Happy Birthday Scooter Jenny

Happy Birthday Scooter Jenny

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SCOOTER JENNY

I mentioned before Scooter Baby was born eleven years ago in 2004. “Scooter Jenny” is celebrating her 12th birthday in December, she was first published at Cafepress.com/scooterbaby.  Jenny is our first design for ScooterBaby and became the inspiration for creating many Vespa style motor scooter designs available on shirts, hoodies, hats, mouse pads, magnets, stickers, fashion pins and many more designs.  Jenny is a beautiful girl who is a factory worker, as the story goes, her Uncle served in Italy during the Big War and brought home a Vespa Scooter as spoils of the war. He gave it to Jenny, who rides it every day to the aircraft factory where she works on the assembly line. Jenny, like Rosie the Riveter, is one of thousands of young women who left their homes to join men in the factories during and after World War II.

Happy Birthday Jenny!

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Autoped Motor Scooter – One of the First Motorized Scooters

Autoped of America

First generation scooters appeared from 1915 to about 1930.  Believed to be the first motor scooter, The Motoped entered production in 1915.  The Motoped was soon followed by the Autoped, whose engine was engaged by pushing the handlebar column forward and whose brake was engaged by pulling the column back.  Autopeds were made in a factory located on Long Island, New York from 1915 to 1921, and were also made under licence by Krupp in Germany from 1919 to 1922.

 

1919 Autoped Motor Scooter

1919 Autoped Motor Scooter

Autoped Motor Scooter

Traffic Cop riding an Autoped Scooter in 1922.



The historical photographs above are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license and/or Public Domain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooter_(motorcycle)



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Free ScooterBaby.com Movement a Success

FREE ScooterBaby.com - Scooter T-shirts and Accessories Breaking the grip of the Dark Overlord’s domain service, ScooterBaby.com has finally won freedom.  The odyssey began on September 22, a normal day, a good day, until the dark clouds began forming.  A simple task, usually no more than a walk in the park evolved into a wrestling match between ScooterBaby.com and a behemoth corporate creature.  ScooterBaby.com domain name had resided at Lycos Domains  for 11 years, it was a swell time, however all websites become bored, looking for a little excitement, ScooterBaby had seen other sites which used the bright and shiny WordPress.  Blog envy had set in, it was time to make a move …. to Bluehost.com.   Feeling no remorse, ScooterBaby.com had plotted a course and hoisted sails in anticipation of the big move.  The “i’s” were dotted and the “t’s” were crossed, waiting, and waiting and more waiting and zero, zip, nadda!  It was like going to your car in the morning of the families vacation and the battery is dead.  Everyone said, ohhhhhhhhh, nooooooo!

What’s going on, everyone was thinking.  We need to move now, we’ve made so many plans for the new bright and shiny Scooter Baby.com, Bluehost is expecting us.  Email’s and phone calls were un-answered by the Dark Overlords henchmen, “un-deliverable messages arrived saying the Overlords email box was full.  How could this be? The Overlord is omnipotent, surely the customer service minions would clear the email inbox.  Dark days followed, scooterbaby.com unsuccessful in breaking the bonds of the matrix, pushed away feeling of defeat, resolve became stronger and stronger.  A silent mantra became to form …. free scooterbaby.com, free scooterbaby.com,  free scooterbaby.com.  A movement was born, soliciting the help of others, twitter tweets were sent, mocking the honchos in their corporate jets.  But still it was not enough to open the gates of the Overlords dark lair.  Weeks had gone by, resolve was weakening, but a the very last moment a white knight arrived Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).  Within 24 hours of parleying with the dark forces of the Overlord, ScooterBaby.com freedom was won, we hear rumors the Overload is “smarting” from the defeat and the “spanking” received.  October 12th, is a jubilant day here at ScooterBaby.com we can all be thankful for help from ICANN, they are truly saviors.  It took 22 days and a lot un-necessary work just to transfer a domain name, such a pity!

Scooter 7 ~ Scooter Jenny Vintage Scooters Shirts
Well, we can now get down to business at hand, building a bright and shiny WordPress site for scooterbaby.com.  I mentioned  before Scooter Baby was born eleven years ago in 2004.  “Scooter Jenny” is celebrating her 12th birthday in December, Jenny is our first design for ScooterBaby.  Jenny is a beautiful factory worker, her Uncle served in Italy during the Big War and brought home a Vespa Scooter as spoils of the war.  He gave it to  Jenny, who rides it every day to the aircraft factory where she works on the assembly line.  Jenny, like Rosie the Riveter,  is one of thousands of young women who left their homes to join men in the factories during and after World War II.  Happy Birthday Jenny!

ScooterBaby.com is famous for providing “possibly the largest selection of scooter clothing, shirts, t-shirts with scooters,  decor such as scooter calendars, prints, classic scooter posters, , scooter greeting cards and postcards for scooterheads and punks, gifts and scoot accessories on the Internet”.  We welcome you to browse our shops on Zazzle located at www.zazzle.com/scooterbaby and at Cafepress located at www.cafepress.com/scooterbaby.  Also, check our blog for scooter news and fabulous new designs which will be coming to press soon.   This classic scooter website / blog will evolve over the next few months as we get settle in and add new gizmos and contraptions, we are excited to be celebrating the past 11 years, as well as the future.  Scoot On!

 

vintage scooter keep calm and scoot on

 Keep Calm and Scoot On!

 

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