Paul Karslake RIP

We’re sad to announce that artist, scooterist and friend Paul Karslake has sadly passed away after battling pneumonia, according to the Southend Echo website. Privately I’d received a couple of telephone calls from concerned people who had heard rumours, and the family have recently confirmed that the rumours are sadly true.  Born in 1958 and … Continue reading Paul Karslake RIP

Goodbye Jonnie

It was a sad day yesterday as the scooter scene said goodbye to one of the most popular and influential characters within it, Jonnie Bolland. A member of the Stockport Crusaders SC, as well as the current VFM organisation, earlier in December Jonnie sadly succumbed to a long-term illness he had been suffering for a … Continue reading Goodbye Jonnie

RIP Jonnie Bolland – a legend of the scooter scene

  We are sad to learn today of the passing of our friend Jonnie Bolland, a member of the Stockport Crusaders SC and a big part of the VFM team of scooterists.From printing and selling legshield banners in the 1980s to buy his beer at scooter rallies, to organising national events in the 21st century, … Continue reading RIP Jonnie Bolland – a legend of the scooter scene

Dave Webster – RIP

We're sad to learn that former scooter racer, tuner and owner of Midland Scooter Centre passed away yesterday after a battle against cancer. For those of us cutting our scootering-teeth in the 1980s, Dave and MSC were legendary names, and if you wanted a Lambretta then you either wanted Dave to tune it or at … Continue reading Dave Webster – RIP

RIP Margaret Farquhar – VCB’s Honorary Life Vice President passed away

We are sad to announce the recent passing of Margaret Farquhar, Honorary Life Vice President of the Vespa Club of Britain, who began her scootering days back in 1952 and didn't hang up her crash helmet until the 21st century. Margaret was later employed by Douglas Motorcycles of Bristol to work for the Vespa Club, … Continue reading RIP Margaret Farquhar – VCB’s Honorary Life Vice President passed away

RIP Tony Class

Legendary scooter rider, Mod, promoter and DJ Tony Class was laid to rest on 27 May after losing his battle with cancer. A larger than life character, Tony had been part of the scooter scene since the 1970s and was known by many Mods and scooterists nationwide for his work. It was a privilege to … Continue reading RIP Tony Class