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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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  • Event in Oregon

    Posted on 01/15/20 at 10:19 PM

    We got a message from C.J. Price with the Walker Rim Snowmobile club.  They are holding an event at Crescent lake, Oregon.  Sounds like a lot of fun!  If anyone is interested please check out their website and facebook pages:

    We're hosting a Vintage Snowmobile event on March 21st at Crescent lake! We'll be basing the event in the Junction Snopark which features plenty of room for RV camping and houses our warming shelter. A short distance to fuel and Manleys world famous chicken!

    On Saturday morning we'll be having a tour around Crescent lake taking in the views and letting the old iron stretch their legs. The ride has great locations for some photo shoots, then after the ride possibly some heads up drag races near the Crescent airstrip. Followed by a short ride over to Odell lake lodge where we'll be presenting awards with an emphasis on Vintage classes.

    This will be our 1st year of having an exclusive Vintage event and it's open to any and all sleds 20 years or older. We'd love a fantastic turnout so please start getting those older sleds in peak condition!

    Follow out Club Facebook page "Walker Rim Snowmobile club" or our website http://www.walkerrimriders.com/ for all future updates. Hope to see everyone there!

    For Lodging info contact Odell lake lodge conveniently located a short ride from the Airstrip
    http://www.odelllakeresort.com/


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  • Testing Sleds for the Whistlin' Jack Lodge Riding Event

    Posted on 01/12/20 at 08:57 PM

    Stephen, Paul, Ed, and Kevin spent the weekend testing the sleds they plan to take on our trip to Whistlin’ Jack Lodge.  Stephen and Paul rode on Highway 20 in the Mt Baker area, while Ed and Kevin met at the Flattop Sno-Park in the Mt Adams area.

    Stephen and Paul’s Ski-doo Olympics are ready for the trails.  They discovered Stephen’s Olympique will get around 40-mile to a tank of gas while Paul’s runs out at 37.  He had to be towed back to the trailer.

    Ed and Kevin managed to get close to 40-miles on Ed’s Ski Daddler, and Kevin’s Scorpion.  They got a slow start after spending the morning working on the Ski Daddler’s running issues.  Turned out both of their sleds had fuel contamination problems.  On the trail they had to stop to blow out the fuel filters, but managed to get back on their own power even though it was after dark.

    Click on the picture for more photos of their weekend:


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  • FUNd Raising Event in Ronald Area

    Posted on 01/09/20 at 10:26 PM

    Here is a fun event sponsored by the Upper Kittitas County Rotary Club (UKC).  It is their annual SnowMachine FUNd Run held on the January 25, 2020 (snow permitting). Bring your favorite SnowMachine for a fun day on Cle Elum Ridge and help UCK Rotary raise funds for local trails and community. Meet at The Last Resort: 14254 Salmon La Sac Road Ronald Washington 98940 Phone: (509)649-2222

    Click on the poster for more information:


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  • Mt Baker Ride

    Posted on 01/05/20 at 08:37 AM

    Paul and Stephen went to check out the snow at the Baker NRA and they hit the jackpot! Lots of fresh powder to explore and empty trails made for a fun day on the old sleds. After riding up to the Blue Lake trailhead they stopped for a bit at Ploeg's Place. All the sleds (and riders) made it back to the trailers safely. 

    Click on the photo for 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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  • Happy New Year!

    Posted on 12/31/19 at 06:13 PM

    Wishing all our antique, vintage

    and classic snowmobile friends a

        Happy 2020!


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  • Lolo Montana Event Update

    Posted on 12/30/19 at 11:30 AM

    We received this update from the president of the Missoula Snowgoers about their upcoming event:

    Greetings Winterfest and vintage snowmobile fans!

    Attached is a Winterfest flyer that provides a schedule of events.  Visit the Missoula Snogoers Website:  http://missoulasnowgoers.org/winterfest2020/ for more information.  Be sure to preregister to save $5 on the snowmoxie & Skijoring events.  

     
    Events are pretty much the same as last year with the Snowmoxie and Skijoring on Saturday.  Sunday is the vintage ride from the hot springs to the warming hut and back.  I believe we still have authority from MT fish & Game for vintage sleds to use the trails without needing trail pass stickers, but I still need to confirm that.
     
    If you're planning on staying at the lodge, better get reservations made!  Be sure to tell them you're with the Vintage Snowmobile group for the special rate.  (406) 273-2201.
     
    We will have a meet & greet reception on Friday night (Jan 17th) in the Lodge from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  I'm planning to have a computer set up and register many of the vintage show sleds that night to ease the hustle & bustle of Saturday morning's  registration.   
     
    Please share the email with friends and other vintage snowmobile fans.  Do you're snow dances as we are really lacking snow in Western MT!
     
    Thanks and look forward to seeing you all at Winterfest 2020!
     
    Tom Mullins
    (406) 531-0449
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  • New Past Event - Trout Lake Test Ride Event

    Posted on 12/30/19 at 10:44 AM

    Ed and Kevin met at Trout Lake, WA and spend a couple days sledding a portion of the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest south of Mt. Adams.  The plan for the weekend was to test the sleds that they plan to use for the season.  It was not the best of conditions.  The snow was a thin; trail’s rutted by four-wheel-drives, and hard.  Despite that it was a fun weekend getting together to get outside in the snow.  They even managed to get some back country tree riding in.

    The first day they tested the vintage sleds. True to form the old guys need more attention.  Fuel issues; imagine that.  No worries though.  With more flushing of the Scorpion’s fuel tank, and for the Ski Daddler a good carburetor cleaning and overhaul they will be running superb the rest of the season.  The best part is they both ran back to the trailers.  Now that gives them bragging rights!

    The second day was to test the modern sleds.  Ed’s new sled had a coolant leak, so he rode his older Arctic Cat Puma.  No issues there.  The conditions had Kevin’s Summit running hot even with four-scratchers down.  Making the snow flap shorter was not such a good idea under those conditions.  He is going to replace the cut off snow flap with an original OEM. 

    Click the photo too look at pictures of their weekend:


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  • Whistlin' Jack Trail Signs are Out.

    Posted on 11/25/19 at 08:42 PM

    The trail signs from Taneum Sno-Park to Whistlin' Jack Lodge are out for folks to use.  Last weekend Ed, and Kevin finished placing the signs.  A couple weeks ago Stephen placed out the signs from Taneum Sno-Park to Manastash Sno-Park.   

    Every year our group rides the approximately 140 mile round trip to the lodge to spend the night, and then ride back the next day.  We share a cabin at Whistlin' Jack, eat and rest the evening then ride back the next day.  There is plenty of room for more members to join.  If you are interested contact Kevin Hancock at the club’s email to let him know you want to be part of this super fun event: pnwvsc@gmail.com.   


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  • New Upcoming Event - Lake Chelan Sno-Drags

    Posted on 11/22/19 at 10:14 AM

    Here is more information on this event. It is sponsored by the Lake Chelan Snowmobile Club. Visit their website:http://lkchelansnowmobileclub.com/drag-races_308.html
    Drag Races Are Back!
    Wally Peterson Memorial Drag Race
    Saturday January 26th at Mill Bay Casino
    Registration at the Casino Restaurant from 4pm-8pm Friday January 25th and 7am-8am Saturday the 26th.
    Racer's Meeting 9am
    Racing starts at 10am sharp!
    Double Elimination
    $30 for Stock and Improved classes $40 for Modified and Open classes
    Prizes TBD
    For Tech and class questions you can call Mitch at 509-670-8261


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