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Title:
Scooterama : café chic & urban cool
Author:
Walker, Alastair.
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Publication Information:
Osceola, WI : MBI Publishing, 1999.
Physical Description:
94 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780760307892
Format :
Book

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Everything old is new again, and the motorscooter is no exception. After enjoying iconic status among Hollywood celebrities from John Wayne to Jayne Mansfield in the 1950s, and the trendy mods of the 1960s, scooters suffered through a period of relative obsurity in the 1970s and 1980s. Today, however, forward-thinking manufacturers such as Piaggio, Velocifero, Peugeot, Italjet, and Honda are launching scooters that are gaining favor among glitterati, daily commuters, and the hip cognoscenti worldwide. This all-color history of the motorscooter examines its sophisticated popularity beginning in the 1950s and ending with its current resurgence. Beautifully produced, the book is rife with classic photography of scooters old and new, with a special emphasis on notable design elements.