Now open at the Coventry Transport Museum is a special exhibition of British motor scooters.
While most people are familiar with the Italian scooters favoured by the Mod generation, this new exhibition showcases over 40 scooters made right here in Great Britain.
All the scooters on display were collected by one man, Robin Spalding, and they include well-known names such as Triumph, BSA and Raleigh, as well as more obscure manufacturers such as DMW, DKR and Dunkley.
You’ll be able to learn about each of these from their display notices and you’ll also find the walls covered with period scooter images, as well as being able to view masses of accessories and memorabilia, including scooter magazines from the 1950s and 60s. The tales behind four special scooters will be featured on flat screen TVs and there’ll even be the chance to win your own scooter by entering a free competition when you visit the exhibition!
Entry to the museum and scooter exhibition will be FREE of charge and you’ll also have the chance to treat yourself to a copy Robin’s fantastic book
British Motor Scooters in the museum shop. If you can’t make it along to the event, but would like to buy the book anyway, you can find details at www.british sccoters com
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