Events
Cool Desert Night Show
Posted 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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Mt Baker National Recreation Area Trip
Posted 03/31/19 at 04:47 AM

Stephen, Paul and Kevin met at the Mt Baker Recreation Area (NRA) to ride vintage and modern sleds.  The plan was to ride to an area the Northwest Glacier Cruisers where hosting their annual Mt Baker Shoot Out event that had barbecue, big raffle, and riding.  Kevin arrived a day early to camp at the sno-park, and save parking spaces for Stephen and Paul.

As we all know too well this being a winter sport we are at the mercy of Mother Nature.  On the day of the event the snow level had dropped three-feet from the weekend before.  Warm weather and rain melted two-miles of the trail exposing gravel.  To make it worse for the liquid cooled sleds there was no snow along the edges.  That was no issue for the bogie air cooled sleds, but since Stephen was riding a liquid cooled they had to cancel their plans riding to where the Shoot Out was being held.

Not to worry!  There was another trail that split off before they got to the large gravel area.  So off they went to ride in an area and spend time at the Northwest Glacier Cruisers warming hut.  Despite the disappointment, it ended up being a great day of vintage snowmobile riding.  

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West Yellowstone March 2019
Posted 03/19/19 at 07:23 PM

On Friday March 15th several members of the Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile Club (PNWVSC) converged on west Yellowstone Montana for the 16th annual Western States Vintage Snowmobile Association (WSVSA) Snowmobile Round up. Vintage snowmobilers started their busy weekend Friday night at 6 pm for event registration and visiting.  During registration Jim Langly was retelling his story how he rode a 1967 Polaris colt from Vancouver Canada to Portland Maine over 23 days.  He had great stories and was delightful to listen to.

Saturday morning was show day.  It dawned bright and sunny, but was a bitter -3° below zero.  It was a bit nippy setting up sleds for the show, but the sun quickly warmed up the show area to a high of 40° making it a wonderful day. Besides looking at all the great vintage sleds, there were snowmobile dealers on hand for demo rides on all the new sleds for next year.  There were also numerous vendors with gear to shop for.  While all this was going on the Snocross, and vintage snowmobile races went on all day.  Both were great fun to watch.

Many of the spectators were camped on lawn chairs on the hill above the races enjoying the sun and the fast racing action.  Later in the afternoon many of the vintage sleds went out in a large area to ride and race around the venue.  It was fun to see the different vintage sleds run.

All too soon the day was over, and the vintage sledders were slow to leave. Everyone went to the Holiday Inn to attend the evening awards banquet where all the weekends’ awards were announced.  PNWVSC member Dick Fiel took the WSVSA prestigious Sled of the Year award with his beautiful restored 1966 Arctic cat 460 D. Other PNWVSC members Paul Kruger took second place in the vintage unrestored 1974- 1979 category with his 1977 Yamaha exciter 440.  Then Clay and Joyce Bush won the People's Choice Award with their impeccably restored 1971 Moto Ski Grand Prix 399.  Not to stop there, in the Vintage Racing event Tom Feil took First Place in his race class. 

It was a great weekend with a lot of successes for the members of the PNWVSC. 

Here is the link to the WSVSA logo to go to their website for pictures: 

There are more pictures of the show by clicking on the picture:


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The Last Resort February 2019
Posted 02/25/19 at 08:35 PM

We knew it was going to be a great weekend when we got to The Last Resort to find there was a lot of snow on the ground.  Then to make it even better it started snowing Friday night.  By the morning there was an additional eight-inch of soft fluffy-power covering the show and timed event areas!   Then the snow did not stop on Friday night.  Again it snowed Saturday night leaving other four-inches by Sunday morning!  With all of the new snow on top of an already great base we had a snow-over-the-hood weekend.   

 

On Saturday we had our antique, vintage, and classic snowmobile show.  Antique is any sled 1968 and older, with vintage models start in 1969 to the last years with spring skis, and classic sleds are those manufactured with Independent Front Suspension (IFS) up to 30-years old.   As is our custom we asked viewers and participants to vote in our People’s Choice Award contest.  Everyone voted for their favorite top three sleds.  When the votes were counted we found out this year was a bit different.  There was a tie for First Place.  Then to top it off two of the sleds were shown by the same person.  Who else could it had been our own Dick Feil who won our first ‘Double First Place People’s Choice Award’ for his 1966 Arctic Cat 170D, and his 1964 Arctic Cat 170.  Coming in second was Kevin Hancock’s 1969 Fox Trac Centura.   Then to top it off there was a third place winner.  Brian Clark won Third Place with his Mercury Sno Twister custom race sled.  Congratulations all you for working so hard creating those exceptional sleds.

