Evolution of Snowmobile Tracks — Paddle Cleats

Snowmobile tracks, like the snow machines they’re under, have changed a lot since the earliest snowmobiles. The final phase of evolution though, to paddle tracks, was paddle cleats. What’s a paddle cleats for snowmobile tracks? The term cleat typically means: Pieces of metal, rubber, or other material on the sole of a shoe (or in […]
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Mountain Mod Mania – DVD Review

SnowRider’s resident DVD reviewer gave this snowmobile mountain climbing series **** out of *****, and said everything was pretty good–nothing was poor. He found the nitrous stuff the best, because like the guys at Mountain Mod mania, he likes the speed with the snowmobile. The crashes were pretty cool too! Q-Dog’s twelve and he rides […]
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Book Review – Vintage Snowmobilia

Binding: Softbound Full color photos Book Condition: new Number of pages: 160 pages Dimensions: 8.5” x 11” Publisher: Iconografix 2006 ISBN Number: 1583881697 Author: Jon D. Bertolino The Golden Age of snowmobile manufacturing went from 1968 to 1976. During this time literally hundreds of snowmobile manufacturers sprang up and then disappeared. Some of these manufacturers […]
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2007 Climate Predictions for Impact on Snowmobiling

This holiday season has presented us with incredible snowmobile weather–temperatures soared to 20 degrees (-5 Celcius) and the wind was noticeably absent. The snow, on the other hand, was not so great. In fact, snow conditions across the snow belt are far too scanty for comfort. One of this week’s snowmobile news items revealed some […]
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The Collector’s Guide to Ski-Doo Snowmobiles

Author: Philip J. Mickelson Publisher: Iconografix Originally released as: the Illustrated Ski-Doo Snowmobile Buyer’s Guide. ISBN: 1-58388-133-6 Number pages: 160 Illustrations: black and white photos The Collector’s Guide to SKI-DOO Snowmobiles is the ultimate guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the history and evolution of the SKI-DOO snowmobile. This book was originally […]
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Ski-Doo Racing Sleds – Book Review

Author: Philip J. Mickelson Publisher: Iconografix Series: Photo Archive Series ISBN: 1-58388-105-0 Number pages: 126 Illustrations: black and white photos Ski-Doo Racing Sleds is more than a photo archive–it’s a documentary on the development of the snowmobile, focusing on the perspective of the Ski-Doo machine. Racing, as anyone involved in the sport will tell you, […]
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Snowmobile Adventures

Author: Linda Aksomitis Publisher: Altitude Publishing Series: Amazing Stories Series ISBN: 1-55153-976-4 Number pages: 128 Illustrations: some black and white photos Cost: $9.95 in Canada, $7.95 US Available from Altitude Excerpt from Snowmobile Adventures But by his teens, J.-Armand, like many boys, wanted larger projects to work on. He was especially fascinated with cars. He […]
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