Terry Luken, why did you start the project, and why that particular sled?
I just love snowmobiling, and I used to ride an Elan when I was a kid, so this was nostalgic. It brings back a lot of memories from my childhood. I used to climb snow banks with them, and it’s a great looking sled. I’ve been in the industry since 1970, and I wanted a project to do with my daughter to let her experience how I grew up with sleds. It was one of the longest running Ski-Doo models, and I thought that it would be a great project for us. Roger from RJ’s Motorsports let me use the shop during off hours, so a big thank you goes out to him.
Editor's Note: This sled has dozens of new parts and simply looks great for an Elan of this vintage. Consider this one a "teaser" to the many hot rod vintage sleds you'll find throughout the February 2017 issue.