An afternoon in France with Vespa (and Silver City)

Taking your scooters to France for the afternoon, for less than a fiver? it can only be the 1950s, can’t it? Continue reading

New Year, new bike licence?

It’s nearly New Year folks, time for resolutions. So if you’ve not done it yet, what about passing your motorcycle test and getting a

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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

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We’d thank to thank you all for your support over the last 12 months and wish you best wishes for the festive season and the New Year!

Ride safe and see you on the road in 2017!

 

Scooter Camping

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!

Lambretta Gun For Sale (part of!)

s-l1600I’m sure most scooterists have seen or know of the French made military Vespa with built-in gun, but how many knew that Lambrettas were also  Continue reading

NSU Scooters – the Lambretta evolution

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Advert from 1956

Back in 1951, NSU of Germany signed a deal with Innocenti of Italy to build Lambretta scooters at their factory in Neckarsulm under licence. The deal was to last for Continue reading

The most expensive Vespa in the world?

vespa986Here at Scooternova we swing both ways and beyond. We ride Lambrettas, Vespas and other classic scooters, and we have no biased opinion on any superior marque. So for all the Lambrettisti  Continue reading

Adopting a Design Icon

1950s Phonosuper SK5 designed by Dieter Rams.

1950s Phonosuper SK5 designed by Dieter Rams.

The Design Museum in London closed back in May in preparation for a move from its location on the River Thames near Tower Bridge, west to its new location on Kensington High Street. What has this got to do with scooters? Well, to help  Continue reading

Mike Karslake’s Lambretta & sidecar combo

Mike Karslake racing his Lambretta combo back in the early 1970s.

Now here’s an opportunity that only turns up once in a blue moon – the possibility to purchase a historically important Lambretta and  Continue reading