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Name: Jack Ed­wards-Race What was your first scooter: Vespa 50 Special. First rally or event: Wick­steed. What do you like about ral­lies/ events: There’s a great sense of com­mu­nity; ev­ery­one is there to cel­e­brate and en­joy scoot­ers and their ex­pe­ri­ences, it feels like a big fam­ily. What do you dis­like about ral­lies/ events: Dis­like – there’s a lot of peo­ple. I have to wait for­ever in line to o get some chips! What’s your favourite Scooter­ing mag­a­zine fea­ture: Show us Yours and Read­ers’ scoot­ers. If you had to rec­om­mend one scooter part or item of rid­ing kit what would it be: Buy as orig­i­nal as pos­si­ble, it look s the best and likely fits the best too.

Scooter model: Vespa 50 Special Date pur­chased & cost: 2011 – £600 In­spi­ra­tion for project: Dad’s al­ways been into scoot­ers, I re­mem­ber be­ing in the garage sat on the Vespa, ever since then I wanted one. Time to build & by who: One year. By me and dad to­gether. Paint­work & mu­rals done by: All done by me and dad in a makeshift spray booth round the back of the shed. Over­all cost: £1900 inc the buy price. What was the hard­est part of the project t: The hard­est part of the project had to be the ini­tial sand­ing down of the scooter, through so many dif­fer­ent lay­ers of colours! Do you have any ad­vice or tech tips for any­one start­ing a project: Ei­ther get some­one else to do the sand­ing, or usse a power tool to do it. Sand­ing for four hours makes you feel as if you sandedd your fin­gers off. Is there any­thing still to add to the scoot t: Big bore kit 130cc, carb, ex­haust, 12 v ig­ni­tion, and new led rear light. In hind­sight, is there any­thing you would d have done dif­fer­ently: I wouldn’t have sanded it all down by hand, I hate sand­ing now. Is there any­one you wish to thank: I’d likke to thank The Bank of Dad for fund­ing the project, and dad for all the late nights he’s put into the project.

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