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
  • Cool Desert Nights Show

    Posted on 09/19/21 at 06:01 PM

    Cool Desert Nights is coming up on October 2nd and we will be there showing old sleds and having a good time! The West Richland Chamber of Commerce is doing things a little different this year so we will be entering the Uptown Mall parking lot via the "Vendor Entrance" on the attached map. WRCC volunteers will direct us to the sled show area. It may be where we have shown sleds before but the layout has not been fully decided. I will send that info when I get it. For now, just plan to come in through the Vendor Entrance and go where they tell you to. 
    Setup starts on Saturday morning at 6am and we need to be unloaded and done by 8am. Unloading on Friday is not possible since the parking lot will not be cleared of vehicles yet. Show cost is $20 for all the sleds you can bring. Load up as many as you can and join us at a great car show!
    If you have any questions, please email me. 
    Stephen Phillips

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  • New Past Event - Central Washington Agricultural Museum

    Posted on 08/24/21 at 07:39 PM

    The weekend of August 21 – 22 we had our first annual vintage and antique show at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum in Union Gap, WA.  The museum is known for its displays of antique farm machinery. The weekend also had tractor and draft-horse pulling contests, a couple antique tractor parades, a grain mowing and thrashing display, antique cars and modifications, mixed in with food vendors, and a swap meet. There also were active vintage apple processing and working Black Smith shop displays. There was a lot going on to see both days.  

    We had a perfect spot for our show. It was in a shady grassy area at the entrance where most of the displays, and vendor had set up. Our antique and vintage sleds were spread for the public to come up for viewing. As people drifted through they walked through they shared their memories, and stories. That is always the best part of having these shows. Seeing the smiles and sharing old memories from the public.

    The members who participated agreed to show again next year. Some of us have started planning bringing sleds that they car ride in the parades. This is a wonderful midsummer event we encourage all of our members will join.

    To see photos click on the picture to open a link to the club’s photos page:

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  • New Past Event - Campout at the Entiat River

    Posted on 08/03/21 at 02:52 PM

    Our club met along the Entiat River in Washington for a weekend of camping. Those who attended had a great time eating great food, visiting and catching up. There also were discussions on future shows and events. Besides some great food, they spent time wading and swimming in a spring that boarders the property. Then on the following day three went on a beautiful hike up the Entiat River starting from the Cottonwood Campground.
    If you missed this event, there are more opportunities this summer and fall. Our next event is the weekend of August 21 at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum in Yakima, WA. More information is on our website: http://pnwvsc.org/, or facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pnwvsc/. Hope to see you there!
    To see more pictures click on the link to our photos page:

  • Happy Fourth of July!!!

    Posted on 07/03/21 at 08:06 PM

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  • New Upcoming Event - Central Washington Agricultural Museum

    Posted on 06/30/21 at 06:11 AM

    The PNWVSC is having a vintage sled show at the 2021 Pioneer Power Show this August and
    you are invited! Our members and the public will be voting on their favorite vintage
    snowmobiles. We've got plenty of shady area to show sleds in so bring as many as you like.
    Tractor brand sleds are encouraged but all are welcome. The Museum has provided a trailer
    parking and dry camping location as well. The show area is circled in yellow below and trailer
    parking is in blue. There is a short walking path between them. We can drive on the grass of the
    show area for unloading/loading. If you plan to attend, please RSVP via email or phone (603-
    203-5344) and let me know. 
    Location: Central Washington Agricultural Museum in Union Gap
    Dates: August 21-22nd, we will be showing both days. Setup is all day Friday, Aug 20th
    Entry Fees: The Pioneer Power Show is $5/person and the PNWVSC sled show is $15/all the
    sleds you can bring
    Questions? Just ask, thanks!
    Stephen Phillips


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  • Whistlin' Jack Lodge Signs Pick Up

    Posted on 06/06/21 at 10:07 PM

    Paul and Kevin managed to pick up the signs that our club posts to guide folks from Taneum Sno-Park to Whistin’ Jack Lodge. Paul went out first in March but couldn’t get them all. The snow was still too deep to collect the ones that were at the higher elevations. Kevin finished up the work the first weekend in June after the roads reopened. 

    When Paul was collecting the signs he ran into someone who commented how much they enjoy the route. It was good getting feed back. Please let us know if you are using the markers, and how you enjoy them, or suggestions how to improve the signage. We will appreciate the feedback.

