Be sure to teach the kids early on what a scooter looks like in traffic. “On the Road” by Susan Steggall is a large glossy picture book is “cleverly illustrated with collages of cut and torn art papers, this book for prereaders is a car ride from the city to the seaside. Follow Mom and two youngsters as they pass traffic, filling stations, trucks and street sweepers, highway overpasses, and a bearded fellow in a Land Rover until they reach a little fishing village.” And see if your American toddlers notice anything strange about the license plates or which side of the road the characters are driving on in their vintage red Morris Mini. $3.98 on sale at Daedalus Books. At the price you should buy a couple of copies as gifts for future new parents:
Another find from Scooter Stu in the UK. Betty on a Lambretta LD for the first time! (I’ve only ever seen her on a Vespa.) She’s Â£199. But she’s also two feet tall! Here are some sources for her:
Betty Boop On Lambretta
Betty Boop On Lambretta 2
We had posted this fabric awhile back:
But now it’s being used for a baby carrier called the “Scooter Beco Butterfly II” from the equally oddly named Sprout Soup online store. There are only 140 of these carriers being made so jump on it now if you’re covetous. The carrier is made in the USA and comes with a padded waist belt, padded shoulder straps, and numerous points of adjustment and can fit on wide range of people. It’s $189.
Thanks to Melissa B. for this find!
The perfect get well card for those who’ve recently taken a spill on their scooter. The inside of the card reads “Travel It As Fast As You Can.” Part of the Expressions Line from Hallmark. Thanks to Babette S. for this find!
Melanie G. of the Unaffiliated Scooter Club wants to let us ScooterSwaggers know about an upcoming benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation:
Called “Scoot for a Cure II,” it takes place on Saturday, August 29 in the Kansas City metro area. But even if you aren’t anywhere near Kansas City you can still participate by buying Scoot For A Cure swag at Cafe Press:
All of the proceeds from the event & merchandise will go to JDRF.
They are also currently looking for sponsors to provide donations of product or gift certificates for the raffle, or promotional items for the rally packs. So please contact them at unaffiliatedsc (at) gmail.com if you’re interested in donating!
First there was the photo of the scooter in the catalog when everyone else is bicycling or surfing or rock climbing:
Now this very cute summery shirt in their “Gidget Girl” line:
$29 in women’s sizes at Title Nine: