For Joseph-Armand Bombardier, the invention of the SKI-DOO
snowmobile was a childhood dream come true. It was also the
an important industry, and a very popular sport. J. Armand had a
passion for mechanics; by the age of l5 be had already built his
first motorized sled. His dream was to manufacture a small
for winter travel. One of the most important inventions of his
career came into being in 1935: a traction system using
and tracks. In the years that followed, J. Armand and his team
produced tracked vehicles for utility purposes and the military.
year 1957 saw two important breakthroughs: a new rubber track
developed, and lighter engines became available. At last, J.-
Armand's dream was within reach. In 1959, J. Armand
his first little yellow snowmobiles.
You could say that the MX Z snowmobile celebrates its 20th
in 2001. Model year 1981 was when an MX version of the
Blizzard model came out - and already, MX meant sophisticated
suspension. The Formula MX innovated in 1985 with its
chassis which incorporated, in aircraft-style tubular steel
Structure. In 1993, with the triumphant arrival of the Formula MX
model, the famous ''SKI-DOO yellow" colour reclaimed its
position among high-performance snowmobiles. The spirited
MX Z pioneered the cross-country snowmobile, now tile hottest
of snowmobile in the industry.