The Taffspeed Interview – only in ScooterNova magazine

If you’ve even but a passing interest in the story of scooter tuning from the 1970s until the present day, then you’ll enjoy the exclusive interview we have in the current edition of ScooterNova magazine with Ian Frankland of Taffspeed. Continue reading

Vespa Club of Britain – 2018 Signing On Events

Vespa Club of Britain 2018 Events

Vespa Club of Britain – 2018 Signing On Events

24 February : Burton Brewers Custom Show & Parts Fair
2 – 5 March : Modrapheniacs SC
30 March – 1 April (Easter) : BSRA National Rally Whitby
8 April : VMSC Parts Fair & Custom Show
4 – 7 May (May BH) : BSRA National Rally Tenby
11 – 13 May : Phoenix Nights scooter rally, Leicester
18 – 20 May : Run from the Scum, Newquay
25 – 28 May (Spring BH) : BSRA National Rally Kelso
1 – 3 June : Wessex Roadrunners SC/VCB Cog 340 Rally, Yeovil, Somerset
8 – 9 June : BSRA National Rally Big 7
14 – 17 June : Vespa World Days, Belfast
6 – 8 July : BSRA National Rally Cleethorpes
21- 22 July : Tin Soldiers SC / VCB Cog 225 Rally, Milton Keynes
27 – 28 July :BSRA National Rally Exmouth
3 – 4 August : A19s SC / VCB Cog 336 Rally, Ride to the Runway, Co Durham
10 – 12 August : VCB Cheshire 100 Rideout and Rally
24 – 27 August (BH) : BSRA National Rally Isle of Wight
8 – 9 September : VCB Two Channels Dash, Cornwall and Devon
15 – 16 September : BSSO Snetterton
21 – 24 September : BSRA National Rally Woolacombe
26 – 28 October : BSRA National Rally Bridlington

LCGB Best Supporting Member Championship 2018


LCGB Best Supporting Member Championship Events 2018

2 – 5 March : Modrapheniacs SC : Sandford
30 March – 1 April (Easter) : BSRA National Rally, Whitby
21 April : LCGB Coast to Coast : Grange-over-sands to Saltburn
4 – 7 May (May BH) : BSRA National Rally, Tenby
12 May : LCGB Llangollen
19 May : Flying 8 Balls SC
25 – 28 May (Spring BH) : BSRA National Rally, Kelso
2 June : Doncaster Hunters SC
8 – 9 June : Euro Lambretta Abejar Spain
23 June : LCGB Oban
30 June : South Downs Ride, Solent Cougars SC
6 – 8 July : BSRA National Rally, Cleethorpes
13 July : Wearside Wanderers SC
27 – 28 July : BSRA National Rally Exmouth
4 August : South Lakes Rally, Ready Steady Go SC
11 August : LC Wales, Aberaeron
18 August : LCGB Malton
24 – 27 August (BH) : BSRA National Rally, Isle of Wight
1 September : Mersea Island
15 September : LCGB Ypres, Belgium
21 – 24 September : BSRA National Rally, Woolacombe
28 – 29 September: 4 Nations Rally, Lisnaskea, Northern Ireland
26 – 28 October : BSRA National Rally Bridlington

Bridlington scooter rally – BSRA statement 

We have just received the statement below from the LCGB and VFM:

“Hello People in Scooter World…

“After general debate at the British Scooter Rallies Association AGM (held at Bridlington), and further discussions between VFM* and the Lambretta Club of Great Britain Committee who are the organisers of the BSRA Trade & Custom Show /Scooter Rally, it has been decided that this event will continue in Bridlington for the forthcoming 2018 Rally Season. After which it will alternate yearly with a venue in the NorthWest.

“This will fulfil a geographical need for a National event in the Northwest, establish a change in the national calendar, and possibly make things a bit more fluid (potentially in the future), even allowing us to return to Bridlington in the Summer months.

“It has been the same team of Scooterists organising this event for 20+ years. We thank everyone for their support, and look forward to a big party at the Spa in 2018 to ring in the changes.”

“LCGB/VFM Scooter Collective”
So folks, we’ll see you in Brid in 2018 – 26-28 October! 

Vespa Sei Giorni in ScooterNova magazine

The 2017 Vespa GTS 300 Sei Giorni and the 1951 Vespa 125 ‘Sei Giorni’ Racer.

Edition 4 of the new ScooterNova magazine is out now and includes an article on the Vespa 125 ‘Sei Giorni’ Racer.
We reckon this is a very important

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Record breaking Lambretta scooter rides again!

The Lambretta Siluro prepares for another record attempt.

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

An Awfully Pleasant scooter weekend

Awfully Pleasant 2017As you know, we here at ScooterNova do like to ride our scooters, an ethos that ties in perfectly with this weekend’s trip away with like-minded folk in The Awfully Pleasant Scooter Association.

Created a number of years ago by our friends at Disco Dez Scooters, the ethos is a laid back, Continue reading

BSSO Scooter Race 2017 Dates Announced

British Scooter Sports Organisation Provisional Fixture dates for 2017 announced today.

Great news to see that the Anglesey meet coincides with the BSRA National Scooter Rally in Llandudno so, for one weekend at least, we can have our cake and eat it!

2017BSSODates

2017BSSODates

BSSO Dates for your diary

24 March 2017 – Mallory Park Test Day

1 – 2 April 2017 – Croft

15 – 16 April 2017 – Mallory Park

13 – 14 May 2017 – East Fortune, Scotland

4 June 2017 – Snetterton

1 – 2 July 2017 – Cadwell Park

22 – 23 July 2017 – Anglesey

13 August 2017 – Brands Hatch : Festival Italia

19 – 20 August 2017 – Lydden Hill

2 – 3 September 2017 – Croft

23 – 24 September 2017 – Cadwell Park

For more information and any updates head to the BSSO website.

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

Scooter Racing Indonesia

Photos: OGé

Photos: OGé

Who knew there was scooter racing in Indonesia? And who knew it was so  Continue reading