THE GRAND TENERIFE SOCIAL!!
I know their is a lot of confusion around at
the moment as to who is going where and when.. Just
to clarify a few things first...
VFM's winter Social will be in Tenerife not
Las Vegas, which we have done twice before in
conjunction with the High Rollers wknd... The first
Vegas trip we organised was legendary with over 700
Brits in attendence... We swore we would'nt repeat
it! Could'nt repeat it!! It was a one off! How could
you! But because of the fantastic experience everyone
had and the huge demand to go back... We went
back last year, and had a great time again... But
for vfm its time to move on. We've seen the old
British Colony, they seem to be coping without us,
its time to have a new experience in sunnier climes,
which is what our Winter Social is all about...
Having a little break out of rally season and dancin
your tits off with possibly the odd Scooter thrown
So here are all those lovely details you
have all been waiting patiently for......
Finally we have put together all the travel
options and details for VFM's Grand Tenerife Social
over the first weekend of March 2007...... The venue
we have secured is called 'Pleasure
Island (Hello!!?)'.... Located in Las Americas quite
close to the legendary Reggae Bar and Linekars....
VFM's Party Nights are Fri/Sat & Sunday. To save any
hassle we are doing an admission ticket in advance..
£20 for the whole weekend..... It being Pleasure
Island... The theme for Sunday night will be Pirates
and Piress'es (Is that a word?) of Tenerife....
Other little bits n bobs will be added to the
itinery.... Like Moped Mayhem!! A crazy run up to
the mountains on hired scooters in a Spaggeti
Western Styly... Boat Trip.. And maybe a late night
journey to tenerifes very own Las Vegas (HELL
YEAH!!) to eat Goulash!? ( Eh Lobby... stroking the
Buddah being optional!?).. for the more discerning
ladies and gents among us !?
We have our very own Josie (Not of Pussycats
fame) to cobble together a few travel options..
Firstly the vfm hotel of choice is the PLAYA AZUL
APARTMENTS in Las Americas.
The figures which are quoted here are based
on a 7 day break departing the 27th Feb tuesday and
returning 6th March tuesday....
Airports of choice are;
2 people sharing a studio apartment inc
flights £289 each
4 people sharing a 2 bedroom apartment
(could be double or single beds) £269 per person inc
3 people sharing 1 bedroom apartment (put me
up bed in living room) £279 per person inc flights
These prices may change with availability...
which means book asap.. Small deposit required (as
the Buddah said to Lobby)
Now if you wish to go for five days most of
the airports above have flights on friday returning
tuesday... Manchester is the only airport which does
daily flights... Josie can sort all this out for
you, quote accordingly, and help you with any
So get booked asap before the prices change
and make sure you order a ticket as their is only
TRAVEL; Ask for Josie @ A1 Travel 0800
0910417 or 0161 3333757
INFO & TICKETS; Steve 07774 893178
One finger typing is a killer!! C U @
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Roof. Ample Space To Display, Classic And Vintage,
Murals, Engraving, Engineering Oddities, Spectacular
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A Multitude Of Classes For A Multitude Of Tastes And
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A Scooter Rallies by Scooter People Production 2006
This was written originally by Francis Stonor
Frances Stonor Saunders
is the former arts editor of The New Statesman, author
of The Cultural Cold War, Diabolical Englishman and
The Devil's Broker and was awarded the Royal
Historical Society's William Gladstone Memorial Prize.
She lives in London. It
is well worth reading and if you wish to, please pass
it on to as many people as you can.
"You may have heard that
legislation creating compulsory ID Cards passed a
crucial stage in the House of Commons. You may feel
that ID cards are not something to worry about, since
we already have Photo ID for our Passport and Driving
License and an ID Card will be no different to that.
What you have not been told is the full scope of this
proposed ID Card, and what it will mean to you
The proposed ID Card will be
different from any card you now hold. It will be
connected to a database called the NIR, (National
Identity Register), where all of your personal details
will be stored. This will include the unique number
that will be issued to you, your fingerprints, a scan
of the back of your eye, and your photograph. Your
name, address and date of birth will also obviously be
There will be spaces on this database for your
religion, residence status, and many other private and
personal facts about you. There is unlimited space for
every other details of your life on the NIR database,
which can be expanded by the Government with or
without further Acts of Parliament.
By itself, you might think
that this register is harmless, but you would be wrong
to come to this conclusion. This new card will be
used to check your identity against your entry in the
register in real time, whenever you present it to
'prove who you are'.
