ABOUT MY SITE
Thanks for stopping by.  I wanted to create a web page where everyone could have a look back at their past and remember the good old days!  In a lot of cases, you could tell what brand of sled was heading your way by hearing the roar of the motor off in the distance.  Those were the days when we all broke trail and worked with our sleds to maneuver through the woods to explore the new frontier. The days of carrying a box of spark plugs and spare belts are all but gone but that won't stop you from having one more ride.  Take your time and enjoy the pictures.  I'm trying to give back to the sport what it gave to me so enjoy your time browsing the hundreds of wonderful pictures!  Don't forget to come back and visit!

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WHY DOES DAVID'S VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE PAGE EXIST?

SEE ANSWER BELOW.



JANUARY 11 - 2006
GERMAIN BEAUSÉJOUR ( WHITE SHIRT BACK )
CLAUDE GENDRON ( FRONT )

HERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY ON DAVID'S VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE PAGE.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT KNOW, I HAVE HEALTH
ISSUES AND HAVE NOT BEEN WELL FOR A LONG TIME. 

I STARTED THIS SITE BACK IN MARCH 2002.  ONE DAY I WENT ONTO THE WEB TO FIND A PICTURE
OF A 1970 SKI DOO OLYMPIQUE 335.  THIS WAS MY FIRST SNOWMOBILE AND TO MY SURPRISE,
I COULD NOT FIND A PICTURE.

I THOUGHT THAT WITH THE INTERNET, I WOULD SURELY FIND TONS OF PICTURES OF VINTAGE
SNOWMOBILES BUT THERE WERE ONLY A FEW SITES WITH LIMITED PICTURES OF CERTAIN SLEDS.

SINCE I HAD SEVERAL BROCHURES, I TOOK IT UPON MYSELF
TO TRY TO PUT TOGETHER A WEB PAGE FOR VINTAGE SNOWMOBILES.

AFTER A FEW MONTHS OF POSTING PICTURES, MY SITE FINALLY APPEARED IN THE GOOGLE SEARCH
ENGINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN JUNE 2002.  IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO GET YOUR PAGE POSTED BY SUBMITTING YOUR SITE TO GOOGLE.

I WENT ONTO EBAY AND STARTED TO POST PICTURES OF BROCHURES THAT WERE FOR SALE
ON EBAY BUT IN MOST CASES, THEY WERE POOR QUALITY PICTURES AND NOT IMPRESSIVE.

IN SEVERAL CASES, I HAD THE WRONG YEAR POSTED FOR THE SLEDS AS MANY
OF THE BROCHURES ON EBAY WERE POSTED WITH THE WRONG YEAR.

ENTER CLAUDE GENDRON.

ONE DAY I GET AN EMAIL FROM CLAUDE GENDRON ASKING ME IF I MIND GETTING SOME HELP
WITH THE YEARS OF THE SLEDS POSTED ON MY SITE.  I SAID SURE GO AHEAD.

I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MANY MISTAKES I HAD MADE
WITH THE MODEL YEARS POSTED WITH THE PICTURES.

CLAUDE TOLD ME ONE DAY TO BE PROUD OF THE SITE AND WORK HARD AT POSTING THE RIGHT
YEAR AS SOME PEOPLE WILL IDENTIFY THEIR SLED BY THE PICTURES ON MY SITE AND LEAVE
WITH THE WRONG INFORMATION.

AT THE TIME CLAUDE TOLD ME THIS, I WAS NOT WELL AT ALL AND FOUND CORRECTING THE
MISTAKES ON MY SITE A GREAT JOB BUT HE ENCOURAGED ME TO MOVE FORWARD WHICH IS 
WHAT I DID.

CLAUDE DECIDED TO HELP ME BY COMPOSING THESE GREAT LIST OF
THE HISTORY OF THE VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE 
AND THE YEARS THEY WERE PRODUCED AND WHERE THEY WERE MADE.

HE PUT IN HUNDREDS OF HOURS CREATING THESE LISTS AND IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THEM
YOU SHOULD HAVE A LOOK AT THEM AS THEY ARE A WEALTH OF INFO AND I KNOW THOUSANDS OF
PEOPLE GO TO THEM EVERY WEEK TO GET THE CORRECT INFO AND HAVE GREAT READING TOO.

WITH HIS HELP AND MOTIVATION, I CONTINUED WITH THE SITE AND I CAN HONESTLY TELL YOU
THAT WITHOUT CLAUDE HELPING ME THROUGH HARD TIMES, THIS SITE WOULD NOT EXIST.

IN JUNE OF 2003, CLAUDE ENCOURAGED ME TO GO WITH HIM TO MY FIRST VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE
SHOW AT WHICH TIME HE INTRODUCED ME TO GERMAIN BEAUSÉJOUR.  SEE PICTURE ABOVE.

