Win a Scooter from Ralph!


As part of a promotion to launch a new perfume called “Ralph Wild”, Ralph Lauren has a contest going on in which the prize is a brand spanking new red 2008 Vespa S.

On the Ralph Wild Facebook page, there’s a road trip quiz application which will enter you in the contest to win the Vespa. And actually, according to my calculations the odds of winning are still pretty good with only a few days left to enter — the contest ends this Sunday, 3/30.

Scooter Wine Shirt Now Available


Bellangelo Wineries also wanted to let us know that they have a t-shirt commemorating their first wine – Blue Scooter – which is a Riesling. The shirts are white and come in M-3XL. They’re $15.99. Mike will also be printing up different scooter wine shirts in the upcoming months. So if you had you heart set on a Pink Scooter Wine shirt, you will eventually have your wish. The screening on these by the way is top notch as are the shirts themselves.

Josh Rodgers' Accident Fund




Scoot! Magazine publisher Josh Rogers (he’s the handsome fella in the middle) was hit by a Lexus swerving into his lane at 55 mph on Sunday, March 2 during the Vespa Club Los Gatos’ (San Jose, CA) monthly ride. He was airlifted to the hospital with a broken femur among other injuries and his TGB Laser was totalled. (Doesn’t look like the car fared too well either – No Nosh on Josh!) He’s doing well, all things considered, but we’re very sorry to see him down and wish him a speedy recovery. Here’s more info at

As no insurance covers everything, and airlifts are astronomical, a fund raiser has been set up at Donations can be sent to:

Heal Fast Josh! Still hope to see you at Spring Scoot. Maybe we can build you a rickshaw or what are those things the slaves carried kings on? Someone help me out on this word . . .


PS: This is also a good time to mention that Josh had on a full faced helmet, an armored jacket, armored gloves and what look like armored knee pad pants. He would have been injured far worse if he hadn’t had all of this protective gear on. So even as it gets warmer and it’s incredibly tempting to feel the breeze on your skin, DON’T DO IT!