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Scootacars and weddings

 

SCOOTACAR REGISTER FAMILY WEDDING

On 10th October 2009 my eldest son Mark was married to Helen after 12 years of being together with Scooters and Scootacars!

The wedding was held at the Broad House Country Estate Hotel in Wroxham, a few miles from Aylsham.

Both the blue Mk1 Scootacar owned by Mark and the cream Mk1 owned by his brother Philip were incorporated into the day’s events.

 

Vespa

No that's not a Scootacar, it's a Vespsa with Mark and Phil (The Best Man) getting ready to head off to Broad House Country Estate Hotel, Wroxham.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr and Mrs Boyd next to WGA 136. Helen doesn't look too unhappy that a Scootacar was invited to the wedding! They are part of the family.

Helen and Mark next to WGA 136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPRODUCED FROM SCOOTABOUT  ARTICLES   (The newsletter of the Scootacar Register)

Scootacar

 

 

Back in December 1999 Sue, the daughter of a previous Scootacar owner , wrote in to say that she wanted to use a Mk1 Scootacar at her wedding which was planned for the following summer, to take her from the church to the reception.

Sue’s father had owned a red Mk1 when she was growing up, and she thought that it would be something to remember him by on her special day. Unfortunately it wasn’t possible to get the actual car that her father had owned to the wedding, as the car was no longer in the country.

A Scootacar owner with a red Mk1 stepped in at the eleventh hour to help out. The whole day was quite eventful, with the Scootacar arriving at the church with a cavalcade of scooters with several people “beeping” and waving en-route.


The wedding was featured in a couple of the wedding magazines and newspaper articles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPRODUCED FROM AN OLD ISSUE OF “SCOOTABOUT “
(The newsletter of the Scootacar Register)

One of my members Nigel wrote in with this amusing tale back in 1993 telling of his Scootacar’s surprise participation in the blessing of his marriage.
Although married in Kenya, a part of his wife’s conditions was that they were to have a formal blessing in her home village in a little village close to Preston, Lancs. 

So, three weeks later !

“As my wife to be had always refused to even get into the Scootacar, a plot was hatched to deliver the car to the church, for us to leave in. But what a trauma, keeping it a secret !

Firstly, I had to re-MOT and tax it, as it had expired at the end of the summer and, at the time I had no plans to use it in the winter. Because she would have been very suspicious of any activity relating to the Scootacar so close to the blessing ( she knows well that I’m a practical joker ! ) I moved the car to a friend’s house telling her that I was simply storing it for winter.

Once legal again, I arranged for my “best man “ to have a small goods trailer to tow behind his Peugeot to take the car up north.
The Friday morning we loaded the Scootacar up, was an unmitigated disaster; pouring with rain, causing a problem with the solenoid making reverse impossible to find , and making the driving wheel spin on the slippery ramp; until in the end we were forced to simply lift it on, nearly giving ourselves a hernia in the process !

Steve promised to meet me at the Novotel, Preston on Saturday morning when we would travel to the church, unload a park nearby. Imagine my consternation then; with 3 hours before the service, in the middle of this little village that the clutch cable snaps as he drives it off the ramps.

I got all the trusted friends and relatives out to literally pick the car up so that I could see the cause of the problem; the nipple having pulled off the pedal end.
Quick thinking ( and a reputation as a bodger ! ) purchased a cheap set of pliers, a screwdriver and a block of electrical connectors; with much merriment from the rapidly growing crowd of onlookers, I proceeded to re-thread the cable using a stripped connector as a replacement nipple .

One hour to go and it worked, although extensive testing of this dubious repair was out of the question !  All I asked was that the vehicle was left on the road outside the church as we came out.

Wee; he had other plans ! As we left the church, no car in sight; but shortly afterwards the little vehicle rambled up the path from behind the vestry.
Apparently they had measured the gap around the gates, and discovered that it would fit and so the car ended up right outside the church, where my wife was forced to concede defeat, and get in for the short journey back to the reception; whereupon the little car performed admirably and was
 the cause of much amusement. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2009 Scootacar Register (Mark Boyd)