Gore-Tex: Inventor of waterproof fabric Robert Gore dies aged 83

If you've got some quality rider clothing that keeps you both warm and dry, then chances are if it's not Gore-Tex then is could well be a similar type of thing that has been 'inspired' by said branded material. Robert W Gore’s discovery of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) in the 1960s while working for the family … Continue reading Gore-Tex: Inventor of waterproof fabric Robert Gore dies aged 83

New British 2-stroke V-Twin motorcycle

Many ScooterNova magazine readers are fans of 2-stroke engines too, so we thought you'd appreciate this news both about British manufacturing and also the good old 2-stroke engine. Many incorrectly assume that 2-strokes have been banned, where in fact that is  not the case. What has happened is the development of 2-strokes has been side-lined by … Continue reading New British 2-stroke V-Twin motorcycle

Mersea Island – The First 26 Years

Like many other scooter rallies in 2020, the popular Mersea Island event has also fallen victim to the Coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, organisers the Colchester DVLC (District Vespa & Lambretta Club) are having a virtual rally online with Scooterist Internet Radio providing the entertainment. To find out more about the event, which I like many have … Continue reading Mersea Island – The First 26 Years

National Road Rally – 12 September 2020

In these uncertain times it's good to learn of an event that we can all take part in, with our scooters, before the year ends. The National Road Rally is a riding event and therefore meets all the criteria required with regards to social distancing. The event is a navigational scatter rally organised in conjunction … Continue reading National Road Rally – 12 September 2020

DIY electric motor conversion for classic scooters

Love your classic scooter but want a greener commute? Or possibly you live in a city that is legislating against petrol-powered transport? Then maybe Laurent from Smeets Classics in the Netherlands has a solution here for you. Laurent has been developing an electric conversion kit for four years or so, designed to be sold across … Continue reading DIY electric motor conversion for classic scooters

Lambretta Innocenti Update Sheets

I've recently been enjoying reading through some old Innocenti update  over recent weeks, both to answer a few questions from fellow scooter club mates, and also for an article in the forthcoming edition 21 of ScooterNova magazine. Back in the 1950s and 60s, Innocenti of Milan sent out these update sheets to inform of changes … Continue reading Lambretta Innocenti Update Sheets

Scooter Rallies 2021 – Official BSRA dates

As far as scooter rallies go, 2020 has sadly pretty much been written-off socially thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. Event organisers have understandably had to cancel everything due to Government restrictions, as well as for the safety of both those working and those attending too. It might seem easy on paper to put together a … Continue reading Scooter Rallies 2021 – Official BSRA dates