Dean’s ‘pimped up’ scooter is the wheel deal!

Dean pictured on his modified scooter

Dean pictured on his modified scooter

First published in News

A MOTORSPORT-mad man has “pimped” out his mobility scooter to look like a Ferrari Formula 1 car.

Dean Johnson is disabled and a life-long fan of the sport so has taken it upon himself to deck his TGA mobility scooter out with official Ferrari Testarossa paintwork and wheels.

Mr Johnson lives with mobility difficulties resulting from heart disease and type-1 diabetes.

The 50-year-old from Northiam inherited the scooter when his father-in-law Percy Judd passed away.

He said: “I managed to find a company who could supply official Ferrari Testarossa paint and undercoat lacquer that would adhere to the body shell.

“I began work by meticulously dismantling the complete scooter so I could do a professional paint job.

“I am chuffed to bits with the end result.”

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10:13am Sat 26 Jul 14

Patsyr says...

It looks like a mobility scooter! I scrolled down to see the after result and there is only one picture and it doesn't resemble a Ferrari F1 car at all. It seems that the Argus is just going along with what this man thinks.

It must all be in the mind but I suppose if the man is happy then it is OK I suppose.
It looks like a mobility scooter! I scrolled down to see the after result and there is only one picture and it doesn't resemble a Ferrari F1 car at all. It seems that the Argus is just going along with what this man thinks. It must all be in the mind but I suppose if the man is happy then it is OK I suppose. Patsyr
  • Score: 5

10:31am Sat 26 Jul 14

Nikski says...

Aw bless.....who are we to shatter illusions?
Watch out Lewis Hamilton!
Aw bless.....who are we to shatter illusions? Watch out Lewis Hamilton! Nikski
  • Score: 2

11:00am Sat 26 Jul 14

wippasnapper says...

I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time…

And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol
I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time… And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol wippasnapper
  • Score: -4

11:11am Sat 26 Jul 14

Martin999 says...

wippasnapper wrote:
I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time…

And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol
Are you a proof reader for the Argus?
[quote][p][bold]wippasnapper[/bold] wrote: I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time… And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol[/p][/quote]Are you a proof reader for the Argus? Martin999
  • Score: 8

12:06pm Sat 26 Jul 14

TIMBURRY says...

wippasnapper wrote:
I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time…

And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol
With all those extras how far does he get before recharge.?
[quote][p][bold]wippasnapper[/bold] wrote: I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time… And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol[/p][/quote]With all those extras how far does he get before recharge.? TIMBURRY
  • Score: -2

12:29pm Sat 26 Jul 14

worthingite says...

What an awful story, the argus has reached the gutter now, just throw in the towel and shut the whole operation down.
What an awful story, the argus has reached the gutter now, just throw in the towel and shut the whole operation down. worthingite
  • Score: 7

3:05pm Sat 26 Jul 14

The Real Curious George says...

worthingite wrote:
What an awful story, the argus has reached the gutter now, just throw in the towel and shut the whole operation down.
Yup, totally agree. WTAF is the Andrex doing wasting their time with stuff like this?
For that matter WTAF am I doing even commenting on it?
[quote][p][bold]worthingite[/bold] wrote: What an awful story, the argus has reached the gutter now, just throw in the towel and shut the whole operation down.[/p][/quote]Yup, totally agree. WTAF is the Andrex doing wasting their time with stuff like this? For that matter WTAF am I doing even commenting on it? The Real Curious George
  • Score: 5

4:58pm Sat 26 Jul 14

JeevesMcMontague says...

I suppose his benefit cash must be squandered on something.
I suppose his benefit cash must be squandered on something. JeevesMcMontague
  • Score: -1

1:01am Sun 27 Jul 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Martin999 wrote:
wippasnapper wrote:
I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time…

And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol
Are you a proof reader for the Argus?
Try thinking first before you open your vicious mouth.

Maybe this person has difficulty with writing - who cares, you and I understood what they wrote.

Perfect in absolutely everything in life are you - I bet my life on you being extremely un-perfect.

Stop being vile and nasty.

As for others comments on spending benefit money on this - he got some paint and that was all. My god you lot are nasty. May the day come very soon when you can hardly move and are in constant agony and have to use a wheelchair and a mobility scooter and you get to see what it's like first hand. Enjoy the pain and don't expect any sympathy from anyone.
[quote][p][bold]Martin999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wippasnapper[/bold] wrote: I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time… And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol[/p][/quote]Are you a proof reader for the Argus?[/p][/quote]Try thinking first before you open your vicious mouth. Maybe this person has difficulty with writing - who cares, you and I understood what they wrote. Perfect in absolutely everything in life are you - I bet my life on you being extremely un-perfect. Stop being vile and nasty. As for others comments on spending benefit money on this - he got some paint and that was all. My god you lot are nasty. May the day come very soon when you can hardly move and are in constant agony and have to use a wheelchair and a mobility scooter and you get to see what it's like first hand. Enjoy the pain and don't expect any sympathy from anyone. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -4

7:13pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Just trying to earn a crust says...

Painting something does not a Ferrari make
Painting something does not a Ferrari make Just trying to earn a crust
  • Score: 1

8:47pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Logicsays says...

