Misc. Motorcycle Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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Attex
1972 Sport Bike - Black and white 7 1/2" x 11" ad for their "Sport Bike". Above a picture of their 5.3 HP and the 2.4 HP bikes are the words "Profile of an Attex, the new, little big machine".
March 1972
Cycle magazine
0
$7.50
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BMW
1971 BMW - Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad with a photo of two different bikes that are being driven on the road. The ad headline simply says "Cool It".
January 1971
Cycle World
1
$7.50
View BMW 13

BMW
1974 BMW R90S - Full color 16" x 11" Two-Page ad for this reliable touring motorcycle. The ad has a picture of a silver BMW from the front right side and another photo looking down at the handlebars and fairing. The ad headline makes a claim by calling it "The ultimate motorcycle. BMW R90S".
January 1974
Cycle magazine
0
$7.50
View BMW 32

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BMW
1977 BMW R100RS - Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" ad that shows a R100RS flying down a desert highway and a second photo of this bike parked on the side of the road while the rider sits enjoying the scenery. The ad headline claims that when you ride this bike, "You own the road".
June 1977
Playboy
1
$7.50
View BMW 24

BMW
1984 - Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for the special things that make a BMW qualify to be a BMW. The ad has a picture of a man making a high speed turn on his BMW and the headline states that "Speed Limits should be observed by the people who build motorcycles. Not just the people who ride them". The ad gives figures for just how slow a BMW is actually produced which allows them to be so much more carefully inspected resulting in a better quality ride.
May 1984
Cycle World
1
$7.00
View BMW 36

Benelli
1967 Benelli - Black and white 8" x 10 3/4" ad that shows a side view of the current model. The ad headline asks "Why does Benelli out-handle anything around?" and goes on to explain the two main reasons why.
March 1967
Cycle magazine
0
$7.50
View Benelli 22

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Benelli
1967 Models - Three color Two-Page 16" x 10 3/4" for their new model line. The headline calls them "The Best Ever" and claim that they have totally exhausted their 1966 models. Shown in the ad with some information and prices are the 50cc Benelli "Automatic", the 50cc Fireball, the 50cc Fireball Trail, the 125cc Cobra, the 125cc Cobra Scrambler, the 125cc Sprite, the 200cc Sprite, the 250cc Barracuda "California Model" and the 250cc Barracuda.
September 1966
Cycle World
0
$7.50
View Benelli 58

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Benelli
1971 650 Tornado - Full color 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" ad for this whirlwind on two wheels. There is a picture of a Tornado with red body parts and glittering chrome under the headline warning you to "Brace Yourself for the new 650". The text gives a few performance figures and describes enough about it's capabilities to make a Benelli fan start to drool while at the bottom of the ad are specifications for what this bike has.
January 1971
Cycle World
1
$7.50
View Benelli 44

Benelli
1972 Models - Full color 8" x 11" ad that shows and describes four different models and mentions four more. The ad headline asks you to "Meet Benelli...".
March 1972
Cycle magazine
1
$7.50
View Benelli 16

Bridgestone
1966 90 Sport - Black and white 8" x 10 3/4" ad for the bike that will do everything. There is a picture of a man in a suit and an attractive well-dressed lady both sitting on one of these bikes at the curb in front of steps that are filled with well-dressed people. The ad headline says "Harry rode to class all week, to the library twice, made three trips to Dirty Mac's, and five runs to sororityville...and still had enough in his budget for a night on the town" and the text describes what this bike will give you.
April 1966
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Bridgestone 38

Bridgestone
1966 175 - Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad for the Friends you will lose and the Friends you will gain when you buy a 175 Bridgestone. There is a picture of a happy young man sitting on his Bridgestone with a happy expression his face as the girls are crowding around him, The text talks about the friends that he did lose: the guy at the gas station because 100 miles per gallon makes the stops less frequent and the guy on the 250cc who can't keep up with this smaller yet more powerful bike. The text talks a little about the features of this bike, gives a few specifications about it's performances and gives a few names of the new friends that are making Harry smile.
August 1966
Playboy &
September 1966
Cycle World
2
$7.50
View Bridgestone 60