    Click on the photo to see more pictures:

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  • Yakima Pioneer Power Show and Swap Meet

    Posted on 05/26/21 at 05:09 PM

    It is decided this event will go on as planned! Put it on your calendars. It is a two day event, Saturday and Sunday August 21 and 22, 2021. According to their OK website the gates open at 8:00 a.m. We will start setting up between 6:30 - 7:00 a.m. Keep an eye on the website for changes and updates. 

    According to their website all events subject to COVID-19 protocols in place at the time. The safety of their volunteers and visitors is their highest priority.

    We will be at Union Gap’s Fullbright Park. Besides our display the days other highlights include something for everyone of all ages! From farm equipment displays, vintage trucks and engines for the equipment enthusiasts to our popular equipment parade. They also have a working sawmill, threshing demonstrations, quilt displays and more. Especially for the kids there are free kiddie train rides and our new free kiddie wagon plus scavenger hunt for prizes.

    Please let our Prez. Stephen Phillips know if you plan to show some sleds. You can let him know by the club's email: pnwvsc@gmail.com. We have an area reserved. Space is limited, so let Stephen know so he can make sure you have room. If you are curious about the museum and days events, click the picture below that is linked to their webpage:

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  • New Classified - 1973 John Deere's

    Posted on 04/29/21 at 07:08 AM

    Mike Birkholz has two JDX4s, both are 1973 models with 292 Kohler engines. They have new clutches, updated some stuff, the track and boogies are in great shape, and they have low hours. He is asking $500 each, or $900 for both. They come with extra belts carbs.

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  • New Past Event - Lone Butte Trip April 2021

    Posted on 04/25/21 at 11:56 AM

    Ed and Kevin decided to get one more sledding trip before calling it a season. There was still around 3-feet of snow on the trails, with 9-foot of snow showing at the weather station snow gauge! The trails were still in good condition. The weather was expected to change to rain, so it will be melting fast. 

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  • Upcoming Shows and Riding Events

    Posted on 03/28/21 at 06:40 PM

    We are looking ahead for when the current health restrictions are lifted so we can resume our summer shows and riding events. Below is a tentative schedule of the events in the Washington. These events and dates are not final, so keep an eye on the Upcoming Events Page for updates.

    August, 2021                      Central Washington Agricultural Museum, Yakima, WA

    We asked to display before the museum was closed because of covid-19 with all their events canceled. Recently we heard from the museum’s board of directors. They are meeting in April to decide when to reopen, and what events they will have for this year.  We are hoping to be able to display this summer. https://www.centralwaagmuseum.org/default.asp

    October 2, 2021                Cool Desert Nights

    We were contacted by the West Richland City Council that they are planning to have this event this coming fall. We are still in the process of negotiating a space. Cool Desert Nights features: Car Cruises, Party in the Park, Show 'N Shine, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Kids Zone, Judging and Awards, Vendors, Food Trucks & more!

    October, 2021                    Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo and Swap Meet

    This event was an annual event held the third week in October. It is sponsored by the Washington State Snowmobile Association (WSSA). Checking their website they’ve not posted the event for this year’s coming events. We expect if the restrictions are lifted there could be one this fall, but we will have to wait and see.

    November 13, 2021         Winter Knights Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo, Spokane, WA

    We join a local vintage snowmobile club and group of enthusiast displaying at this annual Power Sports Expo and area for Sale by Owner used snowmobiles and parts. Too see what it is all about go to this website: https://spokanewinterknights.com/snow-atv-show/    

    January 8, 2022                 Club Get Together Ride and BBQ Wenatchee, WA

    We’ve done this several years in a row. We plan to do this again this coming year. We gather on a member’s property to ride in their snow covered fields, enjoy time sitting next to a fire, and cook up a barbeque on the clubs Arctic Cat Kitchen Kat. This is a great family event.   

    January, 2022                     Whistlin’ Jack Lodge Ride and Overnight, Cliffdell, WA

    This is another of our annual events that was cancelled this year. We leave the Taneum Sno-Park to ride 70-miles to Whistlin’ Jack Lodge where we spend the night before riding back the next day. We usually do this then last weekend in January.

    February, 2021                  The Last Resort, Ronald, WA

    This is another of our annual events. We spend two days at the resort. The first day is a vintage snowmobile show, and timed obstacle course. Then the next day we have a vintage snowmobile ride.

    March, 2022                       Mt. Baker Shootout, Mount Baker Nat'l Recreation Area Sno-Park, Deming, WA

    Two local snowmobile clubs sponsor a one day riding event, new sled displays, and food in the Bellingham area. You ride to a display area on Mt. Baker. They have demonstrations of the latest snowmobiles, and a BBQ.

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