Scooters and rain: The armistice.


Thanks so much to Rickie in my hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana for this fantastic Christmas present featuring blue modern Vespas against a hot pink background. She found it at a Stein Mart store. It’s made by ShedRain which ironically has offices here in Portland, Oregon. Click here to see if there’s a Stein Mart near you:

The Spy Who Scooted?



Thanks to Cassie for this superb Christmas present. I have always wished for a Bond/Scooter meeting. I feared the closest I would ever get was the Bajaj chase scene in Octopussy:

Bajaj Rickshaw Chase Scene

But now at least I have this book. The superb pulpy cover art is perfect for a paperback. Even the back cover features the heroine in a get-away silhouette on her scooter. It’s been awhile since I’ve read it but I honestly don’t remember there being a Vespa in it. If there’s a fellow Swagger out there that knows better, let us know!

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