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  • Next Weekend!!!!

    Posted on 10/16/18 at 09:22 PM

    Next weekend is our last show of the year, the Washington State Snowmobile Association’s (WSSA) Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo & Swap Meet.  This is WSSAs 26th year sponsoring this event, and our 19thyear participating.  Bring your sleds and memorabilia, snowmobile suits, patches, banners, and helmets to display.  The Expo has a lot of vendors, and a huge swap meet, and classes.  It is hard to believe but while walking around last year’s event we found vintage snowmobiles and parts are still available.  What a great chance to get locally that hard to find part.


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  • New Past Event - East Wenatchee Wings & Wheels 10-2018

    Posted on 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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  • WSSA Expo Volunteers Needed

    Posted on 09/12/18 at 08:58 PM

    Ray Bergstresser received this announcement from the Washington State Snowmobile Association (WSSA) Expo and Volunteer Coordinator.  Let Ray know if you are interested volunteering.  It would be money for the club: time4snow@comcast.net.

    Attention Club Presidents,

    It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about snow. But before we can get on the snow we need to get to the EXPO on October 20th and 21st and enjoy all the wonderful new toys and gear that is available for the new season. One of the most important things at the show is all the wonderful volunteers that we have every year. And, yes, with the volunteers from your club comes income to help host all the events that you have planned for the upcoming season.  When one of your members volunteers, he/she earns $8.00 per hour for your club. What a great way to see the show, be part of the EXPO, and help your club all at the same time. So get the word out to your members that I am looking for some help again this year. Your Club dues must be current in order to have members participate.

    Just a reminder that by volunteering for a minimum of two (2) two-hour shifts (totaling 4 hours or more), a volunteer will receive free entrance to Expo for the entire weekend.  Each two-hour shift may be worked on separate days.  In order to improve efficiencies, this year’s volunteers working 4 or more hours will be given a wrist band upon check-in.  Please note: you are not eligible for door prize drawings unless you purchase an entrance ticket and place it into the drawing bucket.

    Attached is Volunteer Information and sign-up sheets for any club
    member interested in helping make the 2018 Expo another outstanding success in support of our sport.  If you would like a copy of the sign-up sheet as an Excel spreadsheet so you can fill it out and email it back, please email me at snowexpovolunteer@gmail.com or visit the WSSA website to download it. 

    Please return the sign-up sheets to me either by fax at 1-253-922-9551 or
    email at snowexpovolunteer@gmail.com by October 5th.  If you have any questions, please call/text me at (253) 380-4906 or email me at the above address.

    Thanks
    Mike Eveler
    WSSA Expo Volunteer Coordinator


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  • Ordering Club Clothing

    Posted on 09/01/18 at 04:05 PM

    For years the club has sold hats and shirts with our logo. Our stock is running low, so it is time to reorder. But it is hard deciding what to have on hand because of our different tastes and styles. So we decided to do things differently, and let our members order directly from a supplier.
    The embroidery and clothing retailer we decided to use is called Tags Awards and Specialties in Olympia (360) 491-2525. They have a large assortment of clothes, and accessories. They already have the club’s logo digitized so all you need to do is request it be embroiled on your item.

     There are two ways to find what you want:

    • During our events we will have a copy of their catalog to page through, with order forms.  Once you decide all you have to do is call in your order.  They will give you an estimate, take your payment, and send you your stuff. 
      • If you order embroidering they discount the clothing item. 
      • The snowmobile in the logo was set up as yellow.  Ask them if you can change the color when ordering to match your sleds. 
    • If you don't want to wait for the next event you can go to their clothing supplier (Sanmar) website: www. https://www.sanmar.com/ and find what you want.  Then you call in your order to Tags.  

    It is that easy.  Because there is such a huge selection to choose from the hardest part will be trying to decide what to get.

    If you have questions you can either call Tags in Olympia directly, or email me Kevin Hancock: kevcho357@gmail.com.   


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  • Just the Way it is . . . .

