Goodbye Jonnie

Jonnie Bolland, RIP.

It was a sad day yesterday as the scooter scene said goodbye to one of the most popular and influential characters within it, Jonnie Bolland. Continue reading

RIP Jonnie Bolland – a legend of the scooter scene

Jonnie (centre) with VFM partner Steve Foster and fellow scooterist Lobby, at the Isle of Wight scooter rally, 2007.

Jonnie (centre) with VFM partner Steve Foster and fellow scooterist Lobby, at the Isle of Wight scooter rally, 2007.

We are sad to learn today of the passing of our friend Jonnie Bolland, a member of the Stockport Crusaders SC and a big part of the VFM team of scooterists. Continue reading

Dave Webster – RIP

Dave Webster's famous Lambretta tuning manual.

Dave Webster’s famous Lambretta tuning manual.

We’re sad to learn that former scooter racer, tuner and owner of Midland Scooter Centre passed away yesterday after a battle against cancer.

For those of us cutting our scootering-teeth in the 1980s, Dave and MSC were Continue reading

RIP Margaret Farquhar – VCB’s Honorary Life Vice President passed away

Margaret Farquhar

Margaret Farquhar

We are sad to announce the recent passing of Margaret Farquhar, Honorary Life Vice President of the Vespa Club of Britain, who began her scootering days back in 1952 and didn’t hang up her crash helmet until the 21st century.

Margaret was later employed by Douglas Motorcycles of Bristol to work for the Vespa Club, later going on to hold numerous committee positions, leading in her honorary lifetime title. A full obituary can be found on Scootering magazine’s website.

 

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.