Great Britain was apparently the only country in Europe where Lambretta sales outstripped those of Vespa back in the 50s and 60s, and the man behind that talks exclusively to ScooterNova magazine in the forthcoming edition 33. Lambretta Concessionaires Ltd were the British importers and Maurice Knight was employed from the very beginning to sell … Continue reading Fantastic scooters and exclusive interviews
Tag: S Type
Arthur Francis – a true scooter legend
The name Arthur Francis has become legendary amongst scooterists around the world, and deservedly so. From humble beginnings working for a scooter shop in Watford, Hertfordshire, to setting up his own scooter shop (Lambretta and Vespa dealership) along with a Fiat car showroom too, Arthur is often associated with the S-Type Lambretta dealer special. While … Continue reading Arthur Francis – a true scooter legend
Arthur Francis – RIP
Sad news today as we learned that the legendary Arthur Francis has passed away. There can’t be many in the world of scooters that do not know his name, the former scooter shop proprietor having his initials painted on the panels of classic Lambrettas the world over. Starting out riding motorcycles, it was a Lambretta … Continue reading Arthur Francis – RIP
Ready to Go!
Edition 20 of ScooterNova is at the printers! Slight delay due to an understandable reduction in staff at the printers, but it’s there now!From Brad’s look back at the 70s scooter scene to the iconic DTC Nike 2 Lambretta street racer, a commuter Vespa GS to a factory Lambretta 200cc prototype engine, an overview of … Continue reading Ready to Go!
Targa Twin Review – what a sweet sound!
If you've an ear for a finely tuned, multi-cylinder two-stroke engine then you'll know what I mean when I say they sound sweet! In edition 13 of ScooterNova magazine we have a good old fashioned road test review of the 275cc Targa Twin engine for your enjoyment and indeed information. But in true ScooterNova independent … Continue reading Targa Twin Review – what a sweet sound!
A tasty pair of Vespa GS150s
There are not one but two stunning Vespa GS150 scooters in the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine. But did you know there was also a production line for them in Belgium? We don't wish to spoil anything for those who have not yet bought or reader edition 13 of ScooterNova magazine, but while both of … Continue reading A tasty pair of Vespa GS150s