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Martin 'Taff' Evans
Site Owner
Male
53 years old
About Me

Born in Aberdare, South Wales in November 1966.

Moved to Blackpool in 1973 then to Darwen in 1975.

Attended Ashleigh Primary School, Darwen Vale High School, moved back to Wales & attended College for Engineering.

Moved back to Darwen in 1983 been here ever since.

Joined East Lancs Scooter Club 1984 - 1986

Started Screaming Dead Scooter Club 1986 & left in 1992

Solo Rider 1992 - 1996

Joined East Lancs Scooter Association 1997 - 2004

Formed Pogue Mahone Scooter Club 2004 - Present.

Also re-started The Old Bastards Scooter Club 2009.


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

November 11 2004

Scooter make & model?

Vespa PX200Disc (P210 Malossi 'Picture Me Gone' 7Up) I built originally for Andy Whelan, then bought it from him.

Vespa GTs 300 Super Sport Limited Edition Titanium Grey Dec 2010.

First Scooter Rally & When?

Great Yarmouth 1984

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

Margate 80's - 90's

Worst Rally & Why?

Great Yarmouth....Rain....Rain.....Rain.

Waking up 3" deep in water in my tent!!

Top Ten Tunes?
  1. That's Entertainment - The Jam
  2. Strange Town - The Jam
  3. Bitterest Pill - The Jam
  4. Eye to eye contact - Edwin Starr
  5. 25 miles - Edwin Starr
  6. Out on the Floor - Dobie Gray
  7. Destination Zulu Land - King Kurt
  8. On My Radio - Selector
  9. Michael Caine - Madness
  10. Into Action - Tim Armstrong
Other Interests?

Blackburn Rovers F.C. Season Ticket Holder

Thai Boxing & MMA

My Family.


Dom
Administrator
Male
About Me

When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

December 25 0999

Scooter make & model?

T5 Classic and a Gilera Runner(2 stroke)

First Scooter Rally & When?

york ??????????

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

KELSO

Worst Rally & Why?

Briddlington cause it always rains

Top Ten Tunes?

love all sorts

Other Interests?

couldnt possibly say on here :wink:


Cazza
Administrator
Female
About Me

what do you wanna know ????? love beer and scoots :cool:


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

July 1 2007

Scooter make & model?

vespa lx 125 and i fookin luv it  :):)

First Scooter Rally & When?

morecambe 83

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

dont know was drunk

Worst Rally & Why?

scarborough 86 got chucked in the sea and had to go home piss wet thru on the train

Top Ten Tunes?

this could take a while !!!!!! i'll get back to ye on this one lol

Other Interests?

drinking and more drinking and scoots what else is there !!!!


Danny Hird
Member
Male
About Me

only just started out on the scooter scene but by my age i am a old bastard so fit right in,

buy the way thanks for the best scoot taff and thanks to the pogues for making me welcome.


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

October 1 2009

Scooter make & model?

px200disc elec start

First Scooter Rally & When?

gingers egg run 2010

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

gingers need to do more

Worst Rally & Why?

how can there be a bad rally

Top Ten Tunes?

any pinkfloyd tune.

madness

the who

paul weller

the jam

anything that makes my foot move new or old.

 

Other Interests?

life


Steve Ashton
Member
Male
49 years old
About Me

hello well what can i say im that good lookin its untrue  im nearly forty and look 25  bloody hell


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

October 4 2007

Scooter make & model?

vespa px 125x   lambretta  gp 200

First Scooter Rally & When?

cleethorpes 2008

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

isle of white

Worst Rally & Why?

havnt had a bad one yet

Top Ten Tunes?

 

dobie grey out on the floor.

paul weller  changing man.

 

Other Interests?

scooters scooters


Dave
Member
Male
About Me

Fifth columnist :wink:


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

January 3 2008

Scooter make & model?

Vespa PX200E kitted and painted nice

First Scooter Rally & When?

Scarborough 1982 on the train

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

Isle of Wight

Worst Rally & Why?

Skegness 1984. The council didn't want us there, tried to ban us through the courts and employed the local rozzers to make our lives shite when the LCGB and VCGB won and we went anyway. Loads of bother....got laid at Skeggy 1983 though so it's not all bad :cool:

Top Ten Tunes?

In no particular order and very likely to change on a day to day basis....

 

1. Understanding - Small Faces

2. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths

3. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

4. Welcome To The North - The Music

5. Mission Drive - The Wonderstuff

6. The General - The Rifles

7. Help Me (Get Myself Back Together Again) - Spellbinders

8. Hundred Mile High City - Ocean Colour Scene

9. Whirlpool's End - Paul Weller

10. Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones

Other Interests?

