|Got an invite to this local event to display our scooters alongside
classic cars, vintage bikes, monster trucks, tractors, fire-engines
& many aeroplanes including Concorde at this First & Second
World War airfield. As there were no scooter rallies on this weekend
we took up the invitation. This was our first time at this event as
usually we’re at a rally somewhere. We had a good turnout with
over 20 club scooters on display, from a 1957 Lambretta Model D, right
through to a 2007 Vespa GTS including a Lambretta LI Series 1, LI
Series 3, 2 150 specials, SX 200, 2 GP 200’s, Vespa sportique,
Rally 200 & a good selection of P range Vespas including Norrie
C’s marijuana themed P 210 which attracts a lot of attention,
especially from the police.
The organiser didn’t think we’d turn
up to this event with no bar as she had already had a good look
at our website.
As most of the photos in our gallery are of us inside pubs at rallies
and most topics on our forum are about alcohol, not technical scooter
details etc. but she couldn’t believe her eyes when we turned
up together in a cloud of 2-stroke. The weather even behaved itself….sun
all weekend. We kept our scooters in one of the aircraft hangers
overnight on the Saturday as most of us were going to the Wild Turkeys
Scooter Club do in Fife on the Saturday night.
||Sunday at the show was harder work! What with the morning after
effect, my mouth was like the bottom o a budgies cage. Over 4000 punters
turned up over the weekend showing a lot of interest in our scooters,
including Andy Bailey who used to race for Lambretta UK in the 60’s
at the Isle of Man etc. when I offered Andy a ride on my Series 1
Lambretta he was right in there like a kid at Christmas. He hadn’t
been on a scooter for many years. He came on one of the display come
ride outs around the site. Couldn’t get my scooter back of him!
Made his day I think! Also joining us on one of the club scooters
was Adam from Vivo Scooters. Also gave some of our Vespa driving members
rides on our Lambrettas to see what a REAL scooter’s like to
ride! We also picked up a trophy for best machine on display voted
by the public for Stu Whitsons 1957 Lambretta Model D.
|So we’ve managed to get some good photos of our scooters for
our tinternet site instead of inside different pubs around the UK
A great weekend was had by all and not a bar in sight…….so
that’s it, non-alcoholic rallies, it’s the future, I’m