Hot off the press at the LCGB AGM, here’s the list of signing on rallies for the 2020 best supporting member championship: Continue reading
Hot off the press from the BSRA meeting at Southport Scooter Rally today, here are the dates and venues for the national scooter rallies in 2020.
10-13 April (Easter) – Whitby
8-10 May (VE Day) – Tenby
22-24 May (Spring B/H) – Kelso
26-27 June – Big 7
24-26 July – Weymouth
28-31 August (B/H) – Isle of Wight
25-27 September – Woolacombe
23-24 October – Southport
At the meeting it was also discussed that 2019 has been the best year so far regarding entrants to the BSRA Riders Championship and once again both male and female titles were very close runs. Next year’s bonus signing-on event (as well as the BSRA nationals) will be at Mersea Island in September. Meanwhile the Monsters and Olympic SCs announced Cleethorpes rally would be given a rest for another year. Regarding the Isle of Wight, it will go ahead over the August Bank Holiday weekend although final details will be announced in due course as local planning permission may affect the rally location. Other events announced at the meeting included;
6-9 March: (Modrapheniacs SC 20th rally anniversary)
27-29 March: Teignmouth (SWSC event)
15-17 May: Phoenix Nights
29-31 May: Hayling Island (SWSC)31 July-2 August: Salford Knights
21-25 August: British Vespa Days
4-6 September: Mersea Island
11-12 September: WoT
14-15 November: Great Eastern Rally (tbc)
20-23 November: Warmwell TBC (SWSC)
Further scooter rally and event dates will added to the ScooterNova blog as they are announced.
Finally best wishes to Steve Foster who announced his retirement from VFM in the near future to spend more time riding his scooter amongst other things. Thanks Steve for everything you’ve done mate.
Ride safe and see you on the road soon!
The weekend of the last BSRA scooter rally of the year is fast approaching, we’ve changed the oil in our scooters, checked the tyre pressures and fitted a couple of new parts for testing – Southport here we come!Read morE
As stated in the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine itself, to compliment the review of the edition 215 that has just been published we have added this brief online gallery.
With most of the 100 scooters entered exhibited on the day there simply wasn’t the space in the magazine to show them all, so here are some of the photos we couldn’t fit in to the pages. You’ll find more images on the SLUK website too. As with all the running around and organising of the event on the day neither Iggy nor myself actually managed to capture every single scooter there on film (or rather the digital equivalent!).
Thanks again to all those who exhibited scooters, attended the event and helped out with its smooth running. The feedback from exhibitors, visitors and traders alike is that this event was up there with the best of them and everyone had a great day out. Sorted.
This weekend saw the doors open for ScooterExpo, an event that had been eight months in the planning, although in my mind for a fair bit longer than that.
While I may have first considered the concept of a new scooter event prior to launching ScooterNova magazine back in 2017, it couldn’t have happened without the help of my friend Iggy at ScooterLab UK. After sharing ideas of an event organised by the both of us, we sat down at the end of 2018 to discuss the potential, various suggestions, and after he came up with the venue, ScooterExpo was born – the first joint event by ScooterNova magazine and SLUK.
This Sunday will see our new joint ScooterLab/ScooterNova show arrive at the hallowed halls of Alfreton Leisure Centre, a venue steeped in scootering history. Home of the iconic NSRA Trade & Custom shows from 1989-1991. And have we got a great line up for you!
We’d like to thank our sponsors for showing faith in us, Lexham Insurance (check out their stand for a chance to win a year’s free insurance) and Putoline Lubricants (visit their stand to get all your questions about oils, eprotectors and octane boosters answered). Of course, we’d also like to thank all the other exhibitors and traders for jumping on board. We’d also like to thank all the showgoers who have helped to create a buzz about the event before it has even happened. We hope you all come along and have a great day out.
Here’s all the pre-show info you should need…Continue reading
Is this the ultimate 1980s custom scooter memorabilia?
If you’ve got money to spare and plenty of shelf space then the show-winning trophies for the custom Lambretta’s Dazzle, Wake and Spirit Walker are being sold via a well known internet auction site.
The decision was made following a break-in at the Howlett family storage garage in Essex, during which some scooter related items were stolen. Jeremy Howelett was the person behind these ground-breaking scooters, built and shown between 1984 and 1988. Following the theft at their property Jeremy says he decided to “do something good with what is left.”
The proceeds from the sale of these 45 remaining trophies, plates and shields dating from 1984 to 1988 will be going to charity.
For more information click n this link to eBay.
By the way, if you want to see a couple of the amazing show-winning scooters that were responsible for many of these trophies back in the 1980s, plus 98 other custom and classic scooters from over the decades then you should write 28 July 2019 in your diary and attend ScooterExpo at Alfreton on the Derbyshire/Notts border. With 100 scooters entered and a fine selection of quality traders it promises to be a great day out!
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The BRAND NEW edition 14 is available now – click here to buy online.
We’ve a busy weekend ahead as the ScooterNova stall heads down to London on Saturday 6 April to attend the Retrospective Scooters and London Scooter Bodyshop joint open day at their premises in Walthamstow, E17. Continue reading
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….
Suffering from the winter blues, or coming down from the fabulous Meltdown? Well, it’s only ten days until we ride to the first UK custom scooter show of 2019 hosted by Burton Brewers Scooter Club.
See the flyer and their Facebook event page for more details. See you there!
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