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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.

Recent News
  • New Newsletter - June 2018 Newsletter

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


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  • Next Weekend Cool Desert Nights Event!

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

    Next weekend is the Cool Desert Nights event in Richland, WA! Click on the logo for information about out show. 

     

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

    Looking forward to seeing everyone!


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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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  • Whistlin' Jack Trip and Directional Signs

    Posted on 05/13/18 at 11:23 AM

    Paul Gienau set out with his wife and dog in his hot rod 1960's Ford Bronco to get the signs our club set out between Taneum Sno-Park and Whistlin' Jack Lodge during the winter. He got some of them, but the trip did not go exactly as planned.

    Looks like we need a volunteer to complete picking up the signs:

    Sign report.

    With supplies loaded on the Bronco we set out for a day in the mountains. Got to the trail head around 11am, it didn’t look the same with all the snow gone. Kept driving with my pickup and trailer till we got to the first intersection and sign. it was in good shape and appeared to have been reinstalled in the ground with rocks piled up around the base to keep it up right.

    Unloaded the Bronco and started tracking our route with the Polaris Ride app. Came to the first intersection that i thought we had a sign at, got out and walked around and could not find anything.

    Off to the next intersection as we approached i could see the sign laying on the hill side in the short grass. it was laying face up in the sun, it looked in great shape, on to the next one.

    Came to one of the main intersections FS3111 and FS3100 with our sign still up right next to the forest service sign. It pounded very deep in the soft ground. I don’t remember driving it so deed. FS3100 has a road closed sign up across the road and a Police K-9 vehicle come down the road to me. Turns out that SAR is doing a Search and Rescue training and the area is closed. I look one the Polaris app and see we can backtrack and take the FS3111-115 road that parallels the FS3100 road. I am advised by a passing Jeep that the 115 is a very difficult trail that I most likely will get stuck and not make it. Judging by his completely stock Jeep with street tires and no off roading supplies. i think we have different ideas of off roading. Turns out we did have VERY different ideas. FS3111-115 did have some bigger rocks on the road, and i did get my tires wet in a few of the pot holes. on a level of 1-10, 10 meaning i have to get my wench out, this was a 1 for the Bronco, didn’t need 4 wheel drive.

    Where the 115 comes back together with the FS3100 I come driving up behind another police vehicle on the wrong side of the road closed sign. Give him a curtsy wave as we go by. We are now at the spot we stopped for lunch on the ride. i find one sign post on the ground but the map is missing from the sign. i collect that on and then head over to where we put the 2nd one but i cannot find it anywhere. just a pile of stacked rocks.

    We load up and continue on FS1701 get all the way to the top of the ridge and the Bronco dies right in the middle of the trial. “WHAT THE??” I look over at the wide band O2 display and its reading 16.00 no fuel. I turn the key off and back on and do not hear the fuel pump. I do it again and hear a faint buzz. both fuel gauges are reading full, primary is down about a needles. I remove both fuel caps and cycle the key again. just a slight buzz but not like it should be. I flip the switch for the transfer fuel pump and top off the primary tank. its only down a gallon or 2. cycle the key again and try it, it starts right up, runs for a second and then dies. The Bronco has a 5.0 HO engine out of 1984 Mustang GT, the fuel pump is also from that Mustang, its still the factory original unit. The spot the Bronco died at turns out to be about the only spot in the middle of the mountains i have Cell coverage, 2 bars AT&T LTE. Go figure. I send a message to Stephen for a rescue, I let him know that if i get it running i am going to head back to the Manastash Trail head. Wife and dog loaded back in the Bronco and I see if i can get it to start and at least turn it around. It fires up and in one motion i back it up sideways in the trail to 1st and start heading down the hill. its running but on what i don’t know O2 is reading 16.00 I tell the wife to hang on this is going to get bad, and shift to 2nd gear…..then 3rd….. Speed run down the mountain only smooth parts was when we were in the air. At one point i look over at the O2 as i stab the throttle and it drops to 11.5 I have fuel again. ??? it has to be a loose wire however I am not stopping. We make back down the mountain to the road and i keep going until i finally get Cell service again and send a message to Stephen giving him an quick update. I drive all the way around back to the pickup and drive it onto the trailer.

    Trail report, clear with no snow all the way up to the top of the ridge on FS1701, This leave the other half of the trip signs to be picked up.


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  • Russia Steals Sears' Snowmobile Design!

    Posted on 05/13/18 at 09:57 AM

    Unbelievable! 

    Looks like the Russian military has given the Sears Hillary a new mission:

      

    The Russians must had dug up some old espionage from the United States.  With it they must of decided to bring the Sears Hillary back to life as a warrier.  Here is the article: Russian Military Snowmobile 


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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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  • New Upcoming Event - 2018 Cool Desert Nights

    Posted on 05/11/18 at 08:36 AM

    Join us June 23, 2018 for the 25th Annual Cool Desert Nights Event!

    Cool Desert Nights, a classic car, street rod, vintage and antique snowmobiles, and motorcycle event, is open to all vehicle makes and models. We will be showing our antique and vintage snowmobiles again this year.  Join us in celebrating the 25th Anniversary in 2018. Cool Desert Nights features Car Cruises, Street Dances, Show N’ Shines, Games & Activities, Pancake Breakfast, Kids Zone, Judging, Awards, Autocross & more!

    Contact:
    Ray Bergstresser: time4snow@comcast.net; 509-993-7101


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  • New Classified - 1970 Rupp Snowmobile

    Posted on 05/11/18 at 08:18 AM

    I have an old Rupp snowmobile that I would like to give to your organization. The pictures are recent. My contact information is, Steve Solnicka-509-375-5185, Richland WA. Please forward this email to anyone you know that you think may be interested. Thank you.

    Best Regards,
    Steve Solnicka


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