The Mad Bastard Scooter Rally started as all good things start, late at
night over several bottles of fine Scotch.
Back in 2004, CMG Grand Fromage, the late, great Editor ‘arris and staff photographer Mr. Seck had the problem of trying to work out what to do with a long term Honda Ruckus that they had managed to snag from Honda Canada for the summer.
it's a 50cc scooter - what else can you do other than
ride around town and pick up groceries?
The best of a bottle of Laphroaig later and the idea of a long distance ride was hatched. “Another dram Mr. Seck?” and with that a long non-stop ride was conceived. “Shame to put the rest of this bottle away, another Mr. Harris?” and they now had a route around Lake Ontario that just so happened to tally up to about 850 km.
The first ever mad bastard scooter rally had been born.
Accompanied by Iron Butter (as in arse, not shaken cow’s milk) Bobb Todd, like (twisted) minded Gary Davidson and another guy who heard about the rally on CMG and thought he’d give it a go, they set off at the break of day, heading east to the border crossing at Kingston. 22 hours later they got back to where they started and had just completed the inaugural Mad Bastard Scooter Rally.