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  • New Past Event - All Wheels Weekend

    Posted on 06/20/22 at 09:05 AM

    It was a wonderful day at the Dayton, Washington All Wheels Weekend. This looks to be our first annual antique, vintage, and classic snowmobile show at this great event. On Saturday we displayed 17 antique, vintage, and classic snowmobiles. Throughout the day our members enjoyed showing their original, and restored sleds as folks passed through. The display had a great assortment of sleds from original and restored trail sleds, to an early version of a Timbersled, and hot race sleds. As a special treat Brian fired up his vintage Moto Ski race trophy winning sled. The sound coming from the honker motor brought a small crowd into the show area to see what heck was making all that noise!

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  • All-Wheels Weekend

    Posted on 05/25/22 at 03:07 PM

    This is a new show for us. Every year Dayton, Washington opens up its downtown and historic Main Street to host one of the most popular and well attended car shows in the entire Pacific Northwest and we are invited to participate!

    Main Street glistens on Saturday with the Show 'n' Shine as hundreds of beautifully restored cars, from Model T's to Corvettes to sleek sedans that line up along their historic Main Street. We are invited to show our antique, vintage, and classic snowmobiles. Our display will be located in the HomeStreet Bank parking lot off the main show on Main Street; 427 East Main Street:

    But All Wheels Weekend is not your usual Car Show. There is so much more:

    • Boutique Shops and restaurants just a step away
    • Craft and Food vendors
    • Outlaw Lawn Dragster Races
    • Men's “Drag” Races (Oh, they look so fine!)
    • Live Music Downtown Friday & Saturday night
    • Poker Walk
    • Presentation of Cars and Classic Cruise
    • Golf & and Putting Tournament

    Because of the huge interest there are no hotel space available in Dayton. There are hotels available in nearby cities and towns. There is also camping space available at the county fairgrounds. If you are interested reserving a camping area call one of the organizers Stephanie at (509) 382-3962. You will need to do it soon before all the spaces are taken.

    For more information contact Ray Bergstresser: (509) 993-7107; time4snow@comcast.net

    https://www.allwheelsweekend.com/


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  • Milbank, SD 60-year Arctic Cat Show

    Posted on 05/10/22 at 06:26 PM

    Tom, Dick, and Greg are traveling to the Milbank, South Dakota for the 60-year Arctic Cat anniversary show. They will be showing six of their vintage sleds, which includes Tom’s 'Three Tough Cats' replica race sleds. Two of our other members Joyce and Clayton are going to be joining them. Have a great time and safe trip!


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  • New Upcoming Event - All Member Entiat River Weekend.

    Posted on 05/08/22 at 08:31 AM

    Mark your calendars June 11-12 to attend our annual All Member Entiat River Weekend. Dick Feil has invited us to meet for the day, or spend the weekend camping at their property along the Entiat River between Wenatchee and Chelan. There is room for you to stay at one of their trailers, or a space to bring your own.

    To help with planning let Dick know. He can be reached by email dick@bobfeil.com or call or text (509) 679-4102.


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  • Spokane Show

    Posted on 04/11/22 at 08:25 PM

    Ray was invited by some of his friends to display some of his sled with them at the Spokane Speed and Custom Show April 8-10.  Ray said the show went well. There were a lot of people looking and asking questions about the old iron.

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  • New Past Event - The Last Resort Annual Show and Riding Event

    Posted on 03/08/22 at 09:32 PM

    It was a wonderful sunny day at The Last Resort during our annual antique, vintage, and classic snowmobile show and trail ride. On Saturday there were approximately 20 antique, vintage, and classic snowmobiles in the display area. Throughout the day our members enjoyed showing, and riding their original, and restored sleds. We had a great time trying out some of the other machines that members brought.  As a special treat we could ride a race proven vintage modified snowmobile. The show had several trophy vintage race sleds to run on the short track in the display area.

    We had People’s Choice Awards. Dick Feil won the 1st Place for his original Arctic Cat 250 with home built tow sled.  Second Place went to Brian Clark for his 1979 Moto Ski Sno-Pro 440, then Kevin Hancock ended up with 3rd place with his 1969 Wheel Horse 309 Safari. Congratulations!

    On Sunday Stephen rode his Ski-doo Formula MXLT, and Kevin rode his vintage Wheel Horse 309 Safari on the trails around the resort. The trails were groomed and frozen in the morning and great shape in.  They road to what has become a favorite destination with a lake overlook then back.  

    Thanks to everyone from the public that came out to view our sleds, and enjoy our stories. And to all our members who put in all the effort to repair, and bring to the show for everyone’s enjoyment.

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  • New Past Event - PSW Vintage Rendezvous

    Posted on 03/08/22 at 09:29 PM

    Approximately 20 vintage sled riders enjoyed a beautiful Sunny day and stellar company to ride the 22 mile trek to the Garnet ghost town in west central Montana. Everyone completed the ride except one incident on a beautiful arctic cat who lost a drive wheel. Included in those who made the trek were a 4 yr old and a 6 yr old each on their own Polaris 120’s. This is definitely the next generation of sledders and they were delightful to watch. Beverages were graciously provided by Big Sky Brewing, who has been a big supporter of the vintage events so please support them and we thank Gus and Matt for hauling them up there in the 1974:Ski doo Alpine and vintage Ski boose leaving a few along the trail like bread crumbs to make sure we all found the ghost town. A huge shout out to our fearless organizer who braves, weather, politics, personalities, and broken equipment to make these events happen for the rest of us!!! Tom Mullins, you are sooooo appreciated!!!!! Thanks to all the vintage sled heads who turn out for these events and make them the fun events they are!!

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  • Update Ponderosa Snow Warriors

    Posted on 03/03/22 at 09:20 AM

    The below message is from Tom Mullins:
    Friends,
    Ponderosa Snow Warriors put out this announcement last night on their Facebook concerning this weekend's Vintage Rendezvous:
    Due to some unusual and extreme weather issues our annual vintage snowmobile show, fun run and time trials are going to have to be rearranged. We are still going forward with the vintage show. However our trails are now not in any shape to hold a Fun Run. We do plan on having an in town "walking" fun run, by walking around to our local bars and drawing your hands there. If and this is a BIG IF we get the cold weather to tighten up the existing snow and we get some fresh we may be able to hold the slalom trials on Sunday with location to be announced at the sled show. We apologize for this but we can't control the weather. We do want to give you as much early notice for you to make the best decision for you.
    Thank you for your support and understanding and if you have any questions please give me a call at your convenience at +1 406-475-5786
    Forest Mercill Ponderosa Snow Warriors President.

  • The Last Resort Upcoming Event

    Posted on 02/26/22 at 11:27 AM

    We’ve made tracks all over Greg’s hay field, enjoyed the hospitality of our friends in Montana, done some racing (great job guys!), ridden old iron to the Whistlin’ Jack Lodge and a multitude of other smaller rides. Next up is our annual event at The Last Resort in Ronald WA. We will be there March 5th and 6th enjoying old sleds and we hope to see you there too!

    Our antique, vintage and classic sled show will be on Saturday March 5th behind the motel from 10am to 3pm, with trophies for the crowd favorites. We will also have an agility course for those that want to test their machine’s handling while the crowd cheers them on.

    Sunday will be our vintage snowmobile ride. We typically make the ~15mile loop through the hills behind The Last Resort but we will evaluate snow conditions and decide on a route that weekend. Plan on gathering behind the motel at 9:30am and leaving at 10am.

    Entry fees are:

    -Sled show: $20, all the sleds you can bring

    -Agility course: $10, test your skills and machine against our winding, twisty course

    -Club dues: Still $15! Pay your dues if you haven’t done so yet

    See you there!

