Kelso here we come!

Bonnie Scotland is calling us this weekend for the third BSRA National scooter rally of 2019.
The Borders town of Kelso is another of our favourite rallies on the calendar, with the ride up featuring some fantastic roads to enjoy – if you get the chance, check out the A68, we love it – and the town itself always welcoming.
Just £20 gets you a weekend pass to all entertainment and camping at the Showground there which also hosts the scooter dealers/traders. ScooterNova magazine will of course be trading and you’ll find us by the entrance to the hall alongside Crusader Promotions with their rally T-shirts and patches.
We will have the brand new edition 13 with us, so if you want to know what it is like to own and ride a Lambretta Targa Twin 275cc, what kind of eye-catching Vespa hot-rod you can build for less than £1000, or be inspired by some amazing scooter touring, then edition 13 is perfect for you! We also have a stunning DDK painted Lambretta street racer, exclusive interviews with Ray Kemp of AF Rayspeed and John Horner of RW Horner Brothers, two GS Vespa, one built in Italy the other in Belgium (!) plus event and product reviews, news, an electric classic Lambretta, and all you need to know about powder-coating your scooter can all be found in edition 13. We will also have some back issues, merchandise and our new limited edition enamel pin badges. Plus signed copies of Sticky’s new ScooterBoys book too.
Have a safe ride folks and we’ll see you up there!

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A tasty pair of Vespa GS150s

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There are not one but two stunning Vespa GS150 scooters in the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine.
But did you know there was also a production line for them in Belgium?

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Scooter Shop Burglary

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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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ULEZ and an apathetic industry?

2Yesterday, 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

VMSC Vintage & Custom Scooter Extravaganza

This Sunday we’ll be riding the lovely Fosse Way to Coventry for the 2019 VMSC’s scooter extravaganza. ScooterNova riders have entered our scooters here over the years and this year is no exception.

ScooterNova magazine will also be available from our stall at the show so come and say hello and get your ScooterNova fix! See you in Cov….

ScooterNova 12 is coming – banish those winter blues!

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!
Carfy’s fantastic

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ScooterExpo – a brand new show from SLUK and ScooterNova

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SLUK and ScooterNova Magazine are getting together to bring you a brand-new scooter event in summer 2019.
ScooterExpo will be a huge showcase for some of the finest scooters ever built. It will also be  Continue reading

New CNC parts shop launched

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KR Automation is a company whose work I first discovered some years ago when I was sent photographs of a rather tasty Vespa PX street racer from Germany. This was powered by an engine that had been CNC machined as part of the owner’s university study work. Nice!

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Vespa Club of Britain Attendance Championship Events

The Vespa Club of Britain have announced their 2019 Attendance Championship Event list.

See the VCB members’ magazine, Vespa News, or their facebook page for more information.

2019 VCB Attendance Championship Events
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Bridlington 2018 Custom Show Results

Edition 11 of ScooterNova magazine will feature some of the best and brightest scooters on display at Bridlington National Scooter Rally’s custom show.
Here we have the list of the 2018 winners. Continue reading