‘It’s our heritage’ says local Bombardier collector

Once he caught the Bombardier bug it was a snowball effect, one turned into two and three and now Marc Chrétien, a dentist by profession, has a collection.
It all started one winter when Chrétien was looking to get some snowmobiles to go up to the hunt camp and a friend of his recommended the Bombardier. After looking for some time he found Gilles Samson, one of the biggest collectors in Quebec with almost 30 of the Bombardiers himself.
He purchased his first snowmobile in 1992, an R-12 navy blue steel body for about $5,000, nowadays they sell for about $20,000 to $75,000 thousand, he pointed out.
After seeing Samson and his collection, Chrétien set out to . . .

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