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It’s on page 3 as always, just the other side of this one.
All the latest scooter news, new products, reviews, gossip and other bits ’n’ bobs of useful information.
12 Workshop Essentials
We pay a visit to Scooterworks in London to watch them clean up.
15 Trigger Happy
Slow and steady with the Young Guns SC.
16 Scootering Sounds
It’s gonna get messy – Ooh Wallah Wallah by King Kurt.
19 Scootering TV
Imagine if we had a television channel just for us, what would Christmas day be like?
20 Die drei Fragezeichen
Our cover star street race custom Vespa, based on a long running junior detective book series.
Your letters, emails, personals, questions and other stuff.
40 Fat Rat
A gorgeous hot rod influenced Vespa from South Wales. Tidy.
44 The Milan Motorcycle Show
All the new scooters for next year – Vespa Primavera, new GTS 300, Scomadi 50 and 125, plus more!
32 Blast from the Past
55 years ago this month, the British Manx 250.
36 My Sidecar Adventures
Memories from the 1970s.
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38 Gathering Dust
More forgotten custom scooters from the 1980s and 90s.
90 Back to Basics
Lambretta fork bearings changed.
92 Specialist Services
Whatever you want, you’ll find them all here.
50 The BIG Christmas Giveaway
55 prizes worth more than £1900 in total, from Dremel multi tools to security locks, Rok straps to spanners, scooter covers and an electronic ignition – all up for grabs!
54 Legends of The Nile
A full blown custom Lambretta GP inspired by a holiday.
58 Club do’s & events
A calendar of scooter related events.
60 The Book of Scootering Rules
A closer look at the members in your scooter club. Have you got a full complement?
62 Riva Del Garda Custom Show 2013
Italy’s finest custom scooters on show.
66 Bridlington Trade & Custom Show
The grand finale of 2013, six pages of show-winning scooters to drool over.
74 Recommended Listening
The latest CD and vinyl releases reviewed.
76 Trio Valore
A chat with drummer Steve White.
Taking a street racer-like Italjet Dragster and making it even better!
97 Scooter Trader
Classified and business advertising, for all your scootering needs.
126 The Silencer
We ride Darrell Taylor’s Lambretta roadengined, BSSO championship winning, racing Lambretta.
114 Show us your scoots!
134 Leafsprung Durch Technik
118 Various Club Events
138 Into the Sunset
Pictures of you, on your scoots – simples, eh?
122 Germany – Rivers and Castles Tour, 2013
Engineering a Lambretta GP beyond (almost) all recognition. More of your tales of trials and tribulation…
Taking a couple of classic Vespas on holiday.
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t’s the hot/rat rod vehicles of the car and motorcycle scene that gave inspiration to Baggsy for his scooter. Starting life as a humble Vespa PX125, Aaran at ASD Kustoms in Wales was given the task of turning dreams into reality. Baggsy did say that like anything you’ve saved hard for and desired for a while, it’s never there quick enough. Patience is a virtue however, the result being a scooter that is stunning in its simplicity. For example the smoothed front legshields look perfect in the dull red oxide paint, they could almost have come out of the factory like that, especially with the fabricated section created over the lower fork race area. The chain trim around the edge is a beautiful touch too, and one that once added could never have been improved upon for this scooter in my opinion. In fact, if you take a close look at this Vespa you’ll see that everything that possibly can be has been smoothed out; from the frame seams and welds to the
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The Milan Motorcycle Show
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VESPA PRIMAVERA Leaked to the world courtesy of a smartphone and the internet (if you knew where to look. Clue: www.scootering.com!) before its planned debut at Milan, Piaggio’s latest new Vespa scooter is named after the popular smallframe Vespa of the 1970s – in keeping with the company’s apparent findness for nostalgia. As reported in Scootering’s Milan writeup this time last year, sources at Piaggio revealed to us then that the limited edition 946 Vespa would spawn a new family of scooters, of which the Primavera is the first. As a result the new Primavera follows the lines of the 946, but in mass produced steel rather than hand made in aluminium. I admit that from the leaked photos I initially wasn’t too impressed, but must say it does look much better in the flesh (or rather, the metal). The lines of the new Vespa’s body are much easier to appreciate up close, some colours more so than others. Granted, to the naked eye the new Primavera may not appear a radically different looking scooter to previous auto Vespas, but then if you look back in history then the visual evolution from the GS150 through VBB, GS 160 etc. isn’t that dramtic either, and likewise the 1962 Lambretta Li Series 3 didn’t change much to get to the Lambretta GP that SIL produced in 1997. Anyway, there will be four versions of the new Primavera; a 50cc two-stroke, 50cc four-stroke, and 125cc and 150cc fourstrokes. All have 11in tyres (the previous LX had a 10in rear tyre), and the 125/150cc version will feature the three-valve fourstroke air-cooled injected automatic engine
