|3 weeks holiday in Hong
Kong and Thailand, me Margaret& Phil & Shelle Stewart our
scooterist friends from Newcastle. First stop was Hong Kong for 5
days. Phil had arranged to meet the guys from Lambretta club of Hong
Kong (LCHK) through Sticky from scootering who had been over last
year for a visit. After a 12 hour flight it was dump the bags and
out on the town. We met up with Calle, a Swedish scooterist working
& living in HK and Steve from Lincolnshire who works in mainland
China travelling to HK for weekends with other members of the LCHK.
They took us out in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon to the local
bars, one being the Siberian vodka room – 20oC inside!
|There weren’t many classic scooters riding
around HK although there were hundreds of PX200 vespas being used
as delivery vehicles.
|The next night we visited the LCHK workshop
in the Tokwa Wan area of Kowloon. A few of the guys were there to
meet us, Calle, Phil from Colchester who works & lives in Taiwan
flying to HK for weekends of scootering & Vincent, Foolook, Oliver
etc. they have a great set up where they meet up and fix Lambrettas
and just socialise. They leave their Lambrettas unlocked and are never
touched, even by the shady punters from the brothel next door. After
a few beers from their fridge in the workshop it was of for some real
Cantonese food and more beers. This local restaurant really was for
the locals, we didn’t know half the stuff we were eating. But
hey we’re on holiday. After our meal the guys woke up the neighbourhood
with their very noisy Lambrettas as they headed home. We just did
some more sight seeing (pubs).
On the Sunday the LCHK had a display at the HK motor
cycle show on Hong Kong Island. So we jumped on the ferry and popped
in to see them. They had a nice display of Lambrettas, a TV175 series
3, a Golden Special & approx 6 GP200s (with strange kicked forward
forks & external spring/damper units). Calle had a cut away
Lambretta engine on display which he made (butchered) in the workshop
with a mugello top end, which he ensured me was knackered already.
Honk Kong’s other scooter club: Scooter Power
SC had a nice display of classic vespas at the show.
|The LCHK offered us scooters to go on a ride out
with them but unfortunately we were running out of time, we had to
go and see a man about a dog (dog n noodles) in Thailand.
Maybe next time, Cheers for your hospitality guys, Shep.