Scooter Charity Run Dong Nai 2007
A good day was had
by all on the 3rd Annual Saigon Scooter Centre Charity
Around 65 bikes left Saigon
at 10.30 am after enjoying a free breakfast at the
Sesame School for Disadvantaged Children. This French-run
establishment trains street kids in the service and
hospitality industry.We also had the famous Vietnam
war corespondent Tim Page accompanying us for the
We rode through the congested
city streets and out into the deserted paddy fields
and rubber plantations, into the fresh-aired countryside.
We stopped for a delightful lunch in a traditonal
restaurant on the scenic banks of the Mekong River.
Following our lunchbreak
we all regrouped and left enmasse to the Hoa Mai Orphanage
where we were met by 25 members of the Long Thanh
Firstly, there were presentation
announcements, followed by a very large, scary Santa
Claus which terrified many of the younger children
(they definetely had never seen an obese, bell-ringing,bearded
red suited foreigner).
There was a custom show
held which included a surprising variety of scoots
and gymkhana involving a kid on the back of each scooter.
All the kids received several presents and some fine-tasting
New Zealand Ice Cream!
On returning (with fortunately
no fatalities) to Saigon we all competed in an orienteering
event where we had to find and collect cards. Easier
said than done.
Back at Sesame in the evening
a BBQ was put on and a Phillipino cover band were
keeping the faith by playing some classic scootering
favourites and a little Northern Soul! Trophies and
raffle prizes were awarded and things started getting
messy until the early hours.
Sponsors were many, the
toys and gifts were numerous and the free ice-cream
Thanks to all who attended
and hope to see you again next year!
awarded to :
Best Vespa - Nguyen Hai Vespa Super Sprint 157cc Racer
Best Lambretta - Ashley Groom Li-Special Imola street
Best Custom - Giang Van Minh Series 3 Lambretta "Alien"
Best Classic Bike - Ian Pegg Triumph 650cc
Oldest Scooter - Mobilette Long Thanh Scooter Club
Most Original - Pat Joynt Lambretta series 3 Lda 150cc
Worst Scooter -Vu Ngoc Anh Vespa Super
Gymkhana Winner - Miss Giang
* Furama Resort
Danang * Unavailable * X Cream * Teddy House * TQPR
* Guava Bar * SSC * AF Rayspeed * Bedlam Scooters
* Zoom Cafe * Shamrock Bar * Cineplex * Highway 4
* Indopride * K1 Fitness * Rebanded * Maxi Trailers
* Segway * Lambretta Club Vietnam*