Mini Bike Collector Looking for 1960s, 1970s Minibikes.

Michigan Collector buying Mini Bikes and Minibike Catalogs, Brochures, Ads!

When I was a kid, In 1971, I managed to save enough money from cutting lawns and shoveling snow to buy a new minibike. My dad took me to Kelly's Minibikes in Rochester NY, and we bought an orange Broncco Marauder Tx2 (which I later upgraded to a green Broncco Tx1.) I didn't know anything about mini bikes, just that I wanted one! Why a Broncco? I have no idea (frankly I was wanting one from the local Namm Brothers department store catalog.) But it put in motion a love for small engines, and learning how they worked and how to repair them.

Fast forward many years, and I'm living in Southeast Michigan. Little did I know SE Michigan was a hot bed for mini bikes! Ruttman, Little Indian, Harrison Research were all based in the Detroit area in the 1960s and 1970s. And minibikes are quite popular here, with people trading, riding, fixing and racing these minibikes. (It certainly helps that three major mini bike makers were located in the area.)

I also became interested in original advertising, catalogs, brochures, etc for vintage mini bikes. In 1969 there were about 150 different minibike brands available in the U.S. By 1975 there were only ten! (This is largely because Honda sold their new z50 and Ct70 bikes starting in 1970 below cost, and basically wiped out the traditional mini bike market.) Little did I know that in 1971 I was right in the middle of the mini bike craze! And having original catalogs and advertising help show how these minibikes looked and were equiped back in the day. This is extremely important when you're restoring a mini bike (which has become a hobby for me.) Below are links to many minibike catalogs, ads, brochures I've collected in PDF and JPG format.

If you have a mini bike or minibike advertising or catalogs, in any condition, and your located in Michigan (or Northern Ohio), please contact me at cfh@provide.net

I'm looking for basically anything 1960s and 1970s minibike related (including the bikes themselves, but also advertising, catalogs, ad, brochures related to them.) Minibike brands I like include Rupp (Mansfield OH), Ruttman (Dearborn MI), Lil Indian (Livonia MI), Harrison Research (Shelby MI), Fox (Janesville WI), Cat, Bonanza, Honda (Ct70, z50), JC Penneys, Montgomery Ward (t777), Sears, Manco (Ft Wayne IN), Bird (Fremont NE), Taco, Stellar (Plainview NY), Trail Horse (Omaha NE), George Barris, Charger, Gilson, Heathkit BooniBike, Heald Super Bronc, MTD, Aggie, Broncco, El Burro Sand N Sno (Lexington MI), etc.

Information on Rupp Mini Bikes

Mini Bike Catalogs, Advertising Ads, Brochures, Paper

aggie97man.pdf (400,127 bytes)
 
allis_chalmers1970_1.jpg (370,484 bytes)
allis_chalmers1970_2.jpg (407,498 bytes)
 
ara1976_cat.pdf (1,891,924 bytes)
 
arco1970_ad.jpg (227,223 bytes)
 
arco_cat.jpg (497,603 bytes)
arco_easyriderchopper1.jpg (436,976 bytes)
arco_easyriderchopper2.jpg (197,225 bytes)
arco_easyriderchopper3.jpg (232,227 bytes)
 
arcticcat1970-1972_models.jpg (64,583 bytes)
arcticcat1970_ad.jpg (489,784 bytes)
arcticcat1971_ad.jpg (441,686 bytes)
arcticcat1972_ad.jpg (434,586 bytes)
 
atlas1971_cat.pdf (3,659,805 bytes)
 
benelli1971_ad.jpg (282,032 bytes)
 
bird1973cat.pdf (11,531,679 bytes)
 
bonanza1968_bc1300_ad.jpg (61,302 bytes)
bonanza1968_bc1300_ad2.jpg (58,184 bytes)
bonanza1968_bc1500.jpg (177,468 bytes)
bonanza1969_ad.jpg (195,611 bytes)
bonanza1969_bc1300.jpg (89,961 bytes)
bonanza1969_bc1400.jpg (180,684 bytes)
bonanza1969_bc1500.jpg (247,653 bytes)
bonanza1971_cat.pdf (1,037,687 bytes)
 
