The cold, winter months often mean less scooters on the road, but how many of you even think about using them socially? For enthusiasts of the 1960s it was second nature!
A report in the December 1964 issue of ‘The Scooter with Power & Pedal’ magazine reveals that there were plenty of eager entrants into a Hill Climb event organised by Luton Vespa Club. Apparently such events had been absent from the scootering calendar for some time, until the Luton VC organised this one with 50 riders signing up.
“The grass course about 125 yards long was designed for standard machines although there was a class for the ‘specials’,” the report read. “Incorporated in the course with its rutted cart track was a double ‘S’ bend into a right-hander for the short finishing straight.”
In each class entrants had four runs, before a fifth and final run over which an average was taken to score the riders. Fastest time of the day was 18 seconds dead by B. West of Luton VC, in the ‘up to 200cc’ class, with G. Hack of Cheltenham VC taking the ‘up to 125cc’ class, M. Murphy of Thames Valley VC the ‘up to 150cc’ class and P. Meads of Luton VC taking the ‘specials’ class. The awards were presented by P&P Club News Editor, Rex Collier.