Each year in Dallas there is one hip, hot, and happening bike event that is not to be missed — Rockers vs. Mods.
The 4th Annual Rockers vs. Mods will take place March 26-28 of 2010.
Last year’s event drew 150 scooters, over 200 motorcycles and more than a thousand participants and spectators roaming all over Dallas – culminating at the legendary Longhorn Ballroom. 2009’s attendance expanded two-fold from the previous year and we are planning for another great year.
The event for this year will showcase some one-of-a-kind bikes, a raffle, slow races, night rides through downtown, bands, dj’s and general mayhem for Italian scooter and European bike enthusiasts and spectators.
Samantha Brown’s Great Weekends featured Rockers vs Mods as a great weekend in Dallas. This attention has attracted a lot of new interest from people from all over the United States.
Jacqui Van Ham of The Vintage Advantage with a film crew in tow will represent Café Racer Magazine interviewing people, featuring rides for a documentary. With that in mind, the organizers are setting up a legendary Rockers vs Mods photo op/stand-off over the Trinity River.
“We are getting better with experience, our challenge each year is to what works and what doesn’t.” says event organizer Mark Roberts. “So far the feedback has been positive but we feel it is our duty to change things up to show out-of-towners different parts of our great city. This year we also will focus more on rides, raffles and the core elements of putting on a great rally. Trees has reopening and they have agreed to host our event Saturday Night. Clint Barlow, Trees owner, promises us an ass-shaking evening of Northern Soul, Ska and Rockabilly music. Other venues will include Amsterdam Bar, Lee Harvey’s and the soon-to-be-open Green Room.”
University Scooters and RPM Cycles will be presenting sponsors. Additionally, Assassination City Roller Derby, Elm Street Tattoo, Moto-Liberty, Vice Squad Advertising, Warrior Clothing and others will help make this an amazing event with their help.
Tickets for the event will be available at www.rockersvsmods.com
Gangs of mods and rockers fighting in 1964 sparked a moral panic about British youths, and the two groups were seen as folk devils. The rockers adopted a macho biker gang image, wearing clothes such as black leather jackets. The mods adopted a pose of scooter-driving sophistication, wearing suits and other cleancut outfits. By late 1966, the two subcultures had faded until a revival in the mid 80’s. The purpose of this rally is to have an excuse to get out the gear, polish up the Nortons, Triumphs, BMW or Vespas, Lambrettas and Allstates depending on your allegiance and commemorate this unique period in motorcycle history.
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