Mod Transport by Chris Lord

A well decked out Scooter shot with a Canon 5D MKII on the seafront in Brighton

04/25/2013 FEATURED in the redbubble group The GROUP Permanent Feature Page

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago


  • Mods & Rockers forever! Highly decorated scooters were the transport of choice for the Mods where as, as you might imagine, the Rockers rode big motorcycles. They still come down to Brighton on the Weekends but they don’t try to kill each other anymore thank goodness. Pleased that you liked it JR, thanks very much indeed.

    – Chris Lord

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago

    I hope it wasn’t because the Mods were winning. LOL

  • I don’t think either side ever actually won! Just lots of nasty fights and plenty of damage to the town itself. One back holiday I remember I walked the length of the seafront with a current girlfriend (I was around 14 or 15 I guess) and the police had thousands of youths all down on a beach and surrounded so that they couldn’t get off the beach unless they swam for it. There were mods and rockers down there all mixed up together and I think all the fight had gone out of them finally. The police kept them all there and threw any strays they found down there too until late Monday night when they let them all drive back to where ever they came from so they could go to work/school the next day! Crazy times.

    – Chris Lord

  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryabout 2 years ago


  • Lou-Garew
    Lou-Garewabout 2 years ago

    Whaaa?? Is that actually for riding?

  • It is indeed my friend, supposing the rider can actually see over those headlamps!!! Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Rodney Williams
    Rodney Williamsabout 2 years ago

    Very cool. Makes me want to slap on Quadrophenia.

  • Ah yes, it does take me back to the day. I was just a teenager when all that was going on but I remember it well. Thank you kindly Rodney, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 04/25/2013
    Absolutely gorgeous work of art and creativity!
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    Please feel free to add a click-able link to your image in the forum for everyone to see your whole image!

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownalmost 2 years ago

    June 2013

  • Wow, I’m very honored Polly, thank you so much. I’ve had a nasty weekend with a bad cold and this has cheered me up no end! Cheers

    – Chris Lord

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertalmost 2 years ago

    My old boss would love this, awesome bike. How the hell it moved or stayed upright is another matter. Great image, love the processing.

  • There was a “mod” convention of sorts in Brighton that day and lots of scooters like this around and lots of aging “mods” to ride them. Quadrophenia lives! Thank you so much for the nice comment. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

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