Question asked by Paul H:
l am trying to find out why fox tails were popular with the Mods who
rode scooters in the UK around the 1960's..am interested in the history
behind this activity. why a fox tail ?
Answer from Dave:
Now thatís an interesting question, I never thought about it until you
asked: so that's forty years gone by!
My guess is that it started with London Mods putting Fox tails onto
their aerials on the back of their Vespa's, so they had something waving
In Manchester it was 99% Lambreta's! With Fox tails on the aerials - of
Then the fox tails moved onto Parka hoods and also around the V-tail
edges. I went a bit further, as I had my grandmothers Fox stole sewn
onto the shoulders of my own Parka: with legs and the Fox face with its
glass eyes staring out over one shoulder!