LML – What does the future hold?

Apparently Piaggio’s Vespa LX is a popular scooter amongst female riders in India, so LML have decided blinkered marketing is the way forward!

The story of LML scooters is a chequered one, probably more so than any other Italian scooter that ended up being produced in India. But what lies ahead for  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

Lambretta monument unveiled in Milan

screen-shot-2017-01-14-at-19-16-04The city of Milan has finally recognised the Lambretta which was produced there from 1947 until 1971, and on 13 December 2014 a monument to this humble motor-scooter was unveiled. Continue reading

Classic Lambretta & Vespa pistons from Milan

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We’d guess that many of our readers ride classic scooters of some kind or another, and if they’re of a certain vintage then original spare parts are few and far between. Continue reading

Lambrettas in Colombia – The Auteco Factory

The Auteco Lambretta plant in Colombia, circa 1963.

The Auteco Lambretta plant in Colombia, circa 1963.

We’ve published an image of the Colombian Lambretta factory before which was an image of Indian SIL Lambrettas being assembled in South America, taken some time during the 1970s by the looks of it.
However the company behind it, Auteco, are still going and in 2011 celebrated their 70th anniversary, which revealed some interesting photos…

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