We’ll be heading off to Bridlington for the Scooter Trade & Custom Show rally there in a few weeks, a great event where we will also celebrate the publication of edition 4 of ScooterNova magazine! As we’ve done at previous Continue reading
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Good day and welcome one and all. We’re just dropping you a quick line to say that despite a busy scooter riding calendar this summer, we have found time to produce the third edition of ScooterNova
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Mike Karslake racing his Lambretta combo back in the early 1970s.
Now here’s an opportunity that only turns up once in a blue moon – the possibility to purchase a historically important Lambretta and
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So we all know that the Lambretta was created by Innocenti in Italy, but what happened when Innocenti closed their
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Tagged 150 DL, dl, Elegant, gp200, Grad Prix, Indian, italy, lambretta, lambretta innovation, Lambretta Italia spa, scooters india limited, SIL |
Over-indulged in food, drink and relatives already? If you’re looking for a break from festivities then
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Tagged 125, amphibious, aqua scooter, Cento, footage, lambretta, p-range, P200, px, retro adverts, scooter films, triumph, Vespa, videos, vintage |
More classic Vespa USA promotional material from the 1970s courtesy of The Marquis’ blog.
Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea regarding transport, but interesting nonetheless we feel.
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Tagged 70s, ads, bravo, brochures, ciao, classic mopeds, moped, mopeds, Piaggio, piaggio bravo, piaggio ciao, si, style, Vespa USA, vintage |
It’s always interesting to learn what scooter shops did in days gone by to attract customers, and here’s an insight to 1971.
Roy of Hornchurch in Essex were a Lambretta dealer through to the 1980s but in 1971 to sell the then latest Grand Prix model, they offered potential customers a tuned top end, big carb, lightweight panelwork, the promise of a forthcoming 5-speed gearbox…. And a welcoming cup of coffee for all!
Roy of Hornchurch advert, 1971
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(Reblogged from The Marquis)
vespa USA brochure from the 70s
It sounds weird for us Italians to see Piaggio mopeds ( Ciao and Bravo) marketed in the USA under the brand name of Vespa. Of course here the Vespa is just the scooter and both Vespa and mopeds were marketed under the Piaggio brand ( Piaggio Vespa, Piaggio Ciao. etc…)
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Automobile Products of India Ltd advert from 1979
few days ago we brought you an old advert from 1981 of the API Lamby scooter and Mac 175S, and prior to that an article about
Posted in 1970s, Lambretta, scooter |
Tagged 175, 175S, API, Automobile products of India Ltd, Bombay, Innocenti, lambretta, lambretta li series 2, Lamby 150, MA Chidambaram, Mac 175, SIL, TV |
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
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