Happy Birthday Vespa T5

In the brand new edition 18 of ScooterNova magazine we celebrate the 35 years history of the T5 along with it’s derivatives, from the original homologation in March 1985 right up to the swan-song Millennium model.  We don’t only look at the history of the T5 however but also include some rare images, little know … Continue reading Happy Birthday Vespa T5

Coming of Age – SN18 out now!

Judging by the enquiries we've received, the previous edition of ScooterNova that was despatched just before Christmas was a very, very long time ago! Not to worry though folks, because number 18 is here, packed full of scooter-related articles to give your scooter buzz a boost! With the weather in parts of the UK  causing … Continue reading Coming of Age – SN18 out now!

1980s Vespa wheel discs by Andreas Pinasco

When Piaggio launched the Vespa T5 in 1985 it featured a number of sporty looking features to complement the fast 5-port engine. But did all of their inspiration come from the Formula 1 circuit? This is an advert that appeared in Italy's Motociclismo magazine in the early 1980s, prior to the launch of the T5. … Continue reading 1980s Vespa wheel discs by Andreas Pinasco

Piaggio Vespa Pole Position Trophy – Nelson Piquet

With the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix about to get underway within a few hours, it reminded me how things were almost 20 years ago. These days top of the range cars (mostly German I think) are given away to drivers who achieve Pole position in Qualifying. Back in 1984 however Piaggio sponsored the trophy … Continue reading Piaggio Vespa Pole Position Trophy – Nelson Piquet