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24/9/2012

Frozen in time: World’s first snowmobile fitted with bright blue chains and skis in 1925 goes under the hammer

For drivers planning to embark on a journey across snowy terrain, this quirky looking vehicle might seem an unlikely mode of transport.

But back in 1925, this Model T Ford with a crude set of bright blue skis and chains attached was at the forefront of winter travel.

It was in 1913 that madcap U.S. inventor Virgil D White hit upon the idea of the ‘Snow Flyer’ kits, which – when attached to a Model T – transformed the popular motor car into the world’s first snowmobile. for more click here

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