    Posted on 08/25/18 at 10:44 AM


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  • New Upcoming Event - Early Season Shake Down Event

    Posted on 08/14/18 at 01:54 PM

    We have set a date for our First Ridding Event of the 2019 Season!  This has become an annual event.  Depending on snow we will meet either at Greg Byrd's property, or Tim Halvorson's.  Last year it was at Tim's.  It was a great day.  Weather, and snow cooperated for a wonderful time.

    We will have our barbeque there again.  The club will be buying our lunch! 

    This year's grudge match between Stephen Phillip's new aqusition; a 1968 Ski-doo Alpine with the 370 cc double, and the 1968 Ski-Daddler Wide Track 22 is called off.  The Ski Daddler is going to its new home with Candy Johnson and Paul Kruger in Montana.  

      

    Keep an eye open for updates as the time drawn nearer.  Let Ray Bergstresser know if you are planning to attend: time4snow@comcast.net; (509) 466-6249.


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  • New Upcoming Event - Lolo Winterfest 2019

    Posted on 07/31/18 at 07:41 PM

    A group of us were discussing going to the Lolo Winterfest (Montana) next January, 2019. 

    Now that the dates were announced we are firming up our plans:

    - On Saturday January 19, 2019 they will have a fun day, and vintage snowmobile show and several fun events,

    - Sunday the 20th there will be a 16-mile vintage snowmobile ride.  The picture has a link that announcement for the Winterfest 2018 event.  It describes what we can expect for this years event:

       

    We have room reservations at the Lolo Hot Springs Lodge.  This is where the event is being

    held last year, and there are natural HOT SPRINGS to soak in!  cool  There are still rooms available. 

    But move fst now that the dates are announced they could go fast:

    Finally some of us are thinking of staying longer to enjoy the local trail system and play areas with

    our modern, also known as 'Nice Sleds".  There are snowmobile rentals for you die-hard vintage

    snowmobile riders who need a modern ride.  It is a trail and play area, so a later machine can keep up

    the trails are also welcome:

    If you have questions our Honorable President Ray Bergstresser time4snow@comcast.net; (509) 489-6423.


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  • Richland Show Posted On Dave's Vintage Snowmobiles

    Posted on 07/09/18 at 10:01 PM

    I am sure almost everyone knows David's Vintage Snowmobile site.  He just posed our show at Richland in June. Click the picture to go to the posting:

    Here is the link to our Google Photo site for more pictures: 


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  • HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

    Posted on 07/04/18 at 02:29 PM

    Wishing Everyone a Happy

    4th of July Holiday!


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  • New Newsletter - June 2018 Newsletter

    Posted on 06/17/18 at 09:36 AM


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  • Cool Stuff to Order that Supports our Club

    Posted on 06/17/18 at 08:57 AM

    The trailer decals are now available for order.  They are $20.00 plus shipping.  You can order one by sending a check to our Treasurer/Secretary 32600 NE 86th Street, Camas, WA 98607, or if using PayPal select: ‘Send Money to Friends and Family’ to our account: pvwvintagesnowmobile@gmail.com.

    Is there anything you would like the club to order like cups, sweat shirts, jackets?  If want an item with the club's logo sewn in we are all set to do that through a company called Tags in Olympia.  Let us know: pnwvsc@gmail.com.  


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  • All of the Whistlin' Jack to Taneum Sno-Park Signs are Picked Up

    Posted on 06/02/18 at 10:09 PM

    Ed and Marlane Buckner, and Kevin Hancock met this weekend to finish gathering the last of the directional signs our club put out last winter from Taneum Sno-Park to Whistlin' Jack Lodge.  They did it Friday afternoon, and Saturday.  The weather was great.  The roads were dusty but solid.  Now we need to meet and discuss what the plans are for next year.

    After lunching at Whistlin' Jack they noticed a nice tribute for our signs in a window between the restaurant, and gas station.  There is also one for the Puyallup Sno-Jammers who marked out a trail from the Pyramid Sno-Park by Greenwater to the lodge.

