Isle of Wight Scooter Rally – another great weekend!

DTC Owners Club display in the IOW scooter custom show.

DTC Owners Club display in the IOW scooter custom show.

August Bank Holiday and we were back on the island for plenty more scooter related fun…

The campsite at Smallbrook Stadium near Ryde was buzzing for the duration, thousands of scooters coming and going all weekend. In fact local traffic signs suggested over 5000 bikes on the island when we rolled off the ferry on Thursday!

2-stroke motorcycle engine powered Lambretta in the IOW scooter custom show.

RG500 2-stroke motorcycle engine powered Lambretta in the IOW scooter custom show.

The site also hosted the dealers market, custom show, evening entertainment (soul room, indie bar and main arena with DJs and live bands), even an inflatable pub, and so as always was the hub of all things scootering.

Ape Calessino in the IOW scooter custom show.

Ape Calessino in the IOW scooter custom show.

Lambretta Model C and D in the IOW scooter custom show.

Lambretta Model C and D in the IOW scooter custom show.

In the show a classic Piaggio Ape Calessino caught our eye, along with a beautiful original condition Vespa Rally 200, some lovely shaft drive Lambrettas and stunning custom scooters from the 80s onwards.

Vespa Rally 200 in the IOW scooter custom show.

Vespa Rally 200 in the IOW scooter custom show.

Lambretta chopper Bedrock in the IOW scooter custom show.

Lambretta chopper Bedrock in the IOW scooter custom show.

From the 80s, Lambretta chopper Illusion revamped and in the IOW scooter custom show.

From the 80s, Lambretta chopper Illusion revamped and in the IOW scooter custom show.

Two club displays stood out, the Lambretta Chopper Owners Club and the amazing DTC Owners Club which literally took centre stage.

Nicely restored Lambretta GP200 in the IOW scooter custom show.

Nicely restored Lambretta GP200 in the IOW scooter custom show.

Lambretta trike in the IOW scooter custom show.

Lambretta trike in the IOW scooter custom show.

Outside on the site the Italian scooters were joined by British DKR, BSA and Triumph machines, a German Heinkel, and a cute twin-cylinder Moto Rumi amongst many others.

Dodgy

Dodgy

King Kurt

King Kurt

Of the live bands King Kurt stole the show over the weekend, leaving a few tired eyes joining the mass ride out on Sunday!

Custom Lambretta Faith in the IOW scooter custom show.

Custom Lambretta Faith in the IOW scooter custom show.

Vespa combo Misfit  in the IOW scooter custom show.

Vespa combo Misfit in the IOW scooter custom show.

Even a little rain Saturday night couldn’t dampen the spirits. Well done and thank you to all involved (VFM were the main organisers of this BSRA event) for another fantastic scooter rally!

Italjet Formula 125 Twin powered Lambretta in the IOW scooter custom show.

Italjet Formula 125 Twin powered Lambretta in the IOW scooter custom show.

Stunning Isle of Man TT tribute Lambretta in the IOW scooter custom show.

Stunning Isle of Man TT tribute custom Lambretta in the IOW scooter custom show.

Series 1 Lambretta

Series 1 Lambretta

Custom Vespa GL  in the IOW scooter custom show.

Custom Vespa GT in the IOW scooter custom show.

Custom Vespa sidecar outfit in the IOW scooter custom show.

Custom Vespa sidecar outfit in the IOW scooter custom show.

Hurricane style Vespa SS180 in the IOW scooter custom show.

60s dealer special replica style Vespa SS180 in the IOW scooter custom show (Hurricane or Mona, we’re not sure!).

Classic Lambretta LD

Classic Lambretta LD

Trick Vespa smallframe street-racer in the IOW scooter custom show.

Trick Vespa smallframe street-racer in the IOW scooter custom show.

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