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The Isle of Wight Rally 1970


The Rally of 1970 was the first of the Scooter rallies to be held on the Island, they are still going I think. It was a truamatic experience for me as the story that Dave tells will show.

We all met up by the ferry in Portsmouth if I remember we traveled over to Portsmouth on the Gosport Ferry, We arrived on the Island and started to find our way across to Sandown I had Terry Langridge on the pillion and Dave and Angella Twigg were with us. The Campsite was on a holiday park which had challets for the well off, and a field for the poor among us to pitch the tents. I had a small 2 man tent so of course we had 4 people to sleep in it. Me, Terry, Dave and Angela all squeezed in it, thank goodness it wasn't raining that night, however due to the small area we had to sleep in it was quite cosy.

The campsite was quite civilised with a Bar on site, so we all piled into it to slake our thirsts, after many bevies we stumbled back to the tent to play sardines, boy that ground was hard. I remember that the camp site was on the coast and we walked to the beach early in the morning to see the view.

The events of the next day are laid out in Daves tale of woe.

Needles to say the event was a great success and has been repeated over the years.

1970 IOW scooter rally

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