Vintage

1969 Hornet snowmobile

Hornet's goal? Year-round use
By Les Pinz
Published: December 31, 2009
In 1969 snowmobile manufacturers were starting up everywhere. Sales were rising fast, with 278,000 snowmobiles being made in 1969 alone.

Most snowmobile makers were setting up dealerships, only requiring the dealers to purchase three sleds and a minimal spare parts package. It seemed like you could always find a friend or relative who wanted to buy a snowmobile, so dealerships sprung up everywhere.

This was a market that stirred creativity and encouraged many small manufacturers to jump in with their latest creation. That's why sleds like the unique Hornet saw the light of day.

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