Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.
The first patent for a snowmobile was granted to Carl Eliason of Sayner, Wisconsin, US. His first working prototype had a front-mounted, liquid-cooled, 2.5-bhp Johnson outboard engine, slide-rail track guides, wooden cleats, rope-controlled steering skis, and running boards made out of two downhill skis. Eliason used everything he could lay his hands on to construct the vehicle, from bicycle parts to a radiator from a used Model T Ford. He founded Eliason Motor Toboggans in the 1930s, and the US army was a major purchaser of his snowmobiles in the early years of the company, ordering 150 all-white models for use in the defence of Alaska during World War Two.