Scootering into Noosa

Robert Bradbury on a Lambretta with panels removed for racing.

Maggie Maccoll

What began as a few friends with scooters getting together has evolved into the Scooter Rally.

Last weekend 67 scooter riders based themselves at the Apollonian Hotel at Boreen Point for a few days of scooter riding and good fun.

Organiser Ziko Hart said the event was their third rally with scooter enthusiasts bringing their bikes from as far afield as Sydney.

The rally drew a variety of scooters including classic, vintage, modern, mopeds and postie bikes.

Most popular varieties were Vespas and Lambrettas with the oldest being a 1958 Lambretta and a 1959 Heinkel scooter.

“We’re not a club. It was just Steve Sims and I got together,“ Ziko said.

“A lot of people here are from England where scooters became popular in the ’60s, ’70s, and the ’80s when I got involved in them. I came here in the ’90s.“

Riders took off en masse for rides across the hinterland during the weekend event, stopping at Noosa Marina for lunch on Saturday to highlight the event with a display of their vehicles along the wharf.

Ziko said a raft of games was organised on Saturday night at the Apollonian Hotel to keep guests entertained.

He thanked Noosa Scooter Style and Tewantin Barbers for their support and due to the growing interest said the rally would become an annual event.