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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’.

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