Woolacombe Scooter Rally

This weekend sees us pointing our scooters south and riding down to sunny Devon for the annual Woolacombe Scooter Rally, and with sunshine forecast for the journey down we’re

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Isle of Wight scooter rally video

Here is the ScooterNova magazine video of another great bank holiday weekend at the BSRA Isle of Wight Scooter Rally.
Using a Sena 10C Pro helmet camera we captured our ride there and back and also shot footage on the island of the rally itself, including the custom show, traders and the ride out. All that and we still managed to work two days on the ScooterNova magazine stall as well! The soundtrack is provided by Smoove and Turrell – the headline act at the Scooter Rally on the Saturday night – along with the sweet purr of 2-stroke engines.
Can you spot yourself somewhere in the next four minutes?

**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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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.

NEW Magazine and Isle of Wight scooter rally

The brand new edition of ScooterNova magazine is due to hit the streets right in time for the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally this August Bank Holiday weekend. We’ll be riding down and plotting up on the official rally campsite at Smallbrook Stadium, will you be joining us? Edition 15 of course features the amazing

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ScooterExpo – a fabulous new show

This weekend saw the doors open for ScooterExpo, an event that had been eight months in the planning, although in my mind for a fair bit longer than that.
While I may have first considered the concept of a new scooter event prior to launching ScooterNova magazine back in 2017, it couldn’t have happened without the help of my friend Iggy at ScooterLab UK. After sharing ideas of an event organised by the both of us, we sat down at the end of 2018 to discuss the potential, various suggestions, and after he came up with the venue, ScooterExpo was born – the first joint event by ScooterNova magazine and SLUK.

Norrie Kerr’s Vespa SS50 in the foreground at ScooterExpo.
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ScooterExpo – click & collect

This Sunday sees the first ScooterExpo take place, a new event jointly organised by ScooterNova magazine and SLUK.

Along with 100 of the country’s finest scooters to admire and some of the best scooter traders in the land will of course be the ScooterNova magazine stall. So if you’ve been meaning to buy some magazine storage cases but not got round to it yet, need to renew your subscription, fancy a new T-shirt or want to check out the new colour options of our retro leather key holders, you’ll find the ScooterNova stall in Hall 1. And if you want to collect anything in particular, order online in the usual way and we will refund the postage upon collection.

See you Sunday!

Scooters, traders, deals & more at ScooterExpo

This Sunday will see our new joint ScooterLab/ScooterNova show arrive at the hallowed halls of Alfreton Leisure Centre, a venue steeped in scootering history. Home of the iconic NSRA Trade & Custom shows from 1989-1991. And have we got a great line up for you!

We’d like to thank our sponsors for showing faith in us, Lexham Insurance (check out their stand for a chance to win a year’s free insurance) and Putoline Lubricants  (visit their stand to get all your questions about oils, eprotectors and octane boosters answered). Of course, we’d also like to thank all the other exhibitors and traders for jumping on board. We’d also like to thank all the showgoers who have helped to create a buzz about the event before it has even happened. We hope you all come along and have a great day out. 

Here’s all the pre-show info you should need…

Glyn Dove’s Pseudo Satisfaction…
…and Nick Jolly’s Hall of Fame were at Alfreton in 1991. When was the last time you saw either of these scooters out and about? Both have been dusted off just for this show.
Wake has only been shown twice since it was rebuilt and featured in edition 10 of ScooterNova magazine. It will be at Alfreton at the weekend along with potentially two other ex-Jeremy Howlett bikes, including Dazzle.
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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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**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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Ultimate 80s scooter memorabilia?

Is this the ultimate 1980s custom scooter memorabilia? 

 

 

If you’ve got money to spare and plenty of shelf space then the show-winning trophies for the custom Lambretta’s Dazzle, Wake and Spirit Walker are being sold via a well known internet auction site. 
The decision was made following a break-in at the Howlett family storage garage in Essex, during which some scooter related items were stolen. Jeremy Howelett was the person behind these ground-breaking scooters, built and shown between 1984 and 1988. Following the theft at their property Jeremy says he decided to “do something good with what is left.”
The proceeds from the sale of these 45 remaining trophies, plates and shields dating from 1984 to 1988 will be going to charity. 

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For more information click n this link to eBay.

By the way, if you want to see a couple of the amazing show-winning scooters that were responsible for many of these trophies back in the 1980s, plus 98 other custom and classic scooters from over the decades then you should write 28 July 2019 in your diary and attend ScooterExpo at Alfreton on the Derbyshire/Notts border. With 100 scooters entered and a fine selection of quality traders it promises to be a great day out! 

**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.

The BRAND NEW edition 14 is available now – click here to buy online.

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ScooterNova at EuroLambretta

We finally arrived at the rally site for this year’s EuroLambretta in Zakopane, Poland this afternoon. We set off from home last Friday and have ridden our old Lambretta scooters just over 1000 miles and through five countries… so far!

The site was bustling we we arrived and we were soon chatting with friends and fellow Lambretta riders from all over Europe.

Tomorrow (Saturday) you will find ScooterNova magazine helping out on the Lambretta Club Great Britain stall in the ‘market area’ of the rally. If any fellow riders need spares etc for their scooters then the LCGB will as always have the essential get you home stuff, along with their popular range of merchandise too.

The club will also have the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine for sale, as well as previous editions. We will have a small selection of magazine merchandise also available, along with offering subscriptions and renewals for all those who like to do this annually at the EuroLambretta rally, oh and did I mention we have some new, shiny stickers too?

So please feel free to come by and say hello tomorrow to us and the LCGB stall volunteers and have a great time in Poland!

Ride safe,

Andy