    Stephen Phillips

    sgpstephen@gmail.com 


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  • Ponderosa Snow Warriors Vintage Rendezvous (formerly Bootlegger)

    Posted on 02/21/22 at 09:55 PM

    Hello,
    Just an update on the Lincoln Vintage Even, scheduled for March 5&6.  Attached is a poster for the event.   Please share on social media and post in businesses;.  
    Saturday March 5th 
    • Vintage show 10-4:30.  Show area will be in a small open lot on the east of Lambkins and behind (north) the Montanan Steakhouse.  Parking is where you find it  - or the east side of Lambkins.  No registration - just show up and line 'em up.  Judging will be done by an "expert panel" around 4:00 and awards will be given out at the Wilderness bar around 6:00 pm.  Prizes for Best of Show, Fan Favorite and Best Costume.  I don't have any details on prizes - but if you;re doing this for the money, you're in it for the wrong reasons.  
    • Poker Run -  you can pick up poker hands all week at any of the sponsors.  Saturday, pick up poke hands at Lambins starting at 8:00 am.  Poke Run starts at Lamkins (snow permitting) and goes out toward the club house on Sucker Creek Road.  Last hand due by 4:00 pm at the Montanan Steakhouse;  
    Sunday March 6th
    • Snowmobile slalom run.  This is a fun, timed event around a circular slalom course.  Riders race against the clock.  The rider with the lowest combined time wins that class.  Emphasis is on fun, not speed. This is a great way to ride the old vintage sleds without worrying about getting them banged up!  The whole family can participate.  Kids 12 and under run for free.  
    • Register at the Club House 9-10:15.  
    • Runs begin at 10:30 am. sharp
    • Entry fee is $20 per class
    • 80% pay back cash prizes
    • Full face helmets mandatory
    •   Classes:
      • Vintage (84 & older leaf springs only)
      • Classic (2000 & older IFS)
      • Open Mens ( run whatcha brung ) 
      • Womens Open (any sled) 
      • Kids 12 & under (120 CC max) 
    Hope to see you all there!
     
    Tom Mullins 

  • New Past Event - Garnet Ghost Town Ride 2-2022

    Posted on 02/14/22 at 04:56 PM

    Approximately 20 vintage sled riders enjoyed a beautiful Sunny day and stellar company to ride the 22 mile trek to the Garnet ghost town in west central Montana. Everyone completed the ride except one incident on a beautiful arctic cat who lost a drive wheel. Included in those who made the trek were a 4 yr old and a 6 yr old each on their own Polaris 120’s. This is definitely the next generation of sledders and they were delightful to watch. Beverages were graciously provided by Big Sky Brewing, who has been a big supporter of the vintage events so please support them and we thank Gus and Matt for hauling them up there in the 1974:Ski doo Alpine and vintage Ski boose leaving a few along the trail like bread crumbs to make sure we all found the ghost town. A huge shout out to our fearless organizer who braves, weather, politics, personalities, and broken equipment to make these events happen for the rest of us!!! Tom Mullins, you are sooooo appreciated!!!!! Thanks to all the vintage sled heads who turn out for these events and make them the fun events they are!!


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  • Garnet Ghost Town Ride Final Update

    Posted on 02/09/22 at 09:14 PM

    Hey Vintage Snowmobile Friends,

    Here's a last minute update on this weekend's ride.  Dave Morgan (Missoula Snowgoers) worked hard this week to get the Garnet groomer up and running and got the trail groomed on Tuesday.  So the good news is - there is enough snow and the trails have been groomed early this week., so we're a GO for the ride this weekend.  
     

    February 12, 2022   Don Phillips Memorial Vintage Ride at Garnet Ghost Town (Superbowl Saturday this year!)

    ·        Where: Garnet Ghost Town Turn-off, Highway 200, Greenough, MT

    ·        (GPS Coordinates 46.88891, -113.46103)  This is approximately 23 miles (45 minutes) from Missoula MT as you drive toward Ovando, MT.

    ·        Meet and gather in the parking lot around 9:30 - 10:30, with the aim to have all the old iron cranked up and leaving around 10:30-11:00.  Usually smaller groups form and ride up at their own pace.  Round trip is approximately 22 miles. 

    Contact Tom Mullins (406) 531-0449 with questions. 

    We had plans for the Snowgoers to provide hotdogs and brats for lunch like they've done for many years with this ride.  However, late today Dave received word from the Montana Fish & Game that effective immediately, the grooming and maintenance of Garnet trail system will transfer to the Seeley Lake Driftriders Snowmobile Club.  With this sudden change, the Snowgoers will be unable to provide lunch, so please plan on bringing your own lunch. I don't know at this point what the future looks like for this ride. I can tell you it's one of my favorite rides of the year and a great location.  Hopefully we can find a way to continue this great tradition.
     
    See you on Saturday!
     
    Tom Mullins 

  • Results from Priest Lake Racing

    Posted on 02/07/22 at 09:45 AM

    Several of our members are active in the vintage snowmobile racing circuit. Below are the results of two of our members Brian Clark, Greg Byrd from the latest race in Priest Lake, Idaho. Not only are our members active, but they are the ones to beat! Congratulations on your wins. We know how much effort and talent it takes to be in competition let alone being the ones bringing home the trophies.

    Brian Clark's Team results (Moto Ski):

    Brian
    First in the 85 an older IFS
    Second in the super stock
    First in the 500
    First in the 440 liquid


    Rich
    Second in the 440 fan


    Ky
    2nd in the 340 mod


    Greg Byrd's Results (Runs a modified Merc): 
    Second 440 mod
    First in the 250 mod.
    Greg’s 340 mod had a light seize in the motor. But was running a strong first place status when it went down.


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  • New Past Event - Whistlin' Jack Lodge Riding Event 1-2022

    Posted on 02/02/22 at 05:32 PM

    At the beginning the trails were hard and snow off trail had a thick crust. At first the conditions made it hard for the liquid cooled John Deere Liquidfire from running hot. But as we climbed and the snow softened the problems went away so we could cruise along diving off the trails at different play areas as we cruised along. 

    As expected there were some mechanical issues.  A couple recoil problems that were easily resolved, fouled spark plugs, and one of the trailers lost a ski. But with all the experience and talent from riding vintage sleds we managed to make repairs getting to Whistlin’ Jacks in record time.  After relaxing we had one of their great dinners, lingered in the restaurant swapping sledding stories before going back to our cabin for the night.

    What a difference one day can make in the weather and conditions.  Overnight a storm came through bringing a crusty layer of course ice at the lodge and lower trails, and at higher elevations inches of blowing snow.  The soft powder blew over our hoods while soft snow that accumulated and blew in along the groomed trail. It was a nice fast ride back to the sno-park. Well, as fast as the slowest vintage sled could go. We saw only a couple other sleds while making our way back arriving in the middle afternoon.  We were also happy to see all of our directional signs are still up and guiding other snowmobile riders from the Taneum Sno-park to Whistlin’ Jacks. It was a great trip, one that we look forward to each year.

    Click on the photo to see more picture at our Google Photos site: 


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  • New Past Event - Winterfest 1-2022

    Posted on 01/25/22 at 12:58 PM

    Winterfest 2022 is in the books and it was an amazing weekend of fun, sun, great sleds, and the best group of people ever! Many thanks to Tom Mullins and his great group of volunteers. We would also like to thank the event sponsors, Big sky brewing, Russel motor sports, and Gull boats. Dick Feil was the winner of both the people's choice award as well as the best unrestored sled award with a pair of 1966 Arctic Cat 460 D's, 1 restored and 1 original. Race winners in the vintage, classic, open, and womens categories were, Matt Weitzel, Tom Mullins, Gus (Mike) Gustave, candy Johnson, and Steve Clarke winning the Klim jacket. The vintage ride on Sunday was met with great snow conditions and a wonderful sunny day.