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that the latest LX and 946 Vespas have, which is pokey enough as a 125 and pretty frugal too. Nevertheless, a Piaggio spokesman from Italy confirmed that the motor has been tweaked further to produce even better economy apparently. The new Primavera will also feature a redesigned engine mounting system to make for a smoother ride, and if you look closely you’ll notice the front suspension has been modified too. Still a single side fork, Piaggio technicians have changed the fork link setup to improve handling and, so I’ve been told, apparently reducing front
end dive. Looking at it, the link looks a little longer than before too, and this could all potentially alter how the front end of this Vespa operates. It does look interesting, but the only way to find out more is to ride it which we’ll do at the the model launch shortly (see next month’s Scootering for our ‘first ride’ report). The Primavera also boasts a larger 16.6 litre capacity underseat storage compartment, greater than the 14.2 litres of the outgoing Vespa LX. Yes, the Primavera is the new smallframe in the Vespa range and the LX has finished.
PIAGGIO GROUP Elsewhere within the group it was mainly colour changes within the range as the Vespa took centre stage. For example, the MP3 Yourban Sport LT300ie gets a new shade for 2014, Grigio Titanio Opaco... or matt grey to you and I.
You will find LEDs at the rear and also in the front daytime running lights, the dashboard is of the old shell shape – albeit larger to accommodate the sort of things riders expect to find on a headset in the 21st century, and the colour options leaving the factory will be Monte Bianco white, blue midnight, dragon red, Crete Senesi brown, Marechiaro light blue and Vulcan black, although not all will necessarily be available in the UK immediately. The first of these new scooters are already in production and Piaggio says that shipping is imminent, so expect to
see one in a showroom very shortly. We’re getting the 50cc two-stroke and 125cc four-stroke in the UK, which will cost £2599 and £3299 respectively. Personally, I’m in two minds about this new Vespa. One the one hand this is potentially a missed opportunity to do something special with the Primavera name, on the other I understand that in the current climate getting Piaggio to produce a brand air-cooled geared twostroke smallframe is not on the cards. But what do you all think? Write us a letter or email email@example.com
Angelino Alfano, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, opened the show, made a speech that promoted ‘Made in Italy’ and then toured the halls, stopping to admire Piaggio’s display of vintage Vespa scooters that formed the backdrop of the Primavera launch (pictured here talking to Piaggio chairman and CEO Roberto Colaninno).
Like all the MP3 type three-wheelers from the Piaggio Group, the regular models have been dropped from production with just the LT versions being produced. These have a marginally wider gap between the front wheels, a foot brake and indicators moved to suit EU regulations that allow them to be ridden on a car licence. The Fuoco 500ie is expected back in the UK in LT format for a limited run in 2014. So if you want one, start saving now.
The X10 500ie Executive will arrive next year and it comes as standard with electronically adjustable suspension (pre-load at the rear, which is a single horizontally mounted shock with two solid rods supporting the engine on this model). It doesn’t, however, have the ‘eco’ and ‘sports’ mode of drive like the 350 version. Optional accessories include top box, comfort gel seat, passenger backrest and multi media support with suitable area for attaching accessories like a TomTom sat nav already built into the scooter.
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of the Nile
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hile holidaying in the Middle East, owner Steve Brodie was blown away by the artistry, design and imagery of the ancient Egyptians, and thought it would be a perfect theme for his build. Now I’m sure we all know something about this society, whether it be the iconic pyramids, the infamous pharaohs, or even the multitude of gods and deities they believed affected daily life and death. But the main reason this region was so successful was the way its inhabitants adapted to the conditions of the Nile River Valley.
