Arthur Francis – RIP

Sad news today as we learned that the legendary Arthur Francis has passed away. There can’t be many in the world of scooters that do not know his name, the former scooter shop proprietor having his initials painted on the panels of classic Lambrettas the world over.  Starting out riding motorcycles, it was a Lambretta … Continue reading Arthur Francis – RIP

Has Scooters India Ltd finally finished?

When Innocenti of Milan decided to sell its ‘motor division’ it was soon split in two. British Leyland (formerly British Motor Corporation), whose cars the Italian company had produced under licence for over a decade, took over the four-wheeled production line. But what about the scooters and three-wheelers? The fact that the scooter market was … Continue reading Has Scooters India Ltd finally finished?

Scooter Wonderland this Christmas

Yes folks, edition 23 is about to roll off the printing presses in deepest, darkest Wales and if you've pre-ordered or subscribed by Sunday 13 December your copy will be posted out before the Christmas deadline too! As always, the magazine is packed full of wonderful reading material and fabulous images to keep you enthralled … Continue reading Scooter Wonderland this Christmas

Lambretta Innocenti Update Sheets

I've recently been enjoying reading through some old Innocenti update  over recent weeks, both to answer a few questions from fellow scooter club mates, and also for an article in the forthcoming edition 21 of ScooterNova magazine. Back in the 1950s and 60s, Innocenti of Milan sent out these update sheets to inform of changes … Continue reading Lambretta Innocenti Update Sheets

Innocenti Lambretta – the final inventory

In edition 16 of ScooterNova magazine we celebrate the Bertone-designed dl/Grand Prix model, which was the final new Lambretta to be produced in Italy before Innocenti closed their scooter division. You can read more about that here and buy the magazine here. Our regular contributor and Innocenti archivist Vittorio Tessera has just uncovered a very … Continue reading Innocenti Lambretta – the final inventory

Lambretta dl/GP at 50

So how many of you have a Bertone-designed Lambretta dl/ Grand Prix scooter or one of its derivatives? And do you really know everything about this classic Italian model? The last brand new Lambretta scooter to be designed and produced rolled off the line in 1969. Known as the dl to most (Grand Prix to … Continue reading Lambretta dl/GP at 50