If you’ve even but a passing interest in the story of scooter tuning from the 1970s until the present day, then you’ll enjoy the exclusive interview we have in the current edition of ScooterNova magazine with Ian Frankland of Taffspeed.
Ian, together with his (late) brother Terry, aka the ‘Terrible Taffs’, took their enthusiasm for Vespas and Lambrettas and added their knowledge and skill to make them go faster, both on and off the track. From their early days in the Avon Valley Vespa Club to twisty hill climbs at Baitings Dam and circuit racing throughout the UK, Isle of Man Scooter week, developing exhausts, tuning barrels, offering parts to build scooter trikes, water-cooled Zirri kits, disc valve induction, and the infamous Lambretta Dodgem car, over numerous cups of tea Ian told Sticky about all these adventures and more, continuing up to the present day with his latest scooter-related innovations.
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