If you have the world’s steadiest hands and a butt load of patience you could be the proud owner of your own very crafted from a kit set of Vespa Primavera SMALL FRAMES. The kit is Japanese and so hard to find outside of Asia but it can be had on Amazon for just over $40:
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!