Every place that sells
alcohol or cigarettes, every post office, every
pharmacy, and every Bank will have an NIR Card
Terminal, (very much like the Chip and Pin Readers
that are everywhere now) into which your card can be
'swiped' to check your identity. Each time this
happens, a record is made at the NIR of the time and
place that the Card was presented. This means for
example, that there will be a government record of
every time you withdraw more than £99 at your branch
of NatWest, who now demand ID for these transactions.
Every time you have to prove that you are over 18,
your card will be swiped, and a record made at the NIR.
Restaurants and off licenses will demand that your
card is swiped so that each receipt shows that they
sold alcohol to someone over 18, and that this was
proved by the access to the NIR, indemnifying them
Private businesses are going to be given access to
the NIR Database. If you want to apply for a job, you
will have to present your card for a swipe. If you
want to apply for a London Underground Oyster Card, or
a supermarket loyalty card, or a driving license you
will have to present your ID Card for a swipe. The
same goes for getting a telephone line or a mobile
phone or an internet account.
Oyster, DVLA, BT and Nectar
(for example) all run very detailed databases of their
own. They will be allowed access to the NIR, just as
every other business will be. This means that each of
these entities will be able to store your unique
number in their database, and place all your travel,
phone records, driving activities and detailed
shopping habits under your unique NIR number. These
databases, which can easily fit on a storage device
the size of your hand, will be sold to third parties
either legally or illegally. It will then be possible
for a non-governmental entity to create a detailed
dossier of all your activities. Certainly, the
government will have clandestine access to all of
them, meaning that they will have a complete record of
all your movements, from how much and when you
withdraw from your bank account to what medications
you are taking, down to the level of what sort of
bread you eat - all accessible via a single unique
number in a central database.
This is quite a significant
leap from a simple ID Card that shows your name and
Most people do not know that this is the true
character and scope of the proposed ID Card. Whenever
the details of how it will work are explained to them,
they quickly change from being ambivalent towards it.
The Government is going to
COMPEL you to enter your details into the NIR and to
carry this card. If you and your children want to
obtain or renew your passports, you will be forced to
have your fingerprints taken and your eyes scanned for
the NIR, and an ID Card will be issued to you whether
you want one or not. If you refuse to be
fingerprinted and eye scanned, you will not be able to
get a passport. Your ID Card will, just like your
passport, not be your property. The Home Secretary
will have the right to revoke or suspend your ID at
any time, meaning that you will not be able to
withdraw money from your Bank Account, for example, or
do anything that requires you to present your
government issued ID Card.
The arguments that have been
put forwarded in favour of ID Cards can be easily
disproved. ID Cards WILL NOT stop terrorists; every
Spaniard has a compulsory ID Card as did the Madrid
Bombers. ID Cards will not 'eliminate benefit fraud',
which in comparison, is small compared to the
astronomical cost of this proposal, which will be
measured in billions according to the LSE (London
School of Economics). This scheme exists solely to
exert total surveillance and control over the ordinary
free British Citizen, and it will line the pockets of
the companies that will create the computer systems at
the expense of your freedom, privacy and money.
If you did not know the full
scope of the proposed ID Card Scheme before and you
are as unsettled as I am at what it really means to
you, to this country and its way of life, I urge you
to email or photocopy this and give it to your friends
and colleagues and everyone else you think should know
and who cares. The Bill has proceeded to this stage
due to the lack of accurate and complete information
on this proposal being made public. Together & hand
in hand, we can inform the entire nation if everyone
who receives this passes it on."
Tony from our club - Speed Demons SC had his garage
next to his house in Essex broken into early this
morning (25/4/06) and three tuned custom autos were
stolen - two Italjet Dragsters and a Gilera Runner
Each carries many unique distinguishing features.
We would be grateful if you could spread the word
about this. Any information should be emailed to
email@example.com and will be treated in the
strictest confidence. We will be offering a reward for
the recovery of the scooters.
These are the details of an exciting exhibiton that
will open on 13th May at Chelsea space, a gallery next
to Tate Britain on Millbank SW1 (near Vauxhall
We hope you can add some or all of this to your club
listings and events. I also attach a banner which you
may want to include on your website and link to our
website http://showoffevents.co.uk. which will be
updated regularly with all the latest information on
the exhibition, rally and ride out route.
If you have any questions please get in touch.
