Old Sled Sighting: amazing vintage snowmobile parade at The Canadian Power Toboggan Championships

The Canadian Power Toboggan Championships has the world’s fastest and safest 1/2 mile ice oval track.

Vintage snowmobilers at CPTC.
Vintage snowmobile owners prepare for the Canadian Power Toboggan Championships parade. Photo courtesy CPTC

You can file this one under something you don't see everyday—dozens and dozens of vintage snowmobiles on parade. This week's Old Sled Sighting comes compliments of Beauesjour, Manitoba motorsports dealership Sobetski Enterprises.

Sobetski Enterprises is the presenting sponsor for The Canadian Power Toboggan Championships. 2017 marks the 55th anniversary of the Canadian Power Toboggan Championships. We are pleased to present Sobetski Enterprises' video of this year's amazing vintage parade. Check out these three amazing minutes of the vintage sleds to watch.

Here's a little history of the huge snowmobile event:

“The Canadian Power Toboggan Championships has the world’s fastest and safest 1/2 mile ice oval track. Snowmobiles race at speeds in excess of 170 km/h and up to 18 racers compete at the same time! Over 100 racers come from all over North America to take part at this elite international event. The Canadian Power Toboggan Championships is the longest-running snowmobile race in the world. Racers of all ages and skill levels compete in Stock, Modified, Vintage and Motorcycle classes, from Kitty Kat right through to Pro levels. CPTC is a community-based non-profit organization which has over 200 volunteers who have worked tirelessly to put on the “Greatest Show on Snow” since 1963.”

Sobetski Enterprises is recognized for their exceptional customer and after-sales service, superior technical knowledge, superlative efforts and significant contributions to promote the recreational activity of snowmobiling. And, of course, the presenting sponsor of The Canadian Power Toboggan Championships.

Got a vintage snowmobile story you would like to share? How about some old time snowmobiling pictures? Share them with us at SnoRiders: [email protected]

Related Articles

A late 1970's Ski-Doo Blizzard 5500.
Old Sled Zone Old Sled Sighting: 1979 (80’s) Ski-Doo Blizzard 5500

Ski-Doo’s impressive line-up for 1979 featured three Blizzards: the 5500, the 7500 Plus and the Blizzard 9500 Plus.

Two vintage beauties: the Ski-Doo Alpine and the Ski-Doo 340.
Old Sled Zone Old Sled Sighting: Single-Ski Ski-Doo Alpine—“The World’s Slowest Snowmobile”

We dip back into Doug Williamson’s vault of great vintage snowmobile photos from the Cranbrook Snowmobile Club Vintage Rally last February.

An Arctic Cat Panther.
Old Sled Zone Old Sled Sighting: Late 1970’s Arctic Cat Panther

The Arctic Cat Panther was often referred to as the Cadillac of snowmobiles in its heyday.

>
View all Old Sled Zone articles

Comments