It may surprise some to learn that motor-scooters not only existed before the stylish post-WW2 Italian Lambretta and Vespa machines, but that there was a small but flourishing British scooter industry producing them too. In 1920, the Coventry-based Kenilworth was one of half a dozen or so scooters you could buy in the UK, alongside … Continue reading Rare 1920s British scooters and barn-find Lambretta GT200 for sale
A big thank you to Andy Francis and family for their hospitality last weekend up in Cumbria at his event. We were in town Friday, out with Dave and Claire from DDK Airbrushing who were doing a live painting display the following day. Good to catch up with a number of other scooterists out and … Continue reading Silloth Soul & Scooter Weekend
Small but interesting news from Italian carburettor giant Dellorto is that they have been developing and producing new carburettors for 50cc 2-stroke engines. While you might not be thinking about buying one of the latest generation 50cc 2-stroke scooters and motorcycles yourself, that fact that a company as large as Dellorto have developed a new … Continue reading New 2-stroke carbs
Back in edition 25 of ScooterNova we published an interview with Keith Terry about his time with scooters, so far. If you missed that, then you certainly missed out. From his time as the 'Ke' of Kegra Racing, to getting stopped by the police while road-testing his world record-breaking Lambretta, it is an extremely interesting … Continue reading Keith Terry – Lambretta Record Breaker!
The sad news reached us over the weekend of the passing of Don Blocksidge, an engraver whose work has featured on many top custom scooters and motorbikes over the decades. Don was one of those people who are today sadly rare, a true craftsman. His name first came to my attention, as it probably did … Continue reading Don Blocksidge – The Master Hand Chaser
This weekend, like many of you, we were planning to be at the Big 7 scooter rally in Kent, which of course sadly isn’t going ahead due to the global pandemic still affecting us all. Not only is it a terrible shame for the Big 7 SC who have put a lot of time and … Continue reading Support Your Local Scooter Shop – New ScooterNova Magazine Out Now!