    All of the pictures are at this link: Signs


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  • New Classified - Sleds For Sale

    Posted on 05/20/18 at 08:22 PM

    Jim Hanson sent this message:

    I need to clean house and have a bunch of old skidoos and an old scorpion to move. If you know of anyone interested in skidoos please put them in touch with me. I have a:

    • 1975 Ski0doo 340 TNT,
    • Two  1978 440 Ski-doo Everests
    • 1977 340 Ski-doo Everest 
    • Two early 1970’s Ski-doo Elans
    • An early 70’s  Scorpion Stinger single cylinder

    His contact information is on the Classified Page.


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  • New Club Member Announcement!

    Posted on 05/15/18 at 08:07 PM

    We have two new members, Candy Johnson and Paul Kruger.  They sent us this nice biography that I want to share.

    Welcome Candy and Paul!

    My husband Paul Kruger and I only have vintage sleds.  Paul is a long time vintage car hobbyist. Every year when we go to cool desert nights in Richland, the first place we go is over to the vintage sled show.  We have enjoyed looking at the vintage sleds so much, you folks peaked our interest in them. We did have a pair of Sno Ponys in the 80's we rode and your show always brought back good memories. Because we live in Montana and our winters are long we enjoy our winter sports such as skiing and snow shoeing but this winter we decided to add snowmobiling to the winter activities. After much shopping we bought two totally refurbished Yamaha Exciters that are our "daily drivers" that we take out on the many miles of trails only several miles from our house. As I'm sure is the case with most collectors, we have picked up a couple of other vintage sleds also and now we are hooked on the hobby. We have a pretty good knowledge deficit when it comes to the sleds so we are looking forward to the help the experienced club members can lend. 

    Thanks again and we look forward to meeting everyone!

    Candy


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  • Washington State Snowmobile Expo

    Posted on 05/11/18 at 09:43 AM

     
    October 20 - 21, 2018

    The last show of the year is at the Washington State Snowmobile Association’s (WSSA) 26th and our 19th year event at this event.  Bring your sleds and memorabilia, snowmobile suits, patches, banners, and helmets to display.  The Expo has a lot of vendors, and a huge swap meet, and classes.  It is hard to believe but while walking around last year’s event while we, we found vintage snowmobiles and parts are still available.  What a great chance to get locally that hard to find part. 


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  • Classy Car Show Was A SUCESS!

    Posted on 05/09/18 at 07:24 PM

    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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  • New Member Welcome

    Posted on 03/08/18 at 01:56 PM

    The PNWVSC would like to welcome our newest member, Andrew Schauer! Andrew has zoomed around the fields with us on a couple of occasions and has the vintage sled bug. Welcome Andrew!


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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.

     

    Arthur enjoying his sleds and friends

     

    And playing Tillotson Toss

     


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  • New Past Event - Vintage Ride at Tim's

    Posted on 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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  • Johnson Skee-Horse

    Posted on 01/06/18 at 10:20 AM

    The bar has been set mighty high by Dan Guisinger with his Johnson Skee-Horse restoration! And it has a matching cutter to tow around. Congrats Dan on finishing up your project, we can't wait to see it on the snow this season.

     

     

     


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  • New Past Event - WSSA Expo 2017

    Posted on 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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  • Welcome new member Mike Birkholz

    Posted on 10/29/17 at 09:36 AM

    A big PNWVSC welcome to Mike Birkholz!

    Mike is into restoring and riding John Deere snowmobiles, including the 1973 JDX4 above that he just finished re-assembling. He is also working on a Liquifire and a Trailfire LX. Can't wait to see you on the trails Mike! 

     


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  • Nice to be Appreciated

    Posted on 10/24/17 at 08:18 PM

    We received this note in the People's Choice ballot box.  
    Thank you very much to the person who wrote this! 
    It made our love for the sport 
    that much more special yes 

     


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