Citizen Smith – a great British sitcom

When British television sitcoms get it right, I think it’s fair to say they can almost prove timeless with respect to the longevity of their characters. The BBC has a good reputation for producing plenty of quality sitcoms over the years, and of one those is Citizen Smith. First aired in 1977, Citizen Smith starred … Continue reading Citizen Smith – a great British sitcom

All good things come to those that wait…

We'd just like to thank all of our subscribers and those have pre-ordered edition 19 of ScooterNova magazine for your patience and assure you that the magazine is on its way to you. Edition 19 was delayed slightly as we tweaked the content with the current pandemic in mind and an eye on future editions. … Continue reading All good things come to those that wait…

Mike Karslake’s Model D

When the late Mike Karslake's Lambretta Museum went up for auction in the early 1990s, the scooters were scattered across the four corners, many to become insignificant Lambrettas once more. However his restored Model D with the reg number LAM 150D stood out for all the right reasons, and the story of what happened to … Continue reading Mike Karslake’s Model D

Lambretta Gun For Sale (part of!)

I'm sure most scooterists have seen or know of the French made military Vespa with built-in gun, but how many knew that Lambrettas were also  involved in the weapons of war? Innocenti did build a prototype folding scooter which they presented as an option for the military, but nothing came of that (it currently resides … Continue reading Lambretta Gun For Sale (part of!)

Adopting a Design Icon

The Design Museum in London closed back in May in preparation for a move from its location on the River Thames near Tower Bridge, west to its new location on Kensington High Street. What has this got to do with scooters? Well, to help    with the move, the Museum are putting a dozen exhibits … Continue reading Adopting a Design Icon

Mike Karslake’s Lambretta & sidecar combo

Now here's an opportunity that only turns up once in a blue moon - the possibility to purchase a historically important Lambretta and   sidecar outfit. Interested? Then read on… The scooter here is a 1959 Lambretta LI 150 Series 2 model and has an original and rare Watsonian Sports sidecar attached. This combination is very … Continue reading Mike Karslake’s Lambretta & sidecar combo

Vespa GS

It's Sunday morning, but we don't need an excuse to post this picture of a stunning Vespa Gran Sport, which can be found on display at at the Museo Piaggio in Pontedera, Italy. Behind this lovely scooter, on the wall is a photo of Enrico Piaggio himself, looking down on one of the most beautiful … Continue reading Vespa GS