‘Scooter Music’ custom scooters at ScooterExpo on Sunday 21 May

For ScooterExpo 2 we decided to put a spin on the event and invite those with scooters inspired by music to enter their machines to the exhibition, along with the general invitation.
The response was literally overwhelming and as a result we have 119 entrants planned for display over two halls on Sunday 21, one of the largest invitation scooter shows for a long time.

A view of Hall 1 at Scooter Expo 2019.

With classics from 1948 through to the 70s and custom scooters from 1979 to a dozen or so being unveiled on the day, the variety will keep visitors busy all day long. I know there’s a few oldies coming out of the woodwork too with plenty we can’t wait to see either again or for the first time.

Hall 2 at ScooterExpo 2019.
Scooter Music

Regarding the term ‘scooter music’, if you know someone who uses it to seemingly pigeonhole basic ska, soul, Mod and indie style, then maybe you could bring them along to ScooterExpo and see what’s on show next Sunday.

Brainstorm, inspired by the love of soul music (image from ScooterExpo 2019).

We have scooters entered from Rhapsody in Blues (Reprise) to Atlantic Soul, we have a virtual jukebox full of fantastic scooters that have been inspired by a variety of bands, including:
The Charlatans
The Clash/ Joe Strummer
Cocteau Twins
The Cult
The Damned
The Levellers
Bob Marley
The Meteors
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Secret Affair
Stone Roses
Stray Cats
The Who
Bobby Womack
Zodiac Mindwarp
There are also general blues, soul, ska/ rocksteady and rave inspired scooters. Not a bad collection, right?

Resurrection will be back in 2023, with a new owner and new artwork added by DDK (image from ScooterExpo 2019).

And that’s before we look at the range of Vespa GS scooters entered produced in Italy, Germany and Belgium, plus other scooters made in Spain, India and Great Britain.

There are a variety of brand new and revamped scooters being unveiled on the day – exciting, hey? (image from Specialised Covers in Yorkshire)

ScooterExpo 2 takes place on Sunday 21 May at Alfreton Leisure Centre In Derbyshire. Doors open at 10am and along with the scooters we have guest speakers, live airbrush painting, sign-writing plus a selection of quality traders and crafts people showing a range of scooter products for everything from classic to custom, resto to racing.

For more information visit the event page on Facebook here, or the website at www.scooterexpo.co.uk