In January 2020 the UK officially left the European Union (but remember, we’re still part of Continental Europe!), followed by a ‘transition period’ to acclimatise to the changes voted for in a referendum back in 2016. The 31st October deadline of this period was postponed because the bureaucrats still couldn't agree on the details. Finally, one … Continue reading Scooter shopping post-Brexit – some of the facts
Mopeds recognised as a solution for the kids Back in October 2019, the Bundestag – Germany’s federal parliament – passed a draft law amending their Road Traffic Act allowing the federal states to decide for themselves about the reduction of the minimum age for driving mopeds for their area. In the past, when asked whether … Continue reading Lower Age for Moped Licence in Germany
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?
Since the launch of ScooterNova magazine in 2017, as well as covering Great Britain we've attracted a number of overseas readers throughout Europe as well as from America, Asia, Africa and Australia too. We understand that because ScooterNova magazine is a high quality publication, the shipping costs from England can be prohibitively expensive for some … Continue reading ScooterNova magazine – international and national postage savings
The Euro Lambretta 70th anniversary rally had long been anticipated. Everyone has their own story to tell and we’ve been following their fun and exploits on blogs and social media over the past couple of weeks. Our own story started by setting off for Kelso National Rally, packed with enough oil for our ride to … Continue reading 2017 Euro Lambretta Italy via Scotland
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?
In 1953 the Italian Police were celebrating what may have been their 107th anniversary – according to internet sources at least. Whatever the reason, the occasion warranted a number of their best riders putting on one heck of a formation riding performance to an audience in Rome that including high-ranking officials and apparently the President … Continue reading Amazing Italian formation riding