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.
**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.
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.
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.
Edition 11 of ScooterNova magazine will feature some of the best and brightest scooters on display at Bridlington National Scooter Rally’s custom show.
Here we have the list of the 2018 winners. Continue reading →
Good news folks, edition 9 of ScooterNova magazine is on the way!
Completed and printed in time for the Isle of Wight scooter rally next weekend, you can pre-order online and be one of the first to receive it.
So what’s to look forward to in edition 9?
On the last weekend of June we are totally spoiled for choice, with stacks of events for scooter enthusiasts. From north to south here’s just a selection to get your wheels spinning!
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