Vintage

Photos: London Mods in 1979

For most scooter fans, even if they don’t ride a vintage Vespa or Lambretta, there’s still a romantic attachment to the Mods of the ’60s and ’70s in Great Britain. As much a fashion movement as a vehicle preference, the Mods remain forever etched on the psyche of the scooter community. The site Voices of East Anglia has a great post up featuring vintage photos of Mods out for a scooter gathering in 1979

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Photo: Travel the World

Photo: Travel the World

Some people think you need a giant touring motorcycle if you’re going to travel on two wheels. Not so. From the smallest 50cc moped to a vintage Lambretta, all you need is a road. You don’t even need a destination if you don’t want on. Just tie on your gear and go. No excuses.

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Photo: Mod Mirrors

Photo: Mod Mirrors

I’ve never heard a great explanation as to why the Mods of the ’60s covered their scooters in lights and mirrors. Yet they’re so essential to the style that it’s easy to just take them as a given.

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