CAR PARK CUSTOM
There was no lack of stunning machines around the field on the site to take this rally’s ‘Car Park Custom’ title and a year’s magazine subscription. However for myself and those of a certain age, nothing stands out more than a decent drop of metal-flake and chrome, especially when the early morning sun hits it. So here is Jon Hitch’s well ridden flaked Lambretta, much to the amusement of his mates who said his silhouette resembled a certain ska icon while I took the snaps – Lip Up Fatty!
Owner: Jon Hitch Scooter club & hometown: Newmarket Paralytics SC, now living in Lakenheath. Scooter: Lambretta GP Indian, I had it for just over eight years. Engine: 230 TS1, JL exhaust, 35mm Mikuni. Paint: Gold and blue metalflake done by original owner Mark Pearson, Hartlepool. When did you start scootering: 1984/85. Favourite event: Too hard to choose, sorry! Favourite custom: I’m not particularly into customs, more street racer/ dealer specials. What do you particularly like about Mersea Island: It’s just a great event, however I prefer it with slightly lower numbers like this year as there seems to be more actual scooterists and you can get to the bar. Your journey here: Just over 55 miles through the Suffolk/Essex countryside. Rode down with two other Lambrettas and met up with other members of the club here.