Sunday, August 18, 2013

'BEHIND THE TON UP BOYS', A 1964 FILM



YouTube provides endless opportunities for your motorcycling entertainment!  This film, from the BBC's 'Look at Life' series, dates from 1964, and while it denigrates the 'Ton Up Boys', they certainly look like they're having fun!

2 comments:

Hairy Larry said...

So, only teenagers did the ton? wink...wink..I'm thinking the BBC guy secretly wished he had a 'motorbike'.

themainjet said...

'The Look At Life' series of celluloid vignettes were the work of The Rank Organisation, rather than Aunty Beeb. These short films were made in their hundreds to accompany the main features at the extensive chain of Odeon and Gaumont cinemas.

Some - like the one here - are fantastic while others were a load of J. Arthur, if you get my drift...