The Last BSRA Scooter Rally of 2016 at Bridlington

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After a couple of weekends without rallies, we were more than ready for the ride to Bridlington on Friday morning for the last BSRA scooter rally of this season.  A surprisingly Continue reading

BSRA Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally

It’s a long way off, with many miles to cover before August, but with an end of June deadline on winning AAA tickets, we thought we’d share this early.  We haven’t missed many Isle of Wight rallies over the years so it’s interesting to look back at how it’s evolved; from a basic field full of like-minded friends to an island wide festival and (almost) back again. With music festivals almost every weekend in the summer, it’s not just the entertainment that attracts so many. There’s no denying that it certainly is a spectacle to see so many scooters all in one place.

IOW Scooter Rally

IOW Scooter Rally

To help us all save our pennies for beer tokens, VFM have sent their Agent Lamb to negotiate a 20% discount with Red Funnel ferries for scooters only when you book online.

Another opportunity for some savings Get to SLUK for a chance to win AAA tickets:

Win a pair of AAA VFM passes for the Isle of Wight | RETRO

Number 7 in the BSRA Best Supporting Member Championship and rally number 18 in the LCGB Riders Championship, scooter riders from all over will be there to enjoy the sights and the smell of two stroke as our small wheels invade the Isle of Wight this August Bank Holiday.

For more info :see BSRA Facebook and  BSRA Scooter Rallies website

Isle of Wight Scooter Rally 2015 – Programme

IoW 2015 Programme

IoW 2015 Programme

We can’t wait and have packed our scooters already, but for those wanting last-minute information before setting off, here’s a reminder about what to expect over the next few days at what is probably the largest scooter rally of its kind in the world! Continue reading

Isle of Wight Ferry discount – do they think we’re stupid?

IOW2015Final For a number of years now, the main organisers of the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally, VFM, have negotiated a discounted ferry crossing via the Red Funnel ferry company. Now rival ferry operators Wightlink have woken up and are trying to jump on the bandwagon, but their offer is not all it seems to be… Continue reading

RIP Tony Class

Legendary scooter rider, Mod, promoter and DJ Tony Class was laid to rest on 27 May after losing his battle with cancer.

Tony Class's funeral, May 2014.

Tony Class’s funeral, May 2014.

A larger than life character, Tony had been part of the scooter scene since the 1970s and was known by many Mods and scooterists nationwide for his work.

It was a privilege to have known Tony over the years and attend his funeral which saw his Lambretta GP being ridden behind the horse-drawn hearse, and hundreds of scooterists following causing chaos around the A4 in West London as we all arrived at the church in Chiswick – Tony would have loved that!

RIP Mr Page (aka Tony Class) and thank you for all the good times.

Quadrophenia Replica Lambretta sells for over $200,000!

Quadrophenia_filnOn Saturday 23 November Sotheby’s in New York held a charity auction in aid of RED, a charity founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to engage business and people in the fight against AIDS.

Designers Jony Ive (design boss at Apple) and Marc Newson collaborated with musician Bono to organise the charity auction and one of the 44 lots was a replica of the Lambretta ridden by Jimmy in the film Quadrophenia. To add to this, Continue reading

Jo Wood / Karslake on a Lambretta scooter again!

Well you seemed to like the last one so here’s another! It’s Jo Wood (née Jo Karslake) appearing in an advert for Two Four Accessories Ltd back in the 1970s.
 
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