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The Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile Club (PNWVSC) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the historical preservation of snowmobiling. The PNWVSC works towards this aim through collections, shows, outdoor events, public outreach, and associations.

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  • Safe Rider Classes, Expo & Spokane

    Posted on 09/27/16 at 07:07 AM

    This just in from the Winter Recreation Program. These classes are a great opportunity to educate the next generation of riders, don't miss out!

     

    Good morning,

    Although we have been working on getting the word out about Safe Rider Classes, we currently only have one student registered for the Puyallup show and none for the Spokane show.  I know that it’s early and that folks tend to wait until the last minute, however, it would be very helpful and appreciated if you could help spread the word. 

     

    We will have our normal class during Expo, however, unless we have 8 to 10 children pre-registered for Spokane, we won’t be able to schedule that class…..it’s just not cost effective to bring both our LE officers over from Lake Chelan and have an empty class room. 

     

    We are sending out tweets every other week until the time of the shows (the last tweet was sent Monday, September 12).  The registration forms can be found on our web site – www.parks.state.wa.us/winter  

     

    2016 Washington Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo and Swap Meet

    Puyallup Fairgrounds

    Safe Rider Snowmobile Seminar for 12-16 year olds to earn a Snowmobile Safety Certificate

    Saturday, October 15

    Class begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m.

    WHAT TO BRING:

    ALL Students need to have their parent or guardian bring them to the classroom and pick them up at the classroom

    ALL Students need to bring their own lunch (snacks and bottled water will be provided)

    Students need to bring their registration form AND their parent or guardian with them to the Blue Gate by 8:45 a.m.

     

    36th Annual 2016 Snow & ATV Show

    Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

    Safe Rider Snowmobile Seminar for 12-16 year olds to earn a Snowmobile Safety Certificate

    Saturday, November 12

    Class begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m.

    WHAT TO BRING:

    ALL Students need to have their parent or guardian bring them to the classroom and pick them up at the classroom

    ALL Students need to bring their own lunch (snacks and bottled water will be provided)

    Students need to bring their registration form AND their parent or guardian with them to the Main Gate by 8:45 a.m.

     

    Thanks for your help in getting this information out to our young riders

     

    Pamela McConkey, Manager

    Winter Recreation Program

    Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission

     

     


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  • New Classified - Four Arctic Cats for Sale

    Posted on 09/18/16 at 07:48 PM

    I have four Arctic Cat sleds that I am looking sell:  a '73 puma 440, a '73 Panther 440, a '72 Panther 340 and a '72 Panther 440. All are in fair shape with good seats except for the '72 440 it has a all black seat on the bottom but has the leopard back rest, and the motor is out of it. They have been sitting under a tarp in CleElum for the past 11-12 years. Three did run when I parked them. I wanted to restore one of them but don't have any time or resources and we are selling our property, so they need to find a new home!

     


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  • New Classified - 1979 Polaris TX 340

    Posted on 09/13/16 at 09:21 PM

    1979 Polaris 340 TX Free Air, 2400 Original always stored inside, starts and runs for 30 seconds. The gas went bad, carbs need cleaned. Ran strong two winters ago. $350.00 OBO. Would consider trade for a nice chest freezer If serious, will deliver.

     

    Model # 0800537

    Serial # 0631233

     

    Call Todd at 208-266-0408

     

     


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  • WSSA News: SMAC Vacancy

    Posted on 09/03/16 at 09:33 AM

     

    Greetings WSSA!
     
    If you live in District 4N or 4S, you may be interested in this opportunity.  See below for a message from our State Parks Winter Recreation Program Manager:
     
     
    As most of you already know, we have a vacancy in Area 4 of the SMAC (Snowmobile Advisory Committee).  At this writing I have one confirmed application and want to make sure that everyone/anyone interested has until Monday, September 12 to submit their application.  Once the application period is over, we will conduct the normal interviews with the applicants and I will then take our recommendation to the Director for appointment.  

    This is a three year commitment beginning October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2019.   The SMAC meets twice each year, once during the winter and once during the summer.  The SMAC does occasionally offer other opportunities to Committee members to participate in ad hoc committees, bid review panels, etc. 

