I think it is to fair to say that from a personal point of view, this year’s Isle of Wight scooter rally was one of my favourites. It’s over 30 years since I first rode over there for a scooter rally and aside from the great weather, the journey, the laughs, the scooters, the fun and so much more went together perfectly to make this one a real stand out event.
At the invitation of fellow scooter riders and event organisers, VFM, ScooterNova magazine proudly sponsored the official scooter rally in various ways, including the event programme, stickers and postcards for the goodie bag (the leftovers of which proved very popular on our stall), as well as the ‘Best of Show’ trophy in the custom show. We’re also proud to say that two ScooterNova magazine feature scooters – Dazzle 3 and Discworld – wowed the judges so much that they took home a number of trophies between them – congratulations! (Dazzle was featured in edition one, Discworld in edition three).
To celebrate the launch of the third edition of ScooterNova magazine we had over 6 litres of Limoncello brought over from Italy for the celebrations on Saturday (thank you to our friends at Rimini Lambretta Centre and Team SRP). This went down a treat with readers as well as fellow traders and rally-organisers!
We also came up with the idea of getting a seaside postcard style ‘head shot’ photograph board produced for the event, to allow everyone to ride a ScooterNova machine, which went down a storm over the bank holiday weekend. So, as promised, in our gallery below you will find the photos we took of those taking part. We apologise for missing out anyone who stopped to poke their head through ‘our hole’ but the stall was so busy throughout the weekend that we didn’t have time to photograph you all. Do feel free to share both these and your own photographs however, both with ours and on your own social media sites, and please remember to add #scooternova – thank you!
We’ve already thanked those who helped on the ScooterNova magazine stall via our Facebook page, including those fellow traders who helped take both the stall and magazines to the island so we were able to ride our scooters as always. We very much appreciate it and know we are fortunate within the scooter scene to have become part of such a large and generous group of scooter-riding friends over the decades that help each other out whenever we can. Such friendships are why so many scooterists still enjoy the Isle of Wight rally, an event that attracts scooterists on an international level with machines from rusty originals to finely engineered creations, customised masterpieces to restored rarities and more, all there for the same reason – our love of scooters. That and the amount of fun and laughter that went on during the weekend. Our ribs are still tickled, our sides close to splitting, the grins on our faces remain broad, and the ride home in the sun yesterday was the icing on the cake.
We hope you all enjoyed the rally as well, and we’ll see you on the next one. Cheers!
(edition 3 of ScooterNova magazine was published on the 25 August 2017 and is available from all good scooter shops, or mail-order either indiviudally or as part of a subscription.
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