SIP’s Anniversary helmet

Helm SIP 25 Jahre black Curve 2018To celebrate their 25th anniversary, SIP Scootershop in Germany have teamed up with Italian manufacturer 70’s Helmets to produce a limited edition SIP crash helmet. Continue reading

The devil’s in the detail

As we get closer to Easter, scooter projects across the globe get nearer to completion. But how many of those little finishing touches have you still to get? Continue reading

Black Friday at ScooterNova

ScooterNova real leather key holders: made in England.

Today is Black Friday apparently, not something we here in the UK are too familiar with but we here at ScooterNova are, if nothing else, open-minded… ;-) Continue reading

Piaggio USA

More classic Vespa USA promotional material from the 1970s courtesy of The Marquis’ blog. 

Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea regarding transport, but interesting nonetheless we feel. 

https://themarquisblogger.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/piaggio-usa/

Coffee and Lambretta

It’s always interesting to learn what  scooter shops did in days gone by to attract customers, and here’s an insight to 1971. 

Roy of Hornchurch in Essex were a Lambretta dealer through to the 1980s but in 1971 to sell the then  latest Grand Prix model, they offered potential customers a tuned top end, big carb, lightweight panelwork, the promise of a forthcoming 5-speed gearbox…. And a welcoming cup of coffee for all!    

Roy of Hornchurch advert, 1971

1977 USA Vespa range.

(Reblogged from The Marquis)

 

vespa USA brochure from the 70s

 
It sounds weird for us Italians to see Piaggio mopeds ( Ciao and Bravo) marketed in the USA under the brand name of Vespa.  Of course here the Vespa is just the scooter and both Vespa and mopeds were marketed under the Piaggio brand ( Piaggio Vespa, Piaggio Ciao. etc…)

https://themarquisblogger.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/1977-usa-vespa-range/

Mental 80s Vespa exhaust!

Silentium Vespa PX exhaust

Silentium Vespa PX exhaust

If you’ve got a Vespa PX125 or 150 – or indeed any other largeframe Vespa with such an engine – and you want an aftermarket exhaust that shouts, ‘look at me’, then look at this!

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Lambrettas from Spain

For those that didn’t know, Innocenti issued a licence for Lambretta scooters to be manufactured in Spain and production there continued long after it ceased in Italy, finally coming to a halt around 1989.

ServetaLambretta_poster

This advertisement is one of our favourites from the Spanish concern, Serveta, dating from the early to mid-1970s.

For those who want more, see our previous posts here and a slightly more tenuous link here.

Customize your head – Vintage (70s) crash helmets

70s helmets

70s helmets

Found in Milan, this sparkling collection of crash helmets by 70’s couldn’t help but catch eyes.
 
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