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!
SLUK and ScooterNova Magazine are getting together to bring you a brand-new scooter event in summer 2019. ScooterExpo will be a huge showcase for some of the finest scooters ever built. It will also be a place for many of the most well-respected traders to ply their wares and for a few characters and legends … Continue reading ScooterExpo – a brand new show from SLUK and ScooterNova
We've a couple more videos of our adventures in 2017 we'd like to share with you, both of which involve plenty of scooter riding fun! So with no further delay, our first short film is from the LCGB organised Coast-to-Coast run early on in the year, which started in a grey, wet north-east, took … Continue reading Cross Country & Into Europe – more 2017 scooter riding videos
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
For those that didn't know, Innocenti issued a licence for Lambretta scooters to be manufactured in Spain and production there continued long after it ceased in Italy, finally coming to a halt around 1989. This advertisement is one of our favourites from the Spanish concern, Serveta, dating from the early to mid-1970s. For those who … Continue reading Lambrettas from Spain
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
Who'd have thought it? Just when you think you know where all the Lambretta factories were ,another one turns up!Ok so granted this is an assembly plant, but either ay it's not one of the well-known ones. We found this story on the LambrettaMalaya blogspot, which sadly seems to be no more. Anyway, according to … Continue reading Lambretta Factory in Malaya