ScooterNova at Mablethorpe Scooter Rally

Big thanks to Phil & Julie for their offer of a bit of space in their caravan, which means…. we’ll see you at The Great Eastern Rally next weekend!

Antwerp Custom Show & ScooterNova magazine

As our 2018 Casa Lambretta calendar flips over to March, we’ve got an Innocenti Lambro promotional photo to admire for the rest of the month.

Innocenti Lambro on Casa Lambretta Calendar – March 2018

Coincidentally, this weekend sees the Antwerp Custom Show taking place and their ‘theme’ for this year’s event is “3-wheeled scooters, sidecars, Apes & Lambros.”

ScooterNova magazine will also have a presence at the Antwerp Show this weekend, courtesy of the Lambro Club UK. The Club will have a fine display of three-wheelers in Belgium, including the rare and fabulous FB ‘Gelati’ 3-wheeler, as featured in edition 2 of ScooterNova magazine.

Our friends Scott and Jackie of the Lambro Club will have copies of all editions of ScooterNova for sale (including the brand new number 6), along with a limited range of merchandise including T-shirts and hoodies, so be sure to pop along and see them while at the show this weekend!

Burton Brewers Custom Show

ScooterNova magazine will be heading to this year’s first UK scooter club custom show,  hosted by Burton Brewers Scooter Club this weekend. We’ll have all five issues of ScooterNova magazine available on our stall so if you’re missing any from your collection Continue reading

Vespa Club of Britain – 2018 Signing On Events

Vespa Club of Britain 2018 Events

Vespa Club of Britain – 2018 Signing On Events

24 February : Burton Brewers Custom Show & Parts Fair
2 – 5 March : Modrapheniacs SC
30 March – 1 April (Easter) : BSRA National Rally Whitby
8 April : VMSC Parts Fair & Custom Show
4 – 7 May (May BH) : BSRA National Rally Tenby
11 – 13 May : Phoenix Nights scooter rally, Leicester
18 – 20 May : Run from the Scum, Newquay
25 – 28 May (Spring BH) : BSRA National Rally Kelso
1 – 3 June : Wessex Roadrunners SC/VCB Cog 340 Rally, Yeovil, Somerset
8 – 9 June : BSRA National Rally Big 7
14 – 17 June : Vespa World Days, Belfast
6 – 8 July : BSRA National Rally Cleethorpes
21- 22 July : Tin Soldiers SC / VCB Cog 225 Rally, Milton Keynes
27 – 28 July :BSRA National Rally Exmouth
3 – 4 August : A19s SC / VCB Cog 336 Rally, Ride to the Runway, Co Durham
10 – 12 August : VCB Cheshire 100 Rideout and Rally
24 – 27 August (BH) : BSRA National Rally Isle of Wight
8 – 9 September : VCB Two Channels Dash, Cornwall and Devon
15 – 16 September : BSSO Snetterton
21 – 24 September : BSRA National Rally Woolacombe
26 – 28 October : BSRA National Rally Bridlington

70s TV advert – the ubiquitous Vespa PX

1977 Italian Vespa P-range advert (screen grab – click to view film).

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.

170hp Vespa? Pure Madness!!

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Fancy something different? This is Vespa P-range scooter had had a 1000cc engine stuffed into it and now puts out a whopping 170hp!

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Top 5 scooter Christmas presents

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all that rubbish over and done with, we thought we’d share with you a few suggestions of Christmas presents should your wish list include scooter related items. Well, who wouldn’t want Santa to pick up such things for the special day?

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Hot Rod custom Vespas from Russia

Bender, by Butcher Garage.

Bender, by Butcher Garage.

Butcher Garage are in St Petersburg, Russia, and they caught our eye recently with a couple of stunning custom Vespa scooters.

Bender, by Butcher Garage.

Bender, by Butcher Garage.

First there’s Bender,  about which Butcher Garage state “at the core of this project is that what remained of the 1966 Vespa 150 Super after a Huey unloaded all of its firepower might on it!” 10644587_573049099466727_3832235950217852952_o

It has a Pinasco 177cc top end, Mazzuccheli HP race-crank, RD350 reed, RZ left hand erformance exhaust, 28mm Keihin carburettor and Vespatronic ignition. Making sure all of this handles and stops is YSS supension, a Grimeca master cylinder and disc brake system at the front with Malossi Whoop disc.

Invader, by Butcher Garage.

Invader, by Butcher Garage.

Next there is Invader, which was once a French ACMA Vespa before being modified to include a trick lifting rear end, in true hot rod style.

Invader, by Butcher Garage.

Invader, by Butcher Garage.

This engine has been treated to a Malossi 166 kit, with a 30mm Dellorto carb, Mazzuccheli crank, has Bitubo suspension and a semi-hydraulic Grimeca disc brake at the front.

Truly stunng scooters, we think you’ll agree, and you can find out more about Butcher Garagre and view more photographs by visiting the Butcher Garage Facebook page.

And if you like this, why not check out some of our earlier blogs featuring anything and everything scooter related, from 105mph 51hp Vespas, to South American Lambrettas, resto to custom scooters, nostalgia and more besides. CLICK HERE to see the most recent.

Vespa & sidecar for sale – Buyer beware!

Vespa sidecar.

Vespa sidecar.

It was a combination of the £4,995 price tag and the headline of a ‘1965 Vespa PX 150’ that caught our eye… and set alarm bells ringing!

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Gorgeous Vespa GL Street Rod

Scooter and Service of Hamburg, Germany (S+S), have got themselves a bit of a reputation for producing some seriously trick street Vespas – we’ve featured a few here over the last year, like this piece of scooter porn, the scooter it was being fitted to here, and this tidy Vespa Cosa too. Well here is another one…

Vespa GL 221cc street rod scooter.

Vespa GL 221cc street rod scooter.

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