In terms of public image, the scooter has long played second fiddle to the motorcycle. Of course, there is a large dose of stereotype in the readings of both kinds of machines and at heart both have provided the same thing: escape, independence, mobility and a certain kind of cool. Following on from Chris Haddon's highly successful my cool motorcycle, my cool scooter showcases beautiful scooters from all corners of the world and celebrates the scooter's history thus far. The humble scooter is much more than a mode of transport - it is fashionable, stylish and trendy. As many of the stories featured in this book demonstrate, owners take their scooters on miraculous adventures from city streets to glorious country escapes. The book explores the most iconic brands of scooter from the well-kwn Vespa to the classic Goggo. Each section covers a selection of historical information, owners' stories and vehicle tes. For scooter owners or those interested in scooter history this book will inspire and intrigue readers.
Chris Haddon is a multi-disciplinary designer with almost 20 years experience. He has a huge passion for all things retro and among his collection of vintage caravans is his studio which is a converted 1960s Airstream. He has a collection of vintage bikes, which he enjoys riding both competitively and for relaxation. Chris is the co-author of my cool caravan and my cool campervan and the author of my cool classic car, my cool bike and my cool motorcycle.