Scooter Scrapbooking Embellishment Thingy.


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″
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This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag: Miniature motorcycles and one fenderlight Vespa!


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!)

For inseparable scooterists


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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This Week's Rare Bit O'Swag: Vespa Sex album by Sta-Prest

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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.

From Wikipedia:

“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.”

My Secret Scooter Book


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:

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