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July 24, 2006 – Snowmobile Report

BRP ordered to pay dealer
A district judge in Montana ordered Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) to pay $7.7 million to dealership Hi-Tech Motor Sports Inc. of Billings, Mont.
A jury found that Hi-Tech sustained $7.26 million in damages when BRP, in 2001, pulled Hi-Tech’s dealer license and repossessed its snowmobiles. Attorney’s fees are included in the $7.7 million award.
According to Montana’s Dealer Protection Act, which covers auto and powersports dealers, a dealership agreement can only be canceled when the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles agrees that the supplier has good cause.
Choko Moves
Canadian snowmobile apparel maker Choko Design International Inc. is expanding to a larger building, though it will still be located in St. Leonard, Quebec, near Montreal.
The new corporate address is 4750 Jarry St. E., Suite 100, St. Leonard, QC H1R 1X8.
Hall Of Fame Event Changes Dates
The 2007 Snowmobile Hall of Fame induction celebration and the annual Ride With The Champs will take place on Feb. 22, in conjunction with the World PowerSports Association (WPSA) national snocross event in Eagle River, Wis. In past years, the Hall of Fame events have taken place just prior to the Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby. The WPSA races will take place on Feb. 23-25. The Snowmobile Hall of Fame is located in St. Germain, Wis. The Ride With The Champs will start in Eagle River. For more information, visit www.snowmobilehalloffame.com. psb

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