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The Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile Club (PNWVSC) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the historical preservation of snowmobiling. The PNWVSC works towards this aim through collections, shows, outdoor events, public outreach, and associations.

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  • WSSA

    Posted on 09/19/17 at 09:42 AM

    I received my WSSA dues reminder this week and felt that a website post was in order. It can be easy to overlook the importance of our state snowmobile association, since much of their work and accomplishments occur in the background. Between representing our sport politically, coordinating major events like the Powersports Expo, educating the public on snowmobile safety, and much much more, WSSA is the cornerstone of keeping snowmobiling viable in the state of Washington. Show your support by continuing your membership this season, or joining if you are not yet a member.

     

      

     

     

     


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  • New Past Event - A Day at WAAAM

    Posted on 09/05/17 at 08:39 PM

    Our yearly show at WAAAM was a big hit as always with plenty of sleds to see. We even gave some rides this year!

     

     

    Dick took 1st Place in the sled competition with his expertly restored Arctic Cat

     

    And the pint sized Chimo got Ray 2nd Place. Congrats to you both!

     

    See all the pics from the show here: http://s1118.photobucket.com/user/pnwvsc/slideshow/WAAAM%202017

     


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  • WSSA Items of Interest

    Posted on 08/16/17 at 08:56 PM

    Greetings WSSA!

    Let me take a minute and pass on a few things that have come through my e-mail inbox.

    First off, this weekend (Aug 18-20) marks the WSSA Summer Meeting and Campout.  While there are likely no campsites available, you are invited to join us for the weekend's activities.  We'll have a chili feed and meet and greet on Friday night.  The meeting starts at 9am on Saturday after breakfast (approx. 8am).  After the meeting concludes mid-afternoon, we'll have a couple of fundraisers (selling root beer floats and a rubber ducky race in the river) to support the Political Action Committee and the Legal Action Fund.  We'll cap the day with a potluck dinner (WSSA supplies the meat).  Feel free to join us for all or part of the day; it will be a fun time and you'll be updated on what to expect for the 2017/18 snowmobile season.  (Meals on Saturday will be $5 each for breakfast and lunch, and $10 for dinner.)  The location is the Blu-Shastin RV Park on the north side of Blewett Pass near the town of Peshastin.  (Look 'em up online and call them if you are interested in camping... they *might* have a empty site.) 

    Check out the latest news from the American Council of Snowmobile Associations.  Their August news can be found by clicking 
    HERE.

    Polaris recently sent out a survey to find out a little about the (snowmobile) buying habits of snowmobilers.  They aren't looking for any personal info.  If you'd like to participate, you can find it at 
    http://www.firsthandresearch.com/SnowSurvey/Survey.htm.

    Washington State Parks is seeking a couple of individuals for the Snowmobile Advisory Committee (SMAC).  The committee convenes semi-annually and advises State Parks on program policy, funding priorities and issues related to trail grooming, snow-removal sanitation, education and enforcement.  The committee will have two vacancies this fall.  One must be filled by a resident of Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln or Spokane County, and the other by a resident of Adams, Whitman, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield or Asotin County.  Nominations must be received by Aug. 30, 2017. New appointments begin Oct. 1, for a term of three years.  To send nominations or request an application, contact the Winter Recreation Program at 
    winter@parks.wa.gov, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, or the Washington Telecommunications Relay Service, (800) 833-6388. For more information on nominations, call (360) 902-8684.

    Matt Mead
    WSSA Historian

     

     


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  • New Past Event - Cool Desert Nights 2017

    Posted on 07/13/17 at 03:34 PM

    The PNWVSC braved desert heat and cool nights to show at Cool Desert Nights 2017! Over 15 sleds were present, from rear engine old timers to all out race sleds.

     

     

     

     

     

    Dick Feil took 1st place peoples choice with his 1966 Arctic Cat 170D

     

    And Big Blue (1958 Polaris belonging to Ray Bergstresser) nabbed 2nd

      

     

    See all the action in a slideshow here: http://s1118.photobucket.com/user/pnwvsc/slideshow/Richland%206-2017

     


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  • New Upcoming Event - WAAAM 2017

    Posted on 06/18/17 at 10:04 AM

    The WAAAM Air & Auto Museum has one of the largest collections of still-flying antique aeroplanes and still-driving antique automobiles in the country.  The items on display at this museum are not only full of history, they're full of LIFE!

    The PNWVSC will be at WAAAM for their August 12th Second Saturday event, showing sleds and enjoying the sights and sounds of vintage iron.

    Many of us will be camping @ WAAAM that weekend. Dust off your favorite runner (or non-runner!) and join us for the show! 

    As per usual Ray is our coordinator for this event. (time4snow@comcast.net) (509-466-6249) Let him know if you are coming


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  • New Upcoming Event - WSSA Snowmobile Expo 2017

    Posted on 05/22/17 at 04:01 PM

    The WSSA Expo is the powersports event that kicks off the riding season and gets everyone ready to ride in the PNW!

    As always, the PNWVSC will be there showing sleds

     

     

    Join us for 2 days of sleds, gear, swap meet parts, and all the other fun of the WSSA Expo

     

    Contact Ray (time4snow@comcast.net) (509-466-6249) and let him know if you are coming.


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  • Late Season Ride

    Posted on 04/11/17 at 09:46 PM

    Ed, Paul, and Colby managed to sneak a late season ride in at the Atkisson Sno-Park this past week. They report lots of snow and some great woods riding as well. Nice to see those Cats on the snow!

     

     

     


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  • New Restoration - Dan Guisinger's 69' Skee Horse Resto

    Posted on 03/30/17 at 10:07 PM

    Our latest member Dan Guisinger is finishing up his restoration of a 1969 Johnson Skee Horse. We can't wait to see this beauty on the snow! Stay tuned...

     

     

     

     

    Welcome Dan!

     


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  • New Past Event - The Last Resort 2017

    Posted on 03/15/17 at 09:28 PM

    The club show and ride at The Last Resort in Ronald WA is on the books. We had 2 days of good snow, good eats, and of course, vintage sleds. We even recruited some new members!

     

     

     

     

     

    Kevin Hancock took the 1st place peoples choice award this year with his very clean Sno Pony

     

    The club's handsome SkiDaddler (also restored by Kevin) nabbed 2nd place. Everyone loves a Daddler!

     

     

    Kevin also couldn't help himself and pitted the SnoPony against a young visitor's Kitty Cat... We still don't know who won.

     

    See these pics and more here: http://s1118.photobucket.com/user/pnwvsc/slideshow/Ronald%203-2017

     

     

     

     

     


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  • New Classified - 1968 Arctic Cat Panther

    Posted on 03/15/17 at 09:11 PM

    For Sale:  1968 Arctic Cat Panther P-17 H, 300 Hirth model 05 engine.  Its in fair condition and is restorable.  Has an extra cowling with numerous spare parts (including new drive sprockets that have not been installed).  It was running when put into storage about 5 years ago.  Currently the engine turns over but will not start but I have new points and carburetor kits.  Its located in St. Helens, Oregon.  $150 OBO.
     
    I can be contacted at 503-701-0477 via phone or text if you have questions. 
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

     


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