Vespa and Lotus by Baldet

'Be Different' says the 1960s advert by Glanfield Baldet Ltd of Northampton, in an attempt to win the business of aspiring scooterists near and far of the time. And 'different' was certainly the approach taken by proprietor, Andre Baldet. Famed for his exploits on two-wheels to promote the Vespa scooters in his showroom, Baldet not … Continue reading Vespa and Lotus by Baldet

ScooterExpo gallery

As stated in the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine itself, to compliment the review of the edition 215 that has just been published we have added this brief online gallery. With most of the 100 scooters entered exhibited on the day there simply wasn't the space in the magazine to show them all, so here … Continue reading ScooterExpo gallery

The Arthur Francis Manhatten (aka Manhattan)

  As we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the AF S-Type scooter this year, it's only fair that we give a little mention to its lesser known stable-mate, the Manhattan.For those that didn't know, Arthur Francis Scooters Ltd of Watford were not just Lambretta dealers. They also sold Vespa scooters amongst others, and in fact … Continue reading The Arthur Francis Manhatten (aka Manhattan)