    Click on the photo for more pictures in our club's Google Photos accouint:


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  • New Past Event - Annual Club Get Together and BBBQ

    Posted on 01/17/22 at 10:06 PM

    Our Club’s annual Get Together and Ride was a complete success. Special thanks go to the event’s organizers Becky and Greg Byrd, Tim Halvorson, Dick Feil, and all the rest who pitched in to help.  Even Mother Nature cooperated. There was an abundance of snow; the day was clear, and temperatures moderate.

    We met in the morning to ride our antique, vintage, and classic sleds in the surrounding fields. For several of us it was an opportunity to test the vintage sleds that we plan using the rest of the season at various other events. For others it was to see how well their sleds ran after repairs, or still after sitting through the off season. Around noon the bon fire was lit, and our club’s barbeque served up a wonderful meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, chili and deserts.  A small group even spent the following day riding their newer and vintage sleds in the surrounding mountains.

    Click on the picture to see pictures of the days events:


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  • Winterfest Update

    Posted on 01/14/22 at 09:01 PM

    Hello Winterfest & Vintage Snowmobile Fans,

    Winterfest 2022 is fast approaching and I thought you all might appreciate an updated schedule of events. Where: Lolo Hot Springs, 38600 US Highway 12 West, Lolo MT. 
     
    Friday Jan 21st - I'll be setting up the event course across the road from the Lodge and Bar - sometime after 1:00 pm.   Feel free to stop by and lend a hand setting up spectator fencing, pit area, race course and maybe a tent for registration/timing.  We'll have a reception at the Lodge lobby from 5:30 - 6:30 for those from out-of-town.  Sponsored by Big Sky Brewing who will have some wonderful adult beverages available!  I'll also try to be organized enough to register folks for the vintage sled & Saturday events (fingers crossed on a keyboarding volunteer to help with that)
     
    Saturday Jan 22 - All events are $10/class/person - please bring CASH, because that's mostly what we give back as prizes. (yes, that is 1/2 of 2020 fees)  Vintage show is $5/sled to help offset the cost of trophies. 
    • Vintage Snowmobile show 11:00 am- 3:00 pm $5/sled.  Register at event field 9-10:30
    •  Vintage slalom timed event 11:00 am- 3:00 pm $10/class  Register at event field 9-10:30
    • Slalom Classes: 
      • Vintage (Old iron, leaf spring sleds only, no IFS) 
      •  Classic (1998 & older w/ IFS)
      • Open - Current models (1999 & newer)
      •  Snow Bike
    • Slalom Groups
      • Men
      • Women
      • Youth 12- 16
      •  Kids 0-12 FREE

     Sunday Jan 23 - Vintage snowmobile ride (any type of snowmobile is welcome) from Lolo Hot Springs to the warming hut and back (approx. 20 miles round trip) Those who want to ride with a group meet in front of the bar around 10:30.

    If you can't make Winterfest, here are the other events planned for this year:
    • Feb12th - Don Phillips Memorial ride to Garnet Ghost Town (ride only) 
    • February 26&27 - Winterbash at Mountain Meadows Resort (Lake Mary Ronan, MT)  Snowmobile drags and Vintage show on Saturday, Timed Slalom (Snowmoxie) on Sunday
    • March 5th & 6th - Bootlegger Vintage Show, Poker run & Timed event.  Lincoln MT Saturday Vintage Show & Poker Run, Sunday Timed Event at the club house on Sucker Creek road. 

    Contact Tom Mullins (406) 531-0449 with questions.   Please forward to your friends that might enjoy this information.  A party is only fun if there are lots of people to enjoy it!


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  • Update on Next Weekends Get Together Event

    Posted on 01/09/22 at 05:37 PM

    This is an update to next weekend’s Club Get Together Ride and BBQ event. We are adding a newer sled ride in the Colockum area outside Wenatchee on Sunday the 16th. Because of all the snow last week this is depending on the sno-parks conditions. Greg will check later this week. If you are interested you can do the group vintage riding event on Saturday the 15th, the Colockum ride on the 16th, or better yet both!

    Greg been busy cleaning an area for us to park our trailers. For those coming from out of town if you want to drop your trailers the Friday before the ride you can. This would save you the hassle at the hotel.

    Please let Greg know you are coming: rg.orchard@frontier.com.


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  • New Upcoming Event - Club Get Together Ride and BBQ

    Posted on 01/04/22 at 08:41 PM

    We’ve done this several years in a row. We plan to do this again this coming year. We gather at Greg Byrd'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.

    Please let Greg know you if you plan to attend. You can reach him at rg.orchard@frontier.com


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  • Have a Fun 2022 New Year!

    Posted on 12/31/21 at 08:34 AM


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  • New Past Event - Trout Lake Ride 12-2021

    Posted on 12/31/21 at 08:04 AM

    We met at Atkisson and Flattop Sno-Parks by Trout Lake, WA for our annual shake down ride. We spend a couple days testing the vintage and modern sleds we plan riding for the season. Two weeks out we didn’t know what the snow conditions were going to be. In the end the temperatures were in the teens, and there were 3-feet of powder! POW as Stephens’s friend calls it. Despite the fantastic conditions the snow the trails proved to be a challenge for both our vintage and modern sleds. The groomer had just started clearing the some of the trails so we rode for miles breaking trails in the soft powder, and cutting or riding over obstacles. We planned a couple destinations that we could not meet because of the seriously deep snow for the vintage sleds, and trees blocking the trails for the modern ones. One thing is for sure this will be one weekend we will be talking about for a while!

    Our next event is the weekend of January 15 in the Wenatchee, WA area.  We meet for our annual Club Get Together and Ride BBQ event. We have yet to decide if it is at Greg’s or Tim’s. That decision will be made a week or so before the event when we know the snow conditions for that weekend. There is also some discussion to meet up the next day for more sledding in the area, but nothing is decided. Stay tuned.

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  • Trout Lake Ride Final Update!

    Posted on 12/21/21 at 09:13 AM

    It is now decided that we will meet at the Atkisson Sno-Park (https://parks.state.wa.us/306/South-Cascades) between 9:30-10:00 Monday December 27 to ride vintage snowmobiles. The latest snow report from the SnoTel site is reporting there is currently 54 inches of snow at the weather station. On Tuesday the 28th we plan riding our newer sleds making sure they are ready for the upcoming season. You can ride one or both days. Let Ed know if you are interested joining us: pvwvintagesnowmobile@gmail.com.

    Click on the picture for photos of our last event in 2019:


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  • Merry Christmas!

    Posted on 12/11/21 at 10:25 AM

    Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the best this holiday season!


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  • Wenatchee Group Ride Date Change!

    Posted on 12/06/21 at 06:05 PM

    Members of our club are active in vintage snowmobile racing. After the race schedule came out we noticed there is a conflict with our annual Group Get Together ride event in Wenatchee. It was originally scheduled for Saturday January 8. Because of the conflict we decided to move the Get Together. The event will now be held on Saturday January 15.

    Depending on snow conditions it will be held at either at Greg’s or Tim’s. We will post the location when snow conditions are known.

    For race fans if you are interested cheering for our members, below is the schedule for this year’s vintage racing dates and locations.  


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  • New Classified - 1967 Rupp

    Posted on 12/02/21 at 10:15 PM

    67 Rupp snow sport 

    Been in the family since new. It's all there

    Cleaning up and need to move it on. Rather see it go someone who can use the parts or fix it than go to scrap. Make offer.