Cask conditioned ale, large breasts, cricket, football, hillwalking, skiing


Rich
Member
Male
About Me

I've been interested in scooters since 1979 the full Mod revival, love the scene, 60s, northern soul, and classic Lambrettas


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

April 1 2006

Scooter make & model?

Lambretta GP TS1 225

First Scooter Rally & When?

Southport 1983

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

IOW

Worst Rally & Why?

Porthcawl 1984, got thrown out of the all nighter with nowehere to go slept on a bench and was half frozen by 6am

Top Ten Tunes?

I'm on my way

 

Other Interests?

Eco-friendly business www.WikanikoShop.co.uk

 

and Utility and telecoms business www.UtilitySava.co.uk


Joe
Member
Male
57 years old
About Me

I am a 40 something year old with a Lambretta to match.  (In good condition):)


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

September 30 2010

Scooter make & model?

GTS 300

GP 200

First Scooter Rally & When?

Scarborough 1979

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

Scarborough

Worst Rally & Why?

Gt. Yarmouth - Skinhead idiots and weather is always pooh.

Top Ten Tunes?

Makin' Time - The Creation

My World - Secret Affair

Tin Soldier - Small Faces (the version with PP Arnold)

I Gotta Move - Makin' Time (with Faye Hallam:cool:)

Del-Rays - Night Prowl

Life From a Window - The Jam

Psychedelic  Shack - Temptations

Hold on - Sam and Dave

Small Faces - I Can't Make It

It Hurts Me So - Spencer Davis Group



Other Interests?

Campervan

Dog 

Football

PhD

Inventing



nigel
Member
Male
56 years old

Johnty
Member
Male
50 years old
About Me

I was one of the original members of the Screaming Dead S.C. with Taff and one or others. I was born and bred in Darwen at Bull Hill. I went to sudell rd and moorland high school. i got into the mod scene in my teens thanks to taff. bought my first scooter at 16. A PK125 registered as a 50 it cost 100 quid bargain. first scooter rode was a lammy li150 which belonged to Mick Storey. I,m married to Lorraine, we have 5 kids between us. No tele in our house. ha. ha. I've been working as a steel erector for several years lost touch with scooter scene because of my job.


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

June 16 2007

Scooter make & model?

vespa t5 classic

First Scooter Rally & When?

morecambe 1986

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

morecame

Worst Rally & Why?

colwyn bay couldn,t find my tent all night slept under the stars all night. but cheered me up in the morning when scott gallagher fell a sleep next to a camp fire and set himself on fire and didn,t realise, because he was so pissed.

Top Ten Tunes?

behind blue eyes. the who.

the seeker.             the who.

a town called malice. the jam.

precious.                       the jam.

start.                               the jam.

house of fun.          madness.

baggy trousers.      madness.

band of gold.         freda payne.

all or nothihg.       small faces.

lazy sunday afternoon. small faces.

Other Interests?

watching bolton wanderers. tickering with cars and scoots.


thissy
Member
Male
53 years old
About Me

Chairman. Educationalist. All round good guy. What's it to you?


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

April 16 2006

Scooter make & model?

Vespa PX125EFL 'Orange Bastard'

Lambretta GP150 'Alpha Industries'

First Scooter Rally & When?

Morecambe 1984

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

The Shires

Worst Rally & Why?

No rally is the worst... They're all good.

Top Ten Tunes?

1. Pressure Drop - Toots and the Maytals

2. Rez - Underworld

3. Resurrection - The Stone Roses

4. God Is A DJ (Yes He Is) - Faithless

5. I Feel Love - Donna Summer

6. Ten Storey Love Song - The Stone Roses

7. Tin Soldier - The Small Faces

8. I Chase The Devil - Max Romeo

9. Bamboo - Underworld

10. Broadway Jungle - Toots and the Maytals

Other Interests?

Just like stuff, really. Allsorts. I like to tinker and build stuff.


alf
Limited Member
Male

Andy simpson
Limited Member
Male
About Me

When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

November 2 2009

Scooter make & model?

Vespa P200 1979 matte black 

3" extended forks flipflop backrest simonini exhaust 

First Scooter Rally & When?

moracambe 1986

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

Canberra club

Worst Rally & Why?

bridlington 1987 had my scooter pinched

Top Ten Tunes?

toots and the maytalls..... 54-46 was my number

the upsetters .....return of the django

the specials .....preasure drop

prince buster .....one step beyond

bad manners ..... you fat bastard

king kurt .....banana banana

the meteors .....if you dont wana fuck me baby 

family guy.....shipoopi

easy all stars .....dub side of the moon

wu tang clan.....7th chamber

Other Interests?

shooting fishing hunting sleeping


260 buzzies
Limited Member
Male
58 years old
About Me

Started scootering in the early eighties and joined the Rossendale Aliens, moved scooter club about 1886 and joined the Screaming Dead at Darwen, rode an SX200 at the time. Moved to Blackpool and drove trams n busses, I had a px 200 with side car painted in camo, 2 kids later and a divorce puts me back on the sadle with a 1984 px 180 kit. Looking forward to the coming rallies. Oh and I'm in a relationship with a Darwen Lass, Currently working as a fitter with a local bus n coach company.


