John Gerber RIP

Published: 12:58PM Jul 29th, 2010
By: Web Editor

It is with sadness in my heart that I advise you of the sad passing of John Gerber, a scootering 'legend’.

John Gerber RIP

John was a hero to me since the early 70s when I read his legendary year long, 25,000 mile long run to Cape Horn in South America from his home in the East Coast of the USA. It remains a must read to all scooterists. I had only ever communicated by letter with John, but that was to change a couple of years ago.

John and I at last met at AmeriVespa two years ago in Chattanooga. We met on Walnut Street Bridge and we hardly ever parted company for the rest of the rally. John was 'one of a kind', forthright in his views and yet he was so helpful to so many younger riders entering scootering.

I loved my time with him at Amerivespa, in fact a main reason for going in my head, was to meet my old pal. We featured in the Chattanooga local newspaper and had the young lady reporter giggling with our stories of being old time scooterists. Those fond memories will stay with me forever.

John Gerber was a true scooterist and I am privileged he called me his friend.

I will miss him.

Norrie Kerr

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