The Nile is the lifeblood of Egyptian society, and runs like a main artery through the centre of it. Not only did it supply food and drink in such an arid land, but also gave the means to transport the workforce and building materials to create such stunning monuments as The Sphinx, Abu Simbel and of course the Giza Pyramids – all shown in various murals on the scooter’s panel work. Steve’s build started four years ago when his son gave him a bare GP150 frame, matching engine and various body parts (Lambretta, not human!) to cheer him up after a divorce. With the help of his family
Owner: Steve Brodie Age: 47 Job: Tattoo artist Club: Motavators, Isle of Wight (est 1984), LCGB and VCB. First interest in scooters: 1981 a guy called Vince Randall at school had a black Li 150 with mirrors and lights on it called Love the Reason and I ended up buying it, though took all the crash bars and mirrors off as it wasn’t cool for a skinhead to have them on at the time. First scooter: Vespa 50 Special called The Ripper. First rally: Isle of Wight 1981, on my doorstep. I just walked there. First rally I rode to was Torquay 83/84, on a Vespa 50, with about 30 other lads. Favourite event: Love Run From The Scum in Newquay, small but always have a good laugh. How could the scene improve: Everyone stop bitching, and all scooter girls should be topless on campsite. Favourite tipple: Morgan spiced rum and cola. Farthest ridden on a scooter: Bridlington. about 250 miles on my Lammy. I couldn’t walk properly for a week after that. Favourite scootering moment: Sat in the stands at IoW custom show in 2011 watching my wife Aly having people come up to her and saying how nice her scooter was. It was her first scooter, Misty Blue, which won a trophy and was featured on the cover of Scootering magazine. What do you like about rallies: Love the smell of two-stroke in the mornings. Dislike about rallies: Dickheads who don’t own scooters, but dress up for the weekend and cause trouble. Favourite custom scooter of all time: A Vespa called Revenge.
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and friends he built the first version of LOTN sprayed by Colin McKay, but Steve wasn’t totally happy with it and had some different ideas for the art. So after riding it for a year it was stripped back down and despatched to Dave Dickinson for a complete revamp. As well as the historic sites previously mentioned, Dave added hieroglyphs, symbols and a few pharaohs to the new crystal blue base. Of course these included the two most famous figures from that era; sexy Cleo and the boy king Tutankhamen. While away the engine was rebuilt with a 175cc top end and given upgrades to both ignition and combustion. With so many relevant images Steve then set about the brightwork, trying to include as many Egyptian references as possible
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such as the ‘jewelled’ headset and hubs, various cut-outs and one-off badges. The engraving, done by ACE, is also based on the theme and other neat touches are the drilled forks, rear brake pedal and kickstart, all designed by Steve and built by Melv’s Welds. After what must have seemed like an age all the parts came together, and just before the IoW it was back together and ready to be shown. On a slightly sad note Steve’s dad, who was a major force in his love of scooters and helped out quite a bit in the build of this machine, died before it was finished. That said I’m sure he’d be very proud of what his son has achieved, and in a way ‘Legends of the Nile’ is a tribute to him. Words: Dave O. Photography: Richie Lunt
Bridlington Trade & Custom Show
October is here and that means Brid, a fantastic end of season event which sees the VFM and LCGB getting together to put on one final big shindig and fix of scooters before the winter months truly set in.
Another Manâ€™s Cause
lessed with unusually warm weather, despite the showers, the seaside town of Bridlington was buzzing with the sound of scooters throughout the weekend. The pubs in town were a hive of activity for the duration, the chip shops and cafes packed (and yes itâ€™s true, they seem to serve chips with almost everything).
