Scooters of the Apocalypse!

Scooters of the Apocalypse El Crappo Comics Comicbook

Here’s Amazon’s description which really can’t be improved upon:

“El Crappo Comics (New Zealand) is proud to present “Scooters of the Apocalypse”. Quite possibly the first book ever to combine Homer’s “Odyssey”, the “Revelation” and classic scooters in comic book form. If you’re one of those people who find James Joyce’s “Ulysses” too long and lacking in pictures “Scooters of the Apocalypse” is the book for you – it’s much shorter, got more pictures and has scooters!”

It’s just $9 at Amazon. Would anyone be interested in doing a book report for ScooterSwag?

Scooters of the Apocalypse

Pop a wheelie.

Pepsi Aluminum Can Scooter Vespa Model Toy

This is the first respectable looking site I’ve come across that features the pop can scooters. (And here’s some kismet – they’re located in Brighton!) They’re handmade out of recycled cans and have movable steering, rotating wheels and even a working kickstand. You can choose from Coke, Pepsi, Heineken, Tiger Beer, Schwepps Tonic or Schwepps Soda. They measure approximately 18cm x 11cm x 9cm or approximately 7″ X 4.3″ X 3.5″. They cost £9.95 each and come in a gift box made from 100% recycled materials. The site does note that these are not meant to be children’s toys.

Not on the high street.

Not on the High Street Scooter Vespa Scarf Wallet

Here’s a whole slew of scooter goodness for you from the online UK retailer “Not On The High Street.” They have a selective application process for sellers and want only the unique and well-made. They are especially interested in supporting small British businesses — both designers and manufacturers. And it’s easy ordering for us Yanks.

I especially like the scooter girl wallets/clutches and the two-wheel sprint scarf featuring both bicycles and Vespas.

Deck chairs at dawn!

Ruth Jackson Art Print

UK artist Ruth Jackson image created this classic image with acrylic paint and Indian ink. Lithographs are then made from the image and printed onto beautiful art quality paper. It is A3 (420mm x 297mm) in size.The prints are sold unframed but fit into an ‘off the shelf’ frame. The print itself is then packaged in a sturdy but very elegant Ruth Jackson branded postal tube. Price is £30.00 not including shipping.

Looking good on paper.

Papero Scooter Couples Paper Models Vespa

Dear Paper Modelers and Puzzlers: Ready for a challenge? Designer Papero has created these two scooter models for you to tackle. (Check out the photo of the motorcycle model in an unmade state to get a sense of the difficulty and detail.) Made of recycled card and paper and soy oil based ink, even the wheels spin. The scooters each measure approximately 8cm X 12cm X 4.5cm. The kit ships from the UK for £17.50.

Here’s a description from Papero:

“Every aspect of this Papero paper model is beautifully designed. Start with the pre-cut eco-friendly paper ‘blueprints’. Consider where each element will go, then use pen, paint or pencil to colour them in. Pop out the pieces and assemble them together. The result is an incredibly detailed model. It helps children learn about 3D structures and develop co-ordination—but grown-ups will find hours of quiet joy in it too. And the smartest part? There’s no need for scissors, knives or adhesive, so no one’s going to glue their fingers together. Pure genius.”

Thanks to Alice D. for this unusual find!

Lend them your ears.

Vespa Scooter Riders Earrings Jewelry

Artist Kristin Lora in Seattle designs all kinds of gorgeous and funky earrings but these of course are the best. (Although her deer head brooch is pretty dang cute.) The pair measure approximately 1.5″ tall, are made of plastic and sterling silver and are one of a kind. They are $118.00.

Thanks to the mighty Swagster Julie G. for this find.

Liberty Annual 2012 Comic Book

Liberty Annual 2012 Scooter Vespa Comic Book

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund puts out a fund raising special edition comic book every year. Edited by Image Comics, these editions are filled with all-new stories about freedom from an all-star line-up of artists and writers. It’s just $4.99 and money from the publication goes to the Fund which has been fighting censorship in comic book industry for over 25 years.

Thanks to Paul from Sportique Scooters in Denver, Colorado for this neat find!

Liberty Annual at

Rome About.

This series of 8 X 10″ prints Created by Jeremy Slagle of Quant Co., this scooter-inspired collection of 8×10 illustrations will arrive on a single sheet of high quality, acid-free paper, which can then be carved with precision like the twisting streets of Trastavere. Printed in pale pesto green and bold burnt orange, thi

8 X 10″

Measures approximately 18 inches in length, 24 inches in width.
Made in the United States


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