SCOOTERS have been the symbol of youth culture and rebellion for more than 40 years.
Fans range from 1960s bad boy rockers The Who right through to Oasis' notorious Gallagher brothers.
No other vehicle has amassed such mythical status or attracted a similar wild image.
Now for the real thing.
Next month, scooter enthusiasts young and old are arriving in Huddersfield.
More than 500 riders are expected at Salendine Nook YMCA for the huge event.
Hundreds of riders will motor to the town on Sunday, August 1, for the rally organised by the Huddersfield Scooter Club.
The Yorkshire Scooter Alliance holds a get-together every month at a different location around the county.
Next month they will be guests of the Huddersfield Scooter Club, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Riders will meet at the White Horse pub in Lepton before spending the rest of the day at the YMCA.
The anniversary will be marked by a party in November.
The club's 34 members range in age from their mid-20s to their late-50s.
One of the stars of August's rally will be Jason Taylor's magnificent customised model Atlantic Gold.
Jason, of Middlestown, between Huddersfield and Wakefield, has spent about £10,000 on the Vespa.
He bought the machine from a rider in his 80s from Warrington, who used to chug to bowling competitions on the bike.
Jason, 34, has engravings and paintings of his favourite soul singers on the dream machine.
He said of scooter culture: "It gets in your blood. It's a lifestyle kind of thing."
The original Atlantic Gold was wrecked in the 1980s. So he set about building a replacement.
"People who see it for the first time have their eyes popping out of their heads. I'm a right poser!"
The Huddersfield Scooter Club meets every Wednesday at 8pm at the Bay Horse pub in Lindley.