We look forward to seeing you, your members as well as
their friends and families at the exhibition - we
think there will be something there for everyone.
ready, steady, go!
SCOOTER LIFE & URBAN DREAMS
1 3 M A Y - 1 7 J U N E 2 0 0 6
C H E L S E A S P A C E
C H E L S E A C O L L E G E O F A R T A N D D E S I G
1 6 J O H N I S L I P S T R E E T, M I L L B A N K , L
O N D O N , S W 1 P 4 J U
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11.00 – 5.00; Saturday
10.00 – 4.00
Opening on Saturday 13th May 2006, ready, steady, go!
at Chelsea space is the first exhibition to explore
the style, fashion and events associated with the
motor scooter and its impact on British culture over
the last 60 years.
ready, steady, go! focuses on the rich and compelling
history of scooters in Britain; it's allure to the
young and stylish from the dawning of the new breed of
post war consumers of the early1950s, to the infamous
yet influential Mod sub cults of the 60s and 80s,
through to those searching for a fashionable, modern
day solution to the congestion charge and the next
phase in ‘street style’.
The exhibition will be highly visual and the
highlights of ready, steady, go! include a section on
the birth of the Vespa and Lambretta, and their place
in the exciting la Dolce Vita lifestyle of post-war
Italy; original films of scooter stunts and gymkhanas,
events that drew thousands of spectators in the
English Home Counties in the 1950s; a look at the
scooter as a vital Mod accessory, demonstrating the
way they were personalised to reflect a very
individual, edgy identity; how to dress for the
scooter and it unfolds a perhaps less well known world
of the scooter clubs as they exist today plus an
insight into scooter designs for the future.
Opening day special event: Ride out and scooter rally
Saturday May 13th
Evening event: Talk on fashion and scooter style in
1960’s Friday May 19th
See website for more details:
15/16/17th September 2006
Run to the Castle #2
@ "le Château de Tilff"
Liège Scooterist Tribe 8th scooter rally.
A CLASSIC EVENT WITH NICE SCOOTERS, GOOD BOOZE AND
We'll welcome you in an old castle farm from the 18
century, fully restaured, in the center of a nice and
tourist city : TILFF. With shops, pubs + open air
bars, restaurants, hotel...
In a 3-star venue with clean toilets and hot showers.
Free camping or 4 berth rooms (70 extra) !!! Only 3
rooms left!!! Everything on site.
Low prices : HALF PRICE FOR SCOOTERS! All included
with 2 nights camping, 2 allnighters, free rally
patch, free 'aperitif', custom show and 12 trophies,
ride out, stalls and dealers parts, hot and cold food
non-stop, tons of belgian specials beers... Cheap
prices- everything on site. Free stalls for dealers
Do's : 8.00 p.m. - 4.00a.m.
Dj's : Olivier & Bruno from Liège + special guests
from France, Germany and England spinning the best in
rare Ska & Skinhead Scorchers, Northern & Blue Eyed
Soul, R'n'B, Motown & 6T's Beat, 79' Punk & Mod
Revival, 2-Tone, Baggy, Britpop, Indie...
10kms (6 miles) from Liège, 25kms (16 miles) from
Maastricht (Hollande), 50 kms from Aachen, 215 kms(140
miles) from Oostende, 220 kms(145 miles) from
Rotterdam, 110 kms from Cologne...
"Le Château de Tilff ", n° 9 Esplanade de l'Abeille ,
On the motorway A26/E25 exit n° 41 " Hamoir / Tilff "
Follow the signs "scoot" or "Auberge de jeunesse"
Info / contact :
firstname.lastname@example.org or Is.Galambos@ulg.ac.be or
Mobile Bruno : 0032.(0)4184.108.40.206
Mobile Fabian : 0032.(0).4220.127.116.11
Fax : 0032.(0)18.104.22.168
Hotel (only 2 rooms left !!)
@ 200 meters (0,13 miles) from the rally.
Hotel de l'Ourthe
rue Waleffe, 4
Telephone : 00-32-(0)4-388.26.75
Fax : 00-32-(0)4-388.26.75
E-Mail : email@example.com
Contact : Mme Martine Seronveau
1 double room : from 30 euros to 45 euros
Ex : one double room + shower : 35 euros per night/per
room (breakfast is not include).
or 45 euros per night per room for a double room +
bathroom + tv (breakfast not include)
Speak french, english, german and dutch.
!!! Hotel nearly fully booked : only 2 rooms left,
everything is booked by the scots !!!