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  • Event Update for 2022 Season!

    Posted on 11/24/21 at 05:40 PM

    Below is a message from Tom Mullins the organizer of our events in Montana. There is a date change for the Lolo Winterfest event, and added details for the other planned events. The Events Page is updated to show the changes and additions: 

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    Hello Vintage Snowmobile Fans!

    Attached is an updated calendar of vintage snowmobile events for western Montana.  This is the FIRM & FINAL calendar for this year's events.  I apologize for the date shifts, but we moved Winterfest back one week to gain lower rates for everyone.  I also screwed up the date of Super Bowl 2022 which is Feb 13th, so we are changing the Don Phillips Memorial (Garnet Ghost Town) to Feb 12th so it falls on the Saturday before the superbowl.  

    We are adding a second day to the snowmobile drag races and vintage show at Mountain Meadows Resort, Lake Mary Ronan (Proctor MT) with a slalom event on Sunday.

    I spoke with the new owner of the Bootlegger in Lincoln and she is definitely on board with keeping the vintage show and poker run going. The vintage show may have to move down the street to Hooper park as the vacant area across from the Bootlegger sold this year.  I also talked with Forest Mercill, president of the snowmobile club (Ponderosa Snow Warriors) and we are planning to add a slalom event on Sunday at the clubhouse on sucker creek.  Last year was a blast and I'm really looking forward to it again this year.  

    Please add or update these events on your web sites since that is all the promotion I have planned or budget for.  You may provide my name and cell number (406) 531-0449 for people to call for additional details or questions. I'm also looking for volunteers to help with the events.  I need course marshals & time keepers especially.  I'm also looking for someone to help organize and coordinate these for next year.  


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  • New Upcoming Event - Trout Lake Shakedown Ride

    Posted on 11/21/21 at 05:51 PM

    We are having our annual test and shakedown riding event at the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest. This ride is testing the vintage and new sleds we plan to ride for the season. We will meet on Monday December 27 to ride vintage sleds, then again on Tuesday the 28th to ride our newer ones. You can ride one or both days. Let Ed know if you are interested joining us: pnwvsc@gmail.com.

    Click on the picture for photos of our last event in 2019:


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  • New Classified - 1969 Sears Hilary

    Posted on 11/19/21 at 06:05 PM

    Heads up to anyone interested in a nice looking original Sears Hilary Snowmobile. Please contact Steven Clark if interested.


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  • New Past Event - 2021 Winter Knights Show

    Posted on 11/15/21 at 08:28 AM

    We spent the weekend with the Vintage Snowmobiles of the Inland Northwest Snowmobile club showing our sleds at the annual Winter Knights ‘2021 Snowmobile and Power Sports Expo and Swap Meet’ at the Spokane Fairgrounds. There was a good crowd looking at our antique, vintage, and classic sleds. Tom Field was chosen for People’s Choice for this display of 1971 Arctic Cat race sleds.  Congratulations Tom!


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  • Winter Knights Show

    Posted on 11/09/21 at 08:44 PM

    The Spokane Winter Knights are hosting their annual snow and ATV expo and have a great place to show some vintage sleds. This is an indoor venue so bust out your best sleds before the snow starts falling.

    Details
    -Setup will be Friday, November 12th 9am-6pm
    -Vintage show will be in the usual spot (Spokane Fairgrounds Bay 4)
    -Attendees will need to get a $10 show wristband (which includes lunch)
    -We will have a People's Choice contest with a trophy!http://winterknights.org/

    Any questions, just ask. Hope to see you there!

    Stephen Phillips


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  • Directional Signs To Whistlin' Jack Lodge are Set Up

    Posted on 11/07/21 at 10:40 AM

    The directional sign set up for the 2021 – 2022 snowmobile season from Taneum Sno-Park to Whistlin’ Jack Lodge have been put back out!

    On the October 30 Paul set out the signs from the Taneum Sno-Park, while on November 5 Ed and Kevin put out the signs from Whistlin’ Jack Lodge from 25-miles from the lodge to the resort.

    Our club puts out these directional signs to help other snowmobilers to navigate from the sno-park to the lodge. We would appreciate any feedback how well the signs are working, and if there is an issue with the signs that needs our attention.


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  • New Classified - 1970 Ski-doo

    Posted on 11/02/21 at 01:03 PM

    Ed Robbins met us while visiting our display at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum show in August.  He wanted us to know that he has a 1970 Ski-doo Alpine for sale. It is being sold through Vail Auctioneers in Pasco, WA. The bidding is closing on Nov 6. The bid was at $6 when he emailed. You can contact Ed with questions.


    Vail Auctioneers, Pasco WA : http://www.vailauctioneers.com/


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  • News about Winter Knights Show Spokane

    Posted on 10/22/21 at 08:20 AM

    PNWVSC,
    The Spokane Winter Knights are hosting their annual snow and ATV expo and have a great place to show some vintage sleds. This is an indoor venue so bust out your best sleds before the snow starts falling.
    Details
    -Setup will be Friday, November 12th 9am-6pm
    -Vintage show will be in the usual spot (Spokane Fairgrounds Bay 4)
    -Attendees will need to get a $10 wristband (which includes lunch)
    -We will have a People's Choice contest with a trophy!
    Any questions, just ask. Hope to see you there!
     
    Stephen Phillips

    President


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  • Update of Winter Events for Western Montana

    Posted on 10/20/21 at 10:21 PM

    Here is an update on this winters upcoming events with our group in Western Montana. Please contact Tom Mullins with questions, or if you are interested helping:
    I thought I would drop a note and let you know what 2022 looks like right now for Vintage sleds events in western MT - all dates are fairly firm.
    I firmed up dates for Winterfest and the Garnet ride with Dave Morgan (Snowgoers) a few months ago, but will do so again. I firmed up dates for Winterfest with Lolo Bar & Hot Springs but still need to talk with the Lolo Lodge.
    I have a firm commitment from Mountain Meadows for "Winter Bash" Feb 26 & 27.
    Still need to reach out to Bootlegger for Lincoln events on Sunday.
    Clearly schedules may be affected by the new round of Covid.
    January 15 &16 Winterfest, Lolo Hotsprings, MT [ Vintage show, slalom event on Saturday, vintage ride Sunday]
    Feb 5th Don Phillips Memorial Vintage ride, Garnet MT [Super Bowl SATURDAY this year, Vintage ride only - no performance/timed events]
    Feb 26 & 27 Winter Bash, Mountain Meadows Resort, Lake Mary Ronan, MT [Snowmobile drags (run whatcha brung) & Vintage show Saturday, All class slalom event Sunday]
    March 5 Bootlegger Vintage Show & Poker Run, Lincoln MT - Saturday Poker Run & vintage show - Sunday March 6th slalom/timed event.
    I'll need some help getting all these events pulled off, so volunteers /voluntolds are welcome. ????
    Thoughts?
    Tom (406) 531-0449
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  • New Past Event - WSSA Expo and Swap Meet

    Posted on 10/19/21 at 05:46 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 22nd year. The time went by 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 you stopped to see our old machines, and swap riding stories when they were the hottest and newest sleds on the trails.

    First a-special thanks goes to all those who voted for our first and second place People’s Choice Award, and Homeliest Snowmobile. Without you the awards are not possible. This year you decided first place winner for Best of Show was Dick Feil for his beautifully restored 1965 Polaris Sno Traveler Voyager. Coming in a second was Ray Bergstresser with his 1972 Sno*Jet 440 Thunder Jet. These sleds were skillfully restored.  Then there was the winner for the Homeliest Snowmobile. You decided Kevin Hancock won the trophy for his 1970 Wheel Horse Safari 309. Thanks to everyone that voted to settle the contest of the best and homeliest sleds for this year’s shows.

