Welcome to the "Ara comença l'Scooter Run. Scooterisme a Catalunya 2009-2019" crowdfunding campaign page. A site dedicated to a new photographic book documenting the Catalonian scooter scene.
The book’s main characters are the scooterists, and the Vespas and Lambrettas that took part in a big array of rallies, gigs and parties from 2009 to the present day.
The pictures were shot with a low-cost camera, and often with expired or poor-quality film. This gives it a distorted and imperfect look that’s closely linked to the underground and analog world it documents - all totally removed from fashion and artifice.
The intention with this project is to put this small, authentic and exciting reality on record. Attending the scooter rallies armed with a 35mm film camera, my original plan was to log the scooters that made an appearance. The Vespas and Lambrettas often customised to their owners’ tastes, and upgraded by a huge array of modern spare parts, into reliable and powerful machines.
After a while however, the relatively small size of this scene meant that I soon ran out of new scooters to shoot. But my original motivation was transformed when I realised that scooter owners were more interesting than their machines anyway. Lovers of miles, parties, Northern Soul, Jamaican music, Punk, Oi! And Ska. All of them part of a subculture that was born in the United Kingdom during the 60s, grew in awareness in the 80s and settled down in Catalonia in the late 90s.
About the rewards
In addition to the book you’ll have the chance to acquire enhanced quality prints of the pictures in 30x45cm (12x18in) size, the maximum possible with 35mm analog film.
You will also have the opportunity to pre-order a batch of 5 or 10 copies. In this case, your logo and/or web address will appear in the book's credits page.
Hector Vilar is the scooterist and documentarian who will conduct this project from beginning to end; including photography, design and layout, pre-printing, advertising and more.
Where will your contributions go?
All money raised will go towards the printing of 300 copies of the book, the photographic prints and shipments.
Once we have achieved the objective, we will begin printing the book and getting in touch with those of you who have booked enlargements of the photographs. From here we can send you a selection of images to choose from.
A month after we reach our goal, and have made contact with you all, we’ll start shipping.
All being well, this should happen beween the beginning and middle of April.
After that you’ll be able to enjoy your unique and authentic photographic record of scooter rallies over the years.
For any questions or information about the project, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org