PARTING SHOT By the looks of the ground, this could’ve also been a low-snow winter. But the show must go on, and it did for Gilles Villeneuve and his twin-track Alouette. In 1974, Villeneuve came out of nowhere to win the Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Get a daily dose of vintage at snowpod.com. A new image from the C.J. Ramstad photo archive is posted daily. GEAR BAG Wyoming, Minn.-based PowerMadd makes windshields for all types of snowmobiles, new and notso-new. The Cobra line of windshields come in different heights and styles. The windshield height is measured from the point where the windshield meets the hood straight up to the tallest point of the windshield. Cobra windshields are made from premium, optical-grade polycarbonate for a brilliant surface and distortion-free viewing. Cobra windshields are designed to work with handguards. Prices start in the $105 range and up. For more information go to www.powermadd.com. Windshield Upgrade Be Seated Wasatch Recreational Products makes several styles of aftermarket seats, including this comfort seat for 2007 to 2015 Yamaha Phazers. It sells for $229. It features injection-molded comfort foam, hand sewn cover with carbon fiber side panels and a no-slip top. It adds approx 1 inch of seat height, which will decrease the fatigue on your legs and back. A different seat for the Arctic Cat XF 7000 sells for $429. Its 1 inch shorter than a stock seat and weighs 7.6 pounds, compared to 11.2 pounds in the stock version. For more information go to www.wr-products.com. Charge Up This solar charger was created with the vaporizer in mind, but can also power mobile devices. Spring features a rugged exterior, IPX4 splashproof rating and a solar panel. The solar charger also features a built-in flashlight and a built-in LED indicator to display battery level and comes with a carabineer to help you keep track of all your gear. Spring can also be used to charge your smartphone or other mobile devices while off the grid. It sells for $39. For more information go to www.vapium.com. 30 Minnesota Snowmobiling