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During the winter Carnival of Quebec city, you can(for a couple of dollars of course...) ride in one of the B-12 snowmobiles.

This is a color photo that I transformed in sepia to help create the old feeling. The color version is posted as a workshop. Let me know which one you prefer.

Here is a little history on the snowmobile.

In 1941, the inventor of the snowmobile Joseph-Armand Bombardier build his first "autoneige" (snow car)and called it B12. It was much more aero-dynamic than the B-7 model. The famous B-12 snowmobile sold worldwide immediately after the war. For example, 1,000 B-12 vehicles were produced in each of the years 1947, ‘48, and ‘49. The B-12 was a very useful snow vehicle in that it could transport twelve enclosed passengers at one time in addition to various kinds of materials during severe winter conditions.

Bombardier Inc. is now one of the world’s largest manufacturers of transportation vehicles. Such well-known consumer products as Ski-Doo® and the just-as-popular watercraft Sea-Doo® have made the name Bombardier recognized worldwide. The company created by the canadian Armand Bombardier has become one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers operating Canadair (Canada), deHavilland Inc. (Canada), Learjet Inc. (the United States) as well as Short Brothers PLC (the United Kingdom).

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