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The scooter can trace its origins right back to the late 19th Century, when vehicle invention and experimentation was still in its infancy Early step through motorized two wheelers were already finding favour with buyers over the relatively heavier and cumbersome motorcycle Throughout the 1920s, many firms were founded to build these lightweight machines but it was not until the 1950s that the scooter, as we know it today, had become an established cheap to buy, cheap to run mode of transport In the following decade, the scooter was an intrinsic part of a youth movement that encompassed a quite separate genre of music, unique fashion, and a social lifestyle adopted by a large sector of Britain s young adults With its clean lines and ease of maintenance, the scooter grew in popularity among the style conscious modern community or Mods of 1960s Britain Whilst Lambretta and Vespa are now household names, long forgotten makes such as Alwin, James, Kenilworth and Salsbury have all helped to chart the development of this often disparaged slice of motoring history and an iconic era in British popular culture....

Title : Big Book of Scooters (Big Books)
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ISBN : 1909217425
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : G2 Entertainment January 1, 2014
Number of Pages : 144 pages
File Size : 698 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Big Book of Scooters (Big Books) Reviews

  • Bill Boggs
    2019-03-07 03:53

    Really nice book of the whole scooter scene. Much of it is European, but the volume of older scooters there versus the US makes this good reference book.

  • CC from Florida
    2019-03-15 01:53

    Not really a "big" book... Cover was about the best part. Not really that informative either.

  • Kevin L. Jackson
    2019-03-14 01:00

    Covered a lot of the history of the scooter. A LOT of it deals with scooters overseas more so than in the USA, but there is some USA stuff in there. Still, with Piaggio ( Vespa ) being such a large part of the scooter movement, I can say there was good reason to have a strong focus in the overseas market. It is a good book for any scooter aficionado and motorcycle lover alike.