August 2008

August issue of Scoot NZ is out now.

Doug Coutts – 150 Super
Barista @ Work
Follow up:
JP – Scooterworld
1970 Picton Rally
Calendar of Events
Looking back to 1981

There have been some updates and corrections to the Calendar of Events.

Here is the Calendar with corrections and updates (Racing and Vespa Club of New Zealand):


Saturday 9th August: Vespa Club of New Zealand monthly ride (was 2nd August)
Leave 4pm from Scooter e Motion. Across the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore for exploring and fish & chips.

Sunday 10th August: Magnetos Coffee and Cake
Meet at Honeywell 10am. To Howick Historical Village Cafe.
Saturday 30th August: Magnetos Army Bay run
Meet at Honeywell 10am. To Howick Historical Village Cafe.

Sunday 17th August: Scooter Training Day.
There is a Scooter Training Day on Sunday, 17 August, 2008 starting at 9.30am at the Kart Track in Patiki Road, Avondale.

Registration is at 9.30am and track time starts at 10.00am.

ALL are welcome – this scooter training is aimed at those who have little riding experience or who wish to gain more confidence in their scooter riding ability in a “no test, no pressure, no traffic” environment.

The cost is $99.00 and includes a catered lunch. If you do not have a scooter, helmet or gloves, you can request the loan of these essentials by downloading the registration form on the following website:

All interested in this scooter training day are asked to register in this way prior to the training day. If you have any queries, please contact Dione on ph.(09) 527 0904.

A qualified instructor will also be present if you wish to take the practical component of the Basic Handling Skills – the cost of this test is $70.00.

Tuesday 5th August: Cornerstone Pub
1st Tuesday of each month, 7:30pm

New Plymouth
Sunday 3rd August: Scooterama, 214 Devon St West
1st Sunday of the month, between 12 – 2pm.

November: Scooter Racing, Taupo International Racetrack (was August)
Phone Scooterworld 09 360 0886 for details.


November: Scooter Racing, Go kart track (was August)
Phone Scooterworld 09 360 0886 for details.

Palmerston North
Sunday 17th August: Palmy SC – Pohangina Loop
Leaving 379 Featherston St, 10:30am
See map on centre pages.
RSVP Pete Clarke 021 516 737
Sunday 3rd August: Ujazi Cafe, Tennyson St
1st Sunday of the month, 2pm.

Wednesday 6th August: Fidels, Cuba Street
1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm
Saturday 16th August: Caffe Italia, 469 Adelaide Rd, Berhampore
3rd Saturday of the month, 10:30am

August: SCS 2008 Winter Bucket Series – Round Four
Slipway Driving Facility, Long Valley, Brooklyn
Sign on: 11:00 am, Race start: 12:00 am

Morley Motorcycle & Marine, Stoke
Rides will resume in September…

Thursday 14th August: Vespa Room
2nd Thursday of the month, 7:30pm @ the Vespa Room
Sunday 31st August: Monthly Ride. Joe’s Garage, 194 Hereford St
Last Sunday of the month Meeting around 12:00, riding at 1pm.

Canscoot Show Weekend ride
14-16 November 2008
When is a Labour Weekend ride not a Labour Weekend ride? When it’s a Canterbury Show Weekend Ride.
This years event, which has been run for at least the last six years, looks to be a little less strenuous than previous rides.

Leaving Christchurch on the morning of Friday 15th November, heading through Kaiapoi – Ashley – Amberley – Waipara – Waikare – Scargill Valley – Beach – Shingle Rd – Cheviot – Gore Bay – to Waiau. First night staying in Waiau (try Waiau Holiday Park, 03 315 6672, or Wairau Lodge 03 315 6003).
On Saturday, heading from Waiau to Kaikoura on the Pacific Triangle Road, with extra rides likely as this is a short leg of the trip. (Kaikoura accommodation: Top 10 Holiday Park 0800 36 36 38, Adelphi Backpackers 03 319 5141, Beach Rd Holiday Park 0800 692 322, A1 Kaikoura 0800 605 999.
Sunday departure to home, either Christchurch or Picton to the ferry.
Further information:

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