Sadly we couldn’t stay overnight at the Solent Cougars Scooter Rally so we rode over for the day instead. It’s a quick spin along the M27 and was so nice to be able to ride to a rally and be confident that you wouldn’t need waterproofs. Our long hot summer seems to be going on forever, which is great for scooter riders but bad for the grass, as you can see from these photos!
After a leisurely catch-up with Snowy and Gail we ventured to the stalls. Lee looked at the shiny metal bits and I chatted with Teri England on her vintage stall. I then grabbed my phone and headed for the rows of scooters, with more arriving all the time.
Some of the photos are a bit hazy like I have vaseline on the lens! I think it’s just the summer haze, and dust from the footie pitches…
Solent Cougars Scooter Rally 2018
The first scooter is this pristine example of a Series 1 and sidecar.
I hadn’t realised it was fancy dress, but one scooterist made the effort in this colourful outfit!
This classic Armando’s-style scooter is an Evo special.
Next, I was nearly run over by John Barnett who was racing across the field at breakneck speed on his new Lotus-themed Lambretta. It’s the fastest scooter he’s ever owned apparantly, which is surprising as he’s owned a fair few! Once I’d got over the shock we had a nice chat and I took a few photos. It’s a really tidy scooter, with the engine by JB Tuning.
I love a nice line of scooters and everyone seemed to park them very neatly!
Rather than stating the obvious about each photo I’m just going to let the rest of the scooters speak for themselves!
I had a really lovely chat with Sandra and then we made Rich join her for the obligatory rally photo!
I love this Scomadi screen! It’s so neat… It was designed by SLUK and you can check them out here if you fancy one. If you follow the link then scroll down if you’re on a mobile as it’s not the blank screen that it looks like!
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Had a lovely chat with Nick Jolly and can’t wait to hear about his epic trip to Belfast where he raised money for MS. He has raised over £2200 so far and you can donate using this link – it’s not too late! The money goes towards research and education into Multiple Sclerosis.
Booga is still on crutches! Sounds like he’s had a bad time of it but is on the mend now, thankfully.
Here’s Andy Cov Littlewood on his Scomadi
I love this blue J Range as you don’t see many of those these days.
Here’s a very retro-looking rider in clean white overalls, something you wouldn’t expect from a Lambretta owner!
Here’s a nice street-style GP in green and black.
And last, but definitely not least, here are the people who made it all possible! Thanks to Lou and the team for organising the event. It was a lovely, chilled rally with an old-school 80s vibe. Obviously the nice weather helped but it was great to catch up with everyone, meet new people and see some gorgeous scooters. What more could a girl ask for?
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