THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PUT WHEELS ON A 100HP SNOWMOBILE

Check out the video below to see exactly how this swap goes down. This just goes to show you that if you are creative enough and have the right skill set, you can do just about anything that you put your mind to.

What other crazy combinations of vehicles can you think of that are able to approach whatever type of terrain is at hand and come out on top?

Enjoy!!!

 

 

SNOWMOBILE ON WHEELS – SANTA CLAUS GIVES IT A TEST RIDE!

If carving through the snow is your game, then a snowmobile might just possibly be the best vehicle to get it done as it is engineered to take on the elements when they are covered with snow, using a track and a pair of rails to slice through the wintry scenery.

This time, however, we catch up with someone who had a snowmobile and pictured the ideal snow machine in such a way that was a little bit less than traditional. Instead of rocking out with the rails up front, these guys decided to forgo them in place of a beefy set of wheels.

When you set up the ultimate snow rig, who is better to head out there and give it a test than Santa Claus himself? That’s exactly what we see here as Santa hops onboard and tests out this machine. The end result doesn’t go so well, though.

Check out the initial mission of this snowmobile turned snowmo-wheel down below. Depending on the terrain, we would think that something like this could most definitely give a traditional snowmobile a run for its money!

 

The Long-Abandoned Tucker Sno-Cats from a 1966 Antarctic Expedition

“In an unassuming barn on the outskirts of a unremarkable Belgian town, lie three Tucker Sno-Cat Type 743s, remnants of the Belgian/Dutch collaborative Antarctic expedition of 1966,” writes user jST on the UK Urbex forum.

The massive four-tracked snow vehicles made the journey to the South Pole in support of the Roi Baudoin Base, which had been established by Belgium – one of the 12 original signatories of the Antarctic Treaty – around 1958.

 

The fact that the Sno-Cat Type 743s made it back from Antarctica seems impressive, yet to have remained in quiet storage for almost half a century, relatively unscathed and away from the clutches of scrap dealers, makes their disposition all the more fascinating.

As Brian from Precious Decay remarked on his Flickr page: “These snowcats have made litterally a hell of a journey, but made it back home. Now they’re stuffed in a shed and are never to be used anymore. It’s a shame nobody cares about them….”

The abandoned Antarctic snow vehicles, however, aren’t alone. Stored in the barn alongside the monster machines is a rather forlorn vintage Peugeot car, though we doubt that ever made the trip to the most isolated region of the world.

Watch This Epic Two Lane Snow Plow Clear The Streets Of Missouri!

It is known to get get pretty snowy over in Missouri and instead of traditional snow plowing the people here have learned other methods to deal with their massive snow fall.

In this video we check out an interesting plow truck with an interesting built in attachment that allows it to plow through two lanes of traffic! Talk about efficient! It is amazing to see this machine in action and can only imagine how much time, money and lives this machine has saved.

To check it out click the video below!

 

This Drunk Fishing Championship Might Just Be The Funniest Thing You Have Ever Seen

This proves a point that alcohol makes pretty much everything more entertaining. So while regular fishing championships are hardcore competitive events where the win depends on carefully planned tactics, the choice of baits and rods and stuff, drunk fishing is more about not drowning and being the last man capable of holding the rod, lol.

I suspect in the end there’s not a whole lot of fish to be weighed, because as far as I know, beer barf tends to scare away even the least picky of species. But hey, at least I found a sport I have a chance being the best at.

 

 

Rising snowmobile star killed in northern Minnesota crash

A 30-year-old Hillman man died doing what he loved, but the tragic snowmobile crash that claimed his life also caused him to leave behind a burgeoning family.

“He went out doing what he loved to do, there’s no doubt about that,” a teammate said of Billy Travis, the professional snowmobile racer who died in a race Friday.

Travis died Friday, Jan. 6, the opening night of No Bull Triple Crown series at the Isabella County Fairgrounds.

He was leading the pack when his snowmobile flipped over and flung him to the ground. Before officials could motion the other racers to slow, he was struck by two sleds and died from injuries sometime after.

Travis was engaged to be married, according to his obituary in the Alpena News. His fiancee is pregnant with their first child together.

Recently, a GoFundMe page was created to aid his fiancee, Lindsey Grace, in supporting the family in the wake of the loss.

In less than a day’s time, the fund has garnered more than $17,000 from friends, family, fellow racers and others.

It was three years ago when Travis joined the professional snowmobile racing outfit Kovar Racing.

He was a “perfect fit,” Kovar Racing crew member Scott Butkovich said.

Fast forward to early 2016 when Travis and teammate Dan Maki took home third in the International 500, the “granddaddy of them all for a snowmobiler,” as Butkovich calls it.

“That was a great moment for Kovar Racing,” he said. “That’s one of the biggest races across the U.S.”

Travis was on course for helping bring the team another victory Friday night when the fatal accident occurred.

“He was leading the race, he went out in first place,” Butkovich said.

Butkovich said he’s been around snowmobiles and racing for as long as he can remember. While it’s not typically a dangerous sport, he said, everyone is aware that accidents like the one Travis was involved in can happen.

“It’s happened before, you know,” he said. “Everybody knows, especially the drivers, that it can happen and does, but you just don’t know. It’s quite devastating. It’s just a tough situation.”

Butkovich said he’s had snowmobile racers and teams from across the country give their condolences. It’s a testament to the many lives Travis touched throughout his career, he said.

Travis started with motor sports at a young age, entering his first dirt bike race at the age of 8, according to his obituary.

From there, he raced both motorcycles and snowmobiles and “loved anything with a motor,” the obituary reads.

But, above those hobbies, his real love was family and friends.

“Billy was always there for friends and family, and had a knack for helping kids out,” the obituary reads. “He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.”

Home Made Snowmobile Loading Ramp

This is a home brew ramp I made last year out of some stuff I had laying around. There are many good designs for homemade ramps out there, but I tried to come up with something that fit all of my needs, mainly my budget. The ski guides are adjustable for any ski stance. You can load a sled by yourself if you drive it on the ramp far enough. But, it’s about all one person can do. I’ve got an improved design in the works, but it’s not built yet.