Lambretta’s red racing inner tubes?

We removed the original old Michelin ACS tyre from my Lambretta LD this morning, only to find this well-patched, bright red Englebert inner tube inside.

Englebert are an old brand of car tyre, known for their use in racing by the likes of Ferrari and Lancia in their day.
Who knew they did something for the humble little Lambretta too, hey?

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Are you ready for sweet sixteen?

It’s all about the numbers. The 50th anniversary of the Vespa 50 Special; 50 years since the Lambretta dl/Grand Prix was launched; we’ve got a new 225, a 180

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ScooterExpo gallery

As stated in the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine itself, to compliment the review of the edition 215 that has just been published we have added this brief online gallery.
With most of the 100 scooters entered exhibited on the day there simply wasn’t the space in the magazine to show them all, so here are some of the photos we couldn’t fit in to the pages. You’ll find more images on the SLUK website too. As with all the running around and organising of the event on the day neither Iggy nor myself actually managed to capture every single scooter there on film (or rather the digital equivalent!).
Thanks again to all those who exhibited scooters, attended the event and helped out with its smooth running. The feedback from exhibitors, visitors and traders alike is that this event was up there with the best of them and everyone had a great day out. Sorted.

Mike Karslake’s Model D

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When the late Mike Karslake’s Lambretta Museum went up for auction in the early 1990s, the scooters were scattered across the four corners, many to become insignificant Lambrettas once more.

However his restored Model D with the reg number LAM 150D stood out for all the right reasons, and the story of what happened to that and where it is now can be read in edition 14 of ScooterNova magazine, available now from our secure online shop.

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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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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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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….

Modrapheniacs & Wicksteed Parts Fair this weekend

With the brand new edition 12 of ScooterNova magazine published this week, we’ve been asked by many where it will be available this weekend.

In chronological order, at the Modrapheniacs Rally in Sandford, Dorset from 1-3 March you will find ScooterNova magazine at the South West Scooter Clubs stall on the Saturday with the other traders inside the venue. Not only will we have the latest edition 12 of ScooterNova magazine, but there will be some new SWSC merchandise also available.
The VCB stand will also be present and that too will have the new edition of ScooterNova magazine in stock, idea for club members signing-on over the weekend!

On Sunday 3 March at Wicksteed Park Parts Fair, our friends at Scootopia will be selling the new ScooterNova magazine from their stall. As well as the latest edition of our publication, Scootopia also promise to have around 450 of their own products available and are encouraging people to pre-order to avoid disappointment. They are also offering a deal on certain Michelin tyres on the day and you can find out more on the Scootopia blog.

Our friends at Crusader Promotions will also have copies of the new ScooterNova magazine at Wicksteed, as well as a selection of scooter rally merchandise including the 2019 official BSRA T-shirt and patch.

**ScooterNova is an independent scooter magazine, published bi-monthly by fellow scooter enthusiasts.
Edition 12 will include ROAD TESTS of the Casa Performance ONE35 Lui/J kit (ridden over the Alps) and Iggy’s review of his Quattrini kitted Lambretta, one year on. PLUS a ride on the new Vespa GTS300 HPE, tips on riding abroad this year (what may or may not change), Bravest of the Brave custom Vespa PX, Fast ‘n’ tasty Lambretta Series 2 Street Racer, an amazing ride on old Lambrettas up to one of the highest driveable roads in the world, one of the first 500 Douglas Vespas ever produced, a look at period racing parts for Lambretta C and D models, a RARE German Kroboth scooter, Banksy custom Lambretta, PLUS the VCB RRC, 2018’s BSM championships, more from the Pondering Prince, new and used product reviews.

You can order your copy now online here.

ScooterNova 12 is coming – banish those winter blues!

Got scooter withdrawal syndrome? Have the winter blues set in? Then let the new edition of ScooterNova magazine put that spark back into your life!
Carfy’s fantastic

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Bridlington 2018 Custom Show Results

Edition 11 of ScooterNova magazine will feature some of the best and brightest scooters on display at Bridlington National Scooter Rally’s custom show.
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