A closer look at the Dystopian Project

There are those who ‘fettle’ in their sheds, some simply ‘maintain’. There are a few however with the ability to ‘create’ and the Dystopian Project scooter is the result of Continue reading

Coffee and Lambretta

It’s always interesting to learn what  scooter shops did in days gone by to attract customers, and here’s an insight to 1971. 

Roy of Hornchurch in Essex were a Lambretta dealer through to the 1980s but in 1971 to sell the then  latest Grand Prix model, they offered potential customers a tuned top end, big carb, lightweight panelwork, the promise of a forthcoming 5-speed gearbox…. And a welcoming cup of coffee for all!    

Roy of Hornchurch advert, 1971

Former Lambretta rider Danny Kent – 2015 Moto3 World Champion

Kent celebrating his Moto3 title at the final round in Valencia (photo: www.motogp.com)

Kent celebrating his Moto3 title at the final round in Valencia 2015 (photo: www.motogp.com)

Welcome to another tenuous link ladies and gentlemen, as we congratulate British rider Danny Kent on becoming the first British rider to win a grand prix world championship title since  Continue reading

Lambretta with real poke!

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When Innocenti first launched their Lambretta scooters, they were simply a cheap form of transport for the masses. By the late 1960s however, the Lambretta was Continue reading

Beware buying Indian Lambrettas & Vespas online

vijai_deluxe_leaflet From time to time we receive offers of classic Lambretta and Vespa scooters from suppliers in India, as well as receiving email ‘updates’ from various sources about some ‘nice Lambretta scooters’ on eBay. However, if you are in the market for your first Continue reading

Scomadi scooters – prices & dates

One of the most common questions we get here at Scooternova seems to be regarding prices and dates for the forthcoming Scomadi range of scooters. And we’ve published a few blogs here, here, here and here, so we do generally get a few comments!

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Lambretta – carbon or steel?

Carbon-FibreWith the long-awaited winter-summer-autumn-winter rebuild of my Lambretta GP 200 finally getting into gear (sort of – I’ve got another scooter to strip down first!), I’ve found myself pondering whether to splash out on a few trick-looking parts as well as rewarding its loyal service of 15 years with a new coat of paint. The big question then – are a couple of carbon fibre parts a justifiable treat, or an extravagance not worth the money?

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The Colombian Lambretta Factory

Continuing our photographs of old scooter factories (and let’s face, what’s not to like about delving into this kind of history?), here’s a shot of the Auteco Lambretta factory on Colombia that has been used by Scooter Restorations in their advertising material in the past.

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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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