This weekend sees the popular Devon seaside town of Exmouth host the BSRA national scooter rally and we’ll be riding down to Continue reading
If you’re heading down to the Hop Farm in Tonbridge, Kent this weekend for the Big 7 National Scooter Rally, then don’t forget to pick your new copy of ScooterNova magazine in between having fun!
While we unfortunately can’t be in two places at once this weekend, our friends at the Vespa Club of Britain and Crusader Promotions will have both the latest edition 7 of ScooterNova magazine, along with various back issues too, should you be missing any.
And if you ask really nicely, they might even have some FREE ScooterNova stickers to give away as well! ;-)
And Vespa Club of Britain members, don’t forget that every copy of ScooterNova magazine you buy from your club stall at events means that there is money going back into the VCB to help the club along. It’s a win-win situation really, hey?
AND DON’T FORGET there is a competition in edition 7 to win a 5-speed Lambretta Clo5e Ratio gearbox and Malossi Vespa kit so you better pick up a copy soon to find out exactly how to enter!
So wherever you end up, ride safe and have a good weekend!
** ScooterNova is an independent scooter magazine, published bi-monthly by scooterists. Printed on to high quality paper, the articles are credible and in-depth, and cover the wide spectrum of classic Lambretta and Vespa scooters, as well as other, less known marques.
You can pre-order, buy and subscribe online here.
Find out more about ScooterNova magazine here.
ScooterNova magazine will be at Teignmouth scooter rally this weekend, and we look forward to seeing you there too!
Taking place at the Devon Valley Holiday Village, the ‘traders market’ is open on Saturday and you will find us with the South West Scooter Clubs rally merchandise with the friendly folks from Scooter Products selling ScooterNova magazine, ably assisted by our chums Scott and Jackie from the Lambro Club, and the amazing mobile magazine seller, Serena!
As well as purchasing the latest edition of the magazine, you will also be able to pick up one of our first anniversary ScooterNova stickers and postcards, as well as renew (or buy your first) magazine subscription.
The Scooter Custom Show takes place on site from 11am to midday and there is live music Saturday afternoon and evening for your entertainment.
Have a safe ride, and have lots of fun!
**ScooterNova is an independent scooter magazine, launched in 2017. By scooterists for scooterists, ScooterNova is published bi-monthly, produced on quality paper and offered thorough and credible articles written by genuine scooter enthusiasts.
ScooterNova magazine is available from all good scooter shops, many scooter rallies and events, or online via the magazine’s web-shop here.
There have been plenty of mutterings of late regarding how long the recent winter has lasted, but fear not dear reader for Easter is almost upon us! Continue reading
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
Our final video round-up of the 2017 scooter rally season takes us from August to November, riding from beautiful summer sunshine to the pitch black of the Lincolnshire Wolds. If you attended Strictly Scooters Continue reading
We’ve had a great summer riding to rallies that we’d like to share with you.
In part four we ride to Scotland for the national rally at Kelso, the south east national rally at Big 7, a jolly weekend with the Awfully Pleasant Scooter Association, our cheese and wine soiree by the seaside at Cleethorpes national rally (you can check out the separate video here), the LCGB’s Four Nations rally in scenic Shipson-on-Stour, Wales for the national rally in Llandudno and to York SC’s scooter only rally at Breighton Ferry.
We probably bumped into most of you along the way, so hopefully we caught you and your scooter on camera. If not there’s always the next video to check out…. Cheers!
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!
With two great rallies so close to each other there’s no point in unpacking much, so we’re refuelling our scooters and heading down to sunny Essex this weekend for Mersea Island scooter rally.
Over the weekend we’ll be sharing stall space with the Lambretta Club of Great Britain, helping them out too. We will of course have the brand new edition 3 of ScooterNova magazine, which coincidentally – as we will be with the LCGB – has a massive 12 page feature on the 70th anniversary of Lambretta, together with a selection of rare and unseen photographs from the Innocenti archives in the 1960s. I can assure you, no other scooter magazine has access to such images.
Of course there is plenty more inside edition three too, from a rusty eye-catching Vespa built on a budget to Part 2 of the ‘touring to Moscow’ story. We have an exclusive on the Lambretta Siluro record breaker which was recently recommissioned for Goodwood, and we pit a luxury vintage Germany scooter against an Italian rival to see what was the best electric start machine from the 1950s. There is a gorgeous Vespa GS that you can’t help but admire and we are also proud to have yet another exclusive feature on a custom scooter that deservedly won a number of trophies at the Isle of Wight last week, Discworld. Put simply, ScooterNova is 100 pages of quality magazine with credible articles throughout and selective advertising!
Speaking of the IOW, our ‘peep hole’ photograph head shot concept went down a storm on the rally site at Smallbrook stadium, and Colchester DVLC have invited us to bring it along to Mersea Island too, so all those who missed out last weekend will get a chance to join in the fun in Essex! (**note to parents, PLEASE don’t let you kids climb on or swing from the framework, because it damages it and we can’t afford to be replacing it on a regular basis – thank you!).
So come along and say hello over the weekend, feel free to browse through a magazine (we’ll have all three issues with us) to see what the fuss is about if you’ve not yet seen ScooterNova for yourself, and have a safe ride!