briggs5hp_decal.psd (435,390 bytes)
briggs_easyspin_decal.psd (391,719 bytes)
briggs_oil_decal.psd (414,954 bytes)
 
broncco1970_cat.jpg (375,568 bytes)
broncco_tx1.jpg (40,886 bytes)
broncco_tx10.jpg (38,485 bytes)
broncco_tx12_trike1.jpg (34,959 bytes)
broncco_tx12_trike2.jpg (529,144 bytes)
broncco_tx1c_chopper.jpg (15,926 bytes)
broncco_tx1dlx.jpg (41,970 bytes)
broncco_tx2_1.jpg (16,649 bytes)
broncco_tx2_2.jpg (39,593 bytes)
broncco_tx3.jpg (24,054 bytes)
broncco_tx4.jpg (34,585 bytes)
broncco_tx6.jpg (40,840 bytes)
broncco_tx7.jpg (37,753 bytes)
bronccos.jpg (614,193 bytes)
 
brooks1970_cat.pdf (421,717 bytes)
 
cat1970_cat.pdf (3,367,674 bytes)
cat1971_ad.jpg (280,632 bytes)
cat1971_cat.pdf (1,115,312 bytes)
cat1972_cat.pdf (4,718,479 bytes)
 
cat_dominator_ad.jpg (84,587 bytes)
 
cat_eliminator_ad.jpg (233,111 bytes)
cat_endura_ad.jpg (100,593 bytes)
 
cat_hustler_ad.jpg (78,947 bytes)
 
cat_r2501r3001_ad.jpg (81,527 bytes)
 
charger1_ad.jpg (126,245 bytes)
charger2_ad.jpg (131,731 bytes)
charger3_ad.jpg (139,837 bytes)
chargergrasshopper_ad.jpg (136,477 bytes)
chargertrailboss500_ad.jpg (174,456 bytes)
 
cheeftah_ad.jpg (301,309 bytes)
 
columbia-mtd1972_ad.jpg (197,189 bytes)
columbia-mtd1972_cat.pdf (1,477,692 bytes)
 
comet20series_man.pdf (9,976,503 bytes)
comet30series_man1.pdf (14,587,554 bytes)
comet30series_man2.pdf (2,716,561 bytes)
comet40series_man.pdf (9,872,629 bytes)
comet44series_man.pdf (25,077,586 bytes)
 
dmp1970_ad.jpg (275,364 bytes)
 
elburro_sandsno_ad1.jpg (244,553 bytes)
elburro_sandsno_ad2.jpg (45,385 bytes)
 
fairbanksmorse_kickstart1.jpg (188,017 bytes)
fairbanksmorse_kickstart2.jpg (165,477 bytes)
fairbanksmorse_kickstart3.jpg (140,359 bytes)
fairbanksmorse_kickstart_man.jpg (130,252 bytes)
 
fimco1971_cat.pdf (1,599,155 bytes)
 
flea_ad1.jpg (80,441 bytes)
flea_ad2.jpg (260,564 bytes)
flea_f71_ad.jpg (105,773 bytes)
 
fox1965bennetbros_cat_pg743.jpg (592,396 bytes)
fox1966_cat6wards.pdf (19,757,487 bytes)
fox1967_cat7.pdf (25,112,928 bytes)
fox1967bennetbros_cat_pg728.jpg (643,387 bytes)
fox1968_cat8.pdf (10,858,365 bytes)
fox1969_cat9cover.jpg (125,189 bytes)
fox1969bennetbros_cat_pg760.jpg (597,879 bytes)
fox1970_cat10.pdf (13,379,541 bytes)
fox1970bennetbros_cat_pg728.jpg (643,387 bytes)
fox1971scrambler_man.pdf (9,518,614 bytes)
fox1973thunderbolt.jpg (152,046 bytes)
 
