LAD & MACHINE
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.