Back in 1951, NSU of Germany signed a deal with Innocenti of Italy to build Lambretta scooters at their factory in Neckarsulm under licence. The deal was to last for five years, but it seems that the Germans weren't happy simply producing someone else's product and instead preferred to develop their own. But first, a … Continue reading NSU Scooters – the Lambretta evolution
Back in 1977, Italian scooter manufacturer Piaggio launched not just a new Vespa scooter but a new range of Vespas. I'm sure they didn't realise back then that they'd still be manufacturing a PX in 2015, but they are, and this Italian television advert shows the first models in the range from 1977... Vespa P-range … Continue reading 70s TV advert – the ubiquitous Vespa PX
For those that like a bit of nostalgia, we've been trawling the internet while it was too cold to play in the shed and found a load of new-old scooter adverts and films which we've posted on to our main Scooternova website. We will link a few here over coming weeks for your pleasure and … Continue reading Lambretta Starsteam film – new footage added to website
With snow falling in Great Britain in February 2015, it seemed the perfect time to share this cover from an old British magazine from 55 years ago, the February 1960 edition of 'Power & Pedal with the Scooter'. Despite the cold looking cover (how jealous we are that it seems easier to ride Lambrettas in … Continue reading February 1960 – Snow & Lambretta holiday guide!
As we've posted previously, 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Arthur Francis (aka AF) S-type dealer special Lambretta scooters. As a result of said posts published on Scooternova, Chris Wylde contacted us to tell us a little about the original 250cc S-type he bought back in 1967; a certain TJH 25D. For those with … Continue reading Arthur Francis S-Type 250 – from Watford to Milan and Glagow!
The new British scooter brand Scomadi is ready to launch, and have just completed their 'background film' for their display stand at the forthcoming Intermot motorcycle show in Köln, Germany next week.It was only a week ago that we brough you photographs of the first scooters on the factory production line in China, and the … Continue reading Scomadi Promo film – ready to launch!
The latest news from China, via Preston – and Facebook – is that the production of the Scomadi 50cc scooters is well under way...The Scomadi Facebook page has pictures posted directly from China where they are inspecting the first scooters on the production line there. Good news, as this is a story we've been following … Continue reading New Scomadi Production Line Rolling