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!
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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…
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.
**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.
We finally arrived at the rally site for this year’s EuroLambretta in Zakopane, Poland this afternoon. We set off from home last Friday and have ridden our old Lambretta scooters just over 1000 miles and through five countries… so far!
The site was bustling we we arrived and we were soon chatting with friends and fellow Lambretta riders from all over Europe.
Tomorrow (Saturday) you will find ScooterNova magazine helping out on the Lambretta Club Great Britain stall in the ‘market area’ of the rally. If any fellow riders need spares etc for their scooters then the LCGB will as always have the essential get you home stuff, along with their popular range of merchandise too.
The club will also have the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine for sale, as well as previous editions. We will have a small selection of magazine merchandise also available, along with offering subscriptions and renewals for all those who like to do this annually at the EuroLambretta rally, oh and did I mention we have some new, shiny stickers too?
So please feel free to come by and say hello tomorrow to us and the LCGB stall volunteers and have a great time in Poland!
This year’s EuroLambretta rally takes place in the Polish ski resort of Zakopane. As we usually do here at ScooterNova magazine, we’ll be packing our bags, loading our scooters and riding out to join our fellow scooter enthusiasts for another Continue reading →
2019 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 →
Sadly, at some time during the night of Sunday 21 April, our friends at Cornwall Scooter Centre were burgled with six classic scooters part of the haul that thieves got away with.
In what the police have suggested looks like an organised gang were behind, the shop in Bodmin had six scooters stolen belonging to various customers. These were:
Vespa T5 Millennium in pearlescent white, limited edition number 41 of 400 made
1967 Vespa 150 Sprint with a brand new Malossi 225cc kit built on new Pinasco engine casings, new wiring loom and fuel tank that was a 10th Wedding Anniversary present
Lambretta SX150, white with a newly built RT195 with BGM Clubman exhaust
Spanish Lambretta Li white/purple, modified to take GP panelwork
Vespa P125X blue with new Polini 177 kit, black crash bars and several mirrors
Vespa 150 Super, white with dodgy floor and stand
At the time of writing it looks like the thieves also took cash from the shop’s safe but appear to have left tools and spare parts untouched.
Please keep your eyes and ears open for anything that may be offered for sale, whether complete scooters or parts and if you have any information of these scooter thieves please inform Bodmin Police or Cornwall Scooter Centre (01208 72966).
The same applies if you hear of anyone receiving stolen goods or trying to move them on. Remember, as much as we all despise such thieving scumbags, such activities are only attractive to them if they can subsequently sell their stolen goods onwards. These scooters need to become as ‘hot’ as possible and if there is one good thing to say about social media in the 21st century, it’s that we can all come together to make things like this happen.