As day turned to night many headed towards the Spa for live entertainment from 80s psychobilly band King Kurt on Friday and a tribute to the Stone Roses on Saturday as well as DJs entertaining the masses. There was something for everyone, whether you fancied cutting a rug in the soul room, skanking to some boss sounds, making shapes with the A Way of Life Ceremony
Team S-Equipe Lambretta Bacardi
Darkside, or fancied a general pick ’n’ mix of sounds in the main room. But of course it was the scooters that dragged us to Brid in the first place with more than 90 on show and plenty of dealers’ stalls to tempt one and all into the Spa on Saturday morning. Although it seemed a slow start to begin with, there was a steady influx of people throughout the day, which did seem to offer more space to move about the scooters and take them all in. Standing up in the balcony area for a while it was interesting to look down on the crowds checking out each scooter, discussing certain features or bikes with their mates, pointing out others they may not have seen yet. With a spread from original to restored, chopped to engineered, street racer to race team, rare early Lambrettas to the latest fully muralled and engraved jaw-dropping custom scoots, there was plenty to look at and enjoy. There was also a genuine enthusiasm apparent
among many, which is always a good thing, helped by some new scooters on the circuit and plenty to make you look two or three times. The trophies were awarded at the end of the day (and plenty of them too) and while some awards did surprise a few in certain classes, when I asked the LCGB suggested that maybe the entry forms could have been a little confusing when it came to separating custom and ridden classes, while at the same time certain bikes were not entered into classes they could have been in. You’ll find a list of results on page 71 so you can make your own mind up. So, with Brid out of the way, all that remain are a couple of end of year rallies, the Christmas parties, some pre-season do’s and then we’ll suddenly all be heading off to Whitby for Easter. I’d better get back in to the shed then, eh? Andy Photos: Andy and Dave O.
Dead Man’s Shoes
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rmchair experts and forum warriors are the reason this scooter exists. Where some people react to disparaging remarks with sabre wit or even fisticuffs, Darrell Taylor is not like that. He quietly set out to prove the doubters wrong, and did so in fine style.
BULL’S-EYE The list of achievements by young rider Joe Ravenscroft on Darrell’s Group 6 Lambretta is like a racer’s dream shopping list. When you consider that Joe is only 16 years old and had never ridden a geared scooter until this year, then winning a race would be an ambitious prospect. Darrell had his sights set a little higher than that: he wanted to not only win races but also take a few outright scooter lap records at major circuits. In the end they far exceeded that target, winning not only Group 6 but also the overall BSSO championship that combines all the classes.
What perhaps makes this most impressive is that they did it all with a self-imposed handicap aimed at really silencing the doubters. The challenge was to compete on an air-cooled AF RB250 engine taken from a road scooter. More specifically, a road engine with no welding to barrel or casing and using a standard fan ignition with fixed timing. Could this really win in a class normally dominated by heavily welded water-cooled engines fitted with fancy bike-based ignition systems? Really?
REALLY! As if to labour the point, Eric Cope pulled up at the Blyton Park test track on his GP while we were unloading the race scooter for this test. Eric’s road scooter actually supplied the first engine for the race project and he is now running the spare engine on the road. Forum posts about Eric’s road scooter exceeding 40hp are partly what shook the
internet hornets’ nest, firstly with people questioning the power figures and accuracy of Darrell’s dyno. These critics should have been silenced with the fullframe scooter’s performance at the scooter shootout in 2012, but instead they simply switched tack. Eric’s RB250 was clearly very fast in a straight line but there was no way – said the experts – that such a thing would hold together for more than a sprint. The fact that Eric rode his GP around with his wife on the back didn’t seem to count for much in the argument that a 40hp aircooled Lambretta was usable on the road. Darrell, as quietly as ever, picked up the gauntlet. After buying back Eric’s engine he decided it was time to build a racing chassis to put it in, ably assisted by Lee Threlfall. This was in January 2013 with the first BSSO test session taking place towards the end of March. Bear in mind that Darrell’s background is not in traditional scooters and he’d never built a Lambretta before, let alone a modified race machine. There’s no Compete Spanner’s manual for that.
Eric’s road scooter runs basically the same fan-cooled RB250 engine as Darrell’s racer.
