Mike Karslake’s Lambretta & sidecar combo

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  Continue reading

London to Milan Lambretta Record

Ken Peters at Innocenti factory, 1967.

Ken Peters at Innocenti factory, 1967.

The early 1960s were a time for Lambretta endurance records, a timed ride from London to Milan being recorded in 1960 and again in 1965. Then, in 1967, Arthur Francis Ltd of Continue reading

London to Milan by Lambretta

It’s a ride that’s often discussed in pubs and bars around the UK, taking your Lambretta scooter back to its birth place in Italy. Continue reading

Lambretta AF S-Type TJH 25D – the history continues!

Practical Scooter & Moped, 1967

Practical Scooter & Moped, 1967

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? No, this is not a story about the A-Team, but the further history of a rather famous Lambretta S-Type from Arthur Francis Scooters Ltd in Continue reading

Arthur Francis S-Type 250 – from Watford to Milan and Glagow!

As we’ve posted previously, 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Arthur Francis (aka AF) S-type dealer special Lambretta scooters.

As a result of said posts published on Scooternova, Chris Wylde contacted us to tell us a little about the original 250cc S-type he bought back in 1967; a certain TJH 25D.

Chris Wylde in 1967.

Chris Wylde in 1967.

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50 Years of the Arthur Francis S-Type Lambretta

Lambretta S-Type.

Lambretta S-Type.

This weekend AF Rayspeed in Yorkshire hosted an open day to celebrate 50 years of the AF S-Type dealer special Lambretta.

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Whitby scooter rally – a splendid weekend!

Rideout to Goathland during Whitby scooter rally, Easter 2014.

Rideout to Goathland during Whitby scooter rally, Easter 2014.

If you have a few hundred miles of riding to do when attending a seaside scooter rally then ideally you want nothing less than the good weather we had over this recent Easter weekend. The ride over the Yorkshire Moors was particularly stunning it has to be said and one of the reasons we returned to this pretty coastal location. Continue reading

50 Years of the AF S-Type Lambretta

Page from 1960s Arthur Francis Ltd catalogue.

Page from 1960s Arthur Francis Ltd catalogue.

2014 is the 50th anniversary of the iconic AF S-Type Lambretta scooter.

Developed by Watford scooter dealer Arthur Francis back in 1964 to sell more scooters, the AF S-Type has become probably the most well-known of all  the dealer special scooters of all time. Continue reading