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Originating in the United Kingdom in the 1980s, scooterboy culture emerged from mods and skinheads, although it became a distinct and separate subculture. Their name comes from an enthusiasm for Vespa and Lambretta motorscooters, often cutdown or standard. Thousands would attend rallies in UK seaside towns. Rallies involved camping, listening to bands or dancing to DJs, and participating in various scooter-related activities. Mod (or, to use its full name, Modernism or sometimes Modism) was a youth lifestyle based around fashion and music that developed in London, England in the late 1950s and reached its peak in the early to mid 1960s. ... Skinheads, named after their shaven heads, are members of a subculture that originated in Britain in the 1960s, where they were closely tied to the Rude Boys of the West Indies and the Mods of the UK. Skinhead with scooter // Categories There are several different types of skinheads, in terms... New Vespas Classic Vespas in Perth, Western Australia The Vespa is a line of motor scooters that was first manufactured in Pontedera, Italy in 1946 by Piaggio & Co, S.p. ... Lambretta is a classic European motor scooter manufacturer. ... A typical mid 1980s twist and go scooter. ... A term referring to a customised Vespa or Lambretta scooter which has had parts of the bodywork removed or cut away. ...

There were no hard and fast fashion rules. Many resembled skinheads, but with regular hairstyles, psychobilly quiffs, flat tops, or even long hair. They generally wore MA-1 flight jackets, army surplus parkas, leather jackets or denim jackets (or vests) adorned with patches from the rallies they attended. Some sewed bar towels onto the seat of their jeans or combat trousers. Many wore Dr. Martens boots and Ben Sherman and Fred Perry shirts. They rejected the more formal look of the mods and traditionalist skinheads (such as wearing suits). Psychobilly is a genre of music generally described as a mix between the British punk rock of the 1970s and the American rockabilly of the 1950s. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... H.R. Haldeman wearing a typical flattop A flat-top is a type of hairstyle similar to the crew cut, with the exception that the hair on the top of the head sticks up(typically no more than a few inches) and is cut to be flat, resulting in a... Usually associated with the MA-1 US military jacket, which is mostly found in black or sage green. ... This article is about the article of clothing. ... Denim as used for blue jeans, with a copper rivet to strengthen a pocket. ... Dr. Martens is a brand of shoe, often known as Doc Martens, Docs, or DMs. They have a characteristic air-cushioned sole, dubbed Bouncing Soles, developed by Dr. Klaus Maertens (note the different spelling). ... Ben Sherman is a notable British designer clothing company. ... Fred Perry hitting a backhand volley Frederick John Perry (May 18, 1909 - February 2, 1995) was an English tennis player and three-time Wimbledon champion. ...

They listened to a variety of music styles, including ska, two-tone, psychobilly, punk, Oi!, and Northern Soul. Favourite tracks included "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen and "Tony Blackburn" by Binky Baker, which were often played loudly from stereos fitted into scooter gloveboxes. Ska is a form of Jamaican music combining elements of traditional mento and calypso with an American jazz and rhythm and blues sound. ... Two Tone (or 2 Tone) is a style of music created by fusing elements of punk rock and ska. ... Psychobilly is a genre of music generally described as a mix between the British punk rock of the 1970s and the American rockabilly of the 1950s. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Oi! is a sub-genre of punk rock that sought to align punk with a working-class street level following, originating in the United Kingdom. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources. ... Album Surfin Bird by The Trashmen. ... The Trashmen were a rock and roll band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962. ... Tony Blackburn (born January 29, 1943 in Guildford, Surrey, England) is an award winning British disc jockey. ...

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  • The UK scooter scene's website]
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Scooterboy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (269 words)
Originating in the United Kingdom in the 1980s, scooterboy culture emerged from mods and skinheads, although it became a distinct and separate subculture.
Scooterboys • Gay skinhead ;• Nazi-Skinheads ;• Bonehead ;• SHARP ;• RASH ;• Red-Skinheads ;• Anarcho-skinheads ;• Oi!
This page was last modified 23:19, 13 July 2006.
Welcome to Scooterboy-World (400 words)
The only thing that defines a Scooterboy is the love of scooters, everything else is incidental.
The look was originally an offshoot of mod but developed as it adopted skinheads boots and flying jackets, punks leather jackets, haircuts from every cult imaginable and frequently lots of tattoos.
These five inch squares of muticoloured cloth were produced for every scooter rally and were, until recently, available only on the relevant rally and were a way of showing your experience and dedication to the scene.
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