Flashback To 1995 Through Some Classic Ads

Years ago we were contacted by re-seller of old automotive magazines to see if we had a bunch from our sport that we wanted to off-load. As a part of the conversation, he told us one of his little trade secrets:

“I’ll put them on ebay for a week or two, and then if they don’t sell I’ll cut-up the magazines and sell the individual ad pages – I usually make more money that way, actually,” he said. “People really dig the old ads. They’re like a snapshot in time that some people frame and put up on their garage walls or in their man caves.”

We flashed back to that conversation recently when paging through the February 1995 issue of Snow Goer as we were putting copies on the SnowGoerStore website for sale. Some of the ads were fabulous!

With that thought, we decided to share: Below are some interesting ads from that 1995 Snow Goer issue, including those from the major manufacturer ads plus a few fun ones from the aftermarket. There are more Ski-Doo ads to show from that issue than from the other manufacturers: Don’t blame us or accuse us of brand bias – instead, blame whoever was working at Ski-Doo’s ad agency in the late fall of 1994 booking the space. Enjoy. (And, we down to three copies of that issue in our inventory in the SnowGoerStore, so if you want a hard copy of the issue, act fast.)

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2 thoughts on “Flashback To 1995 Through Some Classic Ads

  • Avatar for Matt J Buchholz

    Can we please have those sticker prices back! Under $3K!

    • Avatar for Ross C Boone

      Ordered 96 Tcat and 95 ZRT800 and was close to 25G in Canada in fall of 95.


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