Other Bond Products

From time to time, Sharp's Commercials / Bond Cars ventured into other markets with Scooters, Trailer Tents, several forms of recreational water-craft and even a little commercial runabout. These lesser known products enjoyed varying degrees of success but are certainly not as well documented as the Minicars, 875s, Bugs or Equipes. Again, nearly all the pictures used have been selected from sales brochures and publicity photographs from the era and can be enlarged with a mouse click for a better view.

The Bond Minibyke has been included in this section as the Bond Owners' Club is also the unofficial register for these Lawrie Bond designed motorcycles.

The Scooter Ski was really a Reliant project in conjunction with Scooter Ski Sales Ltd. of Draycott, Derbyshire. It has been included because the first batch of 616 were all Preston built by Bond at the India Mill Factory in New Hall Lane between September 1969 and August 1970.

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1950 Minibyke Ellis - Leeds crop.jpg
1958 January 16th The Motor Cycle - P68b1.jpg
1962 Power ski advert from Preston Archive website. v3a crop.jpg
1951 November Sharps Commercial - P1c.jpg
1951 Sharps Unicycle - crop.jpg
1960 Spring BM News - P49a.jpg
1962 September BM News Sea Ranger - P39a.jpg
1962 November Show Trailer Tent Press photo 5a.jpg
1964 November Trek Tent Press Photo 2a.jpg
1966 Bond Suitcase crop.jpg
Reliant Scooter Ski 2a.jpg