Name: Ronan Danic. Job: Tattoo artist (www.ronanbwt.wix.com/tattoo). Scooter club: Va Fanculo Scooter Club (Saint Brieuc, Bretagne) and RGC. First scooter: Went to a rally in about 1997 with a group of friends who had scooters and decided that come what may I was going to buy a scooter. Managed to scrape together enough for a tatty old 1981 PX125 (Spanish) and since then ride daily. Favourite scooter model: TypeNVespa. Favourite style of custom scooter: Like scooters that carry a theme, especially paint job wise. I also like one-off individual pieces which have been made to fit the theme in question and make the scooter stand out from the rest. First rally: 1997 Penn-ar-Bed scooter rally, Finistère, Brittany. Favourite rally: I wouldn’t need to look too far away from Woolacombe 2014. First time I’d ridden to the UK on a scooter, came with mental friends and made loads of British friends at the rally. Great atmosphere, great people, great venue. Hopefully we may have encouraged one or two to do the same trip in reverse and visit us in beautiful Brittany when we do our rallies. How could the scooter scene improve? A little bit controversial perhaps, but I think classic scooters and modern should be kept apart – the whole essence to me is lost on modern autos. I mean no disrespect but in my opinion they should have their own rallies. In France it is not an issue as we all basically ride older scoots, the autos generally arrive with non-French licence plates. Funniest experience with a scooter: Not so much funny, but while on a scooter holiday in Italy we stopped at a resto for food in the middle of nowhere and got talking to a guy who had taken a shine to our scooters. He invited us across the road to his garage, which turned out to be full of old classic scooters, couldn’t say how many but would say well into the hundreds. What he did with them all I have no idea, it was in the middle of the countryside with barely any other people. Really bizarre. Who first inspired you in the scooter scene? None other than our own Popo De Rennes (Scooterworld). If you had to recommend one item of riding kit what would it be? A good quality helmet. Most useless part ever bought for one of your scooters? Some chromed wheels off the internet which started to rust at an alarming rate within three weeks. I tried contacting the seller but by this time he had had his eBay account shut down and I couldn’t trace him.