 

To change things up we added a timed-course event, calling it a ‘Snow Moxie’.  We set up a twisty course with plastic cones that included a hill climb.  To keep it simple there were no classes, and to enter all you had to do was ‘Run What You Brung’.  Each participant had to ride three timed runs against the clock.  The winners were the participants that had the three highest averages.  Winners received a trophy and money!  There was a first, second, and third place.  This year for First Place was Brian Clark with his modified Mercury Sno-Twister, second was Greg Byrd with his stock Mercury Trail-Twister, and third Stephen Phillips with his restored Ski-doo Blizzard.  Thanks to everyone for all the enthusiasm for making this new event a success and so much fun!

 

Then on Sunday while Stephen, Ed, and Kevin participated in a one day avalanche course presented by the Northwest Avalanche Center, Melanie and Howard spent part of the morning and early afternoon on their vintage snowmobiles riding the trails close to the resort. 

 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the show, timed event, and vintage ride.  It was a truly wonderful weekend in many ways. 


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Taneum Sn-Park to Whistlin' Jack Lodge
Posted 02/06/19 at 12:36 AM

Six of us made the trek to Whistlin’ Jack Lodge (WJL) this year.  We met at 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning and left the sno-park right on time.  The trails were groomed but icy. Because the trails and snow were hard there were times at the lower elevations when the liquid cooled sleds had cooling issues. But most of the time we just cruised along getting off the trails at different play areas to do some side hilling, or speed across open areas. 

As to be expected there were some mechanical issues.  The John Deere had an issue with the recoil.  The bolts vibrated out.  We found them and installed the one that we could get too with the tools we had.  To help eliminate the vibration we braced the recoil as best as we could.  It worked, and got us all the way to WJL in record time.  After relaxing in the lounge, had one of their great dinners, we lingered in the restaurant swapping sledding stories before going back to our cabin for the night.

What a difference on day can make in the weather and conditions.  Overnight a storm came through bringing snow.  After breakfast we left the lodge with 3" inches of new soft powdery snow on the trail.  As we rode into the higher elevations there was up to 6" towards the top.  The soft powder blew over our snowmobile hoods while breaking trail.  We did not see any other sleds all the way back to the sno-park.  While the new snow eliminated the cooling issues the JD did gave us more problems.  While we were going around a felled tree when it lost spark.  Unfortunately this time we could not get it running so it had to be towed back.  Also, Dustin's sled broke its throttle cable but that only slowed him down.  Stephen rigged a hand throttle so he could ride it the rest of the way back to the trailer.

It was a great trip, one that we look forward to each year.  For pictures click the picture for a link to the club's Google Photos site:


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Lolo Hot Springs Event was a Sucess!
Posted 01/23/19 at 10:09 AM

The event started with a meet and greet in the main lobby of the Lolo Hot Springs Lodge.  We want to give special thanks go to the Missoula Snowgoers for their warm greetings, and wonderful hospitality.  This could be the beginning of a great annual event. 

Despite weather on Saturday being a bit warm with mild showers most of the day that did not stop everyone from having a great time.  There was a large display of antique, vintage, and classic snowmobiles lined up in the center of the show area.  Along the edge were booths displaying the latest modern snowmobiles from the local dealers, a barbecue churning out a hot lunch for anyone who was interested, and a nice warming-fire for the spectators and participants close to the racing area.  Kids were exploring the area, and riding their snowmobiles. 

In the morning in a large open area set up with cones racing participants completed at skijoring.  While the racing was going on we voted which sled we preferred for a People’s Choice Award.  The skijoring was soon followed by the next event a slalom run.  After a break for lunch was the clove-leaf run. 

We are very proud of our members who participated in these events.  Dick Fiel pulled off a fantastic win of the People’s Choice Award.   There were a lot of very nice sleds, some past show winners, but he pulled it out with his exceptionally restored 1964 Arctic Cat Model 101.  Congratulations Dick.  Our club is proud of all your hard work, and dedication preserving those antique sleds.

But our club’s outstanding performances not to stop there!  In the racing events Stephen Phillips came in second with his Ski-doo Blizzard for the timed vintage sleds races, and Paul Gienau also won second for the Classic title with his Polaris TXL.  Oh, but that was not all; Candy Johnson pulled off a win of the grudge match between her and her challenger Kevin Hancock by coming out on top in the racing events.  Great going everyone!

