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.
We’re very much looking forward to riding to Scarborough Scooter Rally this weekend, what with Easter being so late this year. No matter how much you may ride your scooter throughout the year, nothing really compares to Continue reading
Yesterday, 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
We’ve a busy weekend ahead as the ScooterNova stall heads down to London on Saturday 6 April to attend the Retrospective Scooters and London Scooter Bodyshop joint open day at their premises in Walthamstow, E17. Continue reading
As we enter our third year of publication, due to popular demand, we have introduced the option to buy your subscription to ScooterNova magazine via Direct Debit.
Our current edition 12 signals the end of another year’s worth of subscription for many readers who have signed up from edition 1. A lot of you have asked about having a Direct Debit payment that will mean you don’t have to remember to renew your subscription annually. To be honest it not only simplifies things for you, but for us as well.
So for all those either about to renew their subscription or who wish to subscribe for the first time, you can find the link to the new Direct Debit option here.
Simply click on this and follow the instructions. Once completed you will receive a confirmation email a short while afterwards and then payment will be arranged with your bank.
Don’t forget, if you have missed any previous editions of ScooterNova magazine then back issues are available, except for edition 1 which has sold out!
A pattern we’ve noticed here at ScooterNova magazine is that firstly, new readers are still discovering ScooterNova on a regular basis. People buy a copy online, from their local shop or at an event, like what they see and subscribe to make sure they don’t miss a future edition. We also see a lot of new readers buying up back issues too so that they can complete the set.
We’d like to warn you however that we have recently sold out of edition 1, and that stocks of other early editions are running low. So if you are missing any back issues, then please buy them sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.
And while we are here, don’t forget we have some exclusive and stylish slip-cases to store your ScooterNova magazine in. Unlike regular magazine binders which have a string or plastic strip to retain the magazine, often damaging it at the same time, these are designed to simply slide your magazines in and out of. Simples!
**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.
To celebrate their 25th anniversary, SIP Scootershop in Germany have teamed up with Italian manufacturer 70’s Helmets to produce a limited edition SIP crash helmet. Continue reading