A celebration, in stunning original colour photographs, of the life and times of the much loved Lambretta scooter and its close relatives. Coverage includes Lambretta scooters, moped, scooters with sidecars, 3-wheeled commercial vehicles, the one-off Mink car and Jimmy's scooter from the cult film Quadrophenia.
The first Lambretta rolled off the production line in October 1947. It was named after the Lambrate quarter of Milan, the site of Innocenti's factory, and designed by engineer Pierluigi Torre. The Lambretta was intended to provide cheap transport for postwar Italy, like the Vespa, although its concept was very different to that of its rival. Although production in Italy ceased in 1971, it carried on elsewhere and the Lambretta - at 50 - is still hugely popular with young and old alike.
About the author
Andrea and David Sparrow are a husband and wife team. David is an award-winning photographer, has provided the stunning colour images, and Andrea the informative and entertaining text.