Bridgestone
1966 Bridgestone 175 - Black and white 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" ad for the Bridgestone 175. The ad has a photo of a man and his lady riding through the surf and a smaller photo of a man in a motorcycle race. The ad headline explains by saying "Harry and his Bridgestone 175 were winners at Daytona. Dwaine Williams won, too!"
July 1966
Playboy
0
$7.50
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Bridgestone
1967 Bridgestone 175 Hurricane Scrambler - Black and white 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" ad for the Bridgestone 175 Hurricane Scrambler. Above the picture of a parked bike and the lion munching on what's left of the rider's hat is the headline "Some can handle them, some can't".
March 1967
Cycle magazine
1
$7.50
View Bridgestone 18

Bultaco
1966 100cc Lobito - Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for The Little Wolf that Eats Up Roads and Trails!. There is a picture of a rider taking one of these bikes up a hilly and rock-strewn terrain and the text claims that it will deliver 10 hp even though it was designed for 30 hp so reliability will never be a problem. It claims 55 mph on the street and talks about features such as a wide-ratio gearbos and 5 3/4" travel front forks. The ad lists the distriburors in both the U.S. and Canada.
September 1966
Cycle World
1
$7.50
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Bultaco
1967 Campera - Full color 8" x 10 1/2" ad that has a photo of a young woman leaning on the seat of a Bultaco while she holds her lit cigarette over the red gas tank. The ad headline claims that "Girls know...where there's a Bultaco there's a man!".
March 1967
Cycle magazine
1
$7.50
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Bultaco
1973 Bultaco Pursang - Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad that rewards a "thumbs up to Bultaco Pursang in winning '73s first world moto cross Grand Prix". There is a picture of Jim Pomeroy, who it also gives a thumbs up to, taking a jump as he becomes "the first American ever to win a world moto cross Grand Prix event". The ad gives some of the features that made this bike so successful and mentions that it comes in 125, 175, 250 and 350cc's.
October 1973
Cycle Guide
1
$7.50
View Motorcycle Misc 48

Centaur
1974 Centaur - Full color 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad for this Half Cycle / Half Economy Car from Rupp. The ad has a large photo of this creation taken from behind and slightly from the side as well as a smaller photo showing the front end and another of the comfortable seat. The text talks about the features which include a 340 cc twin Kohler 2-cycle engine and claims "up to 30 mpg".
July 1974
Cycle magazine
1
$7.00
View Centaur 42

Cushman
1949 Motor Scooter - Black and white 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" ad that emphasizes the Low Cost of owning one of these Motor Scooters. There is a picture of a man in a suit with a hat, looking kind of like Clark Kent, riding along to work. The ad uses term such as "Proved! and Approved!", "America's Lowest Cost Transportation" and "Own it! Maintain it! Operate it! All for less than 1 cent a mile". It promises that you will "Get up to 75 Miles per Gal" and claims that you can go "Everywhere".
February 1949
Popular Science
1
$8.00
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Cushman
1951 Cushman Eagle - Black and white 3 1/2" x 6 1/4" ad for the 1951 Cushman Eagle. The ad has a drawing of this bike and calls it "1951's Best Transportation Buy".
March 24, 1951
Saturday Evening Post
1
$8.00
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Cushman
1959 Cushmans - Three color 5" x 13" ad for the "lowest-cost utility!". The ad pictures two different two-wheeled scooters and the 780 Truckster. It also includes text describing these products and includes a coupon to mail in for more information.
February 16, 1959
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Cushman 2

Cushman
1959 Super Eagle - Black and white 2 1/2" x 6" ad for the 1959 Super Eagle. The ad had a picture of a smiling man who is riding the bike that will allow you to "Scoot into Summer for more Outdoor Fun".
May 1959
Boy's Life
1
$8.00
View Cushman 30

Cushman
1960 Super Eagle - Black and white 2 1/4" x 6" ad for the 1960 Super Eagle. The ad has a picture of a smiling young man taking a trip while thinking that "It's great to Go Cushman".
May 1960
Boy's Life
1
$7.50
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Cushman
1960 780 Truckster - Three color 5" x 6 1/2" ad for their economy truck. The ad has a picture of a man sitting in a Red 780 Truckster with the back-end filled up with an assortment of boxes. The ad headline assures you that "It's all muscle" and the ad gives a list of some of it's unique features.
January 16, 1960
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
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Cushman
1962 Trailster - Black and white 5" x 5 1/4" for this versatile little machine. The ad has a picture of it parked and claims that it is "rugged and powerful...as an off-the road machine must be". The text claims that it will not only get you "where the big ones are" but it will also get you back. These were, according to this ad, available in either a 4.80 HP or a 7.95 HP Husky engine. The ad also contains a coupon to be filled in and mailed to the company to receive a Trailster booklet.
September 1962
Field & Stream
1
$7.50
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Ducati
1966 Ducati Monza Jr. - Black and white 4 3/4" x 13" ad shows a man standing next to his bike and saying "I'd rather have a Ducati".
December 10, 1965
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Ducati
1966 - Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a picture of a serious-looking man with a coat thrown over his shoulders in the process of getting on to his 160 Monza Junior while the headline asks "Is the Ducati for everyone?". The text talks about some of the quality built into this Italian motorcycle and mentions some of their features while giving a starting price of $229. This ad is a larger version of another ad on this page.
May 13, 1966
Life magazine
3
$7.50
View Ducati 41