fox_campus_ad.jpg (128,103 bytes)
fox_campus_ad2.jpg (151,237 bytes)
 
fox_doodlebug_ad1.jpg (215,143 bytes)
fox_doodlebug_ad2.jpg (197,795 bytes)
fox_doodlebug_ad3.jpg (162,866 bytes)
 
fox_gastank_decal1.psd (443,699 bytes)
fox_gastank_decal2.psd (1,082,833 bytes)
fox_gastank_decal3.psd (800,480 bytes)
fox_gastank_decal4.psd (586,079 bytes)
 
fox_scamp_ad.jpg (195,600 bytes)
fox_spite_ad.jpg (210,679 bytes)
fox_spoiler_ad.jpg (243,290 bytes)
 
fox_thunderbolt150_1.jpg (529,486 bytes)
fox_thunderbolt150_2.jpg (562,903 bytes)
fox_thunderbolt170_1.jpg (183,740 bytes)
fox_thunderbolt170_2.jpg (73,882 bytes)
fox_thunderbolt170_3.jpg (94,554 bytes)
 
galaxie_ad.jpg (314,480 bytes)
 
gemini1970_scrambler_ad.jpg (723,592 bytes)
gemini1970_sst_ad.jpg (791,324 bytes)
gemini1973_cat.pdf (1,136,683 bytes)
 
georgebarris_cat.jpg (716,792 bytes)
georgebarris_cat.pdf (1,548,689 bytes)
georgebarris_chopper_ad.jpg (784,586 bytes)
 
gilson1972_ad1.jpg (705,611 bytes)
gilson1972_ad2.jpg (1,298,067 bytes)
 
grandprix1970_cat.pdf (945,625 bytes)
 
hapjones_ad.jpg (77,713 bytes)
 
harrison1970bobcat_ad1.jpg (301,456 bytes)
harrison1970bobcat_ad2.jpg (1,499,811 bytes)
harrison1970bobcat_cat.pdf (2,892,015 bytes)
harrison1970wildcat_ad1.jpg (567,565 bytes)
harrison1970wildcat_ad2.jpg (275,998 bytes)
harrison1970wildcat_ad3.jpg (274,598 bytes)
harrison1970wildcat_ad4.jpg (309,126 bytes)
harrison1970wildcat_ad5.jpg (257,305 bytes)
harrison1970wildcat_cat.pdf (5,187,000 bytes)
harrison1970wildcat_parts.jpg (245,042 bytes)
harrison_wildcat_decal.psd (549,599 bytes)
harrison_wildcat_decal3.psd (562,354 bytes)
 
heald1971_ownman.pdf (6,348,058 bytes)
heald1983_cat.pdf (16,566,178 bytes)
heald_superbronc_ad1.jpg (70,473 bytes)
heald_superbronc_ad2.jpg (57,674 bytes)
heald_superbronc_ad3.jpg (56,902 bytes)
heald_superbronc_ad4.jpg (63,298 bytes)
heald_superbronc_ad5.jpg (63,755 bytes)
heald_superbronc_cat.pdf (5,203,283 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt10_1.jpg (63,302 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt10_2.jpg (58,660 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt10_3.jpg (63,648 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt10_4.jpg (59,073 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt10_5.jpg (70,974 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt10_6.jpg (66,781 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt10_7.jpg (121,132 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt1_ad.jpg (226,938 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt5.jpg (401,174 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt7.jpg (541,642 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt8_1.jpg (482,398 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt8_2.jpg (259,719 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt8_3.jpg (281,124 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt8_4.jpg (224,922 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt8vt10specs1.jpg (64,424 bytes)
heald_superbronc_vt8vt10specs2.jpg (83,062 bytes)
 
heathkit1968_bonnibike_assembly.pdf (7,379,545 bytes)
heathkit1969_boonibike_ad1.jpg (1,554,070 bytes)
heathkit1969_boonibike_ad2.jpg (40,042 bytes)
heathkit1969_boonibike_ad3.jpg (289,085 bytes)
heathkit1969_boonibike_pic1.jpg (225,110 bytes)
heathkit1969_boonibike_pic2.jpg (122,270 bytes)
heathkit1969_boonibike_pic3.jpg (218,033 bytes)
heathkit1969_boonibike_pic4.jpg (323,007 bytes)
heathkit1971_boonibike_ad.jpg (1,227,077 bytes)
heathkit1971_boonibike_clutchdecal.psd (3,428,787 bytes)
heathkit1971_hilltopper_ad.jpg (431,935 bytes)
heathkit_bonnibike_clutch_decal.psd (532,325 bytes)
heathkit_bonnibike_clutch_decal2.psd (451,915 bytes)
 
honda1970_ct70h_k0_brochure.pdf (2,633,322 bytes)
honda1970_minitrails_brochure.pdf (4,384,785 bytes)
honda1971_ct70_tank_decal1.psd (559,588 bytes)
honda1971_ct70_tank_decal2.psd (544,271 bytes)
honda1972_ct70_k1_brochure.pdf (2,811,957 bytes)
honda1972_minitrail_ridetips.pdf (1,886,191 bytes)
honda_ct70_ad.jpg (146,311 bytes)
honda_ct70_ad2.jpg (184,553 bytes)
 
huffy_hustler_cat.pdf (459,516 bytes)
 
indian1971_minibikes.pdf (713,317 bytes)
 
jcpenneys_ad.jpg (853,616 bytes)
jcpenneys_dusterchopper1.jpg (1,953,152 bytes)
jcpenneys_dusterchopper2.jpg (638,704 bytes)
jcpenneys_dusterchopper_clutch_decal.psd (371,820 bytes)
jcpenneys_dusterchopper_fork_decal.psd (599,265 bytes)
jcpenneys_dusterchopper_rear_decal.psd (43,946 bytes)
jcpenneys_eltigre_ad.jpg (426,681 bytes)
jcpenneys_goldenpinto_ad1.jpg (226,955 bytes)
jcpenneys_goldenpinto_ad2.jpg (252,694 bytes)
 
larkin_hillcat_ad.jpg (245,848 bytes)
 
lilindian1969_cat.pdf (4,837,494 bytes)
lilindian1970_outlaw_ad.jpg (164,615 bytes)
lilindian1971_cat.pdf (6,956,900 bytes)
 
lomart_ad.jpg (410,680 bytes)
 
manco1970_cat.pdf (763,139 bytes)
manco1973_ad.jpg (535,899 bytes)
manco1974_ad.jpg (919,163 bytes)
manco_fatcat1.jpg (50,262 bytes)
manco_fatcat2.jpg (67,313 bytes)
manco_fatcat3.jpg (291,283 bytes)
 
maverick1971_cat.pdf (3,061,530 bytes)
 
minibike_buyersguide1972.pdf (12,664,407 bytes)
minibike_buyersguide1973.pdf (13,409,682 bytes)
 
mtd_fender_decal.psd (168,908 bytes)
 
mtd_gastank_decal.psd (142,575 bytes)
 
mtd_trailflite_tc_decal.psd (274,294 bytes)
 
myerslynx1968_cat.pdf (1,249,501 bytes)
 
pacesetter_trailbuck1.jpg (471,415 bytes)
pacesetter_trailbuck2.jpg (529,708 bytes)
 
pics (4,096 bytes)
 
polaris_trailtractor_ad.jpg (288,029 bytes)
 
ponybike_ad1.jpg (845,093 bytes)
ponybike_ad2.jpg (901,797 bytes)
 
powell1970_challenger_ad.jpg (131,749 bytes)
 
powerdyne1972.pdf (2,164,638 bytes)
powerdyne1973.pdf (2,692,244 bytes)
powerdyne_1500xl_ad.jpg (182,482 bytes)
powerdyne_rail_ad.jpg (199,841 bytes)
 
