This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag: "Enrico’s Vespa"

You can find a couple copies of this book on and it’s available from the publisher who also created the bible of ScooterSwag — Vespa Forever. Of course you’ll have to figure out how to get them to return your e-mails. I have tried ordering both books with no luck after repeated efforts. Hence the “rare bit” categorization. : (

Here’s a description:

“If Piaggio (the Vespa manufacturer) had published a children’s book back in the 50s, it would probably have looked like “Enrico’s Vespa”. Why? Because the prize-winning designer Elena Pongiglione has illustrated this book. She designed most of the official Vespa artwork for Piaggio in the 50s and 60s. Today, deep into the Internet Age and 50 years after the great era of commercial art at Piaggio, this children’s book recaptures the spirit of the legendary Italian scooters. On his father’s Vespa, Enrico sets out on a fantastic tour through Europe. He is joined by his sister Elena, the teddy bear Yo Yo, the cat Minou and the dog Wow Wow. “Enrico’s Vespa” is an exciting book for children and a collector’s piece for all parents.”

This book also includes a board game and a cut-out sheet.

Enrico’s Vespa at


Apparently both “Vespa Forever” and “Enrico’s Vespa” are available at

2 thoughts on “This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag: "Enrico’s Vespa"

  1. Thanks for the heads-up Brad. I wish I could justify the cost right now. Maybe when I’m more flush.

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