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.