Mercury snowmobiles had a rich history in the 1970's snowmobile racing world.
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.
RVwest reader Sid Samek has finished up another restoration project - a John Deere Cyclone 440 snowmobile
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.