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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Kelso here we come!

Bonnie Scotland is calling us this weekend for the third BSRA National scooter rally of 2019.
The Borders town of Kelso is another of our favourite rallies on the calendar, with the ride up featuring some fantastic roads to enjoy – if you get the chance, check out the A68, we love it – and the town itself always welcoming.
Just £20 gets you a weekend pass to all entertainment and camping at the Showground there which also hosts the scooter dealers/traders. ScooterNova magazine will of course be trading and you’ll find us by the entrance to the hall alongside Crusader Promotions with their rally T-shirts and patches.
We will have the brand new edition 13 with us, so if you want to know what it is like to own and ride a Lambretta Targa Twin 275cc, what kind of eye-catching Vespa hot-rod you can build for less than £1000, or be inspired by some amazing scooter touring, then edition 13 is perfect for you! We also have a stunning DDK painted Lambretta street racer, exclusive interviews with Ray Kemp of AF Rayspeed and John Horner of RW Horner Brothers, two GS Vespa, one built in Italy the other in Belgium (!) plus event and product reviews, news, an electric classic Lambretta, and all you need to know about powder-coating your scooter can all be found in edition 13. We will also have some back issues, merchandise and our new limited edition enamel pin badges. Plus signed copies of Sticky’s new ScooterBoys book too.
Have a safe ride folks and we’ll see you up there!

**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.

A tasty pair of Vespa GS150s

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There are not one but two stunning Vespa GS150 scooters in the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine.
But did you know there was also a production line for them in Belgium?

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Sunny Weston-Super-Mare

The north Somerset coastal resort of Weston-super-Mare is calling us this weekend for the second BSRA National scooter rally of 2019.
Home of the Lambretta Museum (and also ScooterNova magazine HQ), this is one of our favourite seaside rallies on the calendar.
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Scooter Shop Burglary

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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.

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Destination Scarborough

PrintWe’re very much looking forward to riding to Scarborough Scooter Rally this weekend, what with Easter being so late this year. No matter how much you may ride your scooter throughout the year, nothing really compares to Continue reading

ULEZ and an apathetic industry?

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This weekend: London and Coventry – the ScooterNova stall on tour

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Direct Debit Subscriptions Launched

As we enter our third year of publication, due to popular demand, we have introduced the option to buy your subscription to ScooterNova magazine via Direct Debit.
Our current edition 12 signals the end of another year’s worth of subscription for many readers who have signed up from edition 1. A lot of you have asked about having a Direct Debit payment that will mean you don’t have to remember to renew your subscription annually. To be honest it not only simplifies things for you, but for us as well.
So for all those either about to renew their subscription or who wish to subscribe for the first time, you can find the link to the new Direct Debit option here.
Simply click on this and follow the instructions. Once completed you will receive a confirmation email a short while afterwards and then payment will be arranged with your bank.

Of course if you prefer to use Paypal, or your debit or credit card, then you still can do. Just follow the link via the ‘subscriptions‘ page on our website at www.scooternova.com. Card holders can also telephone us on 01934 417834.
And for those who prefer the old methods of cheques you can still put on of those in the post to us (payable to Scooter Products) and of course cash is king if you visit our stall at a scooter event.
If you have any queries, please feel free to cal us on the above number of email:sales@scooternova.com

Don’t forget, if you have missed any previous editions of ScooterNova magazine then back issues are available, except for edition 1 which has sold out!

Thank you all for your continued support, ride safe and see you on the road!

VMSC Vintage & Custom Scooter Extravaganza

This Sunday we’ll be riding the lovely Fosse Way to Coventry for the 2019 VMSC’s scooter extravaganza. ScooterNova riders have entered our scooters here over the years and this year is no exception.

ScooterNova magazine will also be available from our stall at the show so come and say hello and get your ScooterNova fix! See you in Cov….