The other day I was reading an article about a little piece of machinery that is powered by a Cat C2.2 diesel engine and can traverse just about any terrain, from mud, to snow, to soup — it is the amphibious vehicle called the FAT Truck. This thing is an amazing piece of machinery but it cost $127,000 (not sure if that is CAD or USD, but it is expensive to say the least) so we need to find something cheaper that isn’t quite as capable and maybe needs some elbow grease. As luck would have it, we got this next thing as a tip yesterday: Find this 1970 Playcat 400 offered for $1250 in Anchorage, AK via craigslist.
First, it was the rotary powered bikes. Those were strange. I’m not a 2-wheel guy, but the Hercules W-2000 was a make/model I’d never heard about and the RE-5 was only something I was vaguely aware of — so imagine my surprise when a link to a rotary powered snowmobile lands in my lap. […]
Sometime on a cold winter day in the late 1960s, a jazzy suit wearing Chrysler product man had a brilliant idea. Imagine combining the snow slaying capability of a snowmobile with the fun & cost of a moped — and the Sno Runner was born. Find these 1970s Chrysler Marine Sno Runners offered for $1,000 […]
I have to admit that I’m not much of a snowmobiler (not a lot of snow in Southern California), but from what I understand the modern crop of high powered 4-stroke snowmobiles are completely insane. For less than $10k new you can pickup an Arctic Cat M1100 turbo that produces 177 horsepower and will catapult […]
When does a custom car stop being simply a car and become a legend? I dunno, but I can tell you that you are getting close when you add the length of a Suburban and 6 wheels powering treads to the back of your Chevy Nova. Find this 1970 Chevrolet Nova Custom Snowmobile offered for […]
Joseph-Armand Bombardier started building his first creation when he was a teenager (in 1922), it was an open concept sled with a Ford Model T engine pushing a propeller in the back…legend has it that his father was concerned with his safety and ordered its destruction. Bombardier did not quit his dream of building passenger […]
The Serbian built Yugo GV was such an miserably disgraceful excuse for an automobile that even swapping in a LS1 would leave you with a feeling of meh. Its cool…but I’d rather have an F-body Camaro… No. Full stop. The only way you are going to pull a Yugo from the depths of shame is […]