Mystery solved !
quote= exFATboy, reply=9 They even made motorcycles for a while under the "Can-Am" brand
Thank you exFATboy ! I live in a small village in western Indiana, near Terre Haute; our county is very "scenic", so we get a lot of tourist traffic in the summer, both cars, classic cars, and a lot of motorcycles. We have a very historic old grist mill, which is owned and operated by my friend, Mike Roe. The mill is right beside the covered bridge, and the two together are the main tourist attraction in the county. Summer before last, two old "geezers" came whipping into the mill parking lot on two of the strangest looking motorcycles I had ever seen. Both were 3 wheelers, but the crazy things looked like they were going backwards ! Two wheels on the front, one wheel in back; plus, the front wheels didn't look like motorcycle wheels..........much smaller, and wider. They were Can-Ams ! I'm thinking.......who the hell makes these crazy looking things ? Now I know !
I saw a few more now and then, but apparently they didn't "catch on", as I don't recall seeing any this past summer.
The biggest "thing" in motorcycles in the last few years has been Hondas converted into 3 wheelers; at least THEY have the 2 wheels in back ! You would never know that "times are tough" around here in the summer, with dozens of people whizzing all over the place on $ 40,000 3-wheeler MC
BTW.........speaking of Bombardier.........we have this huge 10 day festival in October; right after 9-11-01, as you know, a lot of airlines laid a lot of people off. During the festival that year, there was a couple who had just bought a food concession trailer, and they rented space from another friend of mine. The guy was a laid-off pilot, ( forget the company), but anyway we got acquainted pretty good, and he told me he flew a Bombardier Jet. He said they were good planes, but that he dearly HATED to fly them ! He explained his reasoning, but not being a pilot myself, I didn't understand too much of what he told me..........other than that on his other job, he had flown Boeings, and that he DEFINITELY preferred them to the Bombardier's ! ( hope there aren't any Bombardier guys reading this )
So I guess this company makes a little bit of everything ! Snowmobiles, jet ski's, motorcycles, Jet Airliners, ........must have a hell of a big plant !
Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein