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2010 Milltown, WI

Milltown USA could have very easily been the theme for this show. I mean they shut down Main Street for the day! The only thing allowed on the street for a couple blocks is Vintage Sleds and of course people enjoying them. The street was filled with spectators of all ages. There were mothers with the young ones in strollers, Grandfathers taking in the day with their Grand Kids, Husband and wives, and Girlfriend holding hands with the boyfriend leisurely walking the street.
This was the town's 100th year celebration and there was plenty of good food and liquid refreshments street side to keep everyone happy. The town had many other events going on as well. To name a few there was Race cars, Show Cars, Tractor shows, Ball tournaments, and a large Arts and Craft show in the park.
The Vintage Sled show had 88 entries with some very high quality sleds ranging from antiques to custom. They held a loud pipe contest with some very interesting set ups. There was a "How Long Will It Run" contest. With only splash of gas in the tank it still made it 8 Minutes. There was a nice hand built tuned pipe on the Single cylinder Rotax so everyone on the street knew when it started and ended!
The fashion show was a hit. The contestants donned there special vintage attire and strutted their stuff up on the stage. The winner was chosen by the loudest applause. This whole show was based on fun. The fashion show definitely added to the fun.
Talk about fun! How many of you have tried your hand at "Helmet Bowling" I was told by the experts that is all in what helmet you chose and the proper wrist action on release. Once you have these two fundamentals down, it is strike after strike.
With the end of a great day near the group held a very nice awards ceremony. They gave out trophies and plenty of them to the very deserving winners.

Thanks to Phil and company for a very fun day!



2010 haydays

 The official start to winter took place this Sept 11, 2010 at the largest snowmobile event in the world – Haydays! Snowmobile enthusiasts drove from all over the Midwest and even Canada to attend the weekend event.There has been much anticipation for this year's Hay Days event in Linstrom, Minnesota. It's many years in the making with land purchased by the Sno Barons Snowmobile Club, with many volunteered hours to set it up and get it ready. So what's now at Hay Days this year? Aside from a new set of growing pains, we found some cool new items in the vendor area. But before we get into that, we'll touch on some of the challenges we discovered at this year's event. On Saturday the sheriff said that traffic in and out of the festival was backed up for miles on County Road 15. Some event-goers also reported back-ups on County Road 95. The sheriff said, at one point, Interstate 35 was also backed up before North Branch. On Sunday the crowd was smaller and the event went very well.

New for 2010 was the all new ATV testing track near the front gate for event patrons to take a unit for a test drive. They added a new gravel road that cuts through from the front gate to the back of the property. The freestyle area attracted a large crowd like always, with bikes, sleds and quads flying through the air doing their fancy tricks. The rolling hills and trees make Haydays a much better setting. For real, a first ever wedding at Hay Days in the Arctic Cat booth. Arctic Blast Man married Mother Nature! Cool!
For the Vintage sleds Memory Lane found itself in a new demographic location compared to past years being right on the west end of the Drag track. This year's location was well north of the track, with the swap meet on both sides. The tent full of very nice and rare Vintage sleds was well attended though out the weekend.


Thanks to all the volunteers who work so hard to make this event great! See Ya Next year.


We are proud of Valdi!

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2011 Clay Jennings Memorial

The Snowmobile Barn Museum held the Clay Jennings Memorial Show Nov. 14 in Fredon, NJ.
By, George Mattar

There were  74 sleds and numerous people selling parts on a beautiful, sunny day in northwestern New Jersey. The featured sled was Rupp.
Best of Show went to Aaron Zeoli, with his perfectly restored Auto Ski Spitfire. Aaron hails from Milford, Pa., and always shows up with an interesting sled. He pulled this heap from a junk yard and took it home for about $50. It is now a gleaming show piece and is headed to Paul Bernier's in Turner, Maine, Aaron said.

2012 St Germain

May 2, 2012

St. Germain, WI.............The annual SNOWMOBILE HALL OF FAME CLASSIC SLED
ROUNDUP sponsored by Arctic Cat, will take place on Sunday, May 27, 2012 in
the community park on Hwy 70 W in St. Germain.  The event is one of two
major fund raisers for the SHOF.  The other is the Ride With The Camps held
in February. The vintage show and swap meet begins with registration at 7:00
am.  Swap area opens at 6:30 for early arrivers.  Swap spots are $20, $30
and $40 depending on size of vehicle and trailer. The judging of sleds will
be from 11 am to 1 pm.
All classes will be judged and awards given to 1st place and runner up
positions. Award presentation is 3 pm.

Show sled registration is $5 per sled.  An additional $20 donation to the
Snowmobile Hall of Fame allows display under the pavilion roof.  The public
is invited to view the displays and walk thru the swap areas at no admission
cost.  Over one hundred classic and antique sleds are expected along with
hundreds of swap spaces.  The event has grown in size every year since its
beginning 9 years ago.

Food is served all day by the BoBoen Snowmobile Club of St. Germain.  OLD
WISCONSIN brats and hotdogs donated by OLD WISCONSIN thru Camp's Super Value
of St. Germain.  Other food and sandwich items are also available.  Arctic
products are on display courtesy of R & R Motorsports of Hazelhurst, WI.
There will also be a silent auction of donated items to benefit the SHOF, a
501(C)(3) organization which operates the Hall of Fame and Musuem on Hwy 70
in St. Germain..

At 3pm, the drawing will take place for the 1978 Arctic Cat Cross Country
factory race sled restored by Brian Nelson, original builder of the racer.
Raffle tickets are available on the SHOF web site or at the Roundup.  They
are $10 or 3 for $20.  Second place drawing is for a vacation package at
Black Bar Lodge on Little St. Germain Lake.

For more information, contact the SHOF  at 715 542-4HOF(4463),or visit our
site and see info and photos on past Roundups at
www.snowmobilehalloffame.com. Email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Loren Anderson
Snowmobile Hall of Fame
PO Box 720
St Germain, WI  54558

Attached photos show the show sleds on display on the grounds of the
Community Park and some of the swapers enjoying one of the largest swap
meets in the north.