Ducati
1966 Ducati - Black and white 8" x 10 3/4" ad shows a serious but well-dressed man in the process of getting on his Ducati. The ad asks the question "Is the Ducati for everyone?"
May 1966
Playboy
1
$7.50
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Ducati
1973 Ducati 750 - Black and white 8" x 10 3/4" ad shows this powerful bike parked on a small hill covered with fallen leaves. The ad headline simply describes it as "O.H.C. Ducati 750".
June 1973
Cycle
1
$7.50
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Gilera
1966 Models - Black and white 8" x 10 3/4" ad that gives you "Three Good Reasons to be a Gilera Rider - or Dealer". Under a picture of a rider in leathers riding a Gilera with a full fairing are listed the reasons that the headline stated. These reasons are that They Win, They Go and They Stay. There a three smaller pictures on the side of the ad, one showing the fairing with the number '3", the second showing a Guilera 124cc Super Sport and the third showing a Gilera parked behind an impressive assortment of trophies.
September 1966
Cycle World
1
$7.50
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Gilera
1966 124cc - Black and white 8" x 10 1/2" ad for this model that Out-performs anything in its size, power and class. There is a photo of this model shown from the side and smaller pictutures that zoom-in on the gauges, the headlight and the fuel tank. There is also a long list of it's "pace-setting features".
September 1966
Cycle World
1
$7.50
View Gilera 63

Hodaka
1971 Hodaka Trail bikes - Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad with a photo of a man checking his mailbox in a very rustic setting. The ad headline asks the question "How do design National Champion Hodaka trail bikes year after year?" and answers it by saying "By living where 'it' does".
January 1971
Cycle World
1
$7.00
View Hodaka 10

Hodaka
1972 Hodakas - Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad that discusses the mindset of Hodaka's engineers. How advancement and improvement are constant companions of the Hodaka motorcycles.
March 1972
Cycle magazine
1
$7.00
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Hodaka
1973 125 Wombat - Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad for what you can accomplish on one of these motorcycles. The headline states "10,000 Miles around Australia in 21 days on a Hodaka 125? You gotta be kidding!!" and standing on a map of Australia that shows his route is "Big Frank" Wheeler leaning on his Hodaka. The text includes details of his trip and there are photos that illustrated some of the difficulties that he experienced during these 21 days.
October 1973
Cycle Guide
1
$7.00
View Misc Motorcycle 45

Hodaka
1974 Hodaka 125 Wombat - Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad that features two photos of this bike. The ad headline describes it as "The durable dirt bike you can ride on the street".
May 1974
Cycle
1
$7.00
View Hodaka 9

Hodaka
1974 Hodaka 125 Wombat - Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad that shows a rider off the ground on his bike as he travels uphill. The ad headline calls it the "Combat Wombat 'Four-Slicer'".
August 1974
Cycle magazine
1
$7.00
View Hodaka 15

Hodaka
1975 Combat - Full color 8" x 10 3/4" ad for their 125cc Enduro motorcycle. The ad has a photo of a rider preparing to start a race and the headline asks "Can you picture it?" The text gives five reasons to consider purchasing this bike and gives details for each. It mentions Power, Handling, Dependability, Versatility and Affordability.
November 1974
Cycle magazine
1
$7.50
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Misc 67

Indian
1973 Indians - Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for the family of Indian motorcycles that may be just right for your family. There is a picture of an RV heading toward a sun that is low in the sky in a flat, rugged landscape. The ad headline asks you to "Join the Indian revolution and head for the hills" and the text begins by recalling that "Time was when you didn't own a motorcycle unless it was an Indian". At the bottom of the page is a picture of a family ot three standing next to their Indians and you see that the Indians of the past are not what was being sold now. The text refers to choices of a 125cc, 100cc and a 75cc and mentions several other features that were included in these bikes.
October 1973
Cycle
1
$7.00
View Motorcycle Misc 49

