Name: Bob Kirby. Age: 62. Job: Engineer. Scooter club: Exit 17, Wiltshire and Somerset. First scooter: 1959 Lambretta Li 150. Favourite model: My 1966 SX200. Favourite rally/ event: Woolacombe, the best route, Exmoor! How could the scooter scene improve? Get Kev Lock and Soulful Sal back on the decks. And I love the attitude of the Young Guns SC, I wish I was young enough to join them! Farthest ever ridden on a scooter: Barcelona, never again! What do you like about rallies/events? Love the ride there, it still excites me. Favourite custom scooter of all time: The LD chopper, Frustration. Who first inspired you in the scooter scene? Rich Gardner and Pete Plumeridge. Recommend one item of riding kit: A good jacket with armour. Most useless part ever bought for one of your scooters: An aerial with tiger tail. What part would you most like to see developed for scooters? A reliable 250 motor. Scooter model: Vespa SS180. Inspiration for project: I’d been jealous ofamate’s Hurricane since 1969. Specialised parts: Wheel trims restored by Disco Dez.
Bum standard apart from original Ken Cobbing exhaust. Top speed: Probably around 60 downhill. Your favourite dealer: Disco Dez, he’s cranky but brilliant!
Dez and Nathan for the facelift and my guys at Revival. Also to TimMcManar for selling her back to me.