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    A snow-bike in the '70s from Chrysler?!

    Posted by Tyler Nelson
    on Monday, January 29, 2018

     After seeing the article "Snow Bustin' Fun" from the Vintage section of our February issue, we received a link to a home video from a Wisconsin family having fun on one of their own. These snow-bikes were only produced for a few years by Chrysler, and it is believed they were made initially for the military. The Chrysler Sno-Runner was truly a strange vehicle and ahead of its time.

    The Sno-Runners only weighed 72 lbs, and had the ability to be easily disassembled without the use of tools. There were five quick-release pins that enabled the bike to be easily disassembled and assembled quickly while in the field.

    Rich Reed is a member of BBC (British Biker Cooperative) based in Milwaukee. He uploaded a home video to YouTube that he shot from the projection of a Super-8 film from his father. The video shows him, his brother and father all riding the early prototype version of the bike. Their version was made so early in the process that it still had white camo-paint and an "Experimental" designation on the side of the frame.

    The February 2018 issue is out now and has an extensive Vintage section in it for you old-school sled-heads out there. Pick up a copy for yourself today!

    For more cool stories, snowmobile reviews and industry news, subscribe to American Snowmobiler today!

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