Jawa
1966 Swingers - Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad for their all-new Trails Model. There is a picture of one of them parked and waiting to be ridden and the text claims they were offered in 125, 175 and 250cc models. The text ponders whether having three engine sizes available is one or three reasons to consider looking at a Jawa Swinger but it urges you to head on over to your Jawa dealer and look anyway.
September 1966
Cycle World
1
$7.50
View Jawa 62

Jawa
1971 Jawas - Black and white 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad that has photos and descriptions of four different models. The ad headline says "From the Builders of World Champion Motorcycles".
January 1971
Cycle World
1
$7.00
View Jawa 12

Jawa
1973 CZ 250 Enduro - Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad that introduces the joining of Jawa and CZ engineering and the product that resulted. Over a photo of a man pulling a "wheelie" on his bike are the words "Introducing the CZ 250 Enduro" and the text begins the story. It touches on the histories of the two companies and ends with specifications and the features of this bike.
September &
October 1973
Cycle Guide
2
$7.00
View Misc Motorcycle 47

Lambretta
1955 - Black and white 5" x 10 1/2" ad for there Scooter for lack of a better term. There is a picture of one being driven by a man with a woman seated side-saddle on the back. They are going across a bricked surface and the headlilne asks you to "Imagine Yourself in the Driver's Seat. Just step on, start the starter and off you go!" The text talks about the popularity of this vehicle, how it is used in every country of the world and mentions the construction and features it offers. It mentions that it can be used for your business too with mention made of the four Commercial Models that were available.
June 1955
Holiday
1
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Motorcycle Misc 66

Mead
1940 Ranger Scooter - Black and white 2 3/4" x 3 1/4" ad meant to attract Agents and Dealers to "Sell or Rent the New Ranger Scooter". The ad contains a picture from the side of one of these units and promises "120 Miles per Gallon" and "30 m.p.h.". The text mentions some of the people who might be interested in the "World's Cheapest Transportation" and lists a few of the features available in their "15 models for 1940". There is a banner at the bottom proudly proclaiming the existance of "Ranger Bicycles for 50 Years".
April 1940
Popular Mechanics
1
$8.00
View Misc Motorcycle 55

Mead Cycle Company
1941 Rangers - Black and white 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" ad for the 8 Models that were available for a variety of purposes. Pictured in the ad are four of the different versions under the headline urging you to "Let Your Dreams Come True with a new Ranger Scooter". It goes on to say that you can "Make big money" because you can "Ride, Rent or Sell!". The text calls it the "World's cheapest transportation" and suggests a few of the unique ways you can create an income when you own one of these scooters. It talks about the incredible gas mileage by claiming "120 miles per gallon 30 m.p.h." and even says "Vacationers Cross U.S.A. for $6 Gas!". The thought of trying to last for 3,000 miles on the roads of 1941 on a seat such as this make me realize that gas expenditure would be a lot less than the cost of the aspirin and beer needed.
February 1941
Popular Science
1
$8.00
View Mead 51

Mobylette
1965 Mobylette Motorbike - Three color 5 1/4" x 13" ad for this go-everywhere Motorbike. The ad has a picture of a man wearing fishing gear and holding a rod as he daydreams of the fish he is going to catch on a plate waiting for him to eat as he rides his Mobylette to his favorite out-of-the-way fishing hole. The ad headline asks "What has two wheels, an automatic transmission and trout for breakfast?" and answers by saying "..an early-rising flycaster on a Moby". The text gives a description of some of the items that make purchasing this bike seem like a good idea. This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 11, 1965
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Moby 40

Mojave
1968 Mojave 360 - Full color 8" x 11" ad for this "roaring 360 cc bundle of quick". There is a larger picture of a man riding his bike through the surf and a smaller picture of a man who has parked his bike next to some hills and is sitting comfortably in the sun. The ad text gives some statistics and makes some very impressive claims.
May 1968
Playboy
1
$7.50
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Montessa
1966 250cc Impala Special Sports - Three color 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad for the bike that's as "Hot as a Pistol on the Pavement". With a red background there is a picture of a man riding "The Spanish Motorcycle of International Prestige" through a blur of moving lights. This motorcycle, described as a Hellion, has it's equipment and performance described in the text which ends with the promise ",,,and it's loaded".
September 1966
Cycle World
1
$7.50
View Montessa 61

