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An icon of Mod youth culture in the 1950s, the Lambretta scooter is on display as the Bromley club show off their skills.
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Manufactured by Ferdinando Innocenti of Milan, the Lambretta motor scooter was the vehicle of choice for Mods in the 1950s. The Bromley club ‘The Innocents’ formed in 1957 at a time when numerous Lambretta clubs were springing up across the UK. The iconic scooters and dexterous manoeuvres of the club riders are shown off to great effect by the birds-eye-view camerawork employed in this film.