New Past Event - West Yellowstone March 2019Posted03/19/19 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.
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