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1971 Alouette Big Al "Wild One"

Manufactured by Alouette by Featherweight Corporation of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The 1971 Big Al was not a production line vehicle, but one of the extravagant and short-lived machines built by manufacturers to promote their company through rapid-acceleration competitions. It joined the ranks of models named Boss Cat by Arctic Cat, the Sno Pony Challenger, OMC Pegasus, and Bombardier´┐Żs X4R.
Unlike other extravagant vehicles, the Big Al was made mostly of Featherweight production parts used in its regular snowmobiles. Its originality stems from how these components were combined.
Other features

Body made from two Alouette Big Bird tunnels equipped with 45.75 cm (18 in.) centrally driven tracks.
Rack-and-pinion steering with adjustable front deflector and rear spoiler.
Carburetors synchronized with a hydraulic pedal.
Two Hurst Air Heart hydraulic disk brakes.
Uncharacteristic features
3.6 metre dragster-style parachute.
Two stainless steel gas tanks that could be jettisoned.
Formula extinguisher that automatically put out flames.
Complete series of aeronautic-style luminous dials.
Communication helmet with integrated transmitter for the pilot.
Drag-reinforced acceleration seat.
Roll bars.
Aerodynamic, plastic-coated skis.

Note: The Big Al snowmobile was designed to reach speeds of up to 300 km/h. It never saw the racetrack, however: it was released as the energy crisis hit, knocking out snowmobile demand.

The Big Al snowmobile was designed by George Barris and Dick Kraft.



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