On Sunday the weather changed to temperatures in the mid twenties with soft snow, and no-wind.  A perfect day for a sixteen mile vintage snowmobile ride to their club’s warming shelter and back.  By vintage snowmobile standards it was a successful vintage snowmobile ride; all of the sleds made it there and back on their own power! 

For pictures of the event, click on the photo which has a link to our Google Photos page.  In the pictures are videos.  When you see a picture with the rotating circle let your curser sit until the video starts: 


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Lolo Hot Springs Event was a Sucess!
Posted 01/23/19 at 10:09 AM

The event started with a meet and greet in the main lobby of the Lolo Hot Springs Lodge.  We want to give special thanks go to the Missoula Snowgoers for their warm greetings, and wonderful hospitality.  This could be the beginning of a great annual event. 

Despite weather on Saturday being a bit warm and a mild showers most of the day that did not stop everyone from having a great time.  There was a large display of antique, vintage, and classic snowmobiles lined up in the center of the show area.  Along the edge were booths displaying the latest modern snowmobiles from the local dealers, a barbecue churning out a hot lunch for anyone who was interested, and a nice warming-fire for the spectators and participants close to the racing area.  Kids were exploring the area, and riding their snowmobiles. 

In the morning in a large open area set up with cones racing participants completed at skijoring.  While the racing was going on we voted which sled we preferred for a People’s Choice Award.  The skijoring was soon followed by the next event a slalom run.  After a break for lunch was the clove-leaf run. 

We are very proud of our members who participated in these events.  Dick Fiel pulled off a fantastic win of the People’s Choice Award.   There were a lot of very nice sleds, some past show winners, but he pulled it out with his exceptionally restored 1964 Arctic Cat Model 101.  Congratulations Dick.  Our club is proud of all your hard work, and dedication preserving those antique sleds.

But our club’s outstanding performances not to stop there!  In the racing events Stephen Phillips came in second with his Ski-doo Blizzard for the timed vintage sleds races, and Paul Gienau also won second for the Classic title with his Polaris TXL.  Oh, but that was not all; Candy Johnson pulled off a win of the grudge match between her and her challenger Kevin Hancock by coming out on top in the racing events.  Great going everyone!

On Sunday the weather changed to temperatures in the mid twenties with soft snow, and no-wind.  A perfect day for a sixteen mile vintage snowmobile ride to their club’s warming shelter and back.  By vintage snowmobile standards it was a successful vintage snowmobile ride; all of the sleds made it there and back on their own power! 

For pictures of the event, click on the photo which has a link to our Google Photos page.  In the pictures are videos.  When you see a picture with the rotating circle let your curser sit until the video starts: 


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East Wenatchee Event 1-2019
Posted 01/14/19 at 09:49 AM

We had a fantastic turnout for the event!  In the riding area, there was hardly a flake of snow that did not have an imprint of a snowmobile track.  We even had a supper fun ride out of the area tracking up some of the sagebrush.  There were antique, vintage, and modern sleds running and jumping all around the area.  The weather was absolutely perfect!  It was sunny, without any wind.  There was a shop close to the riding area that was used for welding broken handle bars, and all the experience you would ever need to keep all those snowmobiles running.

Then there was the club’s Arctic Cat Kitchen Cutter barbeque!  We had expertly prepared burgers with all of the fixings, chili, chips, and cookies.  It turned out to be a truly wonderful day with our member’s, their families, kids, friends, and pets.

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Trout Lake Ride Was a Sucess
Posted 12/29/18 at 07:48 AM

We had our first ride of the season! Paul, Ed, Kevin and Stephen meet to spend the night at the Trout Lake Inn at the southern end of the Mount Adams Wilderness. They brought the sleds we’ve been working on, and some that are intended to be used this riding season. They now know what additional work needs to be done to make the sleds reliable, and what is not going to work. The best part of the day was there were No Tow-ins! All of the sleds made it back to the sno-parks on their own power.
 
The snow was perfect while the sun was working to peek through the clouds. Temperatures were in the mid 20’s with intermittent light snow. There was a total of about three feet; one foot of soft powder on top of a two foot base. This made for a day of what Stephen likes to call Hero-Snow. You could go almost anywhere on a vintage sled. The four-wheel-drive-guys did made the first day kind-of rough rutting out the trails. But, by the second-day the groomer was out to made the trails smooth and fast. It was a great way to prepare for the upcoming season.
 
Check out the pictures at the club's photo page, and a video of Stephen catching air with Paul's 1969 Ski-doo Olympic:


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Winter Knights Show November 2018
Posted 11/14/18 at 10:26 AM

Our members teamed up with the Vintage Snowmobiles of the Inland Northwest vintage snowmobile club to put on a FANTASTIC display at the Winter Knights Show and ATV Expo in Spokane, WA.  The event was the weekend of November 10, 2018.  They had two contests, People's Choice and President's Choice.  The walk away winners of the awards went to Paul Kruger and Candy Johnson for thedir popular restored 1969 Mercury 220E, and Dick Feil and his TOTALLY AWSOME restored 1966 Arctic Cat King 460D.  Congratulations everyone for a wonderful-showing at this annual event.

During our shows we take the opportunity to share labor hauling sleds.  During the show Clatyon and Joyce Busch dropped off a 1969 Homelite Forester they picked up in Peerless, MT for Kevin Hancock.  It is now safely stored at Ray Berstresser's home until Kevin can arrange a ride, or go fetch-it-himself.  What a fantastic group of people working together for everyone's enjoyment in our sport.


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Whistlin' Jack Trail Signs are Put Out
Posted 10/29/18 at 07:43 PM

Four of our members spent the couple weekends placing club's trail signs from Taneum Sno-Park to Whistlin' Jack Lodge.  Last weekend Paul, Ed, and Kevin finished placing the signs, while Stephen made sure they had all the materials they needed to get the job done.  

 

Every year a group from the club rides the approximatly 140 mile round trip to the lodge to spend the night, then ride back the next day.  It is a really fun ride that they look forward to every year!  We share a cabin at Whistlin' Jack, eat and rest the evening then ride back the next day.  There is plenty of room for more members.  If you are interested being a part of the fun contact the club at our email saying you want to joint up: pnwvsc@gmail.com.  You will not be sorry that you took the trip.  Click the picture to see pictures setting the signs: 


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2018 WSSA Snowmobile Expo & Power Sports
Posted 10/23/18 at 09:23 PM

What a great and busy weekend it was at the Washington State Snowmobile Association (WSSA) Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo & Swap Meet!  This was our 19th year.  It went by really fast.  We had our display up and running well before it was time for the gates to open.  The best part of the Expo was that so many from the public stopped to see our old machines, swap riding stories when they were the hottest and newest sleds on the trails, and voted for their favorite sleds.  

 

This year there was a sort-of friendly grub-match between two of our members.  This summer at the last show the top prize had slipped from the top winner.  Then in the end the viewing public decided that the reigning king of restorations continues to be Dick Feil with his beautifully restored 1966 Arctic Cat 460D, while a respectable second place showing went to Kevin Hancock for his 1969 Mercury 220E.  Thanks to everyone that voted to settle the contest of the best sleds for this year’s shows.

 

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East Wenatchee Wings & Wheels 10-2018
Posted 10/08/18 at 08:16 AM

What a GREAT two day event!  This was our first time at this show.  The weather cooperated, and we had a very good spot for our display.  As folks meandered through the car show they stopped to take pictures, and admire our sleds.  We were well received with a lot of stories told and retold of when they rode their first snowmobile, and if one in our display was the same year and make.  

We asked folks walking through to vote for their favorite sleds.  We used their votes for the 1st and 2nd place winners of the People's Choice awards.  For this show the trophies were presented by the organizers of the East Wenatchee Wings & Wheels at the same time they announced the show car winners.  Kevin Hancock won 1st place with his restored 1969 Mercury 220E.  Dick Feil took second with another beautifully restored Arctic Cat pusher sled; a 1966 Arctic Cat 460D. 

The next day some of us went to watch the hydroplanes display at the annual Lake Chelan Mahogany and Merlot event.  There were some big names there like Miss Pay-N-Pack with their HUGE WWII vintage V12 Allison airplane motors roaring around the track.  Because they were not racing you could go out on one of the big Allison boats!  Now how cool is that!  Leading up to the big boats were several classes the put on a fine show for the crowd.

Click the picture to go to the club’s Google Photos site to see the show and hydroplanes:

REMEMBER  the weekend of October 20 and 21 in Puyallup, WA is our final show for this summer season.  This is our 19th year showing at the Washington State Snowmobile Association’s Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo & Swap Meet.  We will be there displaying our sleds and memorabilia. 

If you want to be part of the fun contact Ray Bergstresser: time4snow@comcast.net; (509) 993-7107. 


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Wenatchee Show May 5, 2018
Posted 05/11/18 at 10:30 AM

We had a great time at the Classy Car Show!  This was our first time at this event.  The weather cooperated, and the selection and quality of sleds on display was awesome.  It was so awesome that the promoters of the show invited us to their October event Wings and Wheels event.  We will let you know if we decide to attend, and encourage everyone too.  

As has become customary, we had our Peoples Choice 1st and 2nd awards.  First Place was Dick Feil with his rare and immaculately restored 1966 Arctic Cat 560D.  Second place was Kevin Hancock's 1969 Mercury 220E.  This is the one he rode to Whistlin' Jack Lodge and back last January.  Congratulations both of you.

To see all the pictures click on this link: Wenatchee


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Vintage Ride at Tim's
Posted 02/03/18 at 10:12 AM

Tim invited the club up to his place on Badger Mountain for a vintage ride and BBQ. A herd of vintage iron showed up, everything from Fox Trac's to El Tigre's. 

 

We even had a running Foremost in the group!

And a Merc!

 

With Dick cooking up the burgers the crew was fed in no time.

A big thanks from the PNWVSC to Tim for hosting our ride!!!

See all the hi resolution pics here: Vintage Ride at Tim's

 

 


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WSSA Expo 2017
Posted 11/03/17 at 02:49 PM

The 2017 WSSA Expo is in the books! We had a big crowd this year, and in spite of the weather the swap meet was full of great deals.

 

 

Dick's 66' 560D Arctic Cat set the bar high and claimed 1st place

 

 

 

Ray's Massey Ferguson wooed the crowds and earned 2nd place in the votes. Congrats to them both!

 

See all the pics here: WSSA Expo 2017

 


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A Day at WAAAM
Posted 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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Cool Desert Nights 2017
Posted 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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The Last Resort 2017
Posted 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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Vintage Races at Priest Lake
Posted 02/21/17 at 11:03 PM

The Priest Lake Vintage Races were a hit this year, and the PNWVSC was there!

 

Looks like even a JD was spotted out there

Congrats to the brave souls that prepped their vintage iron and rode them on the main jets!

See all the pictures here: http://s1118.photobucket.com/user/pnwvsc/slideshow/Priest%20Lake%202-2017


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A ride to Whistlin' Jack
Posted 02/20/17 at 11:05 PM

6 of us hardy vintage snowmobilers got together on Feb 12th for a cross country ride from Taneum Sno Park to the Whistlin' Jack Lodge in Naches. The plan was to ride 70 miles to WJL, spend the night, and ride back the next day. It was a real treat to see Kevin's Skiroule RT-500 and Paul's big Cats ready for this adventure! 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a long ride both days that gave us spectacular views, great trails, and even a few elk sightings!

 

 

 

 

 

See all the pics here:http://s1118.photobucket.com/user/pnwvsc/slideshow/Whistlin%20Jack%202-2017


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A Vintage Day at Byrd's
Posted 01/19/17 at 10:20 PM

The club had a great vintage day at Greg Byrd's place, complete with a roaring campfire and a hot grill for hamburgers and hotdogs. We spent the day riding, trading stories and sleds, and enacting the occasional fix when required. Over 28 vintage sleds were present for the event, and all even ran at some point! A big thanks to Greg and Becki for hosting us, we are looking forward to this event next year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See all the pics here: Wenatchee Slideshow

 

 

 

 


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WSSA Expo 2016
Posted 10/25/16 at 09:48 PM

The 2016 WSSA Expo is on the books, and what an expo it was! Hope everyone got to see the old sleds and vote on their favorite. Congrats to Vinnie and Ray for there 1st and 2nd place People's Choice trophies, respectively. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you missed us this year, don't worry. We'll be back at the Expo in 2017 and have an entire snow season of events planned.

See all the photos here:  http://s1118.photobucket.com/user/pnwvsc/slideshow/Puyallup%20Expo%202016


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WAAAM 2016
Posted 08/15/16 at 09:55 PM

We braved the heat and sun in Hood River to show some old iron at WAAAM this past weekend. Lots of sleds were on display, everything from Skiroule's to Skidoo's!

 

 

That's a lineup!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And look who showed up!

