One of the biggest hurdles scooter manufacturers in the post-war years had to overcome, was prejudice from motorcycle owners and manufacturers. But if they were going to survive in a tough market, they couldn’t hide in the shadows. Something had Continue reading
With two great rallies so close to each other there’s no point in unpacking much, so we’re refuelling our scooters and heading down to sunny Essex this weekend for Mersea Island scooter rally.
Over the weekend we’ll be sharing stall space with the Lambretta Club of Great Britain, helping them out too. We will of course have the brand new edition 3 of ScooterNova magazine, which coincidentally – as we will be with the LCGB – has a massive 12 page feature on the 70th anniversary of Lambretta, together with a selection of rare and unseen photographs from the Innocenti archives in the 1960s. I can assure you, no other scooter magazine has access to such images.
Of course there is plenty more inside edition three too, from a rusty eye-catching Vespa built on a budget to Part 2 of the ‘touring to Moscow’ story. We have an exclusive on the Lambretta Siluro record breaker which was recently recommissioned for Goodwood, and we pit a luxury vintage Germany scooter against an Italian rival to see what was the best electric start machine from the 1950s. There is a gorgeous Vespa GS that you can’t help but admire and we are also proud to have yet another exclusive feature on a custom scooter that deservedly won a number of trophies at the Isle of Wight last week, Discworld. Put simply, ScooterNova is 100 pages of quality magazine with credible articles throughout and selective advertising!
Speaking of the IOW, our ‘peep hole’ photograph head shot concept went down a storm on the rally site at Smallbrook stadium, and Colchester DVLC have invited us to bring it along to Mersea Island too, so all those who missed out last weekend will get a chance to join in the fun in Essex! (**note to parents, PLEASE don’t let you kids climb on or swing from the framework, because it damages it and we can’t afford to be replacing it on a regular basis – thank you!).
So come along and say hello over the weekend, feel free to browse through a magazine (we’ll have all three issues with us) to see what the fuss is about if you’ve not yet seen ScooterNova for yourself, and have a safe ride!
Good day and welcome one and all. We’re just dropping you a quick line to say that despite a busy scooter riding calendar this summer, we have found time to produce the third edition of ScooterNova Continue reading
Here at ScooterNova magazine we like to do things a little different from the rest. Already many of you know that our ethos is about the scooter, the rider and the journey, and that the magazine itself is a high quality product that many of you kindly inform us is more book-like than a periodical. Well another little thing we have up our sleeve Continue reading
So what to do; you’re at a scooter rally and during the course of the afternoon, you and you friend find yourselves disagreeing on whether Continue reading
Taking your scooters to France for the afternoon, for less than a fiver? it can only be the 1950s, can’t it? Continue reading
Christmas is coming, and if you’re doing some last-minute shopping, we’re sure that every scooterist in your life will always appreciate some new camping equipment!
Check out this film from 1959 to see what was hot to erect back then!