(Taken December 26 - 2002)
Jerome is taking the picture.
My dad, Ken Andersen of Pleasantdale, Sask., bought this snowmobile brand new in January of 1967, for the sum of $1050.00, which was alot of money in those days. He, along with his friend John Irving, bought one each in Tisdale, Sask. They bought them complete, in the crates that they were shipped in, and set them up themselves.
My oldest sister Joie remembers the day she came home on the school bus and all the kids were glued to the windows to see this new machine which was a surprise to her as well. My two sisters and I grew up learning to drive "the Crusher" as we called it
because it was so heavy. Hours of fun trying to tip each other off the sleigh were had.
One memory my dad has with the machine was a time we loaded up our family on the sleigh and went over to a neighbour's for supper. When we got there, he realised I had fallen asleep and slept all the way. (I was only 3 or 4 years old then.) The bumpy ride and noisy motor had no effect on my ability to fall asleep.
Dad still has the owners manual, ski-suit, boots, and mitts, he bought at the same time as the sled, which all have the Snow Cruiser emblem on them. He is very proud of his toy.
Here are some specs: Length - 102.5", width - 35", height - 41.25", OMC 2 cycle opposed twin cylinder engine, which puts out a whopping 14 h.p@4500 r.p.m, speed was
30 MPH (my sisters boyfriend clocked it in later years with their Ski Doos)
Thanks again, I'm looking forward to this evening, to see it unfold on
your web page. Kelly -- Thanks Kelly for these Great Pictures and Memories!
Ken Andersen - December 26 - 2002
Kelly - Lori - Joie Andersen
ANY CONTRIBUTION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS - DAVID
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