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Bridlington Custom Show 2013 Winners & Sponsorship List Scooter Name Registration No. Owner Best of Show – LCGB (plus £75 cash prize) 70 EH Eddie Hardiman Winner: To Think this is England Best Lambretta in the UK – LCGB (plus £150 cash prize) Amelia Richardson Winner: Model A + Tittarelli Sidecar Best Ridden Scooter – Scootering Magazine (plus £75 cash prize) Winner: Start Me Up RCL 56J Mark Swinge Spectators’ Choice – Rob Miller Trophies AHT 123B Mark Kendall Winner: Mile Miglia Best Custom Lambretta – Smugglers SC 1st: Mile Miglia AHT 123B Mark Kendall 2nd: Team S Equipe DRO 62F Ian Cunningham Best Custom Vespa – Ready Steady Go SC HPW 36D Daz Kane 1st: Vespa 90SS KN07 CKK Tom Chetwood 2nd: Vespbretta Best Custom Street Racer – Leeds Central SC 1st: Model D Racer MI 45 5748 Mark Richardson 422 YUU Tom Dickinson 2nd: Series 2 Supertune Best Custom Engineered Scooter – Rotherham SC SRP Raceteam 1st: Uffy Memorial Scooter 2nd: Pure esSEX SMR 5J Kerry Oakley Best Custom Scooter with Accessories – Cambridge Lambretta Workshop MI 45 5748 Mark Richardson 1st: Model D Racer Amelia Richardson 2nd: Model A + Tittarelli Sidecar Best Custom Chopper/Cutdown – Doncaster Hunters SC 1st: Pure esSEX SMR 5J Kerry Oakley 2nd: Lambrauto Chop YYA 991N Steve Drake Best Custom Lambretta Pre 1959 – Leeds Crusaders SC Amelia Richardson 1st: Model A + Tittarelli Sidecar MI 45 5748 Mark Richardson 2nd: Model D Racer Best Custom Lambretta Series 1/2 – Lincoln & Newark Scooter Riders Collective 1st: Series 2 Supertune 422 YUU Tom Dickinson 2nd: Black Pearl Richard Smith Best Custom Lambretta Series 3/SX Range – New Forest SC 1st: Mile Miglia AHT 123B Mark Kendall 2nd: Team S Equipe DRO 62F Ian Cunningham Best Custom Lambretta GP Range – Modrapheniacs SC 1st: To Think this is England 70 EH Eddie Hardiman 2nd: Martian Red GP200 EKH 60J Michael Green Best Custom Lambretta/Vespa Small Frame – Scooterproducts.co.uk 1st: Pizza Fresca BHO 132J Julian Taylor (Only one entry in this category) Best Custom Vespa Pre- P Range/T5 – Classic Scooterist Magazine 1st: Vespa 90SS HPW 36D Daz Kane 2nd: SS180 FNB 115C Phillip Ratcliffe Best Custom Vespa P Range/T5 1st: Shake it up Baby D508 PPU Nick Edwards 2nd: A Way of Life TUM 483W Andrew Hill Best Custom Paintwork – Wisemen SC 1st: To Think this is England 70 EH Eddie Hardiman 2nd: Mile Miglia AHT 123B Mark Kendall Best Custom Mural – Keighley SC 1st: Another Man’s Cause VUJ 39J Steve Chapman 2nd: To Think this is England 70 EH Eddie Hardiman Best Custom Chrome/Engraving/Plating – Midas Touch 1st: Model A + Tittarelli Sidecar Amelia Richardson 2nd: Ceremony FAC 33 Jason Stephenson Best Custom Automatic Engined Scooter – Twist & Go Magazine 1st: Lambrauto Chop YYA 991N Steve Drake (Only one entry in this category) Best Ridden Lambretta – Darlington SC 1st: Start Me Up RCL 56J Mark Swinge 2nd: Darlospeed 41 OEF 393W Sue Moffatt Best Ridden Vespa – Orgasm Addicts SC 1st: Run Baby Run 185 YUG Steve Welbourne 2nd: Flanders’ Fields YD52 ZWW Kevin Williams Best Ridden Lambretta Street Racer – Selby Moving Targets SC 1st: Darlospeed 41 OEF 393W Sue Moffatt 2nd: TV175 DSL 551 Mike Harford Best Ridden Vespa Street Racer – SIP 1st: Sting in the Tail’ F879 CYA Geoff Osborne 2nd: Faithful Friend ONG 519W Nick Pegg Best Ridden Engineered Scooter – Crawley SC 1st: Little Lamb PN52 ZRO Craig Walker 2nd: The Sting A221 OKN Phil Rhodes
