Lambretta dl/GP at 50

So how many of you have a Bertone-designed Lambretta dl/ Grand Prix scooter or one of its derivatives? And do you really know everything about this classic Italian model?

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Vespa news from Milan

Piaggio’s press conference at the Milan Motorcycle Show (Eicma) kicked off today at 12:30pm local time with a new version of their electric Vespa being announced for the near future. The new

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Italjet – shaking up the scooter market again

Whether you’re a fan of modern automatic scooters or not, there is no denying that the latest offering from Italjet pushes boundaries with regards to design. And, in my opinion, the current scooter market desperately needs this!

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2020 BSRA National Scooter Rallies

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!

Woolacombe Scooter Rally

This weekend sees us pointing our scooters south and riding down to sunny Devon for the annual Woolacombe Scooter Rally, and with sunshine forecast for the journey down we’re

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ScooterExpo gallery

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.

BSRA National Scooter Rally in Llandudno

The Welsh National Scooter Rally

It’s time for us to load our scooters for the ride to the north coast of Wales for the fifth National Scooter Rally of 2019. Some cracking roads whichever direction you ride from, it’s always great to be beside the seaside.

ScooterNova will be trading all day on Saturday at Venue Cymru, where we’ll have the latest magazine – Edition 14 – as well as some quality merchandise for your delight! This will include our new range of ‘Addicted to 2-Stroke’ t-shirts as well as Sticky’s Scooterboys book.

Ride safe, see you there!

**ScooterNova magazine is an independent publication, produced by scooterists for scooterists. It is published bi-monthly on quality paper, with credible articles written by fellow riders. Available from all good scooter shops or mail order via subscription, for more details visit the magazine’s website.

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New Italjet Dragster coming soon?

Back in November 2018, Italjet showed a new version of their Dragster scooter at Eicma, aka the Milan Motorcycle Show. After years of showing mainly electric bicycles there with the occasional appearance of an Asian-looking scooter, or an old Dragster with a Piaggio 250cc 4stroke engine in it, we wondered if this was indeed the sign of something new…

Mike Karslake’s Model D

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When the late Mike Karslake’s Lambretta Museum went up for auction in the early 1990s, the scooters were scattered across the four corners, many to become insignificant Lambrettas once more.

However his restored Model D with the reg number LAM 150D stood out for all the right reasons, and the story of what happened to that and where it is now can be read in edition 14 of ScooterNova magazine, available now from our secure online shop.

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**ScooterNova magazine is an independent publication, produced by scooterists for scooterists. It is published bi-monthly on quality paper, with credible articles written by fellow riders. Available from all good scooter shops or mail order via subscription, for more details visit the magazine’s website.

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Ultimate 80s scooter memorabilia?

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. 

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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! 

**ScooterNova magazine is an independent publication, produced by scooterists for scooterists. It is published bi-monthly on quality paper, with credible articles written by fellow riders. Available from all good scooter shops or mail order via subscription, for more details visit the magazine’s website.

The BRAND NEW edition 14 is available now – click here to buy online.

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