Latest ScooterNova Magazine stockist – Saigon Scooter Centre

Saigon Scooter Centre in Vietnam is the latest scooter shop to sign up as a ScooterNova magazine stockist. After shopping with SSC online back in 2008, Ann from ScooterNova first met Pat Joynt, SSC proprietor, in person at the Euro Lambretta rally in Sweden. Following a recent refit of their shop, SSC's Pat now stocks … Continue reading Latest ScooterNova Magazine stockist – Saigon Scooter Centre

Vietnam by Vespa – Touring with caution

Fancy some scootering while on holiday? We recently came across this story on a CNN website and thought to share it with you all. Vietnam is known by many scooter enthusiasts as a place that the Italian Vespa and Lambretta scooters were exported to in high numbers in the 50s and 60s, and which have … Continue reading Vietnam by Vespa – Touring with caution

Lambrettas and Vespas in Old Saigon

Today restored scooters from Asian are often treated with suspicion by scooterists in the Western world, but we often forget these modern-day classics were once everyday commuters out there. A young Vietnamese architect has decided to demonstrate his love for Saigon by publishing a book featuring his own sketches of the city in the old … Continue reading Lambrettas and Vespas in Old Saigon

Vespa & sidecar for sale – Buyer beware!

It was a combination of the £4,995 price tag and the headline of a '1965 Vespa PX 150' that caught our eye... and set alarm bells ringing! Of course having ridden Lambrettas and Vespas consistently since the 1980s and being what some may describe as 'scooter anoraks', these alarm bells may ring more easily for … Continue reading Vespa & sidecar for sale – Buyer beware!

New Vespa GTS For 2014 – air-cooled scooter for local Asian market

Mid-November 2013 and Piaggio Vietnam launched a new Vespa GTS on the local market. This is a locally produced scooter in their Vietnamese factory and specifically for their local market (European, American, Australian, NZ Vespas for example are produced in Italy) and as well as taking advantage of cheaper labour rates and presumably more competitively … Continue reading New Vespa GTS For 2014 – air-cooled scooter for local Asian market