To inform those who downloaded the Attex pack!
Not many people know how atv's became so popular, such as the 4 wheelers that many of us own today...
It all started back in the mid 1960's with a "floating bathtub" named the Jiger. It was created by an inventor named John Gower
It was a yellow bathtub like shape vehicle with 6 wheels that could FLOAT!!!
Everyone got this new atv fever, and started to make their own companies, like Attex, Argo, and many others.
Attex played a HUGE part of atvs. They created the 8x8 tank trainer for the military. Once they finished with them, they destroyed them! A few were snuck out of camps and are around today (at one time we owned one)
Attex crossing Niagara Falls!
Attex Bigfoot swamp machine, we own the only one known to exist
My personal 4-stroke Attex we restored, I sanded
Some of these crazy new vehicles were very fast, so racing was introduced and created a new sport if you will. The first EVER atv racetrack was built in Ashtabula, Ohio at Pine Lake. It had mud, water crossings, and even racing throug the woods! The track is now used for vintage 6x6 racing and 4-wheeler championships
Original footage with a cool stunt at the end
This is the same track where the jump happened in the previous video. A little video I made from this year's races. Im the one in the Attex that passes the orange one :P
It was VERY popular through the 70's and the early 80's. By that time, there were 70+ manufactures of amphibious machines.
One company in particular named Sperry Rand who created the Wedge (scooby-doo looking 6x6) invented the tri-cart, which we would call the 3 wheeler!
Honda then came out with their own 3 wheeler, which was ¼ the price of a 6x6 and easy to take places. By this time many manufacturers of amphibious atvs started to lose quality to make more money, thus endig the amphibious craze. Only a few companies survived, Argo and Max. A few have started more recently like Mudd-Ox
3 wheelers were banned from the US (like cody said) so a 4th wheel was added for safety
My father created Mudd-Ox and sells them all over the world. We collect amphibious atv's and own at least 40+ of them. Theyre safe in-doors on racks
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So next time you ride your quad, remember it all started with a 6x6...