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Chaparral Snowmobile
Pictures of an SSX before any modificationsPictures taken during the widening projectPictures taken during the upgrade to a '91 Arctic Cat Prowler rear suspensionPictures of a 1974 Chaparral SSX 432cc enginePictures taken after all projects completedHere are the statistics for the SSX modified above

Scanned images from the '74 SSX sales brochurePictures of SSX racers taken recently at Eagle RiverPictures of Readers' Vintage ChaparralsPictures of a MotoSki Bullet sled tested at the Kiekaefer (Mecury) test site in Fond du Lac, WIOther Pictures of Vintage Snowmobiles

Updated: Friday, October 8, 2004

A word from the author

The Chaparral Snowmobile Site was created in the late '90s when I found a pair of Chaparral snowmobiles in my grandfather's shed. It was a joy to bring the two sleds back to life, and what I learned in the process I applied to an amatuer snocross racing effort (Arctic Cat, then Ski-Doo).

I sold my Chaparral snowmobiles in the mid 2000s and expanded my racing resume to include hillcross and watercross. In the early 2010s, a few racing friends and I formed the SledFooters group to entertain crowds at the Three Lakes Shootout - pulling skiers, kneeboarders and barefooters behind our sleds.

Because The Chaparral Snowmobile Site still gets a fair amount of trafic, I'll keep hosting it, both as a minor contribution to the vintage community, and as a somewhat comical example of early web design and programming (yes, it's aweful by today's standards!).

— R. Scott (

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