• Short Summary

    Good stuff of a scooter rally in Southend - great bikes.

  • Description

    Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

    Great footage of a scooter rally. Fun and games with a scramble race and obstacle courses as well as a nice ride along the sea front.

    Good C/Us of badges and mirrors on various scooters, chrome being lovingly polished. Scooter riders have arrived from all over the world. Nice shots of them riding along the sea front. C/Us of some of the scooters including one from Malta. Some are in national dress - a group from Eindhoven wear clogs and traditional Dutch outfits. "Whether you are Dutch, French or English, scooter language is the same the world over." states the narrator.

    Various demonstration of scooter riding prowess. The Bromley Innocents club perform some precision riding. Basil Lowrie and Monica Walker perform some stunts on a scooter, sanding on the seat and doing handstand on the back etc. Good shots of scooter girls and boys watching the show. A slow scooter race - last one wins and no touching the ground with your feet! Fun game with its origins in jousting. Much rough and tumble.

    An "obstacle slalom" - good shots of boys throwing their bikes around. "Why should they risk a dent or a scratch on those gleaming machines?" asks the narrator - good question!

    Note: I assume that some of these could be called "Mods". The Mod girls (modettes) look great, they mostly wear big chunky patterned cardigans.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    295.04
    Media URN:
    3602
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:22:00 / 01:16:55:00
    Canister:
    CP 514

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