This is just a brief ‘ello to the world out there with a warning: We’re almost on the road!
What you are looking at is one of the newest clubs (or “gangs”… the actual description will be a constant debate that will never be solved so get used to it. We default to “gang”) in the Phoenix/Metro area for motorscooter enthusiasts. Now, this isn’t a bullshit club with officers, dues, colours or restrictions on bikes other than a group for scooterists. Nope. We don’t roll like that. Simple fact is that we’re riders of vintage and modern scoots who want to ride and cause havoc! If you want to ride with us, just keep up and leave the Drama Llama at home grazing. Do that and you’re in for a kickass time!
All scoots are welcomed: Manual shifters like Stellas or Vintage Vespas or TNG Automatics like Modern Vespas, Genuine Scooter Company bikes, Yamahas and the like. There’s even love for the Honda Cub 50’s and Chinese scooters (as long as you pick up the parts that fall off along the way… you’ll understand if you try to ride a Chinese scooter). The goal is to bring scootering in the US back into the faces of the general public and to get them to realize the culture and the awesomeness that the rest of the world has already adopted, and how they suck for not noticing it before!
All types, breeds and lifestyles are welcomed since the scooter is as culturally broadening as the cities they were born from. There is no uniform and no required rituals. We’re canning the hipster chic attitude that has brought the image of vintage scoots down and kicking down the door of exclusivity that infects the scene in our own way. If you like that kind of thing, then we’re where it’s at.
Stay tuned for updates on the progress of this new club formation and developments of our grand goal: A Cross Country trip to Amerivespa 2012 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin! Yes… a 4,000+ mile journey of discovery, adventure, challenge and mayhem! You’ll hear a lot of talk of this as the year goes on and in the various other club rallies we will be attending and perhaps even hosting if we get bold enough. Life is good with goals, and we roll the same way.
Interested? Stick around then… You may like it. And, if you don’t have a scoot yet and are itching to know more, keep your eyes peeled on this blog for bits and articles on everything scooter related: The history, the bikes, how to build and ride them and the culture that arose out of them from the Northern Soul, Ska and Mod culture of the English scooter scene to the Jazz infused Beatnik scooter movement in America in the 50’s and today.
We got lots for you to enjoy…