Snowmobile History – 1984

Who can forget 1984 – Ghostbusters; Cindi Lauper’s She Bop and Girls Just Want to Have Fun; the #1 gold hit for the year, Kenny Loggins Footloose; or the Judds’ country hit, Why Not Me? And what about the snowmobile world? Where was it? On the home front we were racing across Saskatchewan, drags with […]
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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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Carl Eliason

Carl Eliason was born in Saynor, Wisconsin in 1899. Since a disability kept him from participating in many things, such as hunting and fishing during the winter months, he dreamed of a machine that would carry him through the woods where everyone else walked with snowshoes. Carl experimented with snowmobiles like the one invented by […]
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Edgar Hetteen

In the winter of 1954-55, Edgar Hetteen, along with his other partners in Polaris Industries at Roseau, Minnesota, decided to build a machine to travel over the snow. The first snowmobile created by Hetteen and his brother-in-law, David Johnson was based on the Eliason motor toboggan, and used an auger for propulsion. It was nicknamed […]
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