John Deere began producing snowmobiles in 1971 - at the time, dealers were excited to have a product to service and sell during the quieter winter months
Old Sled Zone
Welcome to the wonderful world of vintage snowmobiles
It's sometimes unfathomable the changes that have occurred in the snowmobiling industry since the first sleds came out. Snow machines have evolved from pretty basic models to today's highly specialized units carefully designed for particular terrain and purpose. For many sledders, there is great nostalgia in those early snowmobiles, and older riders have fond memories of family time on sleds when they were young. That evocation of times gone by seems to be, at least in part, why we find the value in vintage snowmobiles and love to see them brought back to good-as-new condition.
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Calvin Robinson has a sweet-looking 1976 Yamaha SRX 340 factory race sled
The Cranbrook Snowmobile Club held their annual Poker Run and Vintage Ride in February, attracting riders from as far away as Ontario and Saskatchewan.
The Trail-A-Sled marketing slogan was “The only way to LIVE in winter!”
Congratulations to Jerry Kallal on his award-winning vintage Ski Doo Blizzard
The Arctic Cat Trail Cat was considered a workhorse in the Arctic Cat lineup in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
What made the Silver Bullets unique from the more traditional Ski-Doo's, like the 340 model pictured?
Old sled or new sled, why not take the family out snowmobiling before the end of the season?
RVwest reader Sid Samek has finished up another restoration project - a John Deere Cyclone 440 snowmobile