Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman.
Lambretta,not to be confused with Vespa ;-) Back in the 1970s, during the gas crisis, my boss at the bike shop thought he would clean up and purchased a Lambretta dealership. I think we sold one. They were very cool thought and i did some Lambretta scooter service work.
Mod Fashion is the British Mod style emerged from a desire among British youth to break away from the stiffness of the 50’s and uncouth look of the teddy-boys, and to emulate the more stylish Italian, French and, latterly, American fashions.