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Old 01-12-2018, 02:16 PM
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Default BestRide Snowcat Article

The teaser is "Snowcats for Soccer Moms", but mostly this is a brief history of snowcat manufacturers in North America. With photos.

http://bestride.com/news/entertainme...-snow-machines
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Neat article..... but maybe a bit misleading concerning Rock and Roll.

Here is a bit more info on Lt. Thomas Couzens.

http://bobmckerrow.blogspot.com/2010...e-died-in.html

"As a young boy I was an avid reader, revelling in stories of daring and adventure, and in the boy's magazines and comics of the 1960s, I first saw pictures of the Tucker Sno-Cat. (Made by the Tucker Co. of Medford, Oregon).
These were used in Sir Vivian Fuchs' Trans Antarctic Expedition of 1956/7. Four of these vehicles were used by Fuchs' team, nicknamed "Rock'n'Roll", "Haywire" and "Able". The fourth, "County of Kent" was lost forever in a crevasse, along with its driver, Lieutenant Thomas Couzens.
These vehicles, dragging heavy sledges, made the first crossing of the continent, coast to coast. Crevasses were the greatest danger, yet somehow, they all except Lt Couzen's vehicle, were recovered from the brink. It looks a severely troubling (original words deleted!) activity to me." -- http://gritinthegears.blogspot.com/2...boys-toys.html
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Thanks for your addition to the story Mr. TrackCat. The Sno-Cat County of Kent and Sno-Cat Able were sold to the New Zealand Antarctic folks AFTER the TAE crossing. The accident occurred later not during the Crossing.
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