More than 260 of the three-wheeled roadsters and nearly 400 attendees from across North America traveled to the small Quebec town for the inaugural Spyder Homecoming Owner Event.
BRP executives, including president and chief executive officer José Boisjoli, greeted the visitors and thanked them for their enthusiasm and support.
“This is truly a historic occasion as it gathers the first pioneers of the Spyder community,” says Boisjoli. “It is an honor for us to welcome these owners who are among the first to adopt BRP’s innovation for the open road.”
Spyder owners were treated to the first ever public tour of the roadster’s assembly line. Each visitor received a commemorative pin honoring them as being among the first Spyder owners, a gift bag and a free tank of gas. Attendees also had the opportunity to tour the J.A. Bombardier Museum which examines the history of the snowmobile.
Awards were given for the best customized Spyder, most miles traveled on a Spyder to Homecoming and Most Miles on a Spyder.
A Best Customized Spyder category was judged by the Spyder’s directors of design and engineering; the most miles traveled to get to Valcourt went to an owner from Naples, Fla. and the winner of most mileage went to an owner with just under the 10,000 mile mark. Winners received gift certificates worth $500 or $1,000.
2008 Can-Am Spyder test