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)
 
arco1970_ad.jpg (227,223 bytes)
 
arco_cat.jpg (497,603 bytes)
arco_easyriderchopper.jpg (436,976 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)
 
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)
 
cat1971_ad.jpg (280,632 bytes)
cat1971_cat.pdf (1,115,312 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)
 
dmp1970_ad.jpg (275,364 bytes)
 
elburro_sandsno_ad1.jpg (244,553 bytes)
elburro_sandsno_ad2.jpg (45,385 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_cat8cover.jpg (160,576 bytes)
fox1969_cat9cover.jpg (125,189 bytes)
fox1969bennetbros_cat_pg760.jpg (597,879 bytes)
fox1970_cat10cover.jpg (429,837 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_scamp_ad.jpg (195,600 bytes)
fox_spite_ad.jpg (210,679 bytes)
fox_spoiler_ad.jpg (243,290 bytes)
 
georgebarris_cat.jpg (716,792 bytes)
georgebarris_cat.pdf (1,548,689 bytes)
georgebarris_chopper_ad.jpg (784,586 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_bobcat_ad1.jpg (301,456 bytes)
harrison_bobcat_ad2.jpg (1,499,811 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)
 
heathkit1969_boonibike_ad.jpg (1,554,070 bytes)
 
honda1970_ct70h_k0_brochure.pdf (2,633,322 bytes)
honda1970_minitrails_brochure.pdf (4,384,785 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)
 
jcpenneys_ad.jpg (853,616 bytes)
jcpenneys_dusterchopper1.jpg (1,953,152 bytes)
jcpenneys_dusterchopper2.jpg (638,704 bytes)
jcpenneys_dusterchopper_decal1.psd (599,265 bytes)
jcpenneys_dusterchopper_decal2.psd (43,946 bytes)
jcpenneys_dusterchopper_decal3.psd (371,820 bytes)
jcpenneys_eltigre_ad.jpg (426,681 bytes)
jcpenneys_goldenpinto_ad1.jpg (226,955 bytes)
jcpenneys_goldenpinto_ad2.jpg (252,694 bytes)
 
lilindian1969cat.pdf (4,837,494 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)
 
pics (4,096 bytes)
 
powerdyne_1500xl_ad.jpg (182,482 bytes)
 
rupp1962dartcycle_ad.jpg (126,529 bytes)
rupp1964continental_review.jpg (356,744 bytes)
rupp1965continental_ad.jpg (38,451 bytes)
rupp1967cat.pdf (9,388,790 bytes)
rupp1968cat.pdf (10,609,936 bytes)
rupp1969cat.pdf (1,655,868 bytes)
rupp1971cat.pdf (15,916,915 bytes)
rupp1972rmt80_ad.jpg (235,896 bytes)
 
ruppL80_ad1.jpg (178,403 bytes)
ruppL80_ad2.jpg (259,787 bytes)
 
rupp_tt500_ad.jpg (303,359 bytes)
 
ruppinfo.htm (12,928 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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
stellar_blackbeauty_ad.jpg (172,624 bytes)
stellar_cat.pdf (1,696,534 bytes)
 
taco100ad.jpg (629,666 bytes)
taco100review_nov1969.pdf (431,206 bytes)
 
tecumseh4hp_spec.jpg (136,856 bytes)
tecumseh_parts.pdf (29,717,966 bytes)
tecumseh_service_man.pdf (5,362,418 bytes)
 
thunderbolt_chopper_ad.jpg (123,757 bytes)
 
trailhorse_chopper.jpg (588,029 bytes)
 
wards1971cat.pdf (1,697,374 bytes)
wards1971cat1.jpg (1,024,410 bytes)
wards1971cat2.jpg (669,722 bytes)
wards_t777trailsportbuffalo1.jpg (369,701 bytes)
wards_t777trailsportbuffalo2.jpg (55,796 bytes)