Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada in 1922 invented the snowmobile. It was at the time basically a sleigh with a Model T Engine, which propelled a snow propeller. Later Bombardier founded the first snowmobile manufacturing company in 1937.
Valcourt, Quebec, Canada
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- Snowmobile – Wikipedia
A snowmobile, also known as a sled or a snowmachine, is a vehicle designed for winter travel and recreation on snow. It is designed to be operated on snow and ice and does not require a road or trail but most are driven on open terrain or trails.
- Joseph-Armand Bombardier – Wikipedia
Joseph-Armand Bombardier (French pronunciation: [ʒozɛf aʁmɑ̃ bɔ̃baʁdje]; April 16, 1907 – February 18, 1964) was a French-Canadian inventor and businessman, and was the founder of Bombardier. His most famous invention was the snowmobile.
- Joseph-Armand Bombardier – The Canadian Encyclopedia
Joseph-Armand Bombardier, engineer, entrepreneur, inventor of the snowmobile and Ski-Doo (born 16 April 1907 in Valcourt, QC; died 18 February 1964 in Sherbrooke, QC).
- Joseph-Armand Bombardier | Historica Canada
For years now, business surveys have acknowledged Bombardier as the star performer among Québec companies. This tribute is no doubt based on the unique management style and technological flair of North America’s leader in the heavy transportation industry.
- Biography | Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier
- Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier
- History of Snowmobiling – Northern Timber Cruisers
The history of the modern day recreational snowmobile is fairly recent, however, over the snow travel goes back many years. What is amazing though is that man actually flew before he could master snow travel. The Wright Brothers Flew in 1903, the very first vehicle that was built to go in snow wasn’t built until 1908.