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Name: Is­abella An­to­nioli Scooter club: SIR (Italy).

First in­ter­est in scoot­ers: Mid 90s, af­ter meet­ing some of the lo­cal Ri­mini Mods and scooter­ists.

First scooter: Lam­bretta GP125 with a TS1225 en­gine.

First rally: IOW in ’96. I was in the UK at the time and we were de­liv­er­ing a van load of scoot­ers to a cus­tomer. There was a nice TV175 Se­ries 2 in among the bikes so we sorted it out with the cus­tomer so we could hang onto it for a few ex­tra days, to have a scooter to ride around the is­land on. Com­pared to the thou­sands that at­tend the IOW nowa­days it was empty, but it was still a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence.

How could the scooter scene get bet­ter: More girls rid­ing their own scoot­ers in­stead of rid­ing pil­lion.

Far­thest ever rid­den: To Ire­land for the Euro­lam­bretta Jam­boree in the late 90s.

What do you like about ral­lies/events to­day: I used to love the ride outs but th­ese have all but dis­ap­peared on the Ital­ian ral­lies. I still love the all­nighters and an all-day bar!

Who first in­spired you in the scooter scene: The Ri­mini Mods in the 90s and boys I now work with at RLC!

Rec­om­mend one scooter part: A phone charger in the tool­box and a sat-nav to know where I’m go­ing! Even with that I still get lost, as the ed­i­tor can vouch for…

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