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  • WSSA Expo

    Posted on 10/12/21 at 07:25 PM

    The WSSA Expo in Puyallup is October 16-17th this year. It looks like we will have another GREAT showing for the Expo. Attached is the Exhibitor letter with maps that the WSSA Expo Committee put out. It explains:

    • Maps showing where we enter the fairgrounds, and where we are presenting
    • Dates and times we can start setting up our display, and show times
    • Mirror hangers will be handed out at the Orange Gate when you arrive
    • I will have wristbands at our display when you get there
    Besides our sleds, please bring any memorabilia (suites, helmets, patches, banners, etc.) you have to add to our display.

    PNWVSC show cost is $20, all the sleds you can bring. We will have two contests where trophies will be handed out Sunday:

    People's Choice trophies

    • 1st 
    • 2nd
    • Homeliest Snowmobile for 2021
    If you are looking for a place to stay, visit the WSSA Website using the link below. They have a list of hotels and other good information:
     
    Anything else? Email me with questions [nwvsc@gmail.com.
    Kevin Hancock

  • New Past Event - Cool Desert Nights 10-2021

    Posted on 10/06/21 at 01:38 PM

    It is hard to believe, but this was our 10th showing at the Cool Desert Nights car show.  This year the show was postponed because of the pandemic. But there was a good showing. As in the years past we had several folks who walked through our display telling us it is one of the reasons why they come 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, vintage race, vintage restored, and even a non-vintage snowmobile on display.  To make the day even better the weather was perfect; warm, and sunny all day.

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  • 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

  • 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.

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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!!!

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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.

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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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  • Upcoming Riding Events

    Posted on 03/14/21 at 06:46 PM

    We are starting planning our 2021 – 2022 antique, vintage, and classic snowmobile show and riding events. Until the health restrictions are lifted our plans remain tentative. According to what we know now this is what we are looking forward to. Keep checking the website and facebook page. As it becomes known we will add more events, verify the dates, and add more details.

    If you have questions please email them to pnwvsc@gmail.com.


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  • New Upcoming Event - Bootlegger Poker Run

    Posted on 03/14/21 at 06:45 PM

    Bootlegger poker run is early March, 2022.  We are thinking it wouldn't be hard to add a second day on Sunday for slalom event. More details coming.


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  • New Upcoming Event - Mountain Meadows Drags and Slalom

    Posted on 03/14/21 at 06:44 PM

    Mountain Meadows drag/slalom last week in February, 2022. We are still discussing with the owner about making this a two day event next year, and add a slalom course. More on this as we get closer. 


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  • New Upcoming Event - Mountain Meadows Drags and Slalom

    Posted on 03/14/21 at 06:42 PM

    Mountain Meadows drag/slalom last week in February, 2022. We are still discussing with the owner about making this a two day event next year, and add a slalom course. More on this as we get closer. 


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  • New Upcoming Event - Winterfest

    Posted on 03/14/21 at 06:37 PM

     Winterfest is scheduled the 3rd weekend in January, 2022. The event is held at Lolo Hot Springs Resort, Lolo, Montana.


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  • New Upcoming Event - Garett Ghost Ride

    Posted on 03/14/21 at 06:36 PM

    Garnet Ghost Ride, early February, 2022 (we are moving this to Super bowl Saturday next year). We ride from a predetermined assembly area to the ghost town of Garnet, Montana. More details as we get closer.


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  • PNWVSC Montana Riding Event

    Posted on 02/23/21 at 01:12 PM

    Hey Vintage Fans,
    Just a quick reminder concerning the snowmobile drag races and vintage show this week Feb 27th at Mountain Meadows Resort @ Lake Mary Ronan (north of Polson & South of Kalispell). GPS coordinates: 47.93339455802705, -114.38698699208405.
     
    This is a very informal event - no entry fees, no classes, no prizes, no trophies.  It's a "run-what- ya-brung" event.  Arrive around noon, with drags starting at 1:00 pm.  The vintage show is also very informal - pretty much just line them up near the bar/grill.  If enough vintage people show up, we can create a vintage-only class if there is interest. 
     
    If you have questions - please call Lyle @ MMR (406) 240-6969.  
     
    Please ping me back if you plan on attending so we have an idea of how many vintage sleds are coming.  
     
    Thanks!
    Tom Mullins
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  • New Member!!!!

    Posted on 02/07/21 at 09:57 PM

    We like to welcome a new member, Paul Schaumburg from Grapeview, WA. He has two older Eltigres and an EXT which he really enjoys keeping running on the trails with my wife when we are not riding our newer mountain sleds.
     
    Welcome Paul!
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  • Update from PNWVSC Montana

    Posted on 02/03/21 at 10:26 PM

    I got an update from Dave Morgan, who was up at the Garnet area today.  1" of fresh, new snow and the forecast is calling for a 50%-80% chance of snow this week with daytime temps in the low 30's.  LETS RIDE!!    

    Meet and gather in the parking lot around 9:30 - 10:30, with the aim to have all the old iron cranked up and leaving around 10:30-11:00.   Trip is 11 miles from parking lot to Garnet. so 22 miles round trip.  Missoula Snowgoers are sponsoring lunch of Brats & Dogs.  There's a rumor that a mystery man may show up with some Big Sky Brewing adult beverages.  Beer, Brats and vintage snowmobiles - the most fun you can have with a snowmobile suit on....  
     
    Snow is still thin, so off road/cross county is pretty sparse - even on top.  Plan on leaving the big paddle/powder sleds at home.  Bring the old iron that only needs a skiff o' snow and we'll be fine.  
     
    Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
     
    Tom Mullins
    406-531-0449
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  • Message for WA Snowmobiler From WSSA

    Posted on 01/15/21 at 01:53 PM

    The Washington State Snowmobile Association (WSSA) issued this important information update:

    Greetings WSSA!

    Here are a few things we think you should be aware of:
     
      1. Hwy 20 area Forest Service Emergency Closure banning snowmobiles.
      2. Senate Bill 5092 & House Bill 1094 with language to strip NOVA (off-road) funds.
      3. WSSA Awards submission info & deadline.
      4. New trail grooming map from State Parks.
      5. Snowmobile WA app.

    Details below!

    Item #1:  Snowmobilers and many others are dismayed at the Emergency Closure order for an area along Hwy 20.  WSSA is involved and here is an update from Wayne Mohler, our Land Use Chair:
    "Snowmobilers along State Hwy 20 west of Mazama  received an unwelcome New Years notice from the US Forest Service. Effective January 1 through June 30, three off-trail areas on either side of State Hwy 20 near Washington Pass are closed to snowmobiles and snow bikes.  Violators of this temporary closure are subject to a fine of up to $5,000.  See https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD870762 for details.  This was a very harsh and unexpected way to start the new year!    Predictably, the Forest Service suggests that the snowmobilers can go elsewhere.  As you can imagine, this loss of ACCESS is very disturbing to the snowmobiling community as well as many other recreation groups who feel they, too, can easily be banned or evicted from public lands important for their recreational pursuits.  The WSSA Board unanimously supports referring this uncalled for action to our respective congressional representatives, with the caveat that, in the meantime,  we are attempting to engage with the Forest Service at higher levels.  Fighting this closure has drawn alot of support from other groups, which is a good surprise and immensely appreciated.  Those that have let the Forest Service know what you think – Thank You.  Those that haven’t - please let them know!