Registration No. Owner Scooter Name Best Ridden Scooter with Accessories 244 HPG Mark Richardson 1st: LD150 Riviera BD 80980 Giacomo Salici 2nd: Vespedda 66 Best Ridden Chopper/Cutdown – Movin Scene SC Hull WSK 319 Paul Muirhead 1st: Dead Mans Shoes 2nd: Burlesque RHU 455M Jonny Walker Best Ridden Lambretta Pre 1959 – Blackpool Lambretta Owners’ Club 244 HPG Mark Richardson 1st: LD150 Riviera SSV 615 Mark Richardson 2nd: Model C Best Ridden Lambretta Series 1/2 – Severnside Lions SC 1st: Series 1 238 YUJ Ian Rawlings 2nd: Aliens vs Predator 103 XUV Rick Sheppard Best Ridden Luna/J-Range Lambretta – Crucified For Life SC Mark Richardson 1st: Lui 50CL BGG 246K Darren Groves 2nd: Cometa Best Ridden Lambretta Series 3/SX Range – Scootermaniacs SC 1st: In The City JVY 318S Andy Pycraft GDR 49N Aaron Mitchell 2nd: Hammers Best Ridden Lambretta GP Range – Stateside SC RCL 56J Mark Swinge 1st: Start Me Up 2nd: JAT 167T Philip Took Best Ridden Lambretta/Vespa Small Frame – Andy Francis Scooters XTU 176W Dawn Buckley 1st: Bagpuss BAM 130B Catherine Massey 2nd: Vespa 90 Best Ridden Vespa Pre- P Range/T5 1st: GS160 Mk.II NWR 731A Phillip Ratcliffe 2nd: Eddy Grinstead Style FGV 305L Robert Smylie Best Ridden Vespa P Range/T5 – Solely Scooters B17 TJL Tim Lovell 1st: The Greatest Love of All A221 OKN Phil Rhodes 2nd: The Sting Best Ridden Paintwork – Louth Scooterists 1st: Start Me Up RCL 56J Mark Swinge 2nd: The Maroon Machine YAW 85Y Karl Quance Best Ridden Mural 1st: In The City JVY 318S Andy Pycraft 2nd: Flanders’ Fields YD52 ZWW Kevin Williams Best Ridden Vinyl/Graphics 1st: TV175 DSL 551 Mike Harford 2nd: Wacky Races PNW 285C Robert Hall Best Ridden Chrome/Engraving/Plating 1st: Start Me Up RCL 56J Mark Swinge 2nd: In The City JVY 318S Andy Pycraft Best Ridden Automatic Engined Scooter 1st: Why be Normal Lamauto NVJ 9M Nigel Massey 2nd: Little Lamb PN52 ZRO Craig Walker Best Un-Restored Scooter – Warsop Sinners SC 1st: Lui 50CL Mark Richardson 2nd: DL200 EHN 226H Dom Wake Best Non-Vespa/Lambretta 1st: Little Lamb PN52 ZRO Craig Walker (Only one entry in this category) Best Mod Style 1st: Serveta Jet 200 GHL 211V Jimmy Worboys 2nd: Vespa Sprint PGV 124E Andy Robinson Best Indian Scooter – AF Rayspeed 1st: Darlospeed 41 OEF 393W Sue Moffatt 2nd: Bry 68 B968 GWJ Bryan Cupitt Best Spanish Scooter – Wigan Bluebeats SC 1st: Moto Vespa 125 UHU 817 Gordon Keltie 2nd: Mile Miglia AHT 123B Mark Kendall Best Individual Display – The Pilgrim Bandits 1st: Shake it up Baby D508 PPU Nick Edwards 2nd: A Way of Life TUM 483W Andrew Hill Best First Time Entrant – Frontline SC 1st: Model A + Tittarelli Sidecar Amelia Richardson 2nd: Model B Mark Richardson Best Club Display – Scootering Magazine *(plus £75 cash prize) 1st: Wisemen SC 2nd: SRP Race Team The LCGB would like to say a big thanks to all those that supported the event, in particular the trophy sponsors (affiliated LCGB scooter clubs and scooter trade), the judges (Martin Robinson, Trevor Porter and Richard Oswald), the show marshalls who worked all day from 7am until 4pm and the entrants – 91 scooters were on display for all to see (from 97 scooters entered).
Published on Nov 21, 2013