We have a Vintage Snowmobile club in town, and 2020 marked a 10 yr anniversary, 60 mile trail ride we do. My mission was to build this sled and to make it the complete 60 miles!
Learning that my cousin, who owns the original prototype that David Johnson himself (founder of Polaris and creater of the first Polaris snowmobile) raced in Beausejour, Manitoba in the early 60’s.
When I found out he had it for over the last 30-40 yrs, I went to see it and wanted to buy it in the worst way, but being a stubborn Ukranian like he is, declined any offer I put on the table.
I just couldn’t get that sled out of my head. I have a serious addiction to early rear engine Polaris snowmobiles, so that was one that I needed to have..
I gave him a few months to think about my offer, but still declining it, I decided we’ll if I can’t have that one, then I’ll just build my own!
Well I designed and built the entire thing from an idea and several pictures of the original sled.
That I was able to put the ideas in my head and turn it into something, and that it actually worked!
Everyone gave me lots of positive motivation and inspiration! I think it impressed a lot of people