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Your First Sled

Postby SnowmobileNews Moderator » June 2nd, 2011, 7:53 am

On our Facebook page -- [url=!/pages/SnowGoer-Magazine/50577167835]SnowGoer Magazine [/url]Managing Editor Andy Swanson asked our "friends" and "fans" to list their first snowmobile that they paid for with their own money. We've got 16 responses so far -- check them out. Or, post your first sled here!

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Your First Sled

Postby mbenoy119 » June 2nd, 2011, 9:24 am

My first sled was a 71 Scorpion Stinger II with a 293 Sachs single in it, but it was a hand-me-down. The first one I bought with my own money was a 1988 Ski Doo Formula Plus
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Postby bub37 » June 2nd, 2011, 4:33 pm

1st sled that I rode was the family 1964 Snobug, had a 8 hp Hirth and was built in Sudbury Ont. Found it and got it back last summer. Actually have a picture of Dave Wahl driving it about 20 yrs ago when he came up for a weekend of trail riding, he hadn't seen or heard of one.

In 1974 at the age of 14 I purchaced my 1st sled on my own, it was a used 1971 440 Skidoo Blizard with a blown piston.
OH! those were the days young and foolish, avgas100 and open pipes, rode that sled all over hells half acre.

Didn't start racing till 75/76 with a 245 RV out of the back of my 69 Chev 1/2 ton.

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Postby YamaDooed » June 2nd, 2011, 5:31 pm

My first love was a severely beat'n 79 yamaha 440 exciter that ran flawless purchased for a mere $300...
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Postby Long time cat man » June 3rd, 2011, 1:32 am

Came home after 2 yrs of army time in the fall of 1970, took my first ride on a snowmobile a few months later on my bro-in- laws 1971 399 panther. Went out and bought a brandy new 1972 399 Cheetah the following winter. Think I paid right around a $1,000 for it. Had it stolen when I attended my first Soo I-500 in February of 1974. Obviously been a catman ever since.

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