Car collector turns his attention to vintage snowmobiles

Gordon Kimball preserves some of the earliest of winter machines

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Gordon Kimball was restoring vintage automobiles in Idaho Falls but happened one winter to be visiting West Yellowstone, Wyoming, where he met a couple of men riding vintage snowmobiles.

As Bob Welti reports on the At Your Leisure television segment, Kimball then started collecting and restoring very early snow machines, to the point of having more than 85 of them completed and ready to ride again.


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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

2 COMMENTS

  1. That was cool. I actually had a Sno-Rabbit back in the early eighties. My friend and I fixed the motor, and to my dad’s chagrin, tore up his backyard.

  2. I found this video very exciting as for I have my father’s old sled 19?? Snow travler and not sure what I should do..?? Thank you for the video..Randy

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