Name: Bobby Ball Scooter club & town: Dougies Stamford Scooter Club. How and when did you first become interested in scooters: In 1979 ish… seeing older lads on scooters and Quadrophenia. Your first scooter: Li 150 Series 1. I had it when I was 14 and bought it for £10, I did it up and sold it for £100! Favourite scooter model: SX200. Favourite style of custom scooter: Creatively engineered ones. First rally or event: Yarmouth 1981. How did you get there: I persuaded the local YMCA to organise a trip there… they said never again! Any stories: ’83 Weston-super-Mare. It was a very hot day so we put all the coats etc. in the van and rode out of town in just our T-shirts. Of course we then lost the van and when the sun went down we’d never been so cold in our lives! We tried to steal coats from a pub on the way home but couldn’t get any so we had to grin and bear every mile we rode. Our arms had never been so numb! The van driver wouldn’t show his face in town for a month afterwards. Favourite rally: Cleethorpes. Funniest experience with a scooter: On one of my scooters, I started it up, revved it high, let the clutch out and went flying backwards, it started up the wrong way round! Furthest you’ve ever ridden: Isle of Wight. What do you like about rallies: Custom shows and the night do’s if there is a variety of music.