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.
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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!
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With the brand new edition 12 of ScooterNova magazine published this week, we’ve been asked by many where it will be available this weekend.
In chronological order, at the Modrapheniacs Rally in Sandford, Dorset from 1-3 March you will find ScooterNova magazine at the South West Scooter Clubs stall on the Saturday with the other traders inside the venue. Not only will we have the latest edition 12 of ScooterNova magazine, but there will be some new SWSC merchandise also available.
The VCB stand will also be present and that too will have the new edition of ScooterNova magazine in stock, idea for club members signing-on over the weekend!
On Sunday 3 March at Wicksteed Park Parts Fair, our friends at Scootopia will be selling the new ScooterNova magazine from their stall. As well as the latest edition of our publication, Scootopia also promise to have around 450 of their own products available and are encouraging people to pre-order to avoid disappointment. They are also offering a deal on certain Michelin tyres on the day and you can find out more on the Scootopia blog.
Our friends at Crusader Promotions will also have copies of the new ScooterNova magazine at Wicksteed, as well as a selection of scooter rally merchandise including the 2019 official BSRA T-shirt and patch.
**ScooterNova is an independent scooter magazine, published bi-monthly by fellow scooter enthusiasts.
Edition 12 will include ROAD TESTS of the Casa Performance ONE35 Lui/J kit (ridden over the Alps) and Iggy’s review of his Quattrini kitted Lambretta, one year on. PLUS a ride on the new Vespa GTS300 HPE, tips on riding abroad this year (what may or may not change), Bravest of the Brave custom Vespa PX, Fast ‘n’ tasty Lambretta Series 2 Street Racer, an amazing ride on old Lambrettas up to one of the highest driveable roads in the world, one of the first 500 Douglas Vespas ever produced, a look at period racing parts for Lambretta C and D models, a RARE German Kroboth scooter, Banksy custom Lambretta, PLUS the VCB RRC, 2018’s BSM championships, more from the Pondering Prince, new and used product reviews.
You can order your copy now online here.
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!
Hello, festive greetings and happy new year everyone!
We hope you had a great time over the Christmas period, whatever you did and where, and we wish you all the best for the new year ahead!
Here at ScooterNova magazine we have taken a little time off to relax, but rest-assured we’re chomping at the bit for 2019 and to celebrate our third year of publishing a quality scooter magazine!
Until then, have a very merry time and don’t forget that edition 11 has just been published so if you don’t have a copy yet, either visit our online shop now or your local retailer.
If you are venturing out this coming weekend to any scooter events, don’t forget that the Vespa Club of Britain and Lambretta Club Great Britain both stock ScooterNova magazine on their stall, as don various scooter shops as well.
Happy New Year!
** ScooterNova is an independent scooter magazine, published bi-monthly by scooterists. Printed on to high quality paper, the articles are credible and in-depth, and cover the wide spectrum of classic Lambretta and Vespa scooters, as well as other, less well-known marques.
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