A tasty pair of Vespa GS150s

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There are not one but two stunning Vespa GS150 scooters in the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine.
But did you know there was also a production line for them in Belgium?

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A special Lambretta GP

SN13_ray2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Bertone-designed Lambretta Grand Prix being launched. It also marks 50 years of Ray Kemp working with Lambrettas, although Ray possibly won’t thank us for reminding him of that fact. Continue reading

Sunny Weston-Super-Mare

The north Somerset coastal resort of Weston-super-Mare is calling us this weekend for the second BSRA National scooter rally of 2019.
Home of the Lambretta Museum (and also ScooterNova magazine HQ), this is one of our favourite seaside rallies on the calendar.
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Scooter Shop Burglary

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Sadly, at some time during the night of Sunday 21 April, our friends at Cornwall Scooter Centre were burgled with six classic scooters part of the haul that thieves got away with.

In what the police have suggested looks like an organised gang were behind, the shop in Bodmin had six scooters stolen belonging to various customers. These were:

  • Vespa T5 Millennium in pearlescent white, limited edition number 41 of 400 made
  • 1967 Vespa 150 Sprint with a brand new Malossi 225cc kit built on new Pinasco engine casings, new wiring loom and fuel tank that was a 10th Wedding Anniversary present
  • Lambretta SX150, white with a newly built RT195 with BGM Clubman exhaust
  • Spanish Lambretta Li white/purple, modified to take GP panelwork
  • Vespa P125X blue with new Polini 177 kit, black crash bars and several mirrors
  • Vespa 150 Super, white with dodgy floor and stand

At the time of writing it looks like the thieves also took cash from the shop’s safe but appear to have left tools and spare parts untouched. 

Please keep your eyes and ears open for anything that may be offered for sale, whether complete scooters or parts and if you have any information of these scooter thieves please inform Bodmin Police or Cornwall Scooter Centre (01208 72966).

The same applies if you hear of anyone receiving stolen goods or trying to move them on.  Remember, as much as we all despise such thieving scumbags, such activities are only attractive to them if they can subsequently sell their stolen goods onwards. These scooters need to become as ‘hot’ as possible and if there is one good thing to say about social media in the 21st century, it’s that we can all come together to make things like this happen.

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Destination Scarborough

PrintWe’re very much looking forward to riding to Scarborough Scooter Rally this weekend, what with Easter being so late this year. No matter how much you may ride your scooter throughout the year, nothing really compares to Continue reading

ULEZ and an apathetic industry?

2Yesterday, Monday 8 April 2019, will likely go down in history as the end of motorcycling in Great Britain as we know it. Yesterday, Transport for London introduced their ULEZ – Ultra Low Emission Zone. Today it is the capital, who knows where it will go tomorrow… Continue reading

This weekend: London and Coventry – the ScooterNova stall on tour

750w.jpegWe’ve a busy weekend ahead as the ScooterNova stall heads down to London on Saturday 6 April to attend the Retrospective Scooters and London Scooter Bodyshop joint open day at their premises in Walthamstow, E17. Continue reading

Direct Debit Subscriptions Launched

As we enter our third year of publication, due to popular demand, we have introduced the option to buy your subscription to ScooterNova magazine via Direct Debit.
Our current edition 12 signals the end of another year’s worth of subscription for many readers who have signed up from edition 1. A lot of you have asked about having a Direct Debit payment that will mean you don’t have to remember to renew your subscription annually. To be honest it not only simplifies things for you, but for us as well.
So for all those either about to renew their subscription or who wish to subscribe for the first time, you can find the link to the new Direct Debit option here.
Simply click on this and follow the instructions. Once completed you will receive a confirmation email a short while afterwards and then payment will be arranged with your bank.

Of course if you prefer to use Paypal, or your debit or credit card, then you still can do. Just follow the link via the ‘subscriptions‘ page on our website at www.scooternova.com. Card holders can also telephone us on 01934 417834.
And for those who prefer the old methods of cheques you can still put on of those in the post to us (payable to Scooter Products) and of course cash is king if you visit our stall at a scooter event.
If you have any queries, please feel free to cal us on the above number of email:sales@scooternova.com

Don’t forget, if you have missed any previous editions of ScooterNova magazine then back issues are available, except for edition 1 which has sold out!

Thank you all for your continued support, ride safe and see you on the road!

VMSC Vintage & Custom Scooter Extravaganza

This Sunday we’ll be riding the lovely Fosse Way to Coventry for the 2019 VMSC’s scooter extravaganza. ScooterNova riders have entered our scooters here over the years and this year is no exception.

ScooterNova magazine will also be available from our stall at the show so come and say hello and get your ScooterNova fix! See you in Cov….

ScooterNova at Teignmouth

This weekend the South West Scooter Clubs host their first rally of the year at sunny Teignmouth in Devon.

Based at the Devon Valley Holiday Village weekend entry for the event will be £20 (pay on the door when getting your accommodation). Onsite accommodation was mostly booked in advance but recently one or two places became available if you still want to try your luck (call 01626 871400).

The Traders’ Market takes place on Saturday between 9am and 4pm so be sure to visit the SWSC stall where you will find rally pin badges, patches and T-shirts plus the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine too. There will also be some previous editions, a few stickers and of course you can renew your subscription there as well.

A Strictly Over 18s event with numbers limited to 750, bands booked for the weekend are The 5:15, Double Barrel Swindle and The Corsairs.
If you just want to attend Saturday for the ridden custom show (11:30am) and rideout (1pm) then daytime tickets are available at £5 on the door from 10am to 6pm.

Have a safe ride and enjoy the weekend

**ScooterNova magazine is an independent publication, produced by scooterists for scooterists. It is published bi-monthly on quality paper, with credible articles written by fellow riders. Available from all good scooter shops or mail order via subscription, for more details visit the magazine’s website.

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