Thursday, November 20, 2014
you may be stuck in the snow, so think about getting a snowmobile. Maybe, even a super cool Brooks Stevens designed Spirit of 76 sled
The collection includes many reference photos of Johnson, OMC and Evinrude snowmobiles. Of interest today, this Red White and Blue beauty. As many will remember, 1976 was America’s Bicentennial year and consumer products of all sorts appeared in the nation’s colors. This theme extended to OMC’s production snowmobiles that year, but I know there will be interest in this prototype that never hit the snow.
Why am I posting about a boat motor company?
Well... it's an interesting museum, and founder Carl Kiekhaefer’s start in Nascar is the car angle that interests me in the museum's exhibits.
His desire to conquer automobile racing was initiated by running in the 1951 Carrera Panamericana where he and his team placed third on their 1st attempt. Kiekhaefer was incensed by being beaten by two Ferrari cars.
That was enough for Kiekhaefer, who moved to NASCAR where he believed rules were honored. But after dominating the fledgling circuit for two years, rule changes he perceived as aimed directly at him drove Kiekhaefer from the sport forever.
Speaking of vintage sled collections
there are about a hundred vintage sleds in the Art Bilious collection
Found on http://vintagesleds.com/art-bilous-collection/
excellent survivor DeLorean on Ebay, up to 29thou right now for a 912 mile barnfind. Original owner did 770 miles before his old knees couldn't take any more
Found on http://silodrome.com/delorean-dmc12/ ebay listing at http://www.ebay.com/itm/DeLorean-DMC12-2-door-A-beautifully-unique-true-barn-find-survivor-/161486243772?forcerrptr=true&hash=item25995487bc&item=161486243772&pt=US_Cars_Trucks
listing ends at Saturday Nov 22nd, 7 pm
For a webpage that tells all the history of the DMC: http://ritkanlathatotortenelem.blog.hu/2014/11/21/kihalt_automarkak_5_delorean