Besides repairing the sled, we wanted to make it ride, steer and go even better in deep snow than a stock Elan. Since I was only 7 at the time I was too young to ride on the trails so we wanted to make a sled to go boon-docking through the woods. Once we painted the hood, it came out so cool and so many people commented on it that we started to bring it to vintage sled rides and shows. I started winning trophies and awards like you wouldn’t believe. I still ride it all the time. I am now 11 and it is still my favorite sled to ride.
This Elan was my first sled and after the track came off I didn’t want to scrap the old machine so we made the decision to repair it and make it even better.
The coolest to me was how the suspension worked because I was just 7 years old and it was all custom.
How good it works in the snow. How I got to learn how to weld, bend and cut sheet metal and to paint.
Some people say it is the coolest sled ever. But the best is when they ask if they can buy it.