I've recently been enjoying reading through some old Innocenti update over recent weeks, both to answer a few questions from fellow scooter club mates, and also for an article in the forthcoming edition 21 of ScooterNova magazine. Back in the 1950s and 60s, Innocenti of Milan sent out these update sheets to inform of changes … Continue reading Lambretta Innocenti Update Sheets
Looking forward to some quality reading time over the Festive period? Lucky for you the brand new edition 17 of ScooterNova will be published next week and all those who subscribe or pre-order a copy will have theirs posted out before the Royal Mail's 'last posting' date for UK delivery. Among the 100 pages of the … Continue reading Just in time for Christmas – ScooterNova 17
Good news folks, edition 9 of ScooterNova magazine is on the way! Completed and printed in time for the Isle of Wight scooter rally next weekend, you can pre-order online and be one of the first to receive it. So what’s to look forward to in edition 9? We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the … Continue reading What’s inside number 9? New edition out soon!
The story of LML scooters is a chequered one, probably more so than any other Italian scooter that ended up being produced in India. But what lies ahead for the last manufacturer of geared scooters outside of Italy? By the way, when we say "last manufacturer of geared scooters" we are aware Piaggio recently ceased … Continue reading LML – What does the future hold?
The early 1960s were a time for Lambretta endurance records, a timed ride from London to Milan being recorded in 1960 and again in 1965. Then, in 1967, Arthur Francis Ltd of Watford decided that they would have a go at breaking the record too. And in true Arthur Francis style, they didn't just break … Continue reading London to Milan Lambretta Record
The city of Milan has finally recognised the Lambretta which was produced there from 1947 until 1971, and on 13 December 2014 a monument to this humble motor-scooter was unveiled. The Lambretta was an important part of industrial history of Italy, the Innocenti family having a factory on the northern outskirts of Milan since the … Continue reading Lambretta monument unveiled in Milan
We'd guess that many of our readers ride classic scooters of some kind or another, and if they're of a certain vintage then original spare parts are few and far between.Of course there are plenty of reproduction parts available thank goodness, and if you're intrigued at all about where they come from, well Pistoni Gol … Continue reading Classic Lambretta & Vespa pistons from Milan