SLIDESHOW: Scooter rally has va-va-voom

People try to put ’ emdown – but South Yorkshire’s scooter fanatics showed they’ll not stop talking ’ bout their generation!

A convoy of more than 800 Vespas and Lambrettas showed plenty of va-va-voom as they roared into South Yorkshire for the 7th annual Catcliffe Camping rally.

Scooter fans and clubs came from across the North of England to the event

Scooter fans and clubs came from across the North of England to the event

Mods travelled from as far afield as Portsmouth – 220 miles away – to show off their two-wheeled pride and joy at the scooter rally.

Members of nearby scooter clubs in Sheffield and Barnsley also turned out in force for the rally, which transformed the grounds of The Waverley pub into a hive of activity.

There was music, stalls selling custom clothes and memorabilia and family fun – but as ever the main attraction was the dazzling array of vehicles.

There were plenty of scooters from the early 60s and a 1958 Vespa was the oldest there.

Organiser Neil Hibbert, of Rotherham Scooter Club, said: “It was a great event, it seems to be getting bigger and bigger every year.

“We get a good mix of ages. We mostly get those who had a scooter when there was a bit of a revival in 1979 and 1980, but there are younger ones coming too.

“Some were dressed up in the mod gear but a lot of those people dress like that all the time anyway. It had a great atmosphere.”

Band The Score played a catalogue of hits from the likes of The Jam and The Who for camping guests, who partied long into the night.

This year’s event raised money for Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia, in support of a Rotherham Scooter Club member’s daughter who is battling cancer.