The A-Z of popular Scooters & Microcars

Cruising in style!

An A to Z color reference book covering classic motor scooters and microcars primarily from the 1950s to the 1970s. A hugely entertaining "I was there" account of of the classic scooter and microcar era, this book is highly illustrated and also contains an essential A-Z reference to these fascinating machines.


This is mainly a photographic reference book to classic scooters and microcars with specification data presented in A to Z order of manufacturer. There are also nostalgic recollections by the author based on ownership and personal experience. In the middle 1950s as a teenager Mike Dan became interested in these then newly-arrived forms of transport. Eventually Mike owned a series of scooters and a microcar. He became involved in Scooter and Microcar Clubs and took part in many local and national sporting events gaining a collection of awards and trophies. In the mid 1980s he had time again to visit many indoor and outdoor classic vehicle shows. Eventually this led to a renewed personal involvement in the restoration of a series of over twenty classic scooters and three classic microcars. This highly entertaining book and reference source is therefore written with the authority of a lifetime enthusiast.

About the author

In 1957 I left my home in Plymouth to start an apprenticeship in the Aircraft Industry at Bristol. My transport was a series of scooters. Eventually I owned a 250cc Dayton Albatross which was more suitable for long distance travelling and had a larger engine than most scooters of the time. I would have liked an even larger capacity scooter but none was yet available. Conventional motorcycles did not appeal. In the1990s when I retired from work I became the owner of 400cc Suzuki Burgman Scooter and my wish as a lifetime enthusiast was fullfilled.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845848-75-0 • eV number: eV4875 • Published: August 2015 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £10.99 / $13.99 / €16.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V4088 • Paperback • 25x20.7cm • £15.00 • 256 pages • 441 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845840-88-4 • UPC: 6-36847-04088-8. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

The A-Z of popular Scooters & Microcars

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