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First a disclaimer... I too never had anything to do with scooters..nasty things, I started with a Kawasaki 250 and ended with a Suzuki trials bike in road trim.
Not so, the models are very close to the Vespa 150 which was made from 1960 onwards (still being made in India).
John, bearing in mind the above the scooter race makes perfect sense. At that time 10s of thousands of scooter riders (Mods) were descending on the seaside resorts on bank holidays to attempt to throw deck chairs and motorcycle riders (rockers) off the pier. The arcades were jammed packed with anorak-wearing mods who would have loved to race plastic scooters in a slot machine. Historical note:- Rockers were in decline by the mid '60s, so were heavily outnumbered by the mods, but we still put up a good show and many a mod had to use his stupid anorak as a life jacket.
Maybe a prototype which was put through a few trade fairs for feedback and not taken on for wider production based on operator feedback. As mentioned, there were a lotta mods around, so would have thought it would have been popular.
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