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14/09/2018

Barnsley-based scooter dealer Ron Daley, aged 84, celebrated 60 years in business recently. The three-generation family business opened in 1958 when Daley acquired a small workshop to repair and sell second hand motorcycles.

By the late fifties the firm's success as a repair business led to scooter and motor bike sales and one of the first mopeds he sold was Kerry, with models such as the KC3 and the Grand Prix Sport.

Today, the dealership keeps the Piaggio flag flying in South Yorkshire and also stocks Scomadi, Royal Alloy, Lambretta and Peugeot scooters.

Ron Daley's town centre showroom, which has been located on old Doncaster Road for over half-a-century, is best known for its Vespa connection.

We have spent more than 60 years as a two-wheel specialist, stocking one of the largest selections of new and used scooters in the UK. Daley’s expertise has produced a string of special editions.

Daley said: “Our heritage doesn’t just stop with Vespa. We were also a main dealer for Yamaha throughout the 70s and 80s, providing racing and commuter machines to the masses.

“Back in the late 90s we devoted our time to become one of the best scooter shops in Britain, regularly selling over 300 new scooters a year! 

“Our main brands have changed in the last couple of years, but where Vespa is still a huge part, the likes of Scomadi, Peugeot and Lambretta are now making an impact of their own.”

In 2016 Ron Daley’s completed the acquisition of Scooter Crazy and both of their websites (www.scootercrazy.com and www.vespacrazy.com).

“Our history doesn’t stop here,” said Daley Sr, whose company’s new website has just gone live. “We are still striving to make a difference, offering the best scooters and the best service we can, and looking forward to the next 60 years!”