This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag:
Vespa Mystery Medallion

This intriguing medal shows an early Vespa (VB-1?) in silverplate. Engraved on the back is “Cycles & Motobikes – 12 Rue Coraterie – Geneve”. It measures approximately 1.20″ in diameter. And this is a rare bit of swag you can own today for $47. Wonder if it was created as some sort of promotion piece? If you know more, please e-mail us at tips AT

Thanks to Julie G. for this find!

Kukuxumusu! (Gesundheit?!!)

Kukuxumusu is a company from Pamplona in Navarra, Spain specializing in clothing and product design. Its name means “flea’s kiss” in Basque.

Currently this nice duffle bag with matching key chain mascot is on sale for $35.99 (originally $48.) Their sheep scooter design is also featured on helmets (69,70 €) and other accessories.

If I’m not mistaken, I think one of the first things these guys designed was an adorable shirt featuring a Pamplona bull on a Vespa chasing after a festival runner. And I would kill to own one. (The shirt. Not the bull.)

Thanks to Julie G. for this find!

A re-telling of the “Tortoise and the Hare”?

Here we have an archival quality print of a watercolor of two rabbits out for a ride on an orange scooter. It’s signed and numbered by the artist and comes unmounted and unframed. It’s a limited edition and will be only one of 50. The image size is 6″ x 5″ (15 x 11.4cm) with the total paper size at 9″ x 7″ (22.5 x 17.5cm). It’s just $20 and I think this would look completely adorable in a kid’s room.

Thanks to Julie G. for this find!

Are you a gnomad?

Denver, Colorado artist Mike Higgs was inspired by his daughter’s 1978 Vespa Primavera to sculpt this handsome fellow. He even matched the scooter’s tire tread! “Georgio” the gnome is available riding a red, black, blue, green, turquoise, yellow, or orange scooter. Made out of Portland cement, he’s sure to bring years of smiles and you have options on paint type too. For an outdoors gnome it’s $30. For an indoor paint job, it’s $35 or you can get Georgio in bisque, unpainted ready for your own paint job or maybe to look like a classic museum statue? Georgio measures 11.5″ tall and weighs 14 lbs so it costs just $15 to ship in the States and an estimated $60 USD to ship to the UK in 6-10 days. (Please contact Mike via his website for more specific information on overseas shipping.)

Are you disappointed Georgio isn’t on a Lambretta or Rukus? Well Mike is working on other gnome scooterists so sign up for his newsletter on his site and you’ll be the first to know when he’s created a new model. And check out Georgio’s girlfriend Georgette! I had no idea there was such a thing as female gnomes (or for that matter, roller derby gnomes) until this site!

First Tiki Scooter Mugs and now scooterist gnomes . . . It’s been a good summer here at ScooterSwag!