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Vespa and Lambretta Motor Scooters

Vespa and Lambretta Motor Scooters

  • Author: Stuart Owen
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1784423173
  • Category: History
  • Page: 64
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Vespa and Lambretta remain the two most iconic motor scooter brands, even four decades after the latter's demise. But what made them such a European sensation in the postwar era? And why were they particularly popular in Britain in the 1950s and '60s? Motor scooter expert Stuart Owen explains the rise of Innocenti's Lambretta and Piaggio's Vespa, from the wartime ruins of Italy, through years of plenty as the two manufacturers exploited a ready market for affordable, economic transport, and then their decline into more uncertain times as motor cars trespassed on their success. He also explores the rich history of accessorising and customising the scooters, their essential role in the mod movement, and the revival in Vespa's fortunes following the release of the cult film Quadrophenia.

Vespa

Vespa

Italian Style for the World

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9788809043374
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 318
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Scooter Boys - The evolution of the Species

Scooter Boys - The evolution of the Species

  • Author: Gareth Brown
  • Publisher: Mortons Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 150
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Thirty years have passed since Gareth Brown’s homage to a two-wheeled, two-stroke way of life was published. The first edition of his acclaimed book Scooter Boys, highlighting youth culture spanning half a century, was first published when Margaret Thatcher’s reign as the Eighties Iron Lady was drawing to a close. Now, three decades on, Brown’s book is back to enlighten and entertain a new generation - and rekindle memories for those who were scooter boys and girls back in the day. His informed knowledge of the initial Scooter Boy era has resulted in the 30th Anniversary Edition of Scooter Boys being refreshingly updated and published by Mortons, the home of Scootering and Classic Scooterist magazines. Brown has been a ‘face’ on the scooter scene since the 1970s, when he was legally able to ride a motor scooter on the road, and scooter ownership and riding scooters has been a passion ever since. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the scooter rally correspondent and later editor of Scootering magazine, which led to his book - a unique take on the Scooter Boy movement, history, traditions and culture. Scooter Boys charts the development of the early scooters and the post-Second World War arrival of the Italian scooters from Vespa and Lambretta, followed by the chronicling of the rise of 1950s teenage consumerism which led to the Mod versus Rocker riots of the 1960s. It outlines the intervening years before the massed Mod revival of 1979 onwards, when the Northern Soul scene kept the scooter movement alive, and traces the emergence of the unsung street heroes of the late 20th century and beyond.

Scooter Boys

Scooter Boys

The Evolution of the Species

  • Author: Gareth Brown
  • Publisher: Banovallum
  • ISBN: 1911658689
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 150
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Thirty years have passed since Gareth Brown’s homage to a two-wheeled, two-stroke way of life was published. The first edition of his acclaimed book Scooter Boys, highlighting youth culture spanning half a century, was first published when Margaret Thatcher’s reign as the Eighties Iron Lady was drawing to a close. Now, three decades on, Brown’s book is back to enlighten and entertain a new generation – and rekindle memories for those who were scooter boys and girls back in the day. His informed knowledge of the initial Scooter Boy era has resulted in the 30th Anniversary Edition of Scooter Boys being refreshingly updated and published by Mortons, the home of Scootering and Classic Scooterist magazines. Brown has been a ‘face’ on the scooter scene since the 1970s, when he was legally able to ride a motor scooter on the road, and scooter ownership and riding scooters has been a passion ever since. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the scooter rally correspondent and later editor of Scootering magazine, which led to his book – a unique take on the Scooter Boy movement, history, traditions and culture. Scooter Boys charts the development of the early scooters and the post-Second World War arrival of the Italian scooters from Vespa and Lambretta, followed by the chronicling of the rise of 1950s teenage consumerism which led to the Mod versus Rocker riots of the 1960s. It outlines the intervening years before the massed Mod revival of 1979 onwards, when the Northern Soul scene kept the scooter movement alive, and traces the emergence of the unsung street heroes of the late 20th century and beyond.

Lambretta LI Series Scooters

Lambretta LI Series Scooters

  • Author: Andrea Sparrow,David Sparrow
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1904788815
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 79
  • View: 5053
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The LI series was a fast-selling success for Innocenti - not just in its native Italy, but also in Britain, across Europe and the world. This illustrated book provides the full story, specifications, statistics, as well as quotes, and facts and feats.

Cycles and Motor Cycles

Cycles and Motor Cycles

  • Author: Ernest Frank Carter
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780222689924
  • Category:
  • Page: 141
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Vespa Scooters

Vespa Scooters

Classic 2-stroke Models 1960-2008

  • Author: Mark Paxton
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1845843347
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 64
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Stop! Don't buy a classic Vespa without buying this book first! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Learn how to spot a bad scooter quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right classic Vespa at the right price!

The Scooter Bible

The Scooter Bible

From Cushman to Vespa, the Ultimate History and Buyer's Guide

  • Author: Eric Dregni,Michael Dregni
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781884313523
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 288
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In the beginning, there was the Big Bang, the molten masses cooled and the galaxies formed, life emerged from the seas, humans developed, and in 1902 the first motorscooter was created. It began with a Big Bang. It continues with a putt-putt. Scooters are funny. They are mechanical marvels on two wheels. Streamlined spuds. Mutant oddballs of Jet Age styling gone berserk. Innovative inventions shoehorned like sardines into miniaturized monocoque bodies. Engineering and styling enigmas, the stranger the better. They are two-wheeled pogo sticks, Italian hairdryers, Pushmans, dustbins on wheels, motorized lemons. Their names can be swear words, or their names can be uttered in worship by the faithful. They are the weird and the wonderful. They are the cute, the quaint, and the curious. Throughout the ages, motorscooters have meant different things to different folk. Scoots have been cheap transportation for people without enough pennies for a car. They have been rebellious hot rods for misunderstood Wild Ones. They have carried lovers and warriors, priests and poets, and many a movie star. Explaining what inspires the scooter faithful ain't easy either. Tell a pal you like scoots and some hoot, some holler, most all smirk. Others nod, and immediately launch into a dialectical discussion of the brake swept area on the first generation of 98cc Vespas. Explanation is not needed. If you have to ask, you just ain't gonna understand·and most Harley-Davidson folk don't have a clue what we're talking here. The Scooter Bible is a colorful, authoritative, and ultimate history of the little motorbikes that could. Starting from the first scooter craze nearly a century ago, the authors chronicle the American scooter boom, the golden age of scooters, and the rise of the Mods in England. Today, nostalgia for Vespas, Cushmans, and Lambrettas is driving a new thirst for cool scooters in motorcycle dealer showrooms. This compendium of all things scooterific includes a comprehensive marque-by-marque encyclopedia of scooters.