This Week's Rare Bit O'Swag: Felix the Cat on Scooter


Like Betty Boop, his silent partner in early cartoons, Felix the Cat has been shown on scooters. Here are two items from Cassie’s collection that feature the famous feline on a blue scooter. One is a lapel pin, the other a pen topper. But I have been unable to find any evidence of Felix riding said scooter in any cartoons. Any one out there a Felix Fan that can set ScooterSwag straight?

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag: Kurt Adler Santa Figurine


Break the news to your kids. Don’t leave Santa cookies. He’d rather have fresh basil. That’s because Santa is actually a scooter riding Eye-tal-Ian and a chef! This is a rare Kurt S. Adler (KSA) fabriche figurine that occasionally pops up on eBay. He’s approximately 11″ tall and 11″ long.

Your New Battle Cry: Score and Fold!



If you ever wondered if any of the paper models we’ve posted about are worth your time, above is your answer.

I got this e-mail from Eric who sent the photos:

“While I am not a true scooterphile, (my only scooter experience involves some youthful naughtiness in and on a Vespa sidecar,) I do appreciate a vintage paper model. I found the mid-century German kartonmodelle of the NSU / Lambretta LD125 Mk. 1 on your site, and I thought I’d give it a build.

I noticed you didn’t have a photograph of the completed model, so I’m sending a few along for your use. Maybe after seeing a built-up model, more of your scooterheads might give it try. It’s a tricky build, but with the advent of the web, you can always print more parts.

An unbuilt scooter model is like an unsung song.

Score and Fold,

I was stunned! My first question were about the figures that accompany his scooter. Here’s his response:

“Glad you like the photos. The resin figures are 1/24 scale by the German firm of Schuco. They may be out of production. If the NSU / Lambretta model is enlarged to fill an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of card stock, the completed model seems to scale out about 1/24 as well, so I thought the figures and the model would fit together.

Sad to report the model was destroyed earlier this evening when the weight supporting the backdrop for the photo shoot fell on the little Lambretta. Fortunately, no scale people were hurt in the incident. Oh well, I can always print up another one.”

Thank goodness the photos were taken before the accident!

If you’d like to try your hand at the Lambretta above, check out this old post:
ScooterSwag Post

You can also type “Paper Model” into our Search Engine on the right hand side of the page (scroll down a bit) to see all of the posts on this subject.

And cheers to Eric for sharing!

Finally Found! Esso Oil Drops Candy!


Oh joy! Oh rapture! I have been complaining bitterly about the lack of Esso Oil Drops merc over here in the States for awhile now:

Earlier Esso Post

I get the fact that we don’t have Esso stations here but still . . . Now my beloved Motorsport Scooters is carrying the Esso Oil Drop candy (top picture) based on the original oil can (bottom) which you sometimes find on eBay for $200 or more. Apparently a lot of the new Esso merch is coming out of Japan? This measures 4 inches tall by 3 inches wide and is $12.99. Limited supplies so don’t delay!

PS: They also have Esso Oil Drops on Scooter Patches now too!