Owner: Pete Millard Club: Invicta SC Hometown: Gillingham Scooter : Vespa 90 ‘Lill Focker’ Engine: Parma 133 Is it reliable: Yes
The quality of scooters in the field was outstanding and making the choice for the winner of this year’s ‘Campsite Custom’ wasn’t easy. After a lot of deliberations it was Pete Millard’s Vespa 90 which came out on top. At the age of 16 Pete got his first scooter, a Vespa 50 Special and at the age of 17 he upgraded to a P200E. Pete had always wanted to build a smallframe street-racer; so in 2012 he decided to put his practical knowledge up to the challenge and bought himself a Vespa 90 in bits.
He and a friend sprayed the scooter in Pete’s garage in a yellow and blue chequer paint-job, which was a rudimentary format of how the scooter appears today. For the engine, Pete chose a Parma 133 kit, with a full-circle crank. The gears were upgraded to a primary 27/69 with a small-frame Primavera 125 gearbox. The engine runs on a 30mil Dellorto carb with a reed-valve induction and has a Franz exhaust, which lets it rev freely alongside the Parmatronic 12v ignition. A couple of years later, Pete decided he wanted to get a professional paint job and make further engineering upgrades. He commissioned Atoms to complete the work; who along with the paintwork added the front disc-brake conversion and louvred the frame to allow extra air-flow to the carb. Pete then added the cylinder head temperature gauge and the handlebar rev counter himself. The scooter cruises at 65mph, and has a top speed of around 80mph.
Quality disc brake. Franz exhaust.
Pete and ‘Lill Focker’.