From the historical and photo archives of Race & Rally / SnowTech Magazine, this fascinating book covers the exotic SnoPro machines, the legendary drivers, there trials, efforts, wins and failures of: Alouette, Arctic Cat, Chaparral, Kalamazoo, Kawasaki, Kohler, Mercury, Polaris, Rupp, Scorpion, Ski-Doo, Skiroule, Sno-Jet, Suzuki, and Yamaha. With 236 pages and over 500 photos of the history, color, excitement, and tragedy of SnoPro from 1973-1978
This remarkable book will grab and hold your attention through its 236 pages with over 500 photos. Year by year and team by team it traces the faltering steps, challenges and defeats that faced the SnoPro teams to make it into the most popular and fascinating form of competition in the history of snowmobile racing. The Best Of SnoPro illustrates and chronicles the struggles, the triumph, the failures, and the tragedy - showing the machines, the faces, the places, with close up human interest stories to grasp the emotions of the time.
Just some of the story lines covered, include:
One of the first 440 SnoPro sleds weighed only 232 lbs - 18 lbs under the weight requirement. Only six of them were ever built, but they "owned" the 440 class.
An extensive interview with the race team who dominated the first year of SnoPro.
What stock sled ran so strong the factory teams feared it might beat their SnoPro equipment?
Which were the two prominant manufacturers who couldn't decide whether they wanted to race in SnoPro or not?
Who were the creative, talented individuals across the country who were so competitive (despite the factory's cubic dollars), they were put on the factory race team to keep from getting beat by them?
How Larry Coltom of Team Arctic "looted" the Dayco Holiday Spectacular of $14,000.
All the betting money was on Team Arctic to win the Eagle River World's Championship in 1975. So, how did Ed Schubitzke and his Yamaha win it so easily?
Inside the most outstanding technological development from 1976-77 and it's immediate effect on SnoPro equipment.
Who, and why was a Japanese "Mystery Man" racing with an independent team?
And, who had the audacity to come up with a phony "Navy" SnoPro team just to get a parking spot with the factory teams on SnoPro row?
All this and much, much more included in the "Best of SnoPro 1973-1978"
The Ideal gift for a snowmobiling family member or friend.
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