Pete

Nickname

Bax, Preston Pete
Birth Preston, Lancashire, UK

Occupation

Ginger Beer
Based Perth WA

Favourite model

Lambrettas Series 2 on, fat old lady Vespas, strange attraction to the Heinkel 150 (is there one out there in WA ?)

First interest in scooters

Only seriously since Scooter Spotting 2000

Current scooter

Li 150 Series 3, in transition to Li 125 Series 2

Former scooters

One that develops kids thigh muscles. Yam Fizz and Suzuki GT185 filthy motorbikes

Most useful tool in the shed

‘Sticky’ Rounds manual

Poison of choice

Real ales, Guinness and Czech Bud, currently on the wagon with alcohol-free Coopers Birrell (you’d never know)

Top restoration tip

Podulise, podulise, podulise

Top 5 playlist

Bye Bye Pride – The Go-Betweens

Wide Open Road – The Triffids

Love Will tear Us Apart – Joy Division

Shack Up – A Certain Ratio

Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield

What Kind of Lady – Dee Dee Sharp

Charming Man – Smiths

Lights of Cincinatti – Scott Walker

Best gig

Gang of Four – Liverpool Univ 1980

Go-Betweens – Sheffield Leadmill 1985

Smiths – Sheffield Univ 1984

Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares – South Bank London 1991