New web-shop for Scooter Restorations

Our friends at Scooter Restorations have revamped their online web shop and what with them serving both the local Nottinghamshire area and scooterists worldwide via mail-order, we thought we'd let you know about it. Formed in 1991 by scooterist Paul Brierley, Scooter Restorations became known originally for their stock of original Lambretta parts. Paul spent … Continue reading New web-shop for Scooter Restorations

CLOSED – the final Lambretta factory in the world finally shuts its doors

It has been on the cards for a number of years, as reported by ScooterNova both online and in print, but the sad day has arrived when Scooters India Ltd has finally closed the doors of the last Lambretta factory in the world. After Innocenti ceased production of the Lambretta in Milan in 1971, they … Continue reading CLOSED – the final Lambretta factory in the world finally shuts its doors

Exciting new read – Edition 24 has landed!

The Brand New Edition 24 of ScooterNova magazine has landed, packed full of wonderful reading material and fabulous images to keep you enthralled over the coming weeks. We scoured the world for articles to fill edition 24 and in the process uncovered some real scooter gems. Who knew there was a Vespa factory in South Korea for … Continue reading Exciting new read – Edition 24 has landed!

Arthur Francis – RIP

Sad news today as we learned that the legendary Arthur Francis has passed away. There can’t be many in the world of scooters that do not know his name, the former scooter shop proprietor having his initials painted on the panels of classic Lambrettas the world over.  Starting out riding motorcycles, it was a Lambretta … Continue reading Arthur Francis – RIP

New Magazine Coming Soon!

We're pleased to announce that edition 24 of ScooterNova is now at the printers and we can't wait for the finished magazine to land! We have almost literally scoured the world for new and interesting scooter articles and have really enjoyed putting this edition together. Starting locally we have a tasty Lambretta SX200 from Norfolk … Continue reading New Magazine Coming Soon!

Has Scooters India Ltd finally finished?

When Innocenti of Milan decided to sell its ‘motor division’ it was soon split in two. British Leyland (formerly British Motor Corporation), whose cars the Italian company had produced under licence for over a decade, took over the four-wheeled production line. But what about the scooters and three-wheelers? The fact that the scooter market was … Continue reading Has Scooters India Ltd finally finished?