Street Racing Scooters

Motor scooters may have been originally developed as a cheap, economical form of transport, but that doesn't mean to say they can't be persuaded to go faster. Post-war scooters from Lambretta and Vespa are popular the world over with  commuters and enthusiasts alike. Throughout the years they have also been on the receiving end of … Continue reading Street Racing Scooters

Mersea Island – The First 26 Years

Like many other scooter rallies in 2020, the popular Mersea Island event has also fallen victim to the Coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, organisers the Colchester DVLC (District Vespa & Lambretta Club) are having a virtual rally online with Scooterist Internet Radio providing the entertainment. To find out more about the event, which I like many have … Continue reading Mersea Island – The First 26 Years

DIY electric motor conversion for classic scooters

Love your classic scooter but want a greener commute? Or possibly you live in a city that is legislating against petrol-powered transport? Then maybe Laurent from Smeets Classics in the Netherlands has a solution here for you. Laurent has been developing an electric conversion kit for four years or so, designed to be sold across … Continue reading DIY electric motor conversion for classic scooters

Lambretta Innocenti Update Sheets

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

The 70s Scooter Scene

Do you enjoy scooter nostalgia written by those who actually lived it? Then you'll love the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine. Writing exclusively for ScooterNova, Part 1 of Mark ‘Brad’ Brough’s “Not So Swinging 70s” article appears in the new edition 20 of the magazine. It was during a family holiday to Bournemouth as a … Continue reading The 70s Scooter Scene

Quick Tip – fitting Lambretta side panel buffers

Want to avoid scratching the paintwork while fitting or removing the side panel rubber buffers from your Series 3 Lambretta? Try this little tip here that costs nothing and in fact makes the job easier.   * ScooterNova is an independent scooter magazine, produced by scooterists for scooterists. ScooterNova is printed in the UK and sold … Continue reading Quick Tip – fitting Lambretta side panel buffers

What was your first Lambretta?

If you've not seen the latest edition 20 of ScooterNova magazine yet, one of the most popular features inside seems to be the overview of the Lambretta J-range, the smallframe rivals to the little Vespas from Piaggio. Apart from the history of the model from development and through production, the  article looks at the growing … Continue reading What was your first Lambretta?