One of the biggest hurdles scooter manufacturers in the post-war years had to overcome, was prejudice from motorcycle owners and manufacturers. But if they were going to survive in a tough market, they couldn’t hide in the shadows. Something had Continue reading
With two great rallies so close to each other there’s no point in unpacking much, so we’re refuelling our scooters and heading down to sunny Essex this weekend for Mersea Island scooter rally.
Over the weekend we’ll be sharing stall space with the Lambretta Club of Great Britain, helping them out too. We will of course have the brand new edition 3 of ScooterNova magazine, which coincidentally – as we will be with the LCGB – has a massive 12 page feature on the 70th anniversary of Lambretta, together with a selection of rare and unseen photographs from the Innocenti archives in the 1960s. I can assure you, no other scooter magazine has access to such images.
Of course there is plenty more inside edition three too, from a rusty eye-catching Vespa built on a budget to Part 2 of the ‘touring to Moscow’ story. We have an exclusive on the Lambretta Siluro record breaker which was recently recommissioned for Goodwood, and we pit a luxury vintage Germany scooter against an Italian rival to see what was the best electric start machine from the 1950s. There is a gorgeous Vespa GS that you can’t help but admire and we are also proud to have yet another exclusive feature on a custom scooter that deservedly won a number of trophies at the Isle of Wight last week, Discworld. Put simply, ScooterNova is 100 pages of quality magazine with credible articles throughout and selective advertising!
Speaking of the IOW, our ‘peep hole’ photograph head shot concept went down a storm on the rally site at Smallbrook stadium, and Colchester DVLC have invited us to bring it along to Mersea Island too, so all those who missed out last weekend will get a chance to join in the fun in Essex! (**note to parents, PLEASE don’t let you kids climb on or swing from the framework, because it damages it and we can’t afford to be replacing it on a regular basis – thank you!).
So come along and say hello over the weekend, feel free to browse through a magazine (we’ll have all three issues with us) to see what the fuss is about if you’ve not yet seen ScooterNova for yourself, and have a safe ride!
I think it is to fair to say that from a personal point of view, this year’s Isle of Wight scooter rally was one of my favourites. It’s over 30 years since I first rode over there for a scooter rally and aside from the great weather, the journey, the laughs, the scooters, the fun and so much more went together perfectly to make Continue reading
To celebrate the launch of edition 3 of ScooterNova magazine, we’d like to invite readers – new and old – to join us for a drink at the Isle of Wight scooter rally over the coming August Bank Holiday weekend.
With a love of classic Italian scooters shared between many of us in mind, our friends at Rimini Lambretta Centre took our shopping list and returned with a few bottles of Limoncello, the famous Italian liqueur. We’ll be cracking open the bottles on Saturday 26 August so feel free to pay us a visit, have a drink, a chat, browse a magazine, and if you want to bring some olives to the party you’ll be more than welcome too!
You will find the ScooterNova magazine stall on the official scooter rally campsite at Smallbrook Stadium near Ryde and we’ll be trading there from Friday until Sunday.
If you’re going to the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally over the August Bank holiday weekend, look out for our exclusive, limited edition ScooterNova IOW rally stickers and postcards (so you can write home and tell your mates how good it was!).
They will be in the rally goody bags given out to the first 1000 or so scooter riders on the official rally campsite.
We will have a few more to give away from our stall, also at the Smallbrook Stadium site, but you’ll need to be quick!!
Ride safe and see you there.
(The ScooterNova magazine stall will be open from Friday to Monday in the dealer village on the official rally campsite, at Smallbrook Stadium near Ryde. Edition 3 of ScooterNova will be published just before the rally and available there too)
We’re pleased to announce that despite the scorching hot weather, we finished the second edition of ScooterNova magazine this week and it’s now in the hands of the printers.
As we escape the office, off on our vintage scooters for an Awfully Pleasant weekend away, we would like to inform all those who have subscribed and pre-ordered that your magazines should be in the post to you at the end of next week.
For those who have yet to subscribe, would like to pre-order, or simply don’t have a stockist nearby and cannot wait until Cleethorpes scooter rally where we’ll be celebrating the launch of issue 2, well it’s not to late to sign up online and have your next copy of ScooterNova magazine shipped out to you next week. Simply visit the Scooter Products website here, and fill in your details. You can also order by credit card over the telephone, weekdays from 10am to 2pm, by calling 01934 417834. Scooter shops interested in stocking ScooterNova magazine are also invited to contact us for details.
Back home from our latest Lambretta-riding Euro jaunt (via Scotland), which included stopping by a few scooter shops in Germany to Continue reading