continue reading Piaggio Vespa Pole Position Trophy – Nelson Piquet