In the past we’ve posted about the
Vespa mopeds that some traditionalists may not class as real Vespas, but Piaggio weren’t alone in using their Continue reading
Posted in 1950s, 1960s, Lambretta |
Tagged 39cc, 48, automatic, ciao, innicenti, lambretta, lambrettino, moped, Piaggio, si, SX, vespa 50 |
In October of last year we brought you news and pictures of a couple of stunning Vespas from behind the former Iron Curtain, and now, 12 months later here’s Continue reading
Posted in 1970s, Piaggio, scooter, Vespa |
Tagged 125, 1967, Anton Gorbunov, butcher garage, custom, faster, hot rod, Project 5, Russia, SIP, smallframe, Special, st persburg, street rod, vespa 50, vjatka |
The great smallframe scooter battle between Lambretta and Vespa took place in the mid-1960s, which Vespa eventually won. However…
Posted in 1960s, Lambretta |
Tagged Cento, Innocenti, j125, J50, Junior, lambretta, Milan, old ad, primavera, promotional film, smallframe, starstream, TV advert, Vespa, vespa 50 |
1977 Italian Vespa P-range advert (screen grab – click to view film).
Back in 1977, Italian scooter manufacturer
Piaggio launched not just a new Vespa scooter but a new range of Vespas. I’m sure they didn’t realise back then that they’d still be manufacturing a PX in 2015, but they are, and this Italian television advert shows the first models in the range from 1977…
Vespa P-range television advertisement.
Posted in 1970s, New Scooters, Vespa |
Tagged 125, 150, 200, advert, advertisement, marketing, Nuova, Nuovo, p-range, P150, P200, PE, Piaggio, px125, px200, scooter factory, T5, television, Vespa, vespa 50, Vespa Primavera, Vespa PX, Vespa Rally 200 |
Following on from our
Bryn Owen on his Vespa 50
The owner and creator of this scooter was one Bryn Owen from Market Bosworth near
Posted in 1970s, Mod, Vespa |
Tagged 100, 80s, BBC, Blue Peter, Bryn Owen, Leicester, lights and mirrors, Mod, Mod revival, Mods, Piaggio, Quadrophenia, scooter, the jam, V50, vespa 50 |
Piaggio advert from the 1990s for the Vespa ET4.
Packing the scooters for Woolacombe rally this weekend, and with it being a surf mecca for those who can, we thought we’d share this with you all.
Posted in Vespa |
Tagged 125, Australia, bsra, Devon, gts 250, gts300, lx, Piaggio, prototype, scooter, surf board rack, surfs up., swsc, vespa 50, vespa accessory, vespa et4, Vespa GT60, woolacombe scooter rally |
Dunlop tyre advert circa mid-60s
Now in our fourth decade of riding scooters without a break, I’d like to think that here at Scooternova we’ve learned a little about tyres. Gone are the days where cheap ‘n’ cheerful Ditchfinders were the choice simply by virtue of the fact that they cost less than the rest, now we appreciate that road holding, cornering, grip, use in wet weather and a whole host of other features take priority.
Posted in 1960s, scooter |
Tagged 125cc, 1960s, 3.50 x 10, 50 special, acs, Dunlop, Innocenti, lambretta, michelin, NOS, Piaggio, pirelli, Sava, Schwalbe tyre disasters, scooter tyres, Swallow, Vespa, vespa 50, Vespa Primavera, Vespa PX |
If you’re in Brazil for the World Cup and are missing your scooter, then from 10 June 2014 to 3 August 2014 there is a an exhibition in Sao Paolo celebrating the culture and design of the Vespa.
For more details visit the
website or check out the Facebook page.
Posted in Piaggio, Vespa |
Tagged brasil, brazil, gallery, Piaggio, Sao Paolo, style icon, Vespa, vespa 50, Vespa exhibition, Vespa Primavera, Vespa PX |
Back in 2006 a few of us rode down through France and over the Alps into Italy that summer – on P2s and a T5 – to celebrate 60 years of the Vespa at the EuroVespa Rally in Turin.
Posted in Scooter Rally, Vespa |
Tagged 2006, 50 special, 60th anniversary, eurovespa, Piaggio, scooter rallies, scooter rally, Torini, Turino, Vespa, vespa 50, Vespa Primavera, Vespa PX, Vespa World Days |
Rimini Lambretta Centre.
Lambretta Luna range scooters are like Marmite, you either love the little chicken-chasers or you don’t.
If you do, then these new exhaust pipes might be just the thing you’re looking for – over the top accessories for sub-100cc scooters don’t come more ‘in ya face’ than this!
Posted in 1960s, Lambretta |
Tagged 50cc, 75cc, Cometa, Fiar, Innocenti, lambretta, Lui, Luna, marketing, Power Stack, scooter, Vega, vespa 50 |