It’s nearly Christmas time again, and ScooterNova magazine have a wide selection of gift options for that scooter-loving person in your life, and even those who simply enjoy a stylish gift. Or maybe you’re looking for some ideas to pass on to someone else to treat you at this Festive time of year?Continue reading
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?
Piaggio’s press conference at the Milan Motorcycle Show (Eicma) kicked off today at 12:30pm local time with a new version of their electric Vespa being announced for the near future. The newContinue reading
Here is the Spangles custom Vespa PX – another star of the new edition 16 of ScooterNova magazine and also the Woolacombe scooter rally patch.Continue reading
Whether you’re a fan of modern automatic scooters or not, there is no denying that the latest offering from Italjet pushes boundaries with regards to design. And, in my opinion, the current scooter market desperately needs this!Continue reading
Back in 2016 we speculated that Bajaj Auto of India were to bring back their popular Chetak scooter to the market. It seems we were partially correct…Continue reading
Apologies for those who received our blog notification email yesterday which within the email stated the wrong date for Kelso.
The blog itself was corrected to 22-25 May but of course the email preview remains in your inbox.
Sorry about that – I was trying to type too fast on my little iPhone!
Hot off the press from the BSRA meeting at Southport Scooter Rally today, here are the dates and venues for the national scooter rallies in 2020.
10-13 April (Easter) – Whitby
8-10 May (VE Day) – Tenby
22-24 May (Spring B/H) – Kelso
26-27 June – Big 7
24-26 July – Weymouth
28-31 August (B/H) – Isle of Wight
25-27 September – Woolacombe
23-24 October – Southport
At the meeting it was also discussed that 2019 has been the best year so far regarding entrants to the BSRA Riders Championship and once again both male and female titles were very close runs. Next year’s bonus signing-on event (as well as the BSRA nationals) will be at Mersea Island in September. Meanwhile the Monsters and Olympic SCs announced Cleethorpes rally would be given a rest for another year. Regarding the Isle of Wight, it will go ahead over the August Bank Holiday weekend although final details will be announced in due course as local planning permission may affect the rally location. Other events announced at the meeting included;
6-9 March: (Modrapheniacs SC 20th rally anniversary)
27-29 March: Teignmouth (SWSC event)
15-17 May: Phoenix Nights
29-31 May: Hayling Island (SWSC)31 July-2 August: Salford Knights
21-25 August: British Vespa Days
4-6 September: Mersea Island
11-12 September: WoT
14-15 November: Great Eastern Rally (tbc)
20-23 November: Warmwell TBC (SWSC)
Further scooter rally and event dates will added to the ScooterNova blog as they are announced.
Finally best wishes to Steve Foster who announced his retirement from VFM in the near future to spend more time riding his scooter amongst other things. Thanks Steve for everything you’ve done mate.
Ride safe and see you on the road soon!
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 180Continue reading