These are the amazing photos of Scooter fans that were an important part of post-war youth culture in the mid-20th century.
The intoxication of the scooter was started by mods and was known for their love of Italian scooters such as the Vespa and Lambretta and continental clothing. They also enjoyed soul music and jazz.
In the spring of 1964, amid the fear of a collapse in society, the Mods clashed with Rockers, who had their roots in the Teddy Boy culture in the 1950s.
Scooter boys, photographed their Vespa and Lambretta scooters by giving them extensive paint jobs and increasing the amount of chrome on Italian-made machines
This scooter was photographed during the Isle of Wight rally in 1984. It is equipped with pinstripe paint and chrome forks and exhaust. Scooter boys and girls would spend multiple of the value of the machine on their adjustments
These scooter fans were run over by the police in the 1980s for a checkup. The authorities were wary of large numbers of young people who met because of outbreaks of violence from the 1960s
This scooter is decorated with Mowtown and registers stars since soul music was an important part of the culture of the movement
Unlike the Mods, Rockers were on motorcycles and saw the elaborate scooters driven by their rivals as lesser machines.
The first major collision occurred during the March banking weekend in Clacton, Essex, where 97 people were arrested.
During the summer, rival factions clashed in areas such as Bournemouth and Margate.
The Brighton melee was immortalized in the Quadrophenia film.
However, during the 1970s and 1980s, the scooter culture evolved and was recorded in a new book Scooter boys, The Lost Tribe.
This Scottish scooter tourist guards his pride and joy, which has a place to keep half a bottle of vodka in the footwell
This scooter rider, on the left, exceeded the law by offering a passenger a ride while using leather plates
Sometimes the scooters looked completely different from their original incarnations, with this Street-race-style Lambrettas
Unlike the Mods, the scooter boys were never involved in massive outbreaks of violence.
Martin & # 39; Sticky & # 39; Round, who wrote about the scene for 29 years, said: & # 39; In the 1980s, myself and tens of thousands of scooter riders collectively rejected this label. Instead, we took the map of British youth addiction and cut a new bypass. This route took us further than the lost seaside resorts in the United Kingdom, allowing us to spread our credo across the continents.
& # 39; Tuned and adapted Vespa and Lambretta scooters gave us the freedom to roam; transportation to live the weekend. Shared experiences of riots, local hostility and intimidation by the police have built strong fraternal ties that continue to this day.
& # 39; Despite decades of two-wheeled rebellion, our threat level was never high enough to put us on the national security radar. This low profile has its advantages. We are not doomed to follow the same cycle as Mods. First feared, then taken in the lap, accepted and finally adopted as part of the rich British culture. As British as a vindaloo.
& # 39; The Scooterboy cult has escaped death-for-the-public acceptance simply by staying underground. Too difficult to distinguish from what came before. And that's just perfect.
& # 39; You'll never see Scooterboys parodied in TV insurance ads or low-budget fly-on-the-walls. The poorly displayed caricature is always a cliché Mod on a "Christmas Tree" scooter.
If you drove to rally & # 39; s in the 80s and 90s, this book will reflect your experiences. If you've never had a scooter, it offers a rare glimpse of life within the lost tribe of two-stroke terrorists.
Some of the boys on the scooter have radically transformed their machines – with this man who has removed many of the panels and left behind the bare skeleton of the bike
Due to the outbursts of violence, many seaside resorts wanted the & # 39; scooters & # 39; prohibit entry into their property
This scooter, called Wake, was custom made in the 80s and has engravings, chrome and gold plated. The paintwork is equipped with complicated airbrushing
According to the publishers: & # 39; Scooterboys are the lost tribe of British youth culture. Unrecognized, non-produced and unwanted; misunderstood by a large audience that confused us with Mods. However, we were not Mods.
& # 39; In the 1980s, myself and tens of thousands of scooter riders collectively rejected this label. Instead, we took the map of British youth addiction and cut a new bypass. This route took us further than the lost seaside resorts in the United Kingdom, allowing us to spread our credo across the continents.
& # 39; Tuned and adapted Vespa and Lambretta scooters gave us the freedom to roam; transportation to live the weekend. Shared experiences of riots, local hostility and intimidation by the police have built strong fraternal ties that continue to this day. & # 39;
The book is written by Martin & # 39; Sticky & # 39; Round, who started on scooters in 1984 and scooted for 29 years with Scootering Magazine.
These punks were photographed in the early 1980s during a Scooterboy event
In the mid-1980s, these psychobilly haircuts were huge in the scooter scene
Many women became involved in the scooter scene and attended rally & # 39; s all over the UK, like this one in the 1980s
Police in Redcar, Middlesbrough were seen on Mods who arrived in the area on October 4, 1985
The whirl of the scooter even crossed the Atlantic with this rally in the US at the Canadian border at Niagra Falls
The various scooter clubs have had special patches made that are sewn onto their jackets to show their connection
This scooter fan has patches from the various rally's that he attended in the mid-1980s
These ladies were members of the alcoholic rat-girl-scooter club at a meeting in Great Yarmouth in the 1980s
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