British Scooters 1919 - 1970

‘Scooters: British Born, Italian Matured, Adopted by a Rebellious Youth’

In the 1960s and early 70s post World War Two Italy’s Lambrettas and Vespas became the wheels of choice for the nascent ‘Mod’ movement.  Britain’s scooter output became dated and uncool very quickly, a blow from which there would be no recovery.

This intriguing and unique exhibition of British scooters originally collected by Robin Spalding and kindly lent to us by the British Motorcycle Charitable Trust shows just how prolific and imaginative Britain was when it came to producing cheap, effective transport on two wheels.