Thanks to Julie and Tom for this New Year’s Gift. It’s a notepad with a fridge magnet and it was designed by Michael Crampton, a famous illustrator who specializes in retro travel imagery. The notepad was found at a Big Lots discount store in the US. It’s also available for purchase from the stationery company directly for $2.99 but keep in mind they have a $25 minimum order:
Here’s some of Scooter Stu’s haul. Send photos to tips at scooterswag.com. Happy New Year!
The latest issue of Scoot! Magazine features us in all our glory on page 52 in their new section called “Collector Profile.” (Thanks April!)
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Scoot Magazine Article
Thanks to Babette for this sweet find. Sadly these shirts only for little girls but how cute! Available for $8.99 at Target:
As I am still struggling to get through all my scootering magazines, I just saw April’s note in her “Scooter Collector” column in Scoot Quarterly about a wonderful new site that allows people to post photos of their collecting hobby. Type “motorscooter”, “scooter”, “Vespa”, etc. into their search engine to see what others have found. Still no oodles of swag yet, but who knows what will be added?
As ScooterSwag becomes more international (ooh la la!), Phil in the UK wanted to let us know about his Scooter Wear store that also has some swag. (And they carry local fave Corazzo from here in Portland.) But the thing that caught my eye were these bad a** neoprene gloves:
And if you ever happen to be in the UK and want that Quadrophenia experience, Phil also runs “Vroom By The Sea” in Brighton, where they filmed the movie. To my knowledge, it’s one of the few places that even rents scooters in the UK and Brighton is really what us Yanks think of as “English”. I had a blast there myself. Also I think you’d have less chance of getting smooshed than if you tried ride on London’s streets:
Thanks to Rickie for this find. A book of cartoons featuring a scooter on it’s colorful cover. Available at Amazon:
You Can Never Find a Rickshaw at Amazon.com
News Flash! This Harley Topper Toy was purchased in a Canadian Wal-Mart by Glen B. (Thanks Glen!!) Also he reports that Hello Kitty scooter pajamas are also available there. Curious to learn if the US stores have the same things. But not sure if I’m willing to face the just-before-Christmas onslaught. I hate going into Walmarts when it isn’t the holiday season. But for Hello Kitty, I might just risk it. So this may not technically be a Swag From Around The World Post, but it’s still a kick-ass find. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Harley Topper toy anywhere.
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Alas, I can’t find either the Topper toy or the pjs at the US Walmarts.
Has anyone else had any luck?
This “100% melamine” plate is from the groovy collection of French Bull collection servingware. It’s 15.5″ diameter and features a red Vespa-like object at its center. $22 at Plum Party:
Thanks to Ian M. for this find. NoiseBot is now offering this “Bear with it – Mod Rules” design on shirts, hoodies and bags in both men and women’s sizes and in different colors: