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1970 Moto Ski Grand Prix

1970 Moto Ski Grand Prix

1970 Moto Ski Grand Prix: In 1970 the total Moto-Ski snowmobile production was 30,093 (14,864 CA. & 15,229 US.). Prices were much lower to increase sales and resell the company. It was the first year with a square tubular bumper front & rear. In 1971 Moto-Ski was the 3rd largest snowmobile manufacturer. Moto-Ski was one of the oldest and largest, beginning in 1963 as Industries Bouchard, Inc.

The Grand Prix was introduced in 1970 as a new model with the distinctive metal flake gold color cab designed for a single rider. This paint scheme, sprinkled with bright bursts, became very popular & many companies used it at the beginning of the 1970s. The Grand Prix 340 was powered by a Sachs 340 cc engine, weighed 300 lbs. and sold for $1,070.00.

On Sept 20, 2019, The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum was awarded a grant of $12,500 for Operational Support from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA – ART WORKS). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2019 funding. The grant requires a 1:1 match and helped the museum leverage the $12,500 of support from its annual income and the many donations from supporters. In particular the museum has received grants from the Graymont Community Economic Development Fund and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. It has also received significant donations from the Antique Snowmobile Club of America, The Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Shows, Inc., many snowmobile clubs, several recreational and snowmobile shows, the museum’s internal $1,000.00 Challenge, and many museum members. The grant funds will be applied to museum operating costs. Applicable costs include internal operations, marketing, travel to shows within the State of Michigan and cost of employees. The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant applicant to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences. A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MCACA at (517) 241-4011, or by visiting the MCACA website at
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