    Item #2:  It has recently come to our attention there are two legislative bills in Olympia, which if passed as written, would take the NOVA funds used in support of off-roading (ATV/UTV/motorcycle & 4x4) and given to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to use for non-motorized purposes.  As of today, it appears both bills have had hearings in their respective chambers.  WSSA is concerned about this bill as we may see a similar attempt to take (sweep) our dedicated Snowmobile Fund as the legislative session progresses.  We also realize many of you enjoy motorized recreation year around and this attempt to take funds may directly impact you.  If you'd like to keep abreast of this info, we suggest you 'follow' the WOHVA (Washington Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance) Facebook page.

    Item #3:  Every year WSSA celebrates stand outs in the Washington snowmobile community.  If you are aware of an exceptional nominee, we encourage you to nominate them.  Categories include:

    Snowmobiler/Snowmobile Couple of the Year
    Grooming Coordinator of the Year
    Snowmobile Club President of the Year
    Snowmobile Club of the Year
    Snowmobile Dealer/Associate of the Year
    Snowmobile Trail Groomer of the Year

    Deadline for nominations is February 1st.  Details can be found under the 'Awards' tab at www.wssa.us.

    Item #4:  Have you seen it?  The new grooming map provided by our State Parks Winter Rec Program?  It is updated daily with grooming information from the previous day and shows grooming activity for the preceding seven days.  A big thanks to Jason Goldstein for getting this out there to the public.  It is currently in beta testing and State Parks welcomes your feedback.  Check it out here: 

    https://wa-stateparks.maps.arcgis.com/apps/mapviewer/index.html?webmap=8203a133191e4b3ba1bb081e939881f4

    Item #5:  Have you checked out the latest update to the Snowmobile WA app?  Available in both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.  You can also explore the map at home on your PC or laptop.  View the map here: https://mapswa.com/snowmobilewa     For more info on all the map products available, including an updated ORV offering, visit Washington Hometown at https://www.washingtonhometown.com/

    Don't forget to read the monthly WSSA Snoflyer for more info on all items of interest to Washington snowmobilers.

    Matt Mead
    WSSA Publicity Secretary
    WSSA Snoflyer Editor/Publisher/Ad Sales
    (509) 424-1575


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  • New Past Event - Get Together at Tim's

    Posted on 01/13/21 at 04:55 PM

    Some PNWVSC members took the opportunity to enjoy the snow and weather this weekend in the rolling fields around Badger Mountain. John Deere was well represented with three Liquifire sleds tracking up the powder and we even had a Ski-Daddler and a couple twin-track Raiders in the mix! We'd like to extend a big thanks to Tim and his wife for letting our members ride at their place and we are looking forward to the rest of the snow season. 
    Be bold, ride old!
    Click on the picture for more photos:
     

  • Introducing a New Member

    Posted on 12/27/20 at 12:09 PM

    We have a new club member named David May, from Burien, WA
    Welcome Dave, and Happy Holidays to everyone????????????


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  • This Years Riding Events

    Posted on 11/23/20 at 08:49 PM

    The Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile Club is planning to be active this winter season and we are looking forward to getting out on the snow. We do have an obligation to do our part to help keep our members safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and therefore must comply with state mandates where we are riding. We will also be limiting our attendance at larger events and instead focus on smaller rides among groups that have regular contact. If you have any questions regarding the ongoing COVID-19 situation, please visit the health department websites below.

    https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19

    https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

    https://dphhs.mt.gov/

    NOAA is predicting a great snow season for us in their 2020-21 Winter Outlook due to a persistent La Nina climate pattern, so let’s make the best of it and ride!


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  • Parts Inventory For Sale

    Posted on 11/19/20 at 12:01 PM

    Our member Howard had retired his snowmobile repair business several years ago. He is trying to sell what is left of his inventory. He has both new and used parts. There are parts and manuals from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. He’s to the point where what’s left will go cheap, and some of the small stuff for free. If you need clutches, belts, windshields, filters or anything else give him a call: (509) 656-4084. Calling is best. You can also email him: hjsnobiz@hotmail.com.


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  • New Past Event - Whistlin' Jack Lodge Signs Out

    Posted on 10/19/20 at 10:04 AM

     

    Ed, Marlane, Stephen, Erin, and Kevin put out the Whistlin' Jack Lodge route signs. The signs mark the 70-mile route from Taneum Sno-Park by Cle Elum to Whistlin' Jack Lodge in Cliffdell, WA. This is one of our annual events to ride the route on vintage sleds, spend the night then ride back the next day. We are planning to do it again this year. Let President Stephen know if you want to join in: pnwvsc@gmail.com.

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  • New Past Event - Lonny Custer Show Casper, WY

    Posted on 10/12/20 at 09:51 AM

    Having our events here on the west coast canceled did not stop us from enjoying getting together. Our members had to do a bit of traveling to join other antiques and vintage snowmobile enthusiast so they could display their sleds. On September 26th they participated in the Rocky Mountain Antiques Snowmobile Associations 7th Annual Lonny Custer Memorial Show in Casper, WY. You can see more pictures, and information visiting their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rmasaofficial/.  

    Our members did quite well! Dick Feil won 1st Place in the Antique Class with his 1965 Arctic Cat 480D, and 2nd Place in the Survivors Class with his 1963 Arctic Cat 250 he’s named the ‘Miners Sled’. While Ray Bergstresser won 2nd Place in the Mini Sled Class for his 1971 Chimo. He also placed 1st in the 1974 -1980 Trail Sled Class with his 1974 Skiroule RTW, and in the same class 2nd place with the 1975 Scorpion Whip.

    Congratulations you guys!

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  • New Past Event - Entiat River Summer Gathering

    Posted on 08/19/20 at 08:53 PM

    Despite all of our antique and vintage snowmobile events getting cancelled, that could not stop us enjoying time together. A group of club members got together to enjoy a weekend of camping along the Entiat River in central Washington. It was a great time, with wonderful weather, great company, and fantastic scenery. Wish we all could have made it. Soon enough we will be together riding our old sleds in a winter wonderland.

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  • WSSA Puyallup Expo and Swap Meet Canceled

    Posted on 07/22/20 at 04:19 AM

    It is official, the 2020 Washington State Snowmobile Association (WSSA) October Expo and Swap meet is canceled.  Wow, what a year:

    Greetings WSSA! 

    This probably won't come as a complete shock, but the WSSA Expo in Puyallup is cancelled for 2020 due to the uncertainty of COVID. 

    After the Puyallup Fair announced their cancellation, the writing was on the wall for our event. It has now been confirmed. We are in the process of securing our dates for the 2021 Expo. 

    On a related note, WSSA's Summer Meeting & Campout at Blu Shastin and October's (Oktoberfest) meeting in Leavenworth have also been cancelled and will be replaced with electronic meetings.

    Matt Mead
    SSA Publicity Secretary


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  • Happy 4th of July!

    Posted on 07/03/20 at 07:15 PM

           We wish everyone a
    Happy 4th of July Holiday!


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  • Whistlin' Jack Lodge Sign Pick Up

    Posted on 06/17/20 at 09:21 PM

    There was still snow in the mountains when Stephen and Kevin spent a couple weekends picking up the directional signs from Taneum Sno-Park by Cle Elum to Whistlin’ Jack Lodge.  Our club sets out the signs to mark a trail to the lodge, and back.  Then we run the same route on our vintage sleds during a two-day, 140-mile round trip ride.  We know that some of the signs will be stolen, or vandalized each year.  Unfortunately this year the loss was worse, but they will be replaced.  By the fall the signs will be ready for us to mark the route again next season.

