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!
Casa Lambretta have been busy of late, which readers of ScooterNova magazine will know from our 'New products' pages. Their latest announcement is that production of remade Lambretta forks is about to begin in Italy. Casa Lambretta tell us that they will be, "Manufactured in Italy exclusively for Casa utilising the best materials available." Eight … Continue reading Remade Lambretta parts and kits for smallies
As you know, we here at ScooterNova do like to ride our scooters, an ethos that ties in perfectly with this weekend's trip away with like-minded folk in The Awfully Pleasant Scooter Association. Created a number of years ago by our friends at Disco Dez Scooters, the ethos is a laid back, gentle day of … Continue reading An Awfully Pleasant scooter weekend
Who knew there was scooter racing in Indonesia? And who knew it was so popular? Well, Indonesian scooterists probably did, but for the rest of the world this Vespa here is part of what appears to be a very well attended race series. Starting life as a Vespa SS90, this smallframe scooter was fitted … Continue reading Scooter Racing Indonesia
With a title like this it probably won't surprise some of you to learn that the people behind 'The Whale' go by the name of Crazy Monkey Development. Hailing from Düsseldorf in Germany, CMD have produced this neat little tool for accurately adjusting and setting the ignition-timing on a Vespa smallframe or large frame engine. … Continue reading A Vespa timing Whale
In October of last year we brought you news and pictures of a couple of stunning Vespas from behind the former Iron Curtain, and now, 12 months later here's another to appreciate. Like before, this Vespa – Project 5 – is from the Butcher Garage in St Petersburg, albeit this time a smallframe with little … Continue reading Project 5 – another Butcher Garage Vespa
The great smallframe scooter battle between Lambretta and Vespa took place in the mid-1960s, which Vespa eventually won. However... Can't help but love the Lambretta J125 Starstream though, just check out this promotional video of it from 1967...