These popular machines in the familiar green colour came with the tagline, “Nothing Runs Like a Deere.”
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.
Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1972 Chaparral Freebird SSX Grass-Pro 650 ccby Kyle Born
Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Masterby Kyle Born
Lorne Larson, owner of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, has a snowmobile collection of 140 classic sleds on displayby Kyle Born
As you can see from this series of photos, Samek is well on his way to restoring this old John Deere to its former glory.
Old Sled Zone: Rare 1968 “Sail Master” Snowmobile & Top 10 Photos from the Saskatchewan Vintage Show
Thanks goes out to our go-to-vintage-sled guy, Sid Samek, who attended the Vintage Snowmobile Show held in Regina, Saskatchewan last weekend.
Billed as the Vegreville “Father's Day” event, this show and shine meet attracts a big and enthusiast crowd — from near and far — to view all things motorized.
Alouette Brute snowmobiles continue to be a popular choice with collectors and sled enthusiasts.
Cam Webber, a Sparwood, B.C. resident, built his own vision of a mountain sled in his shop.