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Scooter rarities

When visiting Bicester Heritage last Sunday for their Sunday Scramble, see previous post I spotted this pair of rare Skootamotas. An early scooter built as I understand by Gilbert Campling Ltd and sold/advertised as the ABC Skootamota, eventually ceasing production in 1922.

The Skootamota would struggle on today's roads with a top speed of 15mph/24kmh but 100 years ago in the early 20th Century was probably a fun and pleasantly sedate form of transport for the quieter roads of the time in the UK and the much reduced volume of traffic than we have now.

Also on display and pictured below were a pair of French manufactured Velosolex mopeds or Solex as they were more commonly known and mass produced between 1946 - 1988. These used the concept of a motor with roller resting on the front wheel of a bicycle and were very popular with school children, students and factory workers due to them being light and very economical to run.

All in all a great day out and interesting to stumble upon these unusual beasts..

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