Thanks to Heather M. for this great find. She picked up a bunch of these at her local Michael’s where they’re on clearance for $1.49. According to Heather, “It looks like a Vespa LX that wants to be a GTV. The lights and signals are holographic, and the mirror stems and grab rail are metal wire. Very cute! I have no idea what I’m going to do with all these (I bought all they had left), but I’m sure I’ll figure something out.”
I’m glad to know that I’m not the only en masse ScooterSwag buyer! Made by Jolee’s, these stickers are acid free and great for scrapbooking or making homemade cards. I would decorate gift tags with them too. They measure 4″ x 4.5″
I found this on eBay years ago. I can’t remember what I was looking for – probably “Vespa toy.” It’s charming how detailed the bikes are with their illustrated backgrounds of roads and mailboxes. I remember seeing toys like this in the toy aisles of grocery stores and drug stores growing up. I rather miss the flimsy blister packs and the bits of improperly molded plastic and this ubiquitous statement: “Made in Hong Kong.” (Oops. Showing my age!)
These adorable couple’s shirts are available from a “Swag Shop in Singapore” (I’ve always wanted to say that!) so shipping will be a bit high but gosh dang darn it, who can resist? The pair of shirts are $49.90 in Singapore Dollars (so approximately $28.00 in US Dollars). Shipping is expected to be $25 USD. And you can Paypal them. Thanks to my very own Swaggerista Cassie for this find.
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I have this 7″ framed amongst my other record collectibles. It’s a hoot to listen to and someday I will get it transferred into MP3 form for my iPod.
“Sta-Prest first made its appearance on the queercore record label Outpunk Records, on its compilation Outpunk Dance Party. Soon afterwards they released their first EP, Vespa Sex, also on Outpunk, followed later by a 7″ single. Like other bands influenced by the nascent Riot Grrrl scene in Olympia, Washington, New York No Wave, and European post-punk, core members of Sta-Prest – Aloofah (Iraya Robles), Dudley Manlove (Gary Fembot), and Professor Swish (Stanley Lamontague) – adopted pseudonyms, swapped instruments between songs, and practiced a consensus-based approach to song composition. A revolving membership included Tetley, Twi Tybat, Clutch-y-Spun, and Scout. Their avant-pop sound and combination of male and female vocals were unique in the Queercore scene.”
Starbucks has always been scooter friendly. (And for the severely caffeine-addicted, scooterist friendly.) It looks like they’ve dismissed the small postage stamp sized scooter logo and given it more prominence on their package. Yay!
My friend Anthony L. brought this back for me while on a trip to Korea. He had to show me how to open it as I am spatially challenged. It’s amazing how detailed it is. I haven’t ever been able to find a source for these over here. Anyone?
Thought this book had a cute cover. Unfortunately my local library doesn’t have it so I can’t give you a full book report and Amazon doesn’t say a whole lot more than this:
“Whoosh! Every day, the red blur goes whizzing by. Jackson needs to catch that scooter, even if he has to chase it all over town.”
Which is why I guess it’s a “Secret” Scooter Book:
Secret Scooter at Amazon.com
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Look to the right of this beer’s label and you’ll see a P200 and a newer scooter. Too bad summer is almost over. Thanks to Melissa M. for this find!
It’s pretty easy to find a reproduction copy of the Roman Holiday poster but this image intrigued me more because it has Audrey riding the scooter instead of Mr. Peck. It’s tiny – only measuring about 4″ wide and 5.5″ tall.