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Name: Vicki Swinge Scooter club: Rode for Es­sex Lam­bretta Club fo a few years, now rid­ing as a solo LCGB mem­ber

First in­ter­est in scoot­ers: When I met hubby-tobe Mark in 1993. First scooter: Vespa P125e

Favourite model: Lam­bretta GP. But re­cently I’ve been en­joy­ing rid­ing the Se­ries 1.

Favourite style of cus­tom scooter: Full blown cus­tom, but I do like a bit of ev­ery­thing. First rally: Yar­mouth 1993, sadly in a car.

Favourite rally: Mar­gate 1994, a crowd of us met up and all rode down to Mar­gate, big thanks to Dave Byrne who took me as a pil­lion.

Worst rally: I don’t have worst ral­lies, they are what you make of them.

How could the scooter scene im­prove: The VFM and other or­gan­is­ers do a great job.

Far­thest ever rid­den on a scooter: So far, Coast 2Coast 2015, 840-ish miles round trip. We rode with the Wise­men SC who looked out for me, es­pe­cially Mal and Mike.

What do you like about ral­lies/events to­day: I get but­ter­flies the night be­fore the ride, look­ing for­ward to meet­ing up with friends hav­ing a laugh, and tak­ing part in the cus­tom show. I enjoy the night time en­ter­tain­ment, bands, DJs and danc­ing the night away. But most of all tak­ing plenty of pho­tos, of my friends get­ting u to all sorts, which they can’t re­mem­ber!

Favourite cus­tom scooter of all time: Start Me Up (ob­vi­ously!), Shock (yel­low) the geared Why Be Nor­mal (multi-coloured chop) from 90s, Sieg Heill (con­tro­ver­sial!), and Big Kid owned by my old friend Pete Mor­gan.

Who first in­spired you in the scooter scene:

My boyfriend Mark (now my hus­band).

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