where have all the scooterboys gone? why dont we see bleached denim jackets / leather jackets and grass skirts at rallies anymore? why have they turned into plastic mods with Jam patches and pork pie hats?
They/we are still here, but have moved on with our mode of dress 😉. I've posted on here before, about my mate and I buying armoured riding gear in the early 1990's and on a run to a rally in Wales getting the pish ripped out of us for having it on,look at the amount of people with in now.
Don't know any personally that have turned into "plastic mods" seen a lot appearing on rallies since the start of the 2000's. It put quite a few people off the rally scene.
Quite a few scooterboys are also dead or in I'll health or don't do rallies anymore, though still have/love scoots, but if you look closely enough at any rally or rally video and know what you are looking for, their are loads,it's the look of their scooters/dress that give the game away, more subtle than when we where young, but still around.
Yours an ex scooterboy and now a proud scooter Grandfather ☺
There's one near me on a "cough" Lambrettas, he wears full leathers... I would understand if it was a serious speed machine but it's got more stadium mirrors than I've ever seen on one scoot alone.... Nearly crashed due to laughing......
Have to say, lots of the guys I know are now driving Lambwettas 😉 now, for some strange reason. A few also have both makes, I feel like one of the few who take pride in the heritage of the Vespa New Line series (PX). I always think back to seeing my first PX a "v" reg 1979 p200e, it looked so modern compared to the older models, even though my first Vespa was a Rally 200, I always thought they looked old fashioned compared the the New Line Series.
If you look at Rally videos from the 1980's and 90's you can see that Vespa PX and T5 scooters were the weapon of choice for most long distance riders.
I have met quite a few of our fellow scooterists, that look down on the New Line series and their owners, depending on how much a model snob they are being, they either get told to get to f*c* or I just shake my head, smile and walk away.
Thats more like it! ( I was a bit surprised at how many Lambrettas there were compared to Vespas!)
I was there ! I’ve been going to this “do” for years . It’ s quite local to me . Always loads there . All welcome wotever your riding , or however your dressed . Did’nt see any grass skirts tho ! you ride in look round and admire the many varied types of scoot in a car park for an hour have a pint across the road to meet yer mates then ride half an hour to another pub car park and repeat ! Went on the Lam this year but have been many times on the PX . Top day out ! Am also a proud scooter Grandfather ! Cheers .