rupp1962dartcycle_ad.jpg (126,529 bytes)
rupp1964continental_review.jpg (356,744 bytes)
rupp1965continental_ad.jpg (38,451 bytes)
rupp1966parts.pdf (1,160,758 bytes)
rupp1967cat.pdf (9,388,790 bytes)
rupp1967parts.pdf (979,439 bytes)
rupp1968cat.pdf (10,609,936 bytes)
rupp1968parts.pdf (2,088,342 bytes)
rupp1969cat.pdf (1,655,868 bytes)
rupp1969parts.pdf (2,525,078 bytes)
rupp1970parts.pdf (2,971,782 bytes)
rupp1971cat.pdf (15,916,915 bytes)
rupp1971parts.pdf (6,472,307 bytes)
rupp1972rmt80_ad.jpg (235,896 bytes)
 
rupp_L80_ad1.jpg (178,403 bytes)
rupp_L80_ad2.jpg (259,787 bytes)
rupp_logo_decal.psd (162,378 bytes)
rupp_motor_decal.psd (464,012 bytes)
rupp_tank_blackwidow_decal.psd (1,009,130 bytes)
rupp_tank_hustler_decal.psd (1,673,428 bytes)
rupp_tt500_ad.jpg (303,359 bytes)
 
ruppinfo.htm (16,091 bytes)
 
ruttman1971brochure.pdf (2,964,736 bytes)
ruttman1971cat.pdf (28,925,557 bytes)
ruttman1972cat.pdf (42,433,911 bytes)
ruttman_judge.jpg (437,018 bytes)
ruttman_ugly_decal.psd (839,969 bytes)
 
salsbury1970_cat.pdf (4,587,492 bytes)
salsbury1970_service.pdf (5,695,447 bytes)
 
scatcat1971_cat.pdf (5,150,451 bytes)
scatcat1972_cat.pdf (4,898,361 bytes)
scatcat1973_cat.pdf (4,967,662 bytes)
scatcat1974_flyer.jpg (989,093 bytes)
 
sears1969xmascat_pg251.jpg (146,213 bytes)
sears1970cat.jpg (516,349 bytes)
sears1970wishbook_pg161.jpg (211,851 bytes)
sears1971cat_pg578.jpg (2,108,173 bytes)
sears1971wishbook_pg357.jpg (1,069,981 bytes)
sears1974_arco.jpg (538,381 bytes)
sears1974arco_cat.jpg (538,381 bytes)
 
sensation1970_cat.pdf (3,781,655 bytes)
sensation_godevil_ad.jpg (394,465 bytes)
 
simplex_ad.jpg (1,199,525 bytes)
 
skatkitty1966modelD_man.pdf (814,801 bytes)
skatkitty1969_ad.jpg (608,820 bytes)
 
sms1964_trailmaster80_review.jpg (1,036,132 bytes)
sms1964_trailmaster_ad.jpg (821,676 bytes)
 
spd1970tricart_brochure.pdf (686,461 bytes)
spd1970tricart_color_brochure.pdf (1,704,414 bytes)
spd1971minicub_brochure.pdf (696,127 bytes)
spd1971tricub_brochure1.pdf (705,636 bytes)
spd1971tricub_brochure2.pdf (687,613 bytes)
 