    Please let your local clubs or other interested parties know of this opportunity and deadline for applying.  The application can be found on our web site at: http://parks.state.wa.us/139/Advisory-Committee

    If you have any questions, please let me know.   

    Pamela McConkey, Manager
    Winter Recreation Program
    Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission
    360-902-8595
     
     

  • New Upcoming Event - WSSA Expo

    Posted on 08/30/16 at 09:47 PM

    Our club has been showing sleds at the WSSA Expo for 16 years, and we are proud to be there again this year. Come by and see some vintage iron while you stroll through new snowmobile gear, sleds, and the famous Expo Swap meet. Also, don't forget to vote for your favorite vintage sled!

     

     Or even better bring your own vintage sled and join us! 

     

    Contact Ray (time4snow@comcast.net) (509-466-6249) and let him know if you are coming.

     

     

     

     

     


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  • New Past Event - WAAAM 2016

    Posted on 08/15/16 at 09:55 PM

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

     

     

    That's a lineup!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    And look who showed up!

     

     

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

     

     

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

     

     

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

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

     


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  • Cool Desert Nights 2016

    Posted on 07/03/16 at 12:20 AM

    Another sled show is on the books as Cool Desert Nights wraps up. Our members had a great time showing old iron amongst the cars and motorcycles of the show, and there were trophies to be won!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Congrats to Jim Reed on his 1st place trophy!

    And Dick Feil on his 2nd place trophy!

     

    See the rest of the pics here: http://s1118.photobucket.com/user/pnwvsc/slideshow/Richland%202016

    Our next show is at WAAAM in Hood River, OR. Hope to see you there!

     


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  • Summertime!

    Posted on 05/17/16 at 06:08 PM

    Well the snow is melting and our riding season has come to an end. Sure, there will be some opportunities for the dedicated to ride at choice locations well into the summer, but for most of us the sleds are being prepped for a new season: shows! We have a great summer show season planned with venues all over the Northwest, including Cool Desert Nights, the WSSA Snowmobile Expo, and of course our annual bash at WAAAM in Hood River. 

    There are some remarkable old sleds within our club, everything from RXL's and Blizzards to old Skidoo tincabs, but most importantly there is a place for your vintage iron at our shows. So join the PNWVSC this summer  and help us keep the history of snowmobiling in the Northwest alive!

     

     


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  • Snowmobile Account Robbed by our Legislature

    Posted on 05/03/16 at 10:49 PM

    The recent legislative session didn't go well for snowmobilers and your WSSA Legislative Team has prepared the following information:
     
    The legislature adjourned late Tuesday night, March 29th, by passing the supplemental operating budget that transfers $25,000 of the snowmobile account and $25,000 of the winter recreation program account to fund the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) for an additional forecaster to help fill gaps in coverage, increase weather station maintenance, and expand the forecast period into the shoulder seasons.
     

    The proposed House budget came out February 25th funding the NWAC with $4,000 from the snowmobile account, $3,000 from the winter recreation program, and $43,000 from the state’s general fund. The proposed Senate budget came out March 11th with $25,000 coming from the snowmobile and winter recreation program accounts each. The WSSA and the NWAC both strongly opposed this funding from the dedicated snowmobile account and requested the funding be provided from the general account.  WSSA and the NWAC worked together strongly opposing the Senate budget.  Our members worked diligently along with our leadership and lobbyists by contacting their legislators to oppose this budget.  We are not opposed to the NWAC receiving additional funding from the general account, but we are concerned that the legislature’s action has the potential to undermine a longstanding working relationship with the NWAC.

    The House and Senate chairs of the Recreation committees, Rep Blake and Sen. Pearson, strongly opposed the Senate budget and lobbied the key fiscal legislators negotiating the budget against it. State Parks also opposed the Senate budget.


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  • Update on Don's Sleds

    Posted on 04/05/16 at 09:54 AM

     

    Back in January our friend Don Brink had his race trailer and sleds stolen at the Priest Lake Races. His ZL440 has been recovered, but his race Exciter (below) is still at large.

    http://vintagesleds.com/bs/index.php/topic,248137.0.html 

    Let's hope they catch the bastards! If you hear or see anything, reply to the VS thread linked above.

     

     

     


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