Montesa
1971 Montesas - Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad that has photos of five different models but is is specifically about the Cappra 125.
January 1971
Cycle World
1
$7.50
View Montesa 14

Moto Guzzi
1966 125cc Sport - Black and white 8" x 10 3/4" ad for "the Gutsy one from Italy". There is a picture that shows the lower half of this bike with a man's foot getting ready to kick start the bike and another picture that shows the entire motorcycle with a man with a sweater tied over his shoulder leaning forward as if he is fighting the rushing wind of high speed as the headline says to "Get with the gutsy one. Get Guzzi". The text makes some general claims about having "drive", about having "dash" and about having "class, Italian style" before mentioning a price of $429.
May 1966
Playboy
1
$7.50
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Moto Guzzi
1971 750cc Guzzi Ambassador - Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad with a photo of the 1971 750cc Guzzi Ambassador. The ad has a list of 47 different 'features' and describes it as "A Masterpiece by any standard".
January 1971
Cycle World
1
$7.50
View Guzzi 8

Moto Guzzi
1971 750cc Ambassador - Black and white 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" ad for the 1971 750cc Ambassador. The ad headline says "The new Guzzi. It took fifty years to make. Think how long it will take to break".
March 1972
Cycle magazine
1
$7.50
View Guzzi 17

Moto Guzzi
1974 Guzzi 850 Interceptor - Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 1/4" ad with a photo of the 1974 Guzzi 850 Interceptor. The ad headline describes this as "The machine built exclusively for unlimited touring, in style." and the text urges to look at the changed lines and appearance of this motorcycle and lists the improvements that cannot be seen, only felt as you ride it.
May & August 1974
Cycle
2
$7.50
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Moto Guzzi
1984 850 Le Mans III - Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" ad for a bike so powerful that it is referred to as a Thunderbike. The ad has a picture of a Red Model parked waiting for action and another with the rider curving away from the camera. The ad headline claims that the time to buy this motorcycle is "When you've finally arrived at your own set of standards" and describes some of the fantastic feelings that one will get upon riding this classic.
May 1984
Cycle World
1
$7.00
View Moto Guzzi 37

Ossa
1966 230's - Black and white 7 3/" x 10 1/2" ad for this line of Spanish Motorcycles. Pictured in the ad are a 230cc Ossa Sport and a 230cc Ossa Scrambler with the promise of being "on the floor soon...in dealer showrooms". The text talks about these bikes now having 55 more CC for that "extra explosion of power" and, in case you are concerned, the ad promises that "Some dealerships still open". The ad mentions their complete line which also includes some 175's.
September 1966
Cycle World
1
$7.50
View Ossa 59

Ossa
1971 Stilleto - Three color 8" x 10 3/4" ad has a picture of a man at the top of a jump while mounted atop his 1971 Ossa Stilleto. The text in the caption gives a few details about this 250 cc Scrambler and it assures you that "The shortest distance between here and there is a line made with a Stiletto".
January 1971
Cycle World
0
$7.50
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Penneys
Full color 7" x 10 1/4" ad for their Golden Pinto Mini Bike. The ad has a photo of this bike parked on a driveway while three boys work on it. The ad headline asks "Tired of pedaling? Start riding!" and gives a price of $159.95.
May 1970
Boy's Life
0
$7.50
View Misc 31

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Premier
1973 Premier Enduro 125 - Black and white 10 3/4" x 8" ad for this all new motorcycle. There is a nice view of the bike from the side and a list of features that are usually found only "on the most expensive machines" and a message to "hurry to your local Premier dealer for a test ride today".
October 1973
Cycle
1
$7.00
View Misc Motorcycle 46

Rabbit
1964 Rabbit 90 - Black and white 5" x 12 1/2" ad for the Motor Scooter that "...represents the most sweeping change ever seen in 2-wheel transportation". The picture in the ad shows a light colored Rabbit 90 parked with an attractive lady leaning over next to it with a stick with a bag tied to the end, like the hobos of old, resting on her shoulder. The headline says "What a Wonderful Way to Go!" and claims that it is "Highly recommended for Gentlemen, their Lady Friends and the Young at Heart". The text mentions it having an electric starter, automatic centrifugal clutch and many other extras with a price of only $310. It mentions a contest going on where a Rabbit 90 was being given away with a simple registration needed at one of the many West Coast dealers listed.
September 25, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Rabbit 52

Rokon
1974 Rokon 340 Automatic - Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad that shows an action shot of this bike with a background of the American flag. The ad headline claims that "The newest machine in the neighborhood is now the hottest one in the country!"
May 1974
Cycle
1
$7.00
View Rokon 11