speedway1970_ad.jpg (752,265 bytes)
speedway1970_cat.pdf (13,922,448 bytes)
speedway1970_scarab1.jpg (217,318 bytes)
speedway1970_scarab2.jpg (199,267 bytes)
speedway1970_scarab3.jpg (247,998 bytes)
speedway1970_silvershadow_minibikeguide.pdf (843,967 bytes)
speedway1971_ads.pdf (863,870 bytes)
speedway1971_blackshadow_minibikeguide.pdf (18,224,491 bytes)
speedway1971_cat.pdf (4,431,931 bytes)
speedway1971_scorpion1.jpg (181,139 bytes)
speedway1971_scorpion2.jpg (168,916 bytes)
speedway1971_scorpion3.jpg (173,455 bytes)
speedway1971_scorpion4.jpg (148,570 bytes)
speedway1971_scorpion5.jpg (250,997 bytes)
speedway1971_scorpion6.jpg (294,104 bytes)
speedway1971_scorpion7.jpg (307,105 bytes)
speedway1971_shark1.jpg (248,071 bytes)
speedway1971_shrike1.jpg (147,935 bytes)
speedway1971_shrike2.jpg (246,474 bytes)
speedway1971_shrike3.jpg (327,069 bytes)
speedway1971_shrike4.jpg (95,493 bytes)
speedway1972_cat.pdf (4,626,629 bytes)
speedway1972_greenhorn1.jpg (202,853 bytes)
speedway1972_greenhorn2.jpg (321,419 bytes)
speedway1972_redbaron1.jpg (266,263 bytes)
speedway1972_superspyder_ad.jpg (28,740 bytes)
speedway1973_cat.pdf (8,200,723 bytes)
speedway_silvershadow_parts.pdf (1,787,069 bytes)
 
stellar_blackbeauty_ad.jpg (172,624 bytes)
stellar_cat.pdf (1,696,534 bytes)
stellar_chopper.jpg (69,159 bytes)
stellar_chopper_adsheet.jpg (646,429 bytes)
 
taco100ad.jpg (629,666 bytes)
taco100review_nov1969.pdf (431,206 bytes)
 
tecumseh10hp_decal.psd (685,166 bytes)
tecumseh35hp_decal.psd (662,081 bytes)
tecumseh3hp_decal.psd (658,355 bytes)
tecumseh4hp_balloon_decal.psd (229,533 bytes)
tecumseh4hp_decal.psd (671,522 bytes)
tecumseh4hp_new_decal.psd (586,459 bytes)
tecumseh4hp_spec.jpg (136,856 bytes)
tecumseh5hp_balloon_decal.psd (231,576 bytes)
tecumseh5hp_decal.psd (680,288 bytes)
tecumseh5hp_new_decal.psd (585,284 bytes)
tecumseh8hp_decal.psd (656,331 bytes)
tecumseh_ad.jpg (1,043,049 bytes)
tecumseh_craftsmen_xref.pdf (344,738 bytes)
tecumseh_flag_decal.psd (120,426 bytes)
tecumseh_indian_decal1.psd (283,655 bytes)
tecumseh_indian_decal2.psd (486,145 bytes)
tecumseh_indian_decal3.psd (1,755,110 bytes)
tecumseh_indian_gray_decal.psd (424,797 bytes)
tecumseh_indian_power_decal.psd (148,262 bytes)
tecumseh_instruct_decal_blk.psd (355,102 bytes)
tecumseh_instruct_decal_wht.psd (406,876 bytes)
tecumseh_lub_decals2.psd (2,569,114 bytes)
tecumseh_lube_decals.psd (2,650,404 bytes)
tecumseh_minibike_ad.jpg (419,690 bytes)
tecumseh_parts.pdf (29,717,966 bytes)
tecumseh_performance_rebuild.pdf (794,937 bytes)
tecumseh_pullstart_decal.psd (264,577 bytes)
tecumseh_service_man.pdf (5,362,418 bytes)
 
thomas1970_cat.pdf (2,470,414 bytes)
 
thunderbolt_chopper_ad.jpg (123,757 bytes)
 
toyoco_masher500_ad.jpg (286,931 bytes)
 
trailhorse_ad1.jpg (455,826 bytes)
trailhorse_ad2.jpg (629,975 bytes)
trailhorse_chopper.jpg (588,029 bytes)
 
vplex_torqueconverter1970_doc.pdf (2,073,339 bytes)
 
wards1971cat.pdf (1,697,374 bytes)
wards_t777trailsportbuffalo1.jpg (369,701 bytes)
wards_t777trailsportbuffalo2.jpg (55,796 bytes)