Paul Karslake RIP

We’re sad to announce that artist, scooterist and friend Paul Karslake has sadly passed away after battling pneumonia, according to the Southend Echo website. Privately I’d received a couple of telephone calls from concerned people who had heard rumours, and the family have recently confirmed that the rumours are sadly true.  Born in 1958 and … Continue reading Paul Karslake RIP

Scooter Electrickery – are you baffled?

If like us classic scooter electrics can sometimes seem almost like witchcraft, help is at hand courtesy of ScooterNova magazine and Scootronics.  While I think it’s fair to say that many classic scooters today use a 12v electronic ignition system loosely based around the Ducati system as seem on the Vespa PX since 1977, when … Continue reading Scooter Electrickery – are you baffled?

Enjoy the read with ScooterNova magazine

In these uncertain times, maybe you’re thinking of wrapping up warm and staying at home for a short while. For a lot of scooterists, this could be time well spent in the shed. But after, or instead of that, we’d like to remind you that ScooterNova magazine is the perfect accompaniment for when you sit … Continue reading Enjoy the read with ScooterNova magazine

Bennetts Insurance joins Carole Nash (+Haynes manuals sold and Piaggio deals)

News reaches us the motorcycle insurance  company Bennetts has been purchased by the Ardonagh Group, a name that probably means nothing to most of us until you learn they also own Carole Nash Insurance. In fact they own  Autonet too, which encompasses Mackenzie Hodgson Insurance, and Swinton too under the Atlanta Investment Holdings banker, according … Continue reading Bennetts Insurance joins Carole Nash (+Haynes manuals sold and Piaggio deals)

Norway on classic scooters

Among the fantastic articles in the brand new edition 18 of ScooterNova magazine is an enthralling piece on touring Norway on classic Lambrettas. Andy Kay from York SC and three friends decided to head up to the land of fjords to explore the country on small wheels. But the first hurdle was exactly how to … Continue reading Norway on classic scooters

Modrapheniacs SC scooter rally

2020 marks the 20th anniversary for the Modrapheniacs annual scooter rally held at Sandford Park in Dorset. We are really looking forward to the 200+ miles ride to get our scooters loosened up for another exciting year of rallies – local commuting on them is fine, but it's not quite the same as riding to … Continue reading Modrapheniacs SC scooter rally

E10 fuel threat to UK

Not satisfied with the threat to outlaw combustion engines in the near future and to replace them with electric powered vehicles, the British Government's latest box-ticking exercise in the name of 'reducing emissions' is to introduce E10 fuel containing 10% ethanol.The Government claim that E10 is a form of “cleaner” petrol, aimed at cutting carbon … Continue reading E10 fuel threat to UK