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Mods vs. Rockers

Mods vs. Rockers

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Mods and Rockers is our two-wheeled exhibit that examines the overall culture and choice of vehicles of those two youth subculture groups during the 1960s in the UK.

The Rocker subculture was centered on motorcycling and their appearance reflected that. They generally wore protective clothing such as black leather jackets and motorcycle boots. The common hairstyle was a pompadour and their music of choice was 1950s rock and roll.

The Mod subculture was centered on fashion and music and many rode scooters. Mods were suits and other clean-cut outfits and preferred 1960s music genres such as soul, rhythm and blues, ska beat music and British blues-rooted bands.

This exhibit will feature approximately two dozen vehicles -- half period motorcycles and half period scooters, along with material culture, photographs, and interpretive posters.  

Mods vs. Rockers