Feb 03-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: February: Feb 03-08
The Motor Toboggan    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos courtesy of eliason-snowmobiles.com
Room for a crowd    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos courtesy of eliason-snowmobiles.com

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 03:29 pm:

A super Shoebox Memory for Super Bowl Sunday. If you've ever wondered how they came up with the idea for modern snowmobiles, today's Pasty Cameo goes back to the beginning. Watch the show and then head over to Eliason Snowmobiles for the rest of the story.

By the way, anyone will have to correct me if I'm wrong, but I got it from reliable sources the Carl's name is pronounced EEL-us-sun, instead of e-LIE-uh-sun. In bringing the new dimension of audio to these pages, that's another aspect we'll have to get correct.

Speaking of errors and ommissions, I still don't know exactly what the building is on yesterday's Pasty Cam. Whoever sent it to me said it was in Freda, and it appears that may not be correct.

So are you ready for the Super Bowl?

Have a good week :o)
Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 03:33 pm:

These pictures are very cool, Charlie. And now I'm heading over to listen to what you have to say today.

Yup, I'm ready for some football. Go Patriots!!!

By Katie Tormala (Yooperkate) on Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 04:21 pm:

Thought you all could use a good laugh! A "Polar Bear Swim" here in Copperas Cove, TX (near Fort Hood). It was about 70 degrees out and the water was 50, sounds like a typical UP summer day to me!
Here is the link to the article:

Go Giants...:)

By Peg Hardt (Almostup) on Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 04:53 pm:

If you were in Finland I think you would pronounce the name A-lee-uh-sun, with the accent on the A.

By Yahoo in Flatland (Yahooinflatland) on Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 07:01 pm:

Fascinating stuff on the history of snowmobiles, Charlie.
Thanks for the link to the Eliason Company.

The Cameos are great.

Happy Anniversary, Pasty Cam!

By Daveofmohawk (Daveofmohawk) on Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 10:16 pm:

NY Giants 17, NE Patriots 14. Super Game; what an upset.

By David t Hainault (Davehainault) on Monday, February 4, 2008 - 01:09 am:

Imagine, somebody bought into this "hair-brained" idea to put a motor on a tobagon, and built this little multi-billion dollar industry that has literally reshaped the way Americans look at winter! I doubt that Mr. Elaison and friends thought that one day TV networks would invest a great deal of money to broadcast the Winter X-Games, in which riders would do aerial stunts on these things...including back flips!
Only in America!!!

By Erik Nordberg, MTU Archives (Techarchives) on Monday, February 4, 2008 - 09:45 am:

We also found a great photo in our collections from 1958 of Arthur Franti of Heinola riding in an early snowmobile. Have a look at:

By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Monday, February 4, 2008 - 03:13 pm:

Great photo Erik. Looks like something I built when I was a kid.

By Peg Hardt (Almostup) on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 09:24 am:

Charlie, My son just informed me that he didn't think Eliason was a Finnish name. Maybe Swedish. Do you know?

By Kathy Sheppard (Ksheppard) on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 03:00 pm:

My mom tells me Eliason is indeed a Finnish name - she would know! She grew up in Champion, Hyry family. The accent goes on the first syllable.

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