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Posted 6 years ago


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My Grandpa (pictured right) and his brother Walter had home-made snowmobiles before anybody knew what snowmobiles were! I'm glad my great Uncle Wally put a date on his machine. I don't know if there are Harley Davidson parts on their contraptions or if they just liked Harleys and put the name on their machines. I remember my dad telling me they actually worked.


  1. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 6 years ago
    I sure hope there was a fender or guard on the tire! Ah the enginuity of youth. May well have been the first snowmobiles. Love them, thanks for sharing.
  2. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 6 years ago
    You're welcome, rocker, and thanks for your comments.
  3. benjclark benjclark, 6 years ago
    Oh what a collector would pay to own these photographs-- let alone the machines! WOW! Thank you for sharing these!
  4. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 6 years ago
    You're welcome, Ben, and I'm glad you enjoyed my photographs.
  5. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    All of the 'mechanicals' are either Harley-Davidson or home built, a lot of collectors would kill someone to get those parts today !!

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