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!
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While snow is falling around western Europe possibly in amounts only our Scandinavian readers are prepared for, brave postal delivery people are making sure that the sound of the new ScooterNova magazine falling onto door mats across the nation cheers people up in these cold months! Continue reading
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Yes finally, a new video to watch! But first apologies for the abnormally quiet period from us but we’ve had a few exciting things going on in the background that we’ll be able to share with you
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Tagged ape, bsra, douglas, Eurolambretta, lambretta, maicoletta, Piaggio, rallies, ride connected, scooter magazine, scooter rally, scooter run, sena, Vespa, video, vintage |
So what to do; you’re at a scooter rally and during the course of the afternoon, you and you friend find yourselves disagreeing on whether Continue reading
Taking your scooters to France for the afternoon, for less than a fiver? it can only be the 1950s, can’t it?
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Tagged aeroplane, air ferry, Bristol, douglas, France, girls, kent, Le Touquet, Lympne Airport, silver city airways, Southend, Vespa |
1950s Phonosuper SK5 designed by Dieter Rams.
Design Museum in London closed back in May in preparation for a move from its location on the River Thames near Tower Bridge, west to its new location on Kensington High Street. What has this got to do with scooters? Well, to help Continue reading
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2016 will be the 70th anniversary of the Vespa scooter, April 1946 being when the Vespa 98 made its debut.
There will no doubt be many celebrations next year, but the biggest here in England is likely to be this
Vespa Club of Britain rally to the home of Douglas built Vespa scooters, Bristol.
The date is 15-17 July 2016 and as the advert states, VCB members will learn more in future editions of the club magazine.
Not a member? Visit the club’s website
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Everyone know Audrey Hepburn starred with Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday, a film that launch the career of the Vespa scooter on the silver screen.
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Tagged 1950s, audrey hepburn, Bristol, douglas, film star, Gregory Peck, hollywood, marketing, Piaggio, Roman Holiday, rome, Vespa, vespa 150 |
While currently all vehicles in the UK are considered ‘historic’ for road tax (or Vehicle Excise Duty) purposes if manufactured prior to 1 January 1973, it seems that in the latest Government budget a decision has been made to revert to a rolling system. This will begin on 1 April 2014 and will be update annually to include 40-year-old vehicles. More details to be found on the
Scootering magazine website.
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Tagged classic scooters, douglas, eibar, historic vehicle, lambretta, Serveta, tax disc, VED, Vespa |
Arthur Francis 1967 brochure.
As we’re celebrating the
50th anniversary of the AF S-Type scooter this year, it’s only fair that we give a little mention to its lesser known stable-mate, the Manhattan. Continue reading
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Tagged 1960s, Arthur Franvcis, dealer special, douglas, GS150, GS160, marketing, Piaggio, S Type, scooter, scooter racing, SS180, SS200, Vespa |