An afternoon in France with Vespa (and Silver City)

Taking your scooters to France for the afternoon, for less than a fiver? it can only be the 1950s, can't it? Indeed it was, and here is a jolly little film, complete with sexist commentary about four young ladies who did just that on their British built (in Bristol) Douglas Vespa scooters back in 1952, … Continue reading An afternoon in France with Vespa (and Silver City)

The Beatniks promo video (yes… with scooters!)

We came across this video the other day and while the single isn't due for release until the end of January, we thought you'd like to watch this now! The Beatniks are a Mod/ garage/ beat band from Southend-on-Sea in sunny Essex and feature a couple of scooter riding band members – yes, the scooters … Continue reading The Beatniks promo video (yes… with scooters!)

First ever scooter race in England?

Here's a bit of a scoop, we think we've found  the earliest film footage of scooter racing. And there's no Lambrettas or Vespas to be seen at all! For all those who think scooter racing began with the first Italian Vespas and Lambrettas in the 1940s, we've got news for you. 
Let us take you … Continue reading First ever scooter race in England?