26 October 2012 - 3 March 2013
This Autumn and Winter, be transported to the 1950s and 60s, as Coventry Transport Museum presents a delightful new exhibition of British scooters from these two fascinating decades.
Whilst many people are familiar with the Italian scooters favoured by the Mod generation, this new exhibition showcases over 40 scooters made right here in Britain – and there are quite a few weird and wonderful surprises in store.
All of the scooters on display were collected by one man, Robin Spalding (www.britishscooters.com) and they include well-known British names such as Triumph, BSA and Raleigh, as well as more ‘obscure’ manufacturers such as DMW, DKR and Dunkley, to offer a unique perspective on this iconic form of personal transport.
Of course the scooters themselves are the stars of the show, but they are complemented by eye-catching displays of advertising, fashion and furnishings from the 50s and 60s, to create an experience that is both nostalgic and surprising, and is bound to get you talking!
Admission is FREE.
WIN A SCOOTER
Everyone over the ages of 16 who visits the exhibition will have the opportunity to win a Lifan 50cc Aero scooter by entering a free competition within the exhibition!
You have until 5pm on Sunday 3rd of March to enter so come and visit us soon!
Our grateful thanks go to the Lifan Motor Company and Coventry Motorcycles and Scooters for supplying the prize motor scooter - www.coventrymotorcycles.co.uk
PHOTOS, VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
* See a selection of photographs of the ScooterMania exhibition on our Facebook page.
* Listen to Vic Minette from BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Radio interviewing Robin Spalding - owner of the Scooter Mania collection, and Steve Bagley - Head of Collections at Coventry Transport Museum - just click on the Orange button below.
* See footage from the opening night of the exhibition here:
With thanks to the British Motorcycle Charitable Trust for their generous support in putting this exhibition together.
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