1963 Moto Ski: This snowmobile is called the "Tin Cab Moto-Ski". The Moto-Ski snowmobile was invented and manufactured by Charles Eugene Bouchard (Industrie Bouchard, Inc., La Pocatiere, Quebec). Mr. Bouchard had a pharmaceutical company and invested in the manufacture of vegetable cutters and later changed to snowmobiles.
The first snowmobile was made for the company by Jean Yves Belanger & Roal Pelletier and named "Cupidon". A contest at the La Pacatiere School later produced the name "Ski-Motorise" and was later changed to "Moto-Ski".
The 1963 & 64 year sleds were all metal with metal hoods. Thus the name "Tin Cab". The 1965 year introduced the fiberglass hood.
The 1963 Moto-Ski weighed 250 lbs. and sold for $695.00. It was equipped with a JLO, 2 stroke, 148 cc, 8 hp. engine.
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