I MET GERMAIN AND TALKED TO HIM FOR A FEW MINUTES AND WENT ON TO SEE THE SLEDS AT THE
SHOW.  CLAUDE TOLD GERMAIN THAT I HAD A VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE SITE ON THE NET AND TOLD
HIM TO CHECK IT OUT.

A FEW DAYS AFTER THE SHOW, I GOT AN EMAIL FROM GERMAIN TELLING ME THAT HE HAD
A BUNCH OF BROCHURES THAT HE WAS GOING TO LEND TO ME TO POST ON THE SITE.

I HAD ONLY SPENT A FEW MINUTES WITH HIM AND HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ME BUT 
WAS WILLING TO LEND ME THE BROCHURES FOR THE GOOD OF THE SPORT.

WELL, THE REST IS HISTORY.  AFTER I GOT TO GERMAINS TO PICK UP THE BROCHURES,
HE SHOWED ME HIS SLEDS AND I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW DEDICATED HE WAS TO THE SPORT.

I TOOK THE BROCHURES HOME AND SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS SCANNING THEM AND RETURNED THEM
TO GERMAIN AS QUICK AS I COULD AS I DID NOT WANT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO HIS BROCHURES.

I HAVE BUILT A GREAT FRIENDSHIP WITH BOTH GERMAIN AND CLAUDE AND WANT YOU
TO KNOW THAT EVERY TIME YOU VISIT MY SITE, YOU ARE DOING SO BECAUSE OF THESE 2 MEN.

I HAVE RECEIVED THOUSANDS OF EMAILS FROM PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD THANKING ME FOR THE
GREAT JOB I HAVE DONE WITH THIS SITE BUT THE FACT REMAINS THAT WITHOUT CLAUDE AND GERMAIN
HELPING ME THROUGH HARD TIMES, THE PICTURES AND INFO YOU FIND HERE WOULD NOT BE HERE.

IF ANYONE WANTS TO THANK THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
THIS SITE APPEARING ON THE NET, HERE ARE THEIR EMAILS BELOW.

I KNOW IT SOUNDS SILLY BUT THEY DESERVE A HUGE THANKS AS MUCH AS I DO.

I AM JUST A MESSENGER, THEY WERE THE DRIVING FORCE TO THIS SITES SUCCESS.

FOR THE RECORD, THIS PAST YEAR, 
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO CAME TO MY SITE MORE THAN DOUBLED.

I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE HOW POPULAR VINTAGE SNOWMOBILES HAVE BECOME BUT THANKS TO THE
LIKES OF GERMAIN, CLAUDE AND THE MANY PEOPLE WHO PROVIDE PERSONAL PICTURES AND
BROCHURES, IT HAS BECOME A PLACE WHERE MANY OF YOU START YOUR DAY BEFORE WORK.

YOU CAN CONTACT GERMAIN AT ........  gbcollection@hotmail.com

YOU CAN CONTACT CLAUDE AT ..........  jdc.gendron@videotron.ca

MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO THIS SITE.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK ANDY TAYLOR FOR HIS GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GROWTH
OF THIS SITE AND FOR HIS EXPERIENCE IN THE SNOWMOBILE FIELD.  ANDY SPENT SEVERAL YEARS

AT NORTHWAY SNOWMOBILES.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

DAVID


 
TO SEE A BROCHURE OF THIS BRAND OF VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE
ON MY SITE, GO TO THE BROCHURE PAGE.

 
PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT THIS SITE.
CLICK ON THE PAYPAL BUTTON.

THE COST OF RUNNING THIS SITE GOES UP EACH YEAR.
 A DONATION OF $ 5, $ 10, OR $ 20.00 GOES A LONG WAY.
ANY CONTRIBUTION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
THANKS -  DAVID

 

EXPO-SNO
IS A VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE SHOW &
VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE FLEA MARKET.

THE SHOW IS HELD EVERY YEAR IN THE FALL.

IT IS LOCATED IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, JUST NORTH OF MONTREAL.

 FOR THE DATE, LOCATION AND ALL OF THE DETAILS ABOUT THE SHOW.
CLICK HERE




EXPO-SNO
EXPOSITION DE MOTONEIGES ANTIQUES ET CLASSIQUES
ET MÉGA MARCHÉ AUX PUCES
DE PIECES ET MOTONEIGES.
PRES DE MONTREAL, QUÉBEC, CHAQUE AUTOMNE.

NOUS ESPÉRONS AVOIR PLUS DE 100 MOTONEIGES
ET AUSSI UN AUTRE GRAND SUCCÈS AVEC NOTRE
MÉGA MARCHÉ AUX PUCES DE PIECES ET MOTONEIGES.

APPUYEZ ICI
POUR LA DATE, LOCATION & INFORMATION.


 

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