Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mods (And Rockers)


I see Margate is due to be invaded by gangs of bikers this coming Mayday Bank Holiday. Well, rather smartly dressed scooterists in actual fact, so that should be a welcome change from the normal riff-raff you see along the Golden Mile.

My only worry is they're coming for four whole days. What on earth are the poor sods going to find to occupy themselves?

Even Boredstares is getting in on the two wheel act in its own sedate way, with a Mods and Rockers Reunion being held at the Crampton Tower Museum on the 19th and 20th of May. I expect that'll just be a couple of hairy bikers in Victorian bathing costumes.

6 comments:

Nervous of Clacton said...

Lets hope they, they have better manners than those psychos on the bigger bikes, you know the ones who have fewer brain cells than wheels.

Eastcliff Richard said...

I'm sure they'll be perfectly nice with their dapper suits and skinny ties Tony. Oops, sorry, I mean Nervous.

Nervous and exposed of Clacton said...

Blast your surveillance systems

Eastcliff Richard said...

Intuition actually. I recall you had a spot of, er, bother with the bikers a while back.

sue said...

I hope they have the zimmer frame race!

Anonymous said...

Original 50s and 60s scooters have become quite a fashion statement these days with genuine models in good condition selling for upwards of £5000. So you can expect a lot of the people coming to this rally to be youngish and with a fair bit of money in their pockets. More's the pity that they won't find much to spend it on in Margate, which, despite also having its heyday in the 50s and 60s, is no longer fashionable or, truth be told, in good condition. Although you could argue it is nonetheless the genuine article.