Cosmopolitan Motors produced a couple of outstanding Parilla advertisements, but the bulk of the ads were were used in magazines. The ads for Parillas from Cosmo started in late 1957 with a full model line-up that extended to about 1961. After the factory was shutting down in 1965, Cosmo started to cut down the number of Parilla models advertised to a select few with only the 250cc Wildcat being the last model shown for sale in magazines.
Cosmo mailed brochures
Cosmo would mail these brochures to interested people in the beginning before they established their dealer network.
Cosmo magazine ads
Magazine ads were Cosmo's main source of advertising appearing in all the cycle magazines almost every month with an endless variation of a few main themes. From 1957 to about 1961, the ads were nearly 100% Parilla, but later on, the Parillas had to share the spotlight with other brands Cosmo offered.
Most Cosmo brochures were not strictly Parilla, but more of an advertisement for Cosmo as an all around, one stop motorcycle racing store. Many brochures featured Parillas and a host of various go-fast motor parts and accessories.
Cosmo offered several posters to their dealerships. They were mostly to advertise Parilla race wins. Three types have been found so far. One road race poster and two scrambler versions. 17.5" X 22.5" was the usual size.
Cosmo printed several postcards for possible buyers. Two small cards and one giant foldable brochure/postcard from 1961 have been discovered.
Cosmo order forms
Order forms from Cosmo to be used by their dealers contain dealer's retail, their price from Cosmo and their profit.
To see Cosmopolitan Motor's list of USA dealers click on to the dealer's page.
N.B. Several images from the original site are missing from the archive of this page.