Steve

Nickname

Tall Steve
Birth Louth, Lincolnshire, England

Occupation

Engineer
Based Carlisle

Favourite model

Lambretta LD Mk 3, Vespa Douglas, Heinkel Tourist

First interest in scooters

Travelling in Vietnam & Laos 2003, rode lots of Vespas and Hondas

Current scooter

Lambretta LD Mk 3 (completely restored over last 18 months)
Former scooters None

Most useful tool in the shed

Exploded parts diagrams from the Lambretta manual

Most embarrassing moment

First run with the club, had to bump start at Barrack Street Jetty

LD's top speed

Poison of choice

Little Creatures Pale Ale, Gin & Tonic

Top restoration tip

If you have any parts remaining after the rebuild, then its highly likely there will be trouble ahead!

Best gig

Chuck Berry at the Heineken stadium, Amsterdam 2008 (waited 21 years to see him). Bad Manners Skegness Butlins 2002

Top 5

In the wee hours - Chuck Berry (live version)

54-36 was my number - Toots and the Maytalls

Chan chan - Buena Vista Social Club

Time passes - Paul Weller

Free salute - Little Barrie