Mods V Rockers ride regroups friends

Mods and Rockers ride for youth

The fourth annual Mods V Rockers ride in Brisbane on Sunday (May 28, 2017) is raising money for Youngcare to get homeless youth out of aged care homes. The ride will be one of many being staged around the world on the last weekend in May to commemorate the famous 1964 clash between the Mods …

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Mods V Rockers ride organiser Matt Jones

Mods V Rockers ride in peace

Unpredictable English weather, clouds of blue smoke, the heavy scent of two-stroke fuel and rainbow oil spots on the road provided some authenticity to the second annual Mods V Rockers ride in Brisbane on Sunday (May 17, 2015). SEE ALL THE PHOTOS HERE The ride is one of many around the world held on the …

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Mods V Rockers ride to the beach

Riders around the world will celebrate the 51st anniversary of the famous 1964 Brighton beach clashes between Mods and Rockers on the weekend of May 16-17 2015. There are rides planned in most cities down to the nearest beach. We’ll be attending the Brisbane ride leaving from Harry’s Diner, 104 Newmarket Road, at 8.30am on …

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Quadrophenia scooter

Quadrophenia scooter replica to auction

A replica of Jimmy’s scooter from the 1979 film Quadrophenia is one of the highlights of a coming Bonhams Auction in the UK in September. The 1966 Lambretta LI150 Series 3 scooter features the same red-white-and-blue paintwork, massive backrest, multiple mirrors and chrome guards as the scooter from the movie. Quadrophenia is loosely based on …

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Mods and rockers

50th anniversary of Mods Vs Rockers riot

There has always been a “rift” between motorcycle “rockers” and scooter riders. The conflict reached its famed zenith 50 years ago when rockers and mods clashed at the British seaside town of Brighton on the bank holiday weekend of May 18-19, 1964. Motorcycle riders were known as rockers because of their love of ‘50s rock …

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