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  • New Past Event - Snowmobiling in May!

    Posted on 05/16/20 at 10:12 PM

    Ed and Marlane win the Latest Vintage Ride recognition award this year!  They went to the Lone Butte Sno-Park in the Giffford-Pinchot National Forest at Mt. Adams last weekend.  It was 80 degrees but still enough snow to ride the trails, and some off trail.  He got 10-miles on the Ski Daddler. :)  I think he's got a plan for what to ride on next year Whistlin' Jack trip.  

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  • New Upcoming Event - Cool Desert Nights is Cancelled

    Posted on 04/29/20 at 09:34 PM

    To our disappointment, this years Cool Desert Nights event is canceled. We are not sure what events will be allowed because of the covid-19 virus. We will update the website as we know more about this years planned events. Click on the picture to go to their website. There is information on next years event, plus other fun stuff to do in West Richland!


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  • New Past Event - West Yellowstone Roundup!

    Posted on 03/18/20 at 10:05 PM

    Paul and Candy decided to participate in this event.  They loaded up and drove down Thursday so they could do some vintage snowmobile riding the next day. Friday turned out to be a wonderful, sunny but a chilly three degrees.  So, they decided to watch the races.  When it warmed up to about twenty they ran their two ‘Yammies’ down the trails for miles they said was a blast!  They quit about three in the afternoon when it was thirty-five degrees.  The sleds were telling them it was making them work a little. They gassed them up and put them back in the trailer in anticipation of Saturday’s events.
    Saturday dawned with a pretty decent snowstorm happening leaving three new inches of snow.  The temperature was in the 20’s so it wasn’t as cold.  There were fifty-one sleds in the vintage snowmobile show, and a great variety. People came from Canada, Minnesota, South Dakota, and of course Idaho and Montana.

    The winner of Best in Show was Craig Ginder of Kimberly, Idaho for his 1964 Bonham Spartan.  Best Restored was a 1970 Arctic Cat Puma Mod 440 owned by Joel Steffen from Bemidji, MN.  Best Unrestored Original was our own Paul and Candy for their 1974 Johnson JX 400.  Finally the winner of the WSVSA Sled of the Year was Jerry Kallal from Canada for his 1973 ski doo blizzard.  Congratulations to everyone!

    While the show went on until four, at one p.m. it was described by thirteen somewhat ill prepared souls met to do the vintage snowmobile ride.  There was a Ski-doo Olympique that was using a one gallon Yamalube container for his gas tank.  That sled actually made the whole twenty-eight mile ride which only goes to show yeah about Oly’s.  There was a bit of carnage; two sleds ran out of gas halfway through the ride, another sled had to be towed in for an unknown problem.  Then to top it off the vintage sled pulling the sled with the problem having problems too! They had to send a new sled to rescue both of them.  But for the rest of us it was six inches of new fresh powder!  It was a very “spirited“, and beautiful twenty mile ride around Hebgen Lake that ended back in west Yellowstone with a vintage snowmobile parade through town.  A toast was had by all to a good day of vintage sledding.

    That evening was the “snow rodeo”.  There were reverse races, (yes racing backwards), and the four-person beer chug relay with all four people having to be on the sled for the final lap.  Candy said she didn’t know how they got insurance for that little event.

    Corona virus was barely mentioned all weekend. It was a nice return to normalcy. 

    Paul and Candy decided to participate in this event.  They loaded up and drove down Thursday so they could do some vintage snowmobile riding the next day. Friday turned out to be a wonderful, sunny but a chilly three degrees.  So, they decided to watch the races.  When it warmed up to about twenty they ran their two ‘Yammies’ down the trails for miles they said was a blast!  They quit about three in the afternoon when it was thirty-five degrees.  The sleds were telling them it was making them work a little. They gassed them up and put them back in the trailer in anticipation of Saturday’s events.
    Saturday dawned with a pretty decent snowstorm happening leaving three new inches of snow.  The temperature was in the 20’s so it wasn’t as cold.  There were fifty-one sleds in the vintage snowmobile show, and a great variety. People came from Canada, Minnesota, South Dakota, and of course Idaho and Montana.

    The winner of Best in Show was Craig Ginder of Kimberly, Idaho for his 1964 Bonham Spartan.  Best Restored was a 1970 Arctic Cat Puma Mod 440 owned by Joel Steffen from Bemidji, MN.  Best Unrestored Original was our own Paul and Candy for their 1974 Johnson JX 400.  Finally the winner of the WSVSA Sled of the Year was Jerry Kallal from Canada for his 1973 ski doo blizzard.  Congratulations to everyone!

    While the show went on until four, at one p.m. it was described by thirteen somewhat ill prepared souls met to do the vintage snowmobile ride.  There was a Ski-doo Olympique that was using a one gallon Yamalube container for his gas tank.  That sled actually made the whole twenty-eight mile ride which only goes to show yeah about Oly’s.  There was a bit of carnage; two sleds ran out of gas halfway through the ride, another sled had to be towed in for an unknown problem.  Then to top it off the vintage sled pulling the sled with the problem having problems too! They had to send a new sled to rescue both of them.  But for the rest of us it was six inches of new fresh powder!  It was a very “spirited“, and beautiful twenty mile ride around Hebgen Lake that ended back in west Yellowstone with a vintage snowmobile parade through town.  A toast was had by all to a good day of vintage sledding.

    That evening was the “snow rodeo”.  There were reverse races, (yes racing backwards), and the four-person beer chug relay with all four people having to be on the sled for the final lap.  Candy said she didn’t know how they got insurance for that little event.

    Corona virus was barely mentioned all weekend. It was a nice return to normalcy. Click on the picture for more photos:


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  • New Sled Ready for Show Season

    Posted on 03/13/20 at 09:18 AM

    A year ago Paul Kruger bought from the Midwest, then had it shipped to Montana this 1975 Merc Trail Twister.  He has since restored it.  It is now ready for this coming season’s shows.  It was solid but needed a lot of cleaning, engine adjustments and much cosmetic work.  He repainted the hood, polished the tunnel, and cleaned up the engine bay.  She ran well during neighborhood test runs, and is now show and trail ready!


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  • New Past Event - The Last Resort

    Posted on 03/03/20 at 07:21 PM

    The first day three of our members decided to take their newer sleds out to see the local riding area.  Snow was not ideal, they did not make it to where they planned to go, but it was fun. 

    Also in the show area the snow was not ideal, but there was more than enough for the show to go on.  We lined our sleds for folks to see then during the day we rode them around.  Some of our members even gave a few of the folks who stopped a ride.  They really enjoyed hearing, seeing, and feeling how snowmobiling was in the day.  

    Then on Sunday a couple of our members took a ride to an area to view Lake Cle Elum.  It was a blue bird day with mild temperatures.   For most of us it was a great way to finish our riding season.  To see pictures of the show click on the picture:


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  • The Last Resort Event Reminder

    Posted on 02/19/20 at 07:50 PM

    On Saturday February 29 we will have 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 will ask the pubic to vote in our People’s Choice Award contest. 

    Like last year we are going to have a Snow Moxie timed agility course.  Last year we set up a twisty course with plastic cones that included a hill climb.  To keep it simple there will not be any classes, and to enter all you had to do is ‘Run What You Brung’.  Each participant has to ride three timed runs.  The winners were the participants are the ones with the three highest averages.  Last year winners received a trophy and money!  There will be first, second, and third places. 

    Let Stephen know if you are planning to attend: pnwvsc@gmail.com.

