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Sherlock
02-17-2004, 05:32 PM
Bombardier is a Quebec-based company up here in Canada.

Of historical interest... they are generally credited with building the first true snowmobile back in the 1940's I think, taking over from all those cars people used to convert into snowmobiles. But that's about all I know and don't quote too closely, I don't claim to be an expert historian on snowmobiles, just know some basic information.

Eric
02-17-2004, 06:17 PM
Huge company. They also build rail cars and medium range commercial jets. In many parts of Canada, any snow machine is called a Ski Doo, because Bombardier was the first. Do a google search - there's lots of stuff. graemlins/canpatriot.gif

William
02-18-2004, 04:08 AM
Okay, so out in Schaumburg, I see this sign advertising something called "Bombardier". The same place sells Honda bikes, I believe. I've never heard of this company, apparently they make snowmobiles. Anybody know anything else?
-William

Alan Black
02-18-2004, 04:21 AM
Yep.... Snowmobiles, jet-skis, ATVs, planes, trains.... need I go on??? They are the parent company for Sea-doo, Skidoo, Learjet etc. I have a Bombardier ATV (Quest500) and have been happy with it so far. I was reluctant at first, but once I found more info, I felt much safer. They are relatively new in the ATV market, but Sea-Doo and Ski-Doo have been around for many years.

78Z
02-18-2004, 04:25 AM
they make little electric cars too.

William
02-18-2004, 08:41 PM
I did a Google search and all it led me to was adverts for Skidoos, and not much else. Went and tried again and found a historical site about the founder, though!
-Wm.

Sherlock
02-18-2004, 09:07 PM
The one pioneering Bombardier model I was thinking of was this one here:
https://www.canadianenterprises.org/bombardier/image2big.jpg

According to the webpage it was called the Bombardier B-12 and was built between 1945 and 1952. Then in 1959 they started mass-production of the first Ski-Doo's:

https://www.cbc.ca/gfx/photos/skidoo_1959.jpg

Bombardier history (brief) (https://www.canadianenterprises.org/bombardier/index.htm)

Bombardier history (more information) (https://archives.cbc.ca/300c.asp?id=1-73-362)

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waltesefalcon
02-18-2004, 11:26 PM
James,

Do you just sit around and look things up on the net and tell us about them?

Cheers, graemlins/thirsty.gif graemlins/driving.gif
Walter

Sherlock
02-19-2004, 03:03 AM
Maybe... images/icons/grin.gif Make a note of my signature again.

That didn't take long to look up though, a quick google did it all. I've also discovered how good the image search feature is, a great tool! I think it's almost quicker than a normal search.

lawguy
02-19-2004, 01:43 PM
And for all of us from the "States", it's not pronounced: "bom-bu-deer."

It's : "bom-bar-dee-ay", I actually heard a radio commercial this morning that mispronounced it. graemlins/canpatriot.gif

William
02-19-2004, 09:39 PM
it's not pronounced: "bom-bu-deer."
It's : "bom-bar-dee-ay"

Heh...I was wondering about that....."Pilot to bombardeeay..."

UltimateQuestion
02-20-2004, 09:36 AM
"Pilot to Bom-Bar-Dee-Ay" would only work in a French Bomber. In the USAF it is "Pilot to Bom-Bah-Deer" graemlins/patriot.gif