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

May 19 2011

Scooter make & model?

PX 180 kit.

First Scooter Rally & When?

Morcambe 1984

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

Rhyl

Worst Rally & Why?

Blackpool, too near home

Top Ten Tunes?

Any Rockabilly or early rock n roll

Other Interests?

Landrovers and green laning


Leapy Lee
Limited Member
Male
About Me

I could be the only Ukelele Banjo playing slightly MOD Vespa rider. WEY HEY!


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

April 22 2010

Scooter make & model?

Vespa PX known as "Mr Pastry" after the childrens entertainer from the 50's who spent a great deal of his life raising money for a childrens charity and 11 hydro pools. WOW.

First Scooter Rally & When?

Margate (way back)

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

Anywhere near the sea. Like coast rides.

Worst Rally & Why?

Margate in very late 1979 or 80. My mate got part of his Scooter pinched!

Top Ten Tunes?

Anything by The Specials

Some 60's MOD music like Charles Dickens "In the City"

Dave Clark Five

Always been mad on Blonde and been to many concerts over 30 years

Also George Formby..Sorry bout dat.

 

Other Interests?

Like playing instruments (Guitar-Ukulele-Keyboards-Drums) getting more interested in clothing as its cold without..

All sorts..


John Mcloughlin
Limited Member
Male
63 years old
About Me

I started on scooters, then did bikes, back to scooters, much more fun.


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

April 19 2011

Scooter make & model?

Vespa GTS Super 300

First Scooter Rally & When?

Hereford

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

Scarborough 2011

Worst Rally & Why?

Hereford, 3rd time, mate pitched the tents behind the stage, oohh the BASS.

Scarborough's FAWLTY TOWERS. . no taps on the bath, shower in a cupboard, dog in the kitchen, and a resident, Fred with his pants round his ankles in the bar!! and this was not a late night prank but 3 O'clock in the afternoon, Fred was well into his 80's.


Top Ten Tunes?

I'm in with the In Crowd, Dobie Gray

All or Nothing, Small Faces

You ready Now, Frankie Valli

Peacock Suit, Paul Weller

Won't get fooled Again, The Who

You really got me, The Kinks

Broken Stones, Paul Weller

I can't explain, The Who

Run Baby Run, The Newbeats

Hey Girl don't bother me, The Tams


Other Interests?

Singing and playing Guitar or Bass in bands.


dazzer laffan
Limited Member
Male
49 years old
About Me

42 yrs old ,hgv driver on nights,married to paula, two grown up kids ,3 grand children,love 60s music all mod,


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

July 11 2012

Scooter make & model?

lambretta 125dl /gp

First Scooter Rally & When?

scarbourgh 1987

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

skegness

Worst Rally & Why?

none

Top Ten Tunes?

top ten groups for me instead of tunes,artwoods,johns children,small faces,the kinks,the who,the blues magoos,ska,the jam,plus the last 2 are different which is the doors,bob dylan

Other Interests?

all things mod and scooters


3551bodge
Limited Member
Male
About Me

just another person wondering when the next rally pissup will be


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

December 7 2010

Scooter make & model?

PX/T5 172

First Scooter Rally & When?

RHYL early 80's

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

morcambe

Worst Rally & Why?

isle of wight to many mods lol..

Top Ten Tunes?

anything northern soul/ska

Other Interests?

drinking scooters and rallys what else do you need in life!


Mick
Limited Member
Male

Alex
Limited Member
Female
31 years old
About Me

been in to scoots all my life and i'm loving it :D


When did you join The Pogue Mahone Scooter Club?

July 1 2007

Scooter make & model?


First Scooter Rally & When?

morecambe 89

Favorite Scooter Rally Venue?

don't know

Worst Rally & Why?

haven't had a bad one yet

Top Ten Tunes?

54 46 was my number -

ever fallen in love - the buzzcocks

the snake - al wilson

blood and honour - skrewdriver

alternative ulster - stiff little fingers

pinball wizard - the who

liberator - spear of destiny

destination zululand - king kurt

tears of a clown -

rythm of the bell - the meteors

Other Interests?

anything to do with teeth bit weird i know but thats what you get for studying dental nursing. 

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