Monthly Archives: January 2006

WHO INVENTED THE SNOWMOBILE PART II

In posting the photo below from Paul Crowe, I said it was peddle powered. Oops. Paul emailed me to let me know it was in fact driven by a small gas engine. It had a shaft drive with bevel gears … Continue reading

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EAGLE RIVER & FREEPORT

Final results from Eagle River are now available and preliminary results for Freeport are available. Drivers: Please check the Freeport results carefully, email me if you see anything incorrect. It was pretty dark out there and it looks like some … Continue reading

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OH WHAT A WEEKEND

Starting with the races in Freeport, then two days of Waconia, it was a wet, cold, wild weekend for vintage sleds in Minnesota. Really, it started Thursday night. A warm front moved into Minnesota, and with it, rain. Lots and … Continue reading

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THE RACE IS ON!

I just spoke to an official from the Freeport I-94 Ice Daze group and the SnoPro Master series races are a go this evening. He said that despite the high temperatures and last nights rain, the Sheriff has declared the … Continue reading

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WHO INVENTED THE SNOWMOBILE?

There has always been a lot of discussion around the question of who invented the snowmobile. Carl Eliason, David Johnson, Joseph Bombardier amongst others are all credited with the invention, depending on who you ask, what year you are talking … Continue reading

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