Michigan's UP to host vintage snowmobile show July 13, 14

Publish Date: 
Jul 9, 2012

ST. IGNACE, Mich. - Snowmobile enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada are expected to attend the seventh annual Vintage National Championship Snowmobile Show July 13 and 14 in this town on Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Hosted by the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum of Naubinway, under the sponsorship of Vintage Snowmobile Magazine, the show at Kewadin Casino will include unique and rare snowmobiles in the mix. 

Two Michigan snowmobile engineers will be honored: Bob Bracey, father of the Raider, Manta, and Trail Roamer snowmobiles, and Jim Jolliffe of Micro-Belmont Engineering, inventor of the track stud known as the “Cat Claw.” Michigan-made snowmobiles are being featured at this year’s event, according to the Sault Ste. Marie Evening News.

In addition to the show, a swap meet will be held both days in the parking lot.

The show is open to anyone wishing to display his or her favorite vintage sled. Entries need not be entered in the judged classes; however, show sleds must be registered before noon Friday. Pre-registered machines should also be on hand by noon.

Proceeds from the 2012 Vintage National Championship Show will go toward the museum’s new building fund. There is a small admission fee for adults attending; youth 16 and under free.

Those interested in attending or participating can call (906) 477-6298 for more information or send an e-mail to info@snowmobilemuseum.com.

Registration and sponsorship forms are available on the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum website, Judging guidelines, general information, and the show flyer are also on the website, under the “Vintage National Show” page.

Posted by Holly Wagner