Les Roberts

1 .... Name.... Les Roberts

2 .... Age.... 39

3 .... Town.... Slough, Berkshire

4 ....Arm or Service? Ex RA

5 .... Married? Wife's name, kids? ages etc... Wifes name is Cherie, with one boy named Callum (aged 10 - if he behaves he might see 11)

6 .... Hobbies other than soul/Scootering Perversion is always a good one, and so time consuming it must be a hobby.

7 .....Plastic Scooters yes, no not bothered

Hate them. I attended the Vespa anniversay bash in Northampton some years ago, and was finally convinced to try a plastic fantastic by the Piaggio dealers. They assured me it was th every latest thing and would take over the popularity of the P200. I didnt believe a word of it of course.

They were then horrified to see me pull off from the show room, get to the instinctive engine tone where a gear change is expected. only to see me go for the non existent clutch, slam the brakes on and ditch their brand new 'still IN the showroom' scooter.

8 .... 3 Favourite Soul/Scootering events/venues of the past.... I think Mersea island is always an amazing do.

9 .... Favourite Soul/Scootering events/venues of the present.... Just getting back into the scene after a very prolonged recovery from injury. Been scootering and doing events since 1979, starting off at Porthcawl in S Wales, by public transport! And now puttng patches on my 3rd jacket so they all look nice and pretty and newish still.

10 .... 5 Favourite Scooters Custom or model Would definately have to be the P200, although I am just building a GTR/SS180 with a P2 engine. Living life in my shed at the moment.

11 .... 5 Favourite present sounds.... Angie Stone, I wish I didnt Miss You... sort of a modern soul remix set to the O'Jays Backstabbers. Amazing track but definately in the mould of Northern. The Originals - Suspicion, and all sorts of trad northern.

12 .... 3 Favourite albums.... you dont get albums through Limewire.

13 .... Favourite non soul/Scooter/Mod singer/group.... Zeppelin, Metallica, a complete mix really.

14 .... Person you would like to be stranded on a dessert Island with...... Aria Giovanni - look her up on the web. amazing

15 .... Person you wouldn't like to be stranded on a dessert Island with.... Anyone else really. THis really could turn into an immense list.

16 .... Pet hates.... In this age of PC its perhaps better not to say, but there are a lot of them... usually being given houses, benefits, jobs, etc

17.....Best dealer .... Claude Agius London, SGT Scooters & Motorcycles Wimbledon. and the supremo Taffspeed!

18.....Worst dealer experience.... walked into chelsea scooters a while back looking for a set of P200 piston rings, having already been to Heine Gericke and bought a new crash helmet. Not only did they want to charge me 12 EACH for piston rings, they stopped me leaving the shop believeing that I had picked up the helmet and tried shoplifting it. Needless to say I didnt pay that price for piston rings, and a wrist lock worked exceptionally well on the shop manager - WANKER! i didnt even get an apology when i produced my receipt, just an OH! but i hurt the fucker anyway by then.

19.....How did you find out about the
AFSC? was looking through the web for the national runs for the year and your site had them, been referring back to it ever since.