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The Southend Scooter Rally 1970


By Marten Holdway

It was a long old drive to the Southend Rally, Seaweed and I set off I drove up on my GP225 with a tent tied to the Legshields, and Seaweed drove his series 1 with series 2 handlebars. We eventually arrived at around 8.00 in the evening, looking forward to a weekends fun and frolics. The camp site was right on the coast in a large field behind a small Railway Station.

After pitching the tent with the rest of the Solent City Guys we set about investigating the area. We went down to the seafront and walked up the pier, big mistake its a long way, by the time we got back it was quite late, so we drove back to the camp site. The Italians had a large group of guys all very smart in matching uniforms.

southend scooter rally 1970 from scooter world

A page from a 1970 copy of Scooter World showing the Club Members

The rally was a laugh doing all the riding on grass was a bit slippery as no one had Knobblys.

The Southend Seafront was as glitzy as we imagined, we had a few hours at the funfair, and some Candifloss I seem to remember that the Lambretta people had a large bingo game organised. We decided to go for Fish and Chips instead.

By the way I don't think that Stephanie has ever recovered from the world thinking that she was in the club, boy did she have some explaining to do.


I was searching for a power supply for an old computer and I found this lot of priceless papers.

southend 1970 pass

southend pass back

southend scooter rally programme coversouthend scooter rally programme pg1

southend scooter rally programme pg2

southend scooter rally programme centre pg

southend scooter rally programme rear pg

southend scooter rally event rules

southend scooter rally wonderland leaflet



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