Looking forward to some quality reading time over the Festive period? Lucky for you the brand new edition 17 of ScooterNova will be published next week and all those who subscribe or pre-order a copy will have theirs posted out before the Royal Mail’s ‘last posting’ date for UK delivery.
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Good news folks, edition 9 of ScooterNova magazine is on the way!
Completed and printed in time for the Isle of Wight scooter rally next weekend, you can pre-order online and be one of the first to receive it.
So what’s to look forward to in edition 9?
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Apparently Piaggio’s Vespa LX is a popular scooter amongst female riders in India, so LML have decided blinkered marketing is the way forward!
The story of LML scooters is a chequered one, probably more so than any other Italian scooter that ended up being produced in India. But what lies ahead for
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Ken Peters at Innocenti factory, 1967.
The early 1960s were a time for Lambretta endurance records, a timed ride from London to Milan being recorded in
1960 and again in 1965. Then, in 1967, Arthur Francis Ltd of Continue reading
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The city of Milan has finally recognised the Lambretta which was produced there from 1947 until 1971, and on 13 December 2014 a monument to this humble motor-scooter was unveiled. Continue reading
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We’d guess that many of our readers ride classic scooters of some kind or another, and if they’re of a certain vintage then original spare parts are few and far between.
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The Auteco Lambretta plant in Colombia, circa 1963.
We’ve published an image of the Colombian Lambretta factory
before which was an image of Indian SIL Lambrettas being assembled in South America, taken some time during the 1970s by the looks of it.
However the company behind it, Auteco, are still going and in 2011 celebrated their 70th anniversary, which revealed some interesting photos…
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