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The Scooter Boys Paperback – Dec 1996


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  • Paperback: 129 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press; New edition edition (Dec. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071196159X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711961593
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.1 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,833,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gareth Brown was centre stage in the rebirth of one of Britain's longest survivng youth cultures. This book is the definitive story of that phenomenon. --The Daily Mail --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1.This is the definitive pictoral book on scooter boys and has been the subject of several TV documentaries and photography exhibitions since its initial publication back in the early-90s. Scootering Magazine will be featuring the book in a major serialisation and its re-issue is widely anticipated within the wider scootering community.

2. ‘Gareth Brown was centre stage in the rebirth of one of Britain’s longest surviving youth cultures. This book is the definitive story of that phenomenon.’ The Daily Mail

3. Having been out of stock for some time, there is a pent-up demand for this title within the wider scootering and subculture public. Reviews on Amazon reflect this such as Robin Quartermain who says, ‘Full of facts and figures, photo's from the authors own collection, and many many stories from his experiences in the UK and Europe. Definitive.’ --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Quartermain on 2 Mar. 2002
Format: Paperback
Yet another edition hits the streets! A good companion to Richard Barnes Mods! book, giving a piece of youth culture a place in history. Scooter rallies still take place today but the fighting and front page headlines have disappeared.
Chelmsford Scooter Club (Gareth's home town) put on two of the biggest scooter rallies at Pontin's holiday centre's! A far cry from local council's banning them in the 80's.
Scooter culture is still alive and kicking and the average age gets older.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lee moran on 10 Nov. 2010
Format: Paperback
I read this book years ago(different covers are available).It starts off telling you of the 50s 60s fashion statements and then gradually works its way through the start of the whole scooter boy culture.Well written by a man whos been there done that and bought the t shirt what gareth brown doesnt know about scootering is not worth knowing about. Some really good pics from mod revival to 80s scootering
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A great little book packed with photos showing all aspects of scootering in the 1980's. If you weren't there, this book vividly illustrates the culture and style of the scooters and their owners. If you were, check out the familiar faces on the pages and maybe, like myself, you'll find a young incarnation of yourself beaming back.

A must for any young or aging scooterist, or anybody interested in youth culture.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Feb. 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is written with rose tinted glasses, but make no bones about it it tells the story of a cult that started in the late 1970's and is still going strong today. Scooters were cheap to buy, no CBT to pass, just insurance, MOT and a provisional licence (or in some cases none of the above). It got a generation mobile and away from their drab towns and cities for a weekend of mayhem on the coast. The had never been a youth culture like this before and there will never be one like it again. Today's youth on the whole have no get up and go, they would rather dress like kids from America and listen to their music rather than creating a cult of their own, something that seems to mirror the country today. Full of facts and figures, photo's from the authors own collection, and many many stories from his experiences in the UK and Europe.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A vibrant insight into a fascinating British led sub-culture 29 Aug. 1999
By moffy@btinternet.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Whether new to the scene or an ardent follower, Scooter Boys captures the essence of a generation. Scooter Boys gives you the flavours of an era where scooters surpassed a mode of transport and became a way of life.
A well written balance of social history and anecdotal recollections supported by a mix of revealing pictures.
For those who were there it brings back memories of a golden age. For those who weren't this well written and witty book gives a colourful insight into what they have missed.
This was a wonderful and compelling read that had to be returned to again and again. Definately one for the bookshelf.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Marvellous. 15 Sept. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book provides a valuable insight into an era of excitement and adventure into a way of life.
This fascinating read is well illustrated and has an interesting chapture on the pop scence which is not to be missed.
An excellent read even for those who missed this era and an interesting read for those were there.
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