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Like a few other major players in the snowmobile industry, Scorpion was born in Minnesota, which is called the “snowmobile capital of the world.” This brand grew out of Trail-A-Sled Inc., which was established back in 1959 as a manufacturer of propeller-driven fiberglass air sleds. It was founded several years before the first tracked vehicles started gaining in popularity. For some time in its early years, Trail-A-Sled (TAS) was engaged in providing fiberglass components for Polaris. This, together with the experience of the sister brand named Rubber Drives Inc., which specialized in building continuous rubber tracks, gave TAS a good basis for developing in-house manufacturing capabilities. By the heyday of snowmobiles, Trail-A-Sled had been capable of building the majority of parts in-house. In 1964, TAS introduced its first snowmobiles, and that's how Scorpion was born. These all-fiberglass machines with patented rubber tracks were an overnight success and brought Scorpion a contract with Sears Roebuck.

The Scorpion brand grew at a fast pace. In 1968, Scorpion became the fourth largest snowmobile maker nationwide, and by 1969, nearly 20,000 sleds had been produced annually. Successful participation in numerous endurance runs added to the company's popularity. The company employed some of the best engine builders in the industry, including Gerry Reese, who created the first American-manufactured liquid-cooled two-stroke motor dubbed the “Cuyuna.” In the early 1970s, snowmobile success started to fade away. The market was overcrowded, the winters of 1972-73 were too mild, and the oil crisis was the last straw. During this time, Scorpion saw changes in ownership and purchased other companies as well. The Fuqua Industries conglomerate that owned Scorpion since 1969 sold it to an internal management team in 1973. The next year, Scorpion Inc. acquired Brutanza Engineering, hoping that its Brut lineup of snowmobiles will add to the Scorpion's performance image. 1974 was also the year when Scorpion's breakthrough snowmobile was introduced, named the Whip. It was marketed as a comfortable family snowmobile and featured an aluminum chassis for the first time in the Scorpion history, forward-mounted engine, low and wide stance, and new attractive styling. Although it was a successful effort at reviving the brand, it turned out to be not enough to earn profit.

An agreement between Scorpion and Massey-Ferguson, a Canadian agricultural equipment manufacturer, was a short-term experiment intended to keep Scorpion on the move. In 1978, the company was purchased by Arctic Enterprises, the brand of Arctic Cat snowmobiles. Scorpion snowmobiles were planned to be marketed as their affordable alternatives. 1979 turned out to be the best and, unfortunately, the last season for the Scorpion Squadron race team. Pressed by difficult economic conditions, Arctic Enterprises filed for bankruptcy in 1981, spelling an end to the Scorpion snowmobile lineup.

Although it was discontinued a few decades ago, the Scorpion brand name is carved in snowmobiling history. Among the company's greatest innovations are the Power Thrust clutching system and a patented Para-Rail suspension that integrated bogie wheels and slide rails. Scorpion used to make great snowmobiles and many of these machines are still on the go. The availability of parts for vintage sleds is somewhat limited these days, but what we have gathered is a wide selection of Scorpion snowmobile parts, including hard-to-find components. We also have Scorpion snowmobile accessories that will give your machine a custom touch and some modern-day functionality. Riding gear that will keep you warm and safe, oils and chemicals for regular maintenance, lighting, and more – you name it, we've got it in our range of Scorpion snowmobile accessories.

Powersports brings lots of fun. Whether you are dashing through the mud or show, tearing up sand dunes, or hitting the water, you get thrill to the bone. In our inventory, we have everything you might require to have the best powersports experience possible. We take your fun seriously. We provide premium quality Scorpion parts and accessories you need to ride safely and in comfort. You can leave all your repair, upgrade, and customization needs to the professionals at POWERSPORTSiD.com. We are proud to carry a selection of powersports products that is second to none.

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