A long time ago in a galaxy far away, snowmobilers didn’t wear helmets. It was roughly the same era that snowmobiles had transitioned from rear-engine mounting to front-mounting.
I’m talking the late 1960s, which is older than the internet.
Once speeds and injuries and frostbite ramped up, so did the use of helmets. This was in the early 1970s, before Facebook and Instagram.
And like so many of the emerging trends in snowmobiling during those early years, helmets were all over the map in terms of shape, design and color.
Here are just a few examples. Beautiful, funny, weird, cool…these brain buckets deserve all kinds of likes and appreciation.
I wonder if 45 years from now, snowmobilers will look back on the ultimate lids of this era with the same level of smirk?