    Click on the photo for pictures of last years show and Snow Moxie:


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  • New Past Event - Crater Lake National Park Ride

    Posted on 02/15/20 at 07:56 PM

    The multi-day ride to Crater Lake National Park, and surrounding areas went as planned.  The weather was perfect bluebird days, with cold nights and mild daytime temperatures.  On the first day we stayed at the Willamette Pass Inn by Crescent Lake leaving in the morning for the long ride to view of Crater Lake.  The trails were expertly groomed and well marked.  After we spent time at the Crater Lake we rode to the Diamond Lake Lodge where we spent a couple nights while sledding the local trails, and messing around in the play areas.  On the last day we rode back to Crescent Lake for the evening before returning home.   It is great getting to areas that we normally do not ride, especially areas with such magnificent views like Crater Lake National Park.

    To see pictures of the adventure click on the picture:


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  • New Past Event - Whistlin' Jack Lodge Ride

    Posted on 01/28/20 at 06:53 PM

    Our annual overnight trip to Whistlin’ Jack Lodge (WJL) was again a great time.  There were six of us.  Everyone who went made it home healthy and sound.  Of course it would not be a vintage ride if there were not a few of the vintage riding hiccups.  But, it was nothing that our master vintage snowmobile riders could not adjust too.   All of us made the approximate 67-mile trip to WJL under their on our own power.  Coming back was a different story.  One of the Olympics ended up with an engine problems.   It had to be towed back to Taneum Sno-Park.    

    Because it was a vintage ride naturally there were other issues.  The Scorpion had fuel issues because of rusty fuel tank that required multiple fuel filter cleanings, and replacements.  Plus there was a mid trip carburetor teardown to clean the gunk out of the needle-valve.  But it got there and back, and actually ran really well. 

    There were a couple club firsts:

    • First bogie single cylinder sled to make the round  trip under its own power,
    • The most fuel filter cleanings, and changes in one trip,
    • The longest tow.  It was 60-miles from where it stopped to the sno-park,
    • Fastest tow.  They reached speeds over 50 mph.

    For pictures please click on the photo to see other pictures on the club’s Google Photos site:


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  • New Past Event - Lolo Winterfest Event

    Posted on 01/22/20 at 10:06 PM

    It was a great weekend at the Winterfest in Lolo, MT!  The weather was great!  It was a beautiful sunny day.  There was a record 25 vintage sleds on the vintage run.  Everyone who went on the ride got home without incident. 

    Our Dick Fiel won both the People's Choice and Best Unrestored with his 1963 Arctic Cat. That sled was by far and away the favorite sled by everyone and Dick with his coyote fur hat completed the picture.
    Please click on the picture to go to our Google Photos to see more pictures:


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  • East Wenatchee Fun Day Posponed

    Posted on 01/02/20 at 09:50 AM

    We had our fingers crossed for snow with the storms that came through, but the Wenatchee area got mostly rain and warmer temps. We are postponing our Fun Day & BBQ that was scheduled for this weekend due to snow conditions. We will reschedule for a later date and let everyone know. In the meantime, think snow!
     
    Stephen Phillips
    PNWVSC
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  • New Past Event - Winter Knights Snow & ATV Show

    Posted on 11/11/19 at 07:10 AM

    We had a great show at this event!  Thanks to the Winter Knights Snowmobile Club with the help of the Western States Vintage Snowmobile Association, and Vintage Snowmobiles of the Inland Northwest for putting on this wonderful event.  Then to top it off the winner for Best of Show was Joyce and Clayton for their rare and awesomely restored 1968 Herter’s with a 372cc JLO.  It was a hard win.  There was an exceptionally large variety of expertly restored, and original sleds on display.  

    The Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo is held at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center on the second Saturday in November.  Besides all the merchants showing their new sleds, apparel, places to go and stay, and accessories Brent Rasmussen one of the biggest names in the industry held a free question answers session. 

    Click on the photo to see more pictures on our Google Photos page:


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  • New Upcoming Event - Mt Baker Shootout

    Posted on 11/02/19 at 10:32 AM

    We are not the sponsors for this event.  There is a barbeque, and the local dealers have the latest sleds out for us to ride.  We attended this event for the first time last year.  Let President Stephen know if you are interested: pnwvsc@gmail.com.  March TBD, late: Mount Baker Shootout. Hosted by Northwest Glacier Cruisers.


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  • New Upcoming Event - West Yellowstone Vintage Snowmobile Roundup

    Posted on 11/02/19 at 10:23 AM

    While our club does not sponsor this event, our members are are active in it.  Last year Dick won the Snowmobile of the Year award!  March 14th : 17th Annual West Yellowstone Vintage Snowmobile Roundup: Hosted by WSVSA.   The contacts are: http://www.wsvsa.com/, Dustin Sweeten President http://www.wsvsa.com/ (801) 360-2082; Jered Ellis Vice President: (208) 243-9267; Dave Brummer Web-Administrator (208) 755-8334. 


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  • New Past Event - WSSA Puyallup Power Sports/Swap Meet

    Posted on 10/22/19 at 08:55 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 20th year.   We had our display up and running well before it was time for the gates to open.  The best part of the Expo was when the public stopped to see our old machines, and swap riding stories when they were the hottest and newest sleds on the trails.  

    First a-special thanks goes to all those who voted for our first and second place People’s Choice Award, and Homeliest Snowmobile.  Without them the awards are not possible.  This year the public decided first place winner for Best of Show was Vinnie Pagliaro for his two beautifully restored 1969 Polaris Playmates.  Coming in a very close second with just five-votes short was Dick Feil for his 1966 Arctic Cat 560D.  All of the sleds were skillfully restored.  Then there was the winner for the Homeliest Snowmobile.  They decided Dick Fiel won the trophy for his original 1964 Fox Trac 140.  That model of sled was voted the ugliest snowmobile in North America about 5 years ago by national vintage snowmobile groups. 

    Click on the picture to our Goggle Photos site:

      


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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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  • 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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  • Some of Our Members are Still Sledding!

    Posted on 04/21/19 at 08:08 PM

    While I spend the weekend putting my sleds away for the summer, some in our club were out enjoying the last days of the season.  Ed and Marlane went to Lone Butte Sno-Park at Mt Adams Wilderness on Friday.  He said the snow is still pretty good, considering it is the end of April!

    Ed ran his Arctic Cat Cheetah around a little Saturday morning, then went to Goose Lake in the afternoon on his 2014 Ski-doo Summit.  It was a twenty five mile one way trip with no gravel patches on the trails! He also went to Atkisson Sno-Park from there.  Going that way there were some bare spots on that side of the mountain.  He was cautious though since he was alone he stayed on the main roads where there were other people.

    All-in-all he ended up putting on sixty-miles that day on the Summit, and about seven on the Cheetah.  Not bad for this time of year.


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  • New Past Event - Mt Baker National Recreation Area Trip

    Posted on 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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  • New Past Event - West Yellowstone March 2019

    Posted on 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 460D.  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.  

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

    Clink on the WSVSA logo to go to their website for pictures: 


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  • Welcome New Member Billy Thorson

    Posted on 03/07/19 at 07:52 PM

    The PNWVSC would like to welcome our newest member, Billy Thorson! Billy has an impressive collection of John Deere sleds, some of which can be seen below. He is looking forward to riding and showing them with us, and we can't wait to see then on the snow! 


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  • In Memoriam......

    Posted on 02/08/18 at 06:32 PM

    A sad day. Our good friend and founder of the Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile Club Arthur Bonenfant passed away this week in Portland, Oregon.  Arthur had the best collection of Arctic Cat race sleds in the west.  He was always ready to lend a hand at our shows, had a big wonderful smile, great stories, and was always ready and easy to make laugh.  He will be missed. A memorial service will be held on the 17th, details below.


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