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

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

Who is Lord Lambretta?

Back in 2013 this Lambretta TV scooter was spotted in the car park at the House of Lords. They didn't know then who the rider was, and it seems we still don't – can anyone shed any light on the peer rider yet? Read the original story at the Huffington Post.

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 Arthur Francis S-Type Lambretta

This weekend AF Rayspeed in Yorkshire hosted an open day to celebrate 50 years of the AF S-Type dealer special Lambretta. The Lambretta Club of Great Britain also held a rally over the weekend a few miles away from the AF Rayspeed shop and as expected, there was an abundance of gorgeous Lambrettas to drool … Continue reading 50 Years of the Arthur Francis S-Type Lambretta

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