You all know Ian, so it goes without saying, folks, that we have had to censor his
replies. We also discovered that the poor chap suffers from delusions – he believes
One look at Ian’s membership number and you know that he was in at the start. Ian
said that he met John Law, our founder Member at a show. He didn’t say what sort
of show it was and I was beginning to imagine it could be at the “Windmill Theatre”
when he said it was Telford. John and he discussed the formation of a club but not
on its present form – the mind boggles – are we talking about scooters? Of yes.
He said that John conned him into being Chairman. I was surprising how you can get
landed with these jobs if you’re not very careful. However well done John, I think
we all agree that we couldn’t have a better Chairperson.
We turned next to how long he had been a scooterist, the model/make of his first
scooter and his favourite scooter.
Unfortunately his answer to the first question was facetious we meant motorised
scooters. Ian said his first scooter was a NSU Prima. He bought that model simply
because it was available at the local Motorcycle dealers.
We thought it would least have been because of the sprung seats so admired by Marinella
Davies and Carole Plummer or its flowing lines. His favourite he said was the Dayton
albatross because it is rebus and powerful, and powerful, an ideal machine for touring.
Asked about the future of the Club and Scootering in general. Ian said the future
will inevitably be in nostalgia for machine ridden in one’s youth – The Twist and
Goes probably taking the place of the Scooters we are so fond of. We have all noticed
the upsurge in the your city travellers and hopefully they will use their transport
“What I most like about the VMSC is that it brings like minded people together. Marge
and & have many friends through Scootering not only in the UK but also in many parts
Ian said that he continues as a Committee member because of the enjoyment he gets
from helping others. Not because we, the members, wont let him get out of it.
As for advice to the Membership Ian said, “enjoy your Club”.