 

 

First place goes to Dick Feil with his 64' Arctic Cat

 

 

And Big Blue (57' Polaris) got 2nd place (Congrats Ray!)

 

 

The rest of the pics can be found here: WAAAM 2016

We are looking forward to the WSSA Expo. See you there!

 


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Last Resort 2016
Posted 03/01/16 at 09:59 PM

Another show and ride is in the books, and we had a great weekend. Around 30 sleds were displayed at The Last Resort for the public on Saturday, complete with parade track for demonstration laps and rides! Vintage sleds from 1957 to 1984 were present, made by 9 different manufacturers. Dick Fiel took Second place with his 63' Polaris, while Ray Bergstresser First place with his 57' Polaris. On Sunday, we rode to Cooper Lake.

 

 

2nd Place!

 

The crowd really liked big blue

 

Riding around the parade loop

 

Couple of Swingers

 

See the rest of the pics herehttp://s1118.photobucket.com/user/pnwvsc/slideshow/Ronald%202016

 

 

 

 


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Clear Lake BBQ
Posted 02/16/16 at 10:07 AM

The club had a great time at Clear Lake Sno Park despite some mechanical issues. Some really old iron made a showing with rear engine 4 cycle machines chugging down the trail! Once the BBQ was fired up everyone ate their share and had full bellies for the trip back. We are having some technical difficulties with the pics so the best way to enjoy them is via the slideshow link below.

http://s1118.photobucket.com/user/pnwvsc/slideshow/Clear%20Lake%20BBQ%202016

 

See you on the snow at The Last Resort! (Feb 27-28th)

 


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We had a great ride to Whistlin' Jacks!
Posted 02/02/16 at 11:43 PM

Ed, Kevin, Stephen, and Dustin unloaded some vintage sleds last weekend in Greenwater WA and rode to Whistlin' Jacks!

At Gov't Meadows

 

Great lineup at the Wapato Lodge

 

Mountain Deere

 

 

They had a great ride but encountered a couple carb/fuel issues along the way. All was fixed though and they completed the over 80 mile trip on Sunday and Monday.

 

The full album can be found here: http://s1118.photobucket.com/user/pnwvsc/slideshow/Whistlin%20Jacks%20Feb%202016

 

 


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WSSA Expo 2015
Posted 10/26/15 at 08:25 PM

WSSA typically puts on a great show and this years event was no exception!

The PNWVSC was there with 25 vintage sleds for the crowd to
peruse and vote on their favorite. 

 


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WAAAM Show in Hood River OR
Posted 08/12/15 at 10:40 PM

Tracks were turning and canopies were flying at the 2nd annual PNWVSC Show at WAAAM in Hood River, OR.

A great weekend was had by all and we had a good turnout of both sleds and spectators. Over 20 sleds spent the day being admired by museum patrons who braved the wind. Some intrepid members of the crowd even rode/drove a few select sleds.

 


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Great riding at the Last Resort
Posted 03/05/15 at 10:51 AM

Well folks, despite a winter plagued with poor snow conditions and rainy days we did manage to get some good riding in at the Last Resort this year. Trail conditions were smooth and well groomed (well most of them at least!). A good sized group participated in this ride with a wide variety of sleds. Good times were had by all!

 

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Fish Lake Ride 2015
Posted 01/20/15 at 07:59 PM

We had a great time at the Fish Lake Sno-Park! 14 riders rolled in on the 17th of January, ready to explore the trails and see the sights.

 


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A Good Day of Riding
Posted 12/29/14 at 09:26 PM

Stephen and Mel went for a ride in the mountains at the Mt. Baker NRA! It was a beautiful day, and a good time was had by all.


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Trout Lake December 26, 2014
Posted 12/26/14 at 11:59 PM

Ed and Kevin went to Trout Lake to spend the night, and test their vintage sleds.  Kevin brought a 1981 Ski-doo Citation, but Ed brought a 1976 Arctic Cat Cheetah and a 1960's Shrew with a 1976 Honda 175cc trail bike mounted to it.


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A Great Time at WAAAM
Posted 08/11/14 at 10:22 AM

A great time was had by all in Hood River Oregon this past weekend at the Western Air and Auto Museum!

Several of our members participated in this event, and 27 incredible snowmobiles were on display with Mt. Hood in the background.

 


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A day at Mt. Baker
Posted 05/29/14 at 03:10 PM

A late season vintage snowmobile ride happened on Saturday March 15 2014

 


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