A special Lambretta GP

SN13_ray2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Bertone-designed Lambretta Grand Prix being launched. It also marks 50 years of Ray Kemp working with Lambrettas, although Ray possibly won’t thank us for reminding him of that fact. Continue reading

ULEZ and an apathetic industry?

2Yesterday, Monday 8 April 2019, will likely go down in history as the end of motorcycling in Great Britain as we know it. Yesterday, Transport for London introduced their ULEZ – Ultra Low Emission Zone. Today it is the capital, who knows where it will go tomorrow… Continue reading

VMSC Vintage & Custom Scooter Extravaganza

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….

New Lambretta Footboards

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Scootopia are forging ahead with their expansion into the Lambretta reproduction body parts sector with new rear floorboards for Li/SX/TV Series 3 models.
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Produced with brand new tooling which allows nice sharp edges they have added welded strength plates to prevent cracking from stand clatter too.
Priced at £64 a pair (UK price – overseas customers will be charged more for postage) you’ll find them on the Scootopia website here.

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Edition 12 OUT NOW!

ScooterNova 12 is coming – banish those winter blues!

Got scooter withdrawal syndrome? Have the winter blues set in? Then let the new edition of ScooterNova magazine put that spark back into your life!
Carfy’s fantastic

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ScooterExpo – a brand new show from SLUK and ScooterNova

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SLUK and ScooterNova Magazine are getting together to bring you a brand-new scooter event in summer 2019.
ScooterExpo will be a huge showcase for some of the finest scooters ever built. It will also be  Continue reading

Lambretta Club Great Britain – Best Supporting Member Championship Events

Hot off the press! From LCGB’s AGM the list of ‘signing-on’ events for the 2019 BSM Championship:

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New CNC parts shop launched

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KR Automation is a company whose work I first discovered some years ago when I was sent photographs of a rather tasty Vespa PX street racer from Germany. This was powered by an engine that had been CNC machined as part of the owner’s university study work. Nice!

Fast forward to 2019 and these talents have also been applied to  Continue reading

Birth of an engine

Lambretta engine by Uni-Auto

It’s not often you get to see the process involved in the production of a cast aluminium engine casing, but Uni-Auto of India have kindly shared this video showing the process.

The tooling involved

Uni-Auto have recently begun production of new 200cc Lambretta engine casings featuring many updated features, as seen in the latest edition 11 of ScooterNova magazine.

The first stage of the finished product.

The video below shows the cleaning of the tooling from the previous casting, pouring in of molten metal and the pressure casting process, before the ‘finished’ casing is extracted.
Pretty interesting to watch we think, and hope you do too. Hopefully they will make further videos showing the machining involved at the next stage of production.


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Bridlington 2018 Custom Show Results

Edition 11 of ScooterNova magazine will feature some of the best and brightest scooters on display at Bridlington National Scooter Rally’s custom show.
Here we have the list of the 2018 winners. Continue reading