Isle of Wight Scooter Rally Postponed

The Statement below has been released today by VFM regarding the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally (BSRA Event Number 6), due to take place at Sandown Airport over the August Bank Holiday weekend of 28-31 August 2020. POSTPONEMENT NOTICE Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic VFM* have taken the decision to postpone the Isle of … Continue reading Isle of Wight Scooter Rally Postponed

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!

The First Lambretta Museum

As I type this blog I know that in a perfect world I should really be riding my classic Lambretta home from Devon, which is where the Mike Karslake Memorial Rally was due to take place this weekend. Unfortunately of course, 2020 has become an uncertain and rather unpleasant year for all, so instead I'm … Continue reading The First Lambretta Museum

Vespa 946 Christian Dior

  The Vespa 946 was launched in 2013, a new model to the range taking inspiration from the Vespa prototype MP6 produced in 1946. In my opinion, this is one of the most stylish of the modern automatic Vespa scooters Piaggio have produced, almost risqué in design you could say. However the decision was made … Continue reading Vespa 946 Christian Dior

Father’s Day Made Easy

Whether you want to treat your dad, your husband or yourself (go on, you deserve it!), here at ScooterNova we have the perfect gift for you to give, and you can do it all from the comfort of your armchair at home! A subscription to ScooterNova magazine will last the whole year long, so what … Continue reading Father’s Day Made Easy

Viva Cento!

This is a lovely collectable piece of classic scooter and motor vehicle ephemera to have, an original invitation to the UK launch of the Lambretta Cento scooter. Part of the original 1960s press pack, the date of the event at the Waldorf Hotel in London was postponed from 11 March 1964 to 17 March 1964 … Continue reading Viva Cento!

Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers

On a number of occasions, Sticky and I used to play a silly little game between ourselves at the Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA) of 'Spot the Clone'. You see, over the years some of the less scrupulous manufacturers in China seemed to think it was fine to simply copy other manufacturers' scooters and arrive back … Continue reading Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers