Regular readers of ScooterNova magazine may have noticed in the latest edition an advert for a specialist scooter auction. Coincidentally in the same magazine we featured a rather rare scooter that will be for sale at the same event… Over the years I’ve seen numerous car and motorcycle specialist auctions dabble in selling … Continue reading Rare scooters for sale at specialist auction
Scooter Wonderland this Christmas
Yes folks, edition 23 is about to roll off the printing presses in deepest, darkest Wales and if you've pre-ordered or subscribed by Sunday 13 December your copy will be posted out before the Christmas deadline too! As always, the magazine is packed full of wonderful reading material and fabulous images to keep you enthralled … Continue reading Scooter Wonderland this Christmas
Vespa and Lotus by Baldet
'Be Different' says the 1960s advert by Glanfield Baldet Ltd of Northampton, in an attempt to win the business of aspiring scooterists near and far of the time. And 'different' was certainly the approach taken by proprietor, Andre Baldet. Famed for his exploits on two-wheels to promote the Vespa scooters in his showroom, Baldet not … Continue reading Vespa and Lotus by Baldet
New Bajaj Chetak – a modern classic in the making?
Back in 2016 we speculated that Bajaj Auto of India were to bring back their popular Chetak scooter to the market. It seems we were partially correct... On 17 October 2019 Bajaj unveiled their new Chetak scooter; a classic name from their range once bestowed upon a scooter produced from old Piaggio tooling.Bajaj were once … Continue reading New Bajaj Chetak – a modern classic in the making?
An Awfully Pleasant scooter weekend
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
Vespa – By Royal Appointment
What better endorsement for your product than to have members of the Royal Family as proud owners? That was the claim of Douglas (Sales and Service) Ltd during the 60s, that the Vespa scooters they imported and produced were 'By Royal Appointment'. The advert above is for the Bristol-built Vespa 150 Sportique model, the British … Continue reading Vespa – By Royal Appointment