They came, they saw, they beat each other senseless on the shingle. Or did they? Over forty five years ago on Easter weekend, mods took on rockers for the first time, fuelling Britain’s first mass-media scare over dissolute, drug-taking, mindlessly violent youth. Starting with a spot of bother at Clacton, Essex, over the Easter weekend of 1964, the tabloid press feasted for months on the gory new phenomenon breaking out at sleepy seaside towns across the South-east. Beside gleefully horrified headlines – “Riot police fly to seaside” – were photographs of pale youths in Italian fashions fighting pale youths in engine-oil-caked leathers beside penny arcades at Margate, Brighton, Bournemouth, Clacton, Southend and Hastings. But now mod experts and some of the old rockers and mods themselves are admitting that many of the candid newspaper shots of seaside gang fighting in 1964 – so shocking at the time, and now considered classic images of Sixties Britain – were staged. Here is a collection of some of those now famous photo’s.
Not a link I would normally include in the blog, but this guy is a New York legend. Ok so personally I think cycling is for 60′s hippies and fitness freaks, but I have to take my hat off to this guy, I’m bloody sure none of us couldn’t ride round the streets of New York with only one leg without killing ourselves, or more importantly other people… have a look at this short youtube clip, he really is inspirational…….
My old trike project, it’s a 1400cc Rover Metro based automatic, i believe it is still slowly rotting away in the same lockup that I left her in 6 years ago, If anyone in the UK is up for a challenge then look no further. She is locked away on the Isle of Man and will probably need a bit of TCL to get her started again. She was 90% when i left her, this is quite an early photo in t5he build stage, so she’s a lot nicer than this photo. But if anyone has the inspiration to get her back on the road again, then let me know and i will pass on the contact details. God I miss her……
There are some really cool bikes in Pai and this is up there with the best of them.
This Harley Davidson 883R Sportster is owned by Max from Max Tattoo Unique whose studio is located on the second floor of the Soi One Corner Plaza.
Obviously business must be good!
On-board with the TT’s quickest ever recorded lap in the Senior TT 2007 race in the TT’s 100th Anniversary Year with British rider, GUY MARTIN (who provides the lap commentary), wired up with Greenlight Television’s mini-bullet-cams.
I’m trying to figure out what colours I should use for Very Slippery DB MC. Very Slippery DB (Disabled Bikers) MC is one of my projects that i intend to fullfill in the future. Along with building bikes for disabled people, I want to create a Motorcycle Club up here in Northern Thailand for Disabled Riders and eventually run tours around this unbelievably beautiful province.
If you’re thinking about coming to Pai and in need of a place to stay then a good friend of mine runs a small property management company out here.
He concentrates primarily on rental properties and construction but is also involved in Land & House sales. Check out his website at PAI LAND ESTATE to see if there is anything interesting that he can do for you.