Salsbury
1949 - Black and white 5 3/4" x 2 1/4" ad for their "Fast, Safe, Comfortable & Economical" Scooter. The headline promises that you will "Save Money with a Salsbury" and the vehicle shown in the ad looks too narrow to be what I would consider comfortable. You can see what is probably a Gas pedal and a Brake pedal and a single seat with a back fender that is probably too wide for a passenger to straddle comfortably. They claim there is "No Increase in Price" and that it can be driven for "Less than 1/3 cents per mile".
February 1949
Popular Science
1
$8.00
View Motorcycle Misc 54

Vespa
1961 Vespa - Black and white 2 1/4" x 5" ad for the Cushman Vespa. The ad has a drawing of Santa leaving his sleigh and reindeer behind and hopping on a Vespa scooter. The ad headline claims that "Those who have a choice, choose Vespa".
December 1961
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Vespa 33

Vespa
1964 Vespa - Black and white 10" x 13" ad shows a couple in a college type setting looking at a parked scooter. The headline of the ad promises that "Even our new $269 Vespa has a transmission guaranteed for life". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 8, 1964
&
June 5, 1964
Life magazine
2
$7.50
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Vespa
1964 Vespa - Black and white 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad that is the same as the previously listed ad in a smaller size.
May 1964
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Motorcycle Misc 23

Vespa
1980 Vespa - Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" ad with a small photo of a red scooter being ridden by a man and his girl friend and a larger photo of color streaks from a photo that was not fast enough to catch the scooter. The ad headline asks the question "Wow. What was that?".
April 1980
Playboy
0
$7.00
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Whizzer
1946 Whizzer - Three color 5 1/4" x 13" ad for the Whizzer Bike Motor. The ad shows several different photos of the bike in use and mentions the "Factory List Price" of $89.50 plus tax.
July 1, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Whizzer 3

Whizzer
1946 Whizzer - Black and white 5 1/4" x 6 1/2" ad that tells you how to make this Christmas different for your young man. There is a picture of a young man proudly riding his bicycle that, by the addition of a Whizzer Bike Motor, has been transported into something special. According to the ad text, it has become transportation. The text talks about the range of gas mileage you will get and how proud you will be to get 125 miles on a gallon of gas. It claims to not interfere with the riding qualities of your bicycle or with the ability to pedal if you miscalculate how far you really had to go. The factory price listed is $97.55 and the ad makes the claim that "Ride one and you'll buy one".
December 16, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Whizzer
1948 Whizzer - Three color 5" x 12 1/2" ad that assures you that "It's Wise to go Whizzer". The ad depicts a conversation between two men about their modes of transportation. The top picture shows one man comfortably riding his Whizzer past another man who is walking in his business suit. The man on the Whizzer asks "Still hoofin' it, Al?" and the text encourages you to "Relax on a Whizzer and...ride...to work, errands, play". In the next picture the rider stops and talks more completely to his sweating friend while in the third picture the man who was walking is taking the Whizzer for a test ride to see if he would want to buy one. The text talks about the horsepower, the top speed and the fact you could go "five miles for just a penny". At the bottom of the ad is a side-view picture that shows this motor installed in a bicycle frame and mentions a price of $109.97. It also mentions that Whizzer has been the "World's largest bike motor builder" for 10 years and that there were 3,500 dealers available across America.
August 9, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Whizzer
1949 - Black and white 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" ad for how to convince your Dad into letting you buy a Whizzer motor for your bike. The ad has a five-frame cartoon that starts with a young boy saying "Imagine Dad selling me on a Whizzer". The next few frames show the conversation between Dad and young Eddie where Dad is talking about Eddie's friend Bob getting a Whizzer to put on his bike. Dad talks about it getting 125 miles on a gallon of gas and it costs only $10 a year to run. As Dad walks away Eddie tosses out "Do you think I can pay for one out of my allowance?" to which Dad says "Sure you can". The last frame has a drawing of a bicycle with the Whizzer motor installed and the ad mentions a price of $109.97. Other features mentioned are that it "Fits any man's baloon-tire bike", that it has "Twist-Grip Controls" and a "Steel Cable Core Notched V-belt Drive". It claims to be a "Rugged 2 1/2" h.p. 4-cycle engine and there are "Over 4000 Whizzer dealers coast to coast".
February 1949
Popular Science
1
$8.00
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