As a mark of respect and in thanks of this chaps invaluable contribution to engineering Ferrari have made this seasons F1 car perform just a mobility scooter.
As a mark of respect and in thanks of this chaps invaluable contribution to engineering Ferrari have made this seasons F1 car perform just a mobility scooter. Logicsays
  • Score: 0

9:28pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Nikski says...

wippasnapper wrote:
I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time…

And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol
'I know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol'...
Really? That person sounds like a complete a**ehole
[quote][p][bold]wippasnapper[/bold] wrote: I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time… And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol[/p][/quote]'I know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol'... Really? That person sounds like a complete a**ehole Nikski
  • Score: 0

3:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Fairfax Aches says...

That is one sweet lookin' mobility scooter!
That is one sweet lookin' mobility scooter! Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 0

11:18pm Mon 28 Jul 14

wippasnapper says...

Nikski wrote:
wippasnapper wrote:
I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time…

And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol
'I know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol'...
Really? That person sounds like a complete a**ehole
well at lest he did something to make himself feel better unlike you who just insults but there again there are some real sad people in this world just sorry your one of them
[quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wippasnapper[/bold] wrote: I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time… And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol[/p][/quote]'I know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol'... Really? That person sounds like a complete a**ehole[/p][/quote]well at lest he did something to make himself feel better unlike you who just insults but there again there are some real sad people in this world just sorry your one of them wippasnapper
  • Score: 0

11:47pm Mon 28 Jul 14

wippasnapper says...

TIMBURRY wrote:
wippasnapper wrote:
I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time…

And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol
With all those extras how far does he get before recharge.?
The distends you can do all depends on the wait of the user and the battery size i.e. two 12V 55AH battery’s on full charge and in good condition will get you roughly 20 maybe 25 Miles, My scooter has two 12V 85AH roughly 35 Miles bearing in mind hills will take more power lowering the distends you can do i.e. one day I went on a ride to Lewes up to black cap on the south down’s across to Ditchling beacon and all the way back to the University of Brighton around Falmer Pond and back home and I have been to Shoreham and back i.e. the bigger the battery AH the farther you can go and as I’m always telling people always get a scooter twice your wait i.e. small scooters only take small battery’s big scooters take bigger battery’s
[quote][p][bold]TIMBURRY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wippasnapper[/bold] wrote: I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time… And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol[/p][/quote]With all those extras how far does he get before recharge.?[/p][/quote]The distends you can do all depends on the wait of the user and the battery size i.e. two 12V 55AH battery’s on full charge and in good condition will get you roughly 20 maybe 25 Miles, My scooter has two 12V 85AH roughly 35 Miles bearing in mind hills will take more power lowering the distends you can do i.e. one day I went on a ride to Lewes up to black cap on the south down’s across to Ditchling beacon and all the way back to the University of Brighton around Falmer Pond and back home and I have been to Shoreham and back i.e. the bigger the battery AH the farther you can go and as I’m always telling people always get a scooter twice your wait i.e. small scooters only take small battery’s big scooters take bigger battery’s wippasnapper
  • Score: 0

11:51pm Mon 28 Jul 14

wippasnapper says...

Martin999 wrote:
wippasnapper wrote:
I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time…

And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol
Are you a proof reader for the Argus?
are you hear just to p-iss people off try harder because it is not working
[quote][p][bold]Martin999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wippasnapper[/bold] wrote: I have a TGA Supper-Sports scooter witch is a three wheeler or in my eyes a trike my intentions are to give it that look over time… And why should we not make our scooters out to resemble what we have a parson for I ones know someone that pimped his scooter out with flaming exhorts pipes, strobe lights and a DVD-HiFi system he even had a sub-woofer on it lol[/p][/quote]Are you a proof reader for the Argus?[/p][/quote]are you hear just to p-iss people off try harder because it is not working wippasnapper
  • Score: 0

11:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

wippasnapper says...

worthingite wrote:
What an awful story, the argus has reached the gutter now, just throw in the towel and shut the whole operation down.
god your a sad sorry excuse
[quote][p][bold]worthingite[/bold] wrote: What an awful story, the argus has reached the gutter now, just throw in the towel and shut the whole operation down.[/p][/quote]god your a sad sorry excuse wippasnapper
  • Score: -1

11:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

wippasnapper says...

The Real Curious George wrote:
worthingite wrote:
What an awful story, the argus has reached the gutter now, just throw in the towel and shut the whole operation down.
Yup, totally agree. WTAF is the Andrex doing wasting their time with stuff like this?
For that matter WTAF am I doing even commenting on it?
because your sad like the rest of use and maybe just like use that use scooters have a lot of time to wast
[quote][p][bold]The Real Curious George[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worthingite[/bold] wrote: What an awful story, the argus has reached the gutter now, just throw in the towel and shut the whole operation down.[/p][/quote]Yup, totally agree. WTAF is the Andrex doing wasting their time with stuff like this? For that matter WTAF am I doing even commenting on it?[/p][/quote]because your sad like the rest of use and maybe just like use that use scooters have a lot of time to wast wippasnapper
  • Score: 0

11:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

wippasnapper says...

JeevesMcMontague wrote:
I suppose his benefit cash must be squandered on something.
and what i ponder do you spend your money on?
[quote][p][bold]JeevesMcMontague[/bold] wrote: I suppose his benefit cash must be squandered on something.[/p][/quote]and what i ponder do you spend your money on? wippasnapper
  • Score: 0

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