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 Lambretta ride, 1965

The second recorded London to Milan Lambretta ride took place in 1965, starting at the RAC Club in London’s Pall Mall.

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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 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