Rockers vs. Mods Return to Dallas

The 60's are back!

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    Jonathan Perkel
    Mod ride

    England in the mid 60's, you had to be a Mod or a Rocker to be anything. The two groups that were the British youth subculture of that era are now being revived and imitated around the world. 

    Motorcycle fans will gather in Dallas from March 26-28 for the 4th annual "Rockers vs. Mods" rally and relive the bygone days of English lore where the high fashioned Mods on their vintage Vespas and Lambretta scooters challenge the tough leather-jacketed Rockers on their roaring vintage Triumphs, BSAs and Moto Guzzis and Ducatis.

    These bike gangs are friendly, though -- no fights, riots, or police chasing them up the streets. The event will be celebrated with rides, shows, dances and get togethers for three days throughout the city at various venues.

    Friday night it begins at the retro-chic Belmont Hotel, for a short meet-and-greet before moving to a variety of rides through the city, pubs, restaurants and dance halls.

    It'll sound authentic, too -- DJs and bands will entertain the riders with rock and "Mod" period music. Riders will be showing-off and admiring each other's bikes, and for good reason -- judges will award trophies for best Rocker or Mod machine.

    The event culminates Sunday with awards and a raffle to give away a bike.