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Bar Italia Scooter Club

Londons ONLY dedicated Mod scooter club. We meet sundays at 6pm at Bar Italia on Frith St in Soho. Expect plenty of coffee and scenic rideouts throught London. We also provide scooters and riders for film, tv and photography work.

Website: http://www.myspace.com/baritaliascooterclub
Location: Bar Italia, Frith st, Soho, London
Members: 34
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2014

Bar Italia on Frith St in London's Soho has always been a hang out for like minded sharp cats. Since the emergence of the underground Modern Jazz scene in the 50's, people have gravitated towards this late opening family run establishment, as it promises some of London's best coffee as well as somewhere to watch the world go by. Things haven't changed that much since then. Still run by the same family, the independent coffee house is open 22 hours a day and offers a cup of ground cocoa second to none. The awards in the shop are testament to this!

As time has progressed, those scooter loving cappuccino kids have pilgrimaged from far and wide to taste the brew and soak up the atmosphere that is effectively the birthplace of the movement they revel in. Needless to say, friendships are formed and grand plans hatched when the aroma of cocoa beans in the background. So, in 2002, a group of London based Mods decided to make it official. With the blessing of the family running the coffee house to use the shop as a 'clubhouse' and the name of the establishment as their scooter club name, so it was that Bar Italia Scooter Club was born.

The club has always kept a 'modernist' approach to things. Riding to club nights en masse, organising rideouts to the seaside or passed/through iconic landmarks (Brighton Bank Holiday, Buckingham Palace Rideout), or being involved in film/photographic shoots and special events (Brighton Rock filming, Peroni rebranding, Baracuta product launch, Umbrella underground style magazine, Reading Steady Go Mod exhibition, various international style publications, music video clips,....). We also happily collaborate with club promoters to create that authentic '60's/Mod vibe.

2012 was a fantastic year with a lot of public interest in London life. Our continued programme of scooter rides and events sees things move up a notch to celebrate the year of the Olympics and The Queens Diamond Jubilee. Not to mention taking part in the usual classic scooter riders calender.

 

2013 is proving to be busy busy busy! Check out the updates on the club wall below and in the 'Pages' section for regular updates.  Annual Rides are below and remember our Sunday night meets at Bar Italia from 6pm still take place pretty much weekly if the weather is good!

 

 

Bar Italia SC events for 2013

24th March- Kickstart Rideout. The first 'big ride' for the year, clubs from around the country meet at the iconic London Eye and proceed to ride through the capital, finishing at the amazing Old Royal Naval College in the heart of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Scooter competition and hog roast on arrival

www.ornc.org

 

25th May- Buckingham Palace Rideout. The club teams up with the New Untouchables (60's/Mod group) for the Timebox Weekender club. We meet at Gt Marlbrough Street end of Carnaby Street and ride through Central London, stopping by the Palace en route, and end up in The Strongroom Bar for a scooter competition and an afternoon of music and food, following into the Timebox evening.

 

August Bank Holiday 2013- London to Brighton Ride and New Untouchables Bank Holiday Weekender. Again teaming up with the NUTS team, we will be leading the charge of scooters along the seafront in Brighton as part of the bank holiday Mod weekender.

We will also be continuing to meet on the last Sunday of each month as the official meeting and all other sundays as an optional meet.

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Comment by Nicky Bubbles on July 2, 2013 at 17:46

A Casting Agency in Central London are casting for the following on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th of July
3 X Male Scooter Riders Aged 20 – 29 years old
Day Fee: £250 (ABOUT 2-3 DAYS)

1 X Female Scooter Rider Aged 20 – 29 years old
Day Fee: £250 BSF (ABOUT 2-3 DAYS)

1 X Male Manager Scooter Rider Aged 28 – 35 years old
Day Fee: £250 BSF (ABOUT 2-3 DAYS)

1 X Male Scooter Rider also our Narrator Aged 50 – 69 years old – English should not be his first language but should be able to speak English with a great accent (Bonus if he speaks Spanish, French, Italian and German as well!)
Day Fee: £250 BSF (ABOUT 3-4 DAYS)

A £2K buyout applies for all roles (£3K for Narrator). MUST HAVE an A1 or A2 license. The agency will take a 20% final commission.

Filming Dates: (Must have a valid passport) SHOOT DAYS SOMETIME 1ST WEEK IN SEPTEMBER

If Interested please email a headshot and tell us your age and what license you have: Cameron@sportspromotions.co.uk

Comment by Nicky Bubbles on May 17, 2013 at 16:10
Ok gang here's the score.
Saturday, 25th of May. Rideout to kick off the Timebox Weekender.
See the route below.
MARSHALS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. PLEASE MESSAGE ME ASAP IF YOU'RE AVAILABLE/WILLING TO STAND ON A STREET CORNER FOR 5 MINUTES.
 
Scooters meet at Carnaby Street (O'Neils pub/Liberty end) around 1pm.
2pm SHARP we depart. Route is pretty much the same as every other year:
Left onto Regents St and follow to Piccadilly
Follow Haymarket down to Trafalgar Square
*bikes can use the bus lane split direct to the roundabout*
Take 4th exit onto The Mall.
*here we will pull over and regroup for a few minutes*
Follow The Mall to Buckingham Palace
*UPDATE* Road closures are in effect (AGAIN). WE TURN RIGHT ONTO CONSTITUTION HILL AND FOLLOW TO WELLINGTON ARCH.
FOLLOW JUNCTION AROUND TO PICCADILLY
CONTINUE ALONG PICCADILLY
TURN RIGHT ONTO ST JAMES' LANE (PAST THE RITZ)
FOLLOW ST JAMES' LANE/PALL MALL TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE
TAKE 2ND EXIT ONTO NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE
Turn LEFT onto Embankment
Follow Embankment
*here we will pull over and regroup for a few minutes near Somerset House*
Continue along the River to Blackfriars and take the Off Ramp onto Farringdon Rd
Vier LEFT and follow to Clerkenwell Rd
Turn RIGHT onto Clerkenwell Rd
Follow to Old St Roundabout and take 2nd exit (continue straight)
Continue to Curtain Rd
Turn LEFT onto Curtain Rd and follow to Strongroom Bar.
Park and enjoy the food/drink/music
 
Scooter competition announced approximately 3.30pm. Catergories are:
Best Lambretta
Best Vespa
Best Mod Scooter
 
See you there!
Comment by Nicky Bubbles on April 18, 2013 at 15:36

Comment by Nicky Bubbles on April 18, 2013 at 15:36

Comment by Nicky Bubbles on April 18, 2013 at 15:32

Comment by Nicky Bubbles on April 18, 2013 at 15:32

Comment by Harry on April 6, 2013 at 20:12
Thanks for the invite Nicky
Comment by John Paterson on April 5, 2013 at 14:43
Thanx for the invite nick!
Comment by Nicky Bubbles on April 5, 2013 at 13:39

Well thanks alot to those that braved the weather for the Kickstart rideout.

It's safe to say that it wasn't the best run we've organised but hey ho!

I'll be uploading my write up in due course.

Meanwhile....next up is the Buckingham Palace rideout in May! Keep em peeled and stay sussed.

Comment by Nicky Bubbles on February 8, 2013 at 17:09

Cheers Rob it would be nice if you could make it mate.

I'll keep an eye on my emails for the final edit.

 

Speak soon

 
 
 

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