Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ride into the Gap!

Okay, well many of you may not be old enough to remember when it was hard to distinguish The Gap from Miller's Outpost (which became Anchor Blue and went out of business this month). But, The Gap decided to go for a more refined look and left Miller's in the dust. The Gap now brings a certain sense of safe, affordable style to buyers.

In 2008, I posted about the scooter boxers that they sold. I bought 2 pairs of those for my BF. Now, pal Nancy D. alerts me to some cool baby clothes with scooters on them. While one body suit (below) looks classic, the other items look more like modern Vespas. 

another body suit:

and this reversible jacket, which is scooteriffic on one side and plain black with one scooter over the left chest when reversed:

The set also includes a Beenie and a one-piece jumpsuit. Get them now while they are on sale!

Friday, February 25, 2011

New BMW Scooters to Debut 2012

According to this article on, BMW has greenlighted two new scooters based on the Concept C which was shown at the EICMA show last year. Apparently these are gas-powered, but many folks think that an electric version may still be in the works.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Fun Way to Rake a Beach

If I had one of these, I'd happily have rakes my parent's lawn!


Thanks to Philip G for sharing.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ska Show in San Francisco Friday 2/18

Hey, there's a scooter on this poster!

Ska Show tomorrow at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco with GOGO13, seen in Scoot! Magazine. One of the band members illustrated the cover of Scoot! issue # 56 (Scooter Art issue).
Doors open at 8pm.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Reminder: Get Scoot! Covered!- photo contest!

An ad for this contest is in the print issue, but just in case you didn't see it...

Attention Photographers...
Want to see your scooter photography on the cover of Scoot! Magazine? Enter our photography contest and your work may end up on the cover!

It takes a special photo to make the cover of Scoot!. We want to see your photos that show how fun, smart and cool scootering can be. See if you've got what it takes to:
Get Scoot! Covered!

Photos must be received by February 28, 2011. Scoot! Magazine is not responsible for lost, misdirected or delayed packages.

How to submit:
Digital files only. Please send a disc or drive with up to three different images to: Get Scoot! Covered, Scoot! Magazine, PO Box 9605, San Jose, CA 95157. Please include your full name, mailing address, email and phone number. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

File Requirements:
Jpg or Tif images only. Minimum size requirement is 9.25 inches wide by 11.50 inches tall (or 2775 pixels wide by 3450 pixels tall). Both must be 300 pixels/inch resolution. Either RGB or CMYK mode will work. Please make sure there is room for the Scoot! Masthead in upper left as well as no critical areas in lower left corner where Barcode places.

First place: $100 a Scoot! t-shirt and your photo on the cover of a future issue of Scoot! Magazine

Second place: a Scoot! t-shirt and your photo on the cover of a future issue of Scoot! Magazine

Winners will be chosen by the Scoot! staff. Questions can be directed to april(AT)scootmagazine(.)com.

High Roller's Weekend Reg. Closes Tonight

Pre-Registration for the as Vegas High Roller's Weekend closes tonight.  Dates are: February 24th - 27th, 2011.

Register here.

After that you can purchase rally pack and limited t-shirts friday and saturday. The Events schedule has been updated, so read that for full details.

"Like" it on Facebook.

I won't be there this year, but Josh from Scoot! will be.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Great for scooter keys

When I first got a scooter, my pal Paul L recommended that I use one of these for my scooter key. It's a great idea!

-- Post from my iPhone, out-n-about...

Palo Alto Flea Market

Finally made it after some roadside work when Jon's sparkplug cap detached.

-- Post from my iPhone, out-n-about...

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Vespa USA Helmet Promo

Vespa USA announced a new promotion: a free helmet promotion (valued at $377) for anyone who purchases a new Piaggio or Vespa scooter from now until April 30. See your local dealer for more info.

Also announced is the “Vespa Helmets are for Everything” Facebook Photo Contest:·        
  • The contest, hosted on invites fans to upload a creative photo showing how they use their helmet when not riding.
  • Throughout the duration of the contest, one lucky fan per week will have his/her photo featured on Facebook as a downloadable trading card and will receive a free Vespa helmet and a Vespa bag o’ fun!
 I made trading cards out of local scooterists a long time ago. Such an amount of effort, I abandoned the project, but I'd like to see what Vespa has cooked up for this promotion.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Denver Scooter Gang in the Spotlight

Cheers to Suzi Homewreker and the Mods and Knockers of Denver who are the focus of this short film called, Fast Girls, Slow Bikes.

Description from the site:
Fast Girls, Slow Bikes” tells the story of a tight knit all girls gang brought together by a mutual love of classic Vespa and Lambretta scooters.
Focusing on the lives of “Suzi Homewreker,” “Rara Rass,” “Lolisa,” “Spam,” and “Vega,” “Fast Girls, Slow Bikes” navigates Denver’s Mile High Streets, the wilds of friendship, and the challenge of unexpected tragedy, all from a two-wheeled perspective.
Featuring fast paced ride scenes that put the viewer on the scoot, personal interviews about the camaraderie of the club, and original music by Suzi Homewreker, “Fast Girls, Slow Bikes” will make the viewer want to buy a vintage scooter and start their own damned club!
It was made in 2009, but I just heard of it. Check it out!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Andrettis Sue Power Sports Factory

Fallout from the troubled Power Sports Factory shutdown of last year. PSF sold scooters under the Andretti brand.
Famed racers Mario, John and Jeff Andretti and the company they formed as a vehicle for endorsements are suing Power Sports Factory and its former CEO and president, claiming the company hasn’t paid them for their endorsements of Chinese Benelli and Yamati motorcycles and scooters.
The complaint, filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, alleges breach of two contracts, fraud, fraudulent inducement and violation of the Andrettis’ right to publicity – the unlawful use of their names and likenesses – against Pennsauken, N.J.-based Power Sports Factory, CEO Shawn Landgraf and president Steve Rubakh.

Read the complete story at DealerNews.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

New YA Novel with Scooter in Book Trailer

Book is out this month, not sure how much scooter is in it...
Thanks to Lara S. for pointing this out

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Brighton Beach Premiere Brings out Scoots

Helen Mirren attends the European Premiere of Brighton Rock in London, England.
from Tom & Lorenzo/ Project Rungay Thanks to Lara for pointing this out.