London to Milan Lambretta Record

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 Watford decided that they would have a go at breaking the record too. And in true Arthur Francis style, they didn't just break … Continue reading London to Milan Lambretta Record

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. Ian Speller and Bob Webb took turns to ride a Lambretta TV200 and managed the trip in 19 hours 35 minutes, clocked upon their arrival at the Innocenti offices in Milan. This gave them … Continue reading London to Milan Lambretta ride, 1965

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. Many have done it over the years, and we discovered some history of a mid-60s record-breaking Lambretta here on Scooternova previously. But the first to be awarded an acknowledged record for … Continue reading London to Milan by Lambretta

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

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 Watford, Herts. The scooter pictured on the front cover of Practical Scooter & Moped in March 1967 has a fair … Continue reading Lambretta AF S-Type TJH 25D – the history continues!

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. For those with … Continue reading Arthur Francis S-Type 250 – from Watford to Milan and Glagow!

50 Years of the AF S-Type Lambretta

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.Arthur Francis had a formidable reputation for tuning Lambrettas (and Vespas, but … Continue reading 50 Years of the AF S-Type Lambretta