RESTORING THE SPORT ONE PIECE AT A TIME.
PHOTO PAGE 15,567
NOVEMBER 15, 2011
Hello David, Here is a picture of my 1964 Fox Trac Ice Cycle model 130.
Here I am
on my 1964 Fox Trac Ice Cycle - Model 130
You will see from these photos, the kind of thing that the Ice Cycle was intended to do.
NOVEMBER 15, 2011
1964 Fox Trac Ice Cycle model 130 - made by the Fox Body Company of Janesville, Wisconsin.
Enclosed are pictures of my 1964 Fox Trac Ice Cycle model 130.
I purchased this rather unusual little machine at public auction several years ago, with the intention of getting it running to use when I went ice fishing.
A task for which it seemed very well suited.
However as things often go, other projects soon took up most of my time, and the little Ice Cycle sat neglected, covered up with a blue tarp under the side porch for as many years.
Quite recently, I was approached by a gentleman who saw the nose of the machine peeking out from under the tarp, to ask me why I was not displaying it at any of the vintage snowmobile events.
(Quite frankly David, while we do shows and exhibits with our antique outboards, I never knew that such vintage events for snowmobiles even existed before this! )
Well, as luck
would have it, there was a vintage show coming up locally in about a month.
So off came the tarp, and out came the tools.
To make a long story short, the show, although quite small for their first time around, (and done in conjunction with a "Fall Festival"), proved to be quite popular with the local community.
The now restored
and running Ice Cycle also received it's own share of attention as well.
While I was there, I was handed a show flier by the president of another local club, who invited me to display there as well.
Thus began my initiation into the world of vintage snowmobiles.
I am continuing to attend other such events in the area with the Ice Cycle, and with each passing show my interest in vintage snowmobiles continues to grow.
I don't know if I would consider myself to be "hooked" yet or not, but there is a good sized lake right outside my door that could really benefit from some nice track lines come about February. We will have to see how it goes.
I would like to personally thank you and Mr. Pierre Pellerin, for all the help that you have given me in regards to identifying the correct year of my Ice Cycle, as well as for helping me to fill in some of the blanks in the history of the Fox Trac company.
It was also a
pleasure for me to send you copies of the original hang tag and warranty
card that came with the Ice Cycle.
often we tend to forget that once this information is gone, it is gone
Thank you again for everything.
All my best to
THANKS JEFF FOR THE GREAT PICTURES !
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THANKS - DAVID
THE SHOW IS HELD EVERY YEAR IN THE FALL.
IT IS LOCATED IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, JUST NORTH OF MONTREAL.
THE DATE & LOCATION AND ALL OF THE DETAILS ABOUT THE SHOW.
EXPOSITION DE MOTONEIGES ANTIQUES ET CLASSIQUES
ET MÉGA MARCHÉ AUX PUCES
DE PIECES ET MOTONEIGES.
PRES DE MONTREAL, QUÉBEC, CHAQUE AUTOMNE.
ESPÉRONS AVOIR PLUS DE 100 MOTONEIGES
DAVID'S VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE PAGE