Armstead Snow Motors Concept Machine

by Wes Kibble on January 20, 2010

Armstead Snow Motors from Seeking Michigan on Vimeo.



Reader Henri Raab sent this video in. According to the website link he sent:
“In January 1926, Time magazine reported: “Having used the motor car for almost every other conceivable purpose, leading Detroit automobile makers have now organized a company entitled “Snow Motors Inc.,” to put out a machine which will negotiate the deepest snowdrifts at six to eight miles an hour. The new car will consist of a Ford tractor power-plant mounted on two revolving cylinders instead of wheels—something on the order of a steam roller.”

Thanks for the link Henri! Does anyone have more information about this interesting rig?

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Dan January 20, 2010 at 11:07 am

Yup. Check out http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2009/12/21/snowday/ with some info about the patents on this machine and the man behind them.

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offroadaction January 20, 2010 at 12:04 pm

That is awesome Dan! Thanks! Not sure how I missed that…I check your site out every day. Except that day, obviously. 🙂

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