Scootering - - Club Do’s & Events -

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.

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