Hi there, on the 22nd of August 2009 we’re planning a Mods and Rockers run from Christchurch city to New Brighton for scooter owners riding classic style and vintage scooters and motorcyclists riding classic style and 1960 – 1970s era British motorcycles. Once at Brighton we will engage in a series of (non-violent) contests such as a quiz or a tug of war and the winning group (either Mods on scooters or Rockers on bikes) will be presented with a trophy, and that group will lead the ride back to Christchurch with the vanquished foes following.
Register here to attend BY AUG 15TH $20 then it goes up to $30
Once back in Christchurch the groups will meet at Poplar lane where local bars The Vespa Room and The Twisted Hop will welcome us with hard liquor, food and entertainment – they’re planning to have their staff dressed as mods or rockers and will screen Quadraphenia on the big screens in both bars plus they are looking for a band that can play period music. If the Mods win the trophy will be placed behind the bar of The Vespa Room and if the Rockers win it will be placed behind the bar of The Twisted Hop. There will also be a contest for the best scooter and best bike and for best dressed mod and best dressed rocker. Secure storage is available for motorcycles and scooters allowing participants to celebrate and enjoy the event without worrying about drinking and riding.
TV3 have expressed interest in doing a 20/20 documentary on it and the local print media will be inundated with press releases and invitations to cover the event, so if you want profile for the passion of scooter ownership; this is your chance. I’ll also have a section on our website http://www.streetandsport.co.nz covering the event with links to all relevant websites including yours.
We want as many people on classic style new and period scooters as possible.
Street and Sport
03 366 2201