Celebrating 1000 with Scootopia

Weston-super-Mare based scooter parts retailer and manufacturer Scootopia launched their new website earlier this summer and already they are heading full-throttle towards their 1000th order on it.
To celebrate they have a prize to giveaway to the 1000th customer of their new website. That lucky person will also receive the first nine editions of ScooterNova magazine, complete with one of our popular and stylish ScooterNova messenger bags.
So you lucky lot, get your orders in soon as they expect the 1000th customer to be announced in the next day or so.
For more details, check out the Scootopia website here.
Happy shopping!

** 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 and edition 9 is OUT NOW!
Find out more about ScooterNova magazine here.

Cleethorpes scooter rally – fun in the sun

ScooterNova magazine, editions 1 to 6

As we climb aboard our scooters and set off for Cleethorpes BSRA Scooter Rally on the east coast, there’s just time to let you know a couple of things to look out for on the rally campsite.
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Vespa World Days – ScooterNova magazine in Belfast

The roads of Europe are currently buzzing with Lambrettas winding their way home from Spain and Vespas heading across to Northern Ireland.
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Win a 5-Speed gearbox and Malossi kit!

Who wants to win a Lambretta 5-speed Clo5e Ratio gearbox, or a Malossi cylinder kit in a  free to enter competition?
You do? Well you’d better read on… Continue reading

The 10th Giro dei Tre Mari – classic scootering in southern Italy

Tre Mari 2014, Vespa Club of Bari ready to go.

Tre Mari 2014, Vespa Club of Bari ready to go.

This year saw the 10th Tre Mari ‘race’ organised in the south of Italy by the Vespa Club of Bari, a four-day riding event covering nearly 1000 kilometres in which only geared scooters are allowed to enter.
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Dyno Day at Morecambe Scooter Rally

PM Tuning Dyno Open Day

PM Tuning Dyno Open Day

If you’re going to VFM‘s pre-season scooter rally at Morecambe over the weekend of 21-23 March 2014, then you may fancy a short ride down to PM Tuning on the Saturday where the folk there will be holding an open day.

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The Vespa Sei Giorni scooter – 1951

Back in the early 1950s, both Piaggio and Innocenti were going head to head to show the world that their Vespa and Lambretta scooters were the best.

As well as competing directly from the factory with specially prepared machines, the growing popularity of the Vespa meant many owners, fans and local dealers wanted to compete in some form of motor sport on these once humble scooters. Piaggio, having their collective heads screwed on, decided this was a great idea and later produced a very limited production run of special scooters for this very task.

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Vespa Sei Giorni scooters at Monza, 1951.

Piaggio’s thinking made sense; with local riders taking part in events it promoted the Vespa brand for them,
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Win a brand new Tucano Urbano Trenchcoat


Italian scooter and motorcycle clothing company Tucano Urbano are giving you the chance to WIN a limited edition trench coat from their range.
Visit http://t.co/ET1tBgU22M and Just enter your email address to be in with a chance – Good luck!

Piaggio Vespa Pole Position Trophy – Nelson Piquet

With the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix about to get underway within a few hours, it reminded me how things were almost 20 years ago.

Nelson Piquet in 1984 having won another Vespa PX!

Nelson Piquet in 1984 having won another Vespa PX!

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Tucano Urbano Gloves – Win Online

Tucano Urbano gloves

Tucano Urbano gloves

Italian clothing firm have another online competition to win one of three pairs of gloves. All you have to do is like the Tucano Urbano Facebook page and you’re in the draw, simple eh?

From experience, Tucano Urbano clothing is pretty good kit – we here at Scooternova wear and recommend a number of items (reviews to follow soon). These particular gloves are worth £39.99 a pair and while the mesh back suggests that there’s probably not a lot of miles left in them this year for the lucky winner, there’s always next summer to be thinking of…