Live Airbrush Demonstration at ScooterExpo

We are pleased to announce that award-winning airbrush artist Dave Dickinson of DDK Airbrushing will be appearing at ScooterExpo this Sunday 21 May, giving a live demonstration for all to enjoy in Hall 1.

Dave Dickinson and the late Paul Karslake at ScooterExpo, 2019.

Back in 2019 Dave did some live work at our first ScooterExpo, the finished art-board being cover art for edition 15 of ScooterNova magazine. This time Dave tells us he will be air-brushing onto art paper.

Dave painting in Cumbria in 2021.

Using acrylics and fine brushes too, Dave will create a piece of art that he aims to have completed and framed by the time the Speakers Trophies are awarded around 3.30pm.

While Dave is known for painting trophy-winning custom scooters and motorbikes for other people, he rarely gets time to do anything for himself so he decided that ScooterExpo was the place to create a piece of art for the studio wall!

Resurrection, custom Lambretta inspired by the Stone Roses.

Dave’s main airbrush display will be from around midday to 1pm, in between the guest speakers’ slots. He will be happy to answer questions and talk about his work before and after his demonstration, but following the first ScooterExpo when he spent more time talking that painting, he decided that a schedule was a good idea!

Scar Tissue, custom Vespa inspired by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

In keeping with our musical link to Scooter Expo 2, the subject matter will be a singer on a scooter. There will also be a projector displaying a slide show depicting various stages of preparation and paint involved in creating a custom scooter.

As well as his live demonstration, there are 10 custom scooters on display at ScooterExpo this Sunday that have passed through the DDK studio, Vespa and Lambretta, including two that have never been shown before. As you can see, Dave’s talents extend to all facets of the scooter scene including restoration, which is why his name is so often linked with show-winners across the United Kingdom.

Jeepers Creepers, custom Vespa.

You can watch Dave at work during the first ScooterExpo on this video:


ScooterExpo takes place on Sunday 21 May at Alfreton Leisure Centre in Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7BD.
Doors open at 10am and we have over 100 scooters from around the UK entered, displayed over two halls. Guest speakers include Norrie Kerr (Vespa racer, MSC, VE UK, Glasgow Vespa Club) and Mike Hayman (Two Four Accessories, Lambretta racer, Team Taffspeed, Suzuki GB). There are also traders offering top brands from famous Italian tuning houses to British names, along with rare accessories and new old stock parts and memorabilia.

For more details visit the ScooterExpo Facebook page or the main website at

ScooterNova is an independent magazine, published bi-monthly in the UK and sold worldwide. Edition 37 (May/June 2023) is out now. For more information visit the magazines page of our website here.