Vespa PX video – 70 years of Vespa

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It’s Monday morning, it’s 2016 and so we’re still celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Vespa scooter. So what more excuse do we need Continue reading

Lambrettas from Spain

For those that didn’t know, Innocenti issued a licence for Lambretta scooters to be manufactured in Spain and production there continued long after it ceased in Italy, finally coming to a halt around 1989.

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This advertisement is one of our favourites from the Spanish concern, Serveta, dating from the early to mid-1970s.

For those who want more, see our previous posts here and a slightly more tenuous link here.

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.

Lambretta Starsteam film – new footage added to website

Screen grab from main Scooternova website

Screen grab from main Scooternova website

For those that like a bit of nostalgia, we’ve been trawling the internet while it was too cold to play in the shed and found a load of new-old scooter adverts and films which we’ve posted on to our main Scooternova website.

We will link a few here over coming weeks for your pleasure and to begin with, from around 1966/67, an Italian advert by Innocenti for the (then) new 4-speed Lambretta 125 Starsteam scooter.

Click here for the film link, or click on the screen grab above. Enjoy!

 

Lambretta with SX Appeal

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Some old adverts appear timeless and this one from the mid-sixties is a good example. And what a great slogan too! So good in fact that car manufacturer Datsun used it in the 1970s too.

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