A closer look at the Dystopian Project

There are those who ‘fettle’ in their sheds, some simply ‘maintain’. There are a few however with the ability to ‘create’ and the Dystopian Project scooter is the result of Continue reading

Merry Christmas Everybody!


We’d like to thank all of our followers around the world for their support, especially over the last year or so which has seen the visitors to Scooternova go through the roof and the number of subscribers also increase dramatically. We’re obviously doing something right for you to all keep coming back!

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Wonderful Winter Solstice, best wishes for the New Year, and we’ll see you in 2016 for more scooter news, views, memories from yesteryear, as well as some exciting things we have planned for the very near future.

Thank you once again!

The API Mac 175 (not a Lambretta or Apple Mac!)

Automobile Products of India Ltd advert from 1979

Automobile Products of India Ltd advert from 1979

A few days ago we brought you an old advert from 1981 of the API Lamby scooter and Mac 175S, and prior to that an article about

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Lambretta Series 2 – Pedigree Shows!

Automobile Products of India Ltd (API) were the first company in India to produce Lambretta scooters there, beginning in Continue reading

Beware buying Indian Lambrettas & Vespas online

vijai_deluxe_leaflet From time to time we receive offers of classic Lambretta and Vespa scooters from suppliers in India, as well as receiving email ‘updates’ from various sources about some ‘nice Lambretta scooters’ on eBay. However, if you are in the market for your first Continue reading

Bollywood Lambrettas, or is it Pakistan?

Although the title of this video on YouTube reads ‘Bollywood Goes Lambretta’, with my scooter anorak hood pulled fully up, I suspect this film was shot in Pakistan and not India.

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