Our Mission Statement

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.

Recent News
  • A Long Time Club Member has Passed

    Posted on 08/18/19 at 04:39 PM

    Bob Lee an original, and long time member passed away on August 4, 2019 from cancer.  He was 82 at the time of his death.  His family decided on a private service.  And according to his request, his ashes are spread at their family cabin.


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  • Makes You Thinking of Snow!

    Posted on 07/29/19 at 07:34 PM

    Summer has just started, but there are reminders that summer wont last forever and winter will be around again soon.  Reminders like this gas pump Candy sent a picture of:

    Then there are videos.  Like this one that Polaris put out in 1965 showing off their latest technology. Click on the sled to see the video: 

    If anyone has pictures of their latest restoration or find please send them.  It will be fun posting what we are doing, and have found.


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  • Holiday Wish

    Posted on 07/04/19 at 06:45 PM

    HAPPY 4th of July!

    From the Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile Club. 


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  • New Classified - Ski-doo Alpine For Sale

    Posted on 06/30/19 at 05:38 PM

    If you are interested in a restorable Alpine, or one for parts give JoAnn a call.


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  • New Past Event - Cool Desert Night Show

    Posted on 06/23/19 at 07:47 PM

    It is hard to believe, but this was our 9th year at the Cool Desert Nights show.   In the years past we heard from folks walking through that our display is one of the main reasons they go to the show.  This year we heard it said even more.  And I have to admit it was a good display.  We had a nice mix of antique restored, vintage original, and vintage restored snowmobiles on display.  To make the day even better the weather was near perfect; warm but with a good breeze all day.

    For this year’s People’s Choice Award there were over 165 votes cast by the public for their favorite sled.  This year it was a close right up to the end between first and second place finishers.  In the end it was Dick Feil’s 1966 Arctic Cat 460D that came out on top to win a trophy and a cash award.  This is the same sled that won the Western States Vintage Snowmobile Association’s (WSVSA) Vintage Snowmobile of the Year award for 2018.  Dick needn’t had to worry too much about winning People’s Choice award.  It was his 1966 Penney’s Foremost that was the close second place finisher with only 5-votes behind.  Congratulations Dick!  Those are both great sleds worthy of all the attention and recognition.


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  • New Upcoming Event - The Cool Desert Nights Show is Back On!

    Posted on 06/07/19 at 09:14 AM

    As they say, it takes a team working together to get things done.  And that is how we managed to get our show at Cool Desert Nights back on our schedule.  Thanks Stephen and Ray for getting this done.  Back on our summer show schedule for June 22, 2019 is our annual Cool Desert Nights event.  Cool Desert Nights car show in Richland Washington.  This is the 9th year that we were invited to participate.  On Friday night the 21st folks who registered to display at the show have the opportunity to parade their sleds for the public around a several block course.  

    Cool Desert Nights, a classic car, street rod, antique and vintage snowmobile, and motorcycle event, is open to all vehicle makes and models. Join us in celebrating the 25th Anniversary in 2018. Cool Desert Nights features Car Cruises, Street Dances, Show N’ Shines, Games & Activities, Pancake Breakfast, Kids Zone, Judging, Awards, Autocross, and more!

     

    Email Stephen Phillips at sgpstephen@gmail.com or call (603-203-5344) and let him know if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!


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  • Event at Priest Lake, ID Announcement!

    Posted on 06/06/19 at 09:31 PM

    Here is an event that some of our members have joined.  They say it is a great show.


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  • New Upcoming Event - Washington Snowmobile & Power Sports EXPO & Swap Meet

    Posted on 06/05/19 at 07:18 PM

    Here is a place holder reminder that we will be at the annual Washington State Expo & Swap Meet.  The contact person is Kevin Hancock: pnwvsc@gmail.com or text (360) 280-0911.  More information will be coming soon.


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  • New Upcoming Event - Wings & Wheels Festival Car Show

    Posted on 06/05/19 at 07:11 PM

    This will be our second time at this great event.  The organizer is Dick Fiel: dick@bobfeil.com.  More details will be posted soon.


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  • Whistlin' Jack Signs Collected

    Posted on 05/19/19 at 07:47 PM

    The directional signs pickup from Taneum Sno-Park to Whistlin’ Jack Lodge and back pickup is done!

    The weekend of May 11 Ed, Marlane, and Kevin started collecting signs from Whistlin’ Jack Lodge to the top of the hill climb.  They camped in the meadow that is eleven-miles from the lodge for two nights.

    The roads were mostly clear, but to get two of the signs at the highest elevations they had to hike in because the road was still snowed in.  One was a four-and-a-half mile round trip, the second about a mile.  All the signs were there.  No one used them for target practice, or stole them.  They collected ten signs.

    The on the weekend of May 18 Stephen, his wife Melodie and here three corgis started at the Taneum Cabin Sno-Park and Campground around 11:30 a.m. and picked up the first sign at the Sno-Park area. That sign had no map on it, just the backer board and post.  One of the other signs had fallen or been pulled out of the bucket and laid down but everything was in good shape. All the rest were still up and looked good.  They collected seven signs total.  During their trip they saw some elk, and a boat that was flipped over in the road.

    In other news, a local resident stopped me at the "Lunch Spot" and said he liked the signs. He also mentioned that the Manastash Sno-Park was moving next season up the road to that location, vs further down where the groomer lives.  Shouldn't affect us, just means the lunch spot will be a sno-park.

    Click the picture for a link to our photo album:


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