2009 VSCA Vintage Nationals

I spent the weekend in Thief River Falls last weekend at the VSCA National Championships. Although the weather started out really cold on Friday, things heated up by Saturday. Highlights for me including meeting Ken Jacobson (who often sends in cool photos for me to post!) and Perry Hestness who both drove from way out West. Jerry McGee made the trip from New Hampshire and brought Dave Thompson’s original 75 650 Cat to put along side Charlie Lofton’s original 75 650 owned by Paul James. Dave came in and seemed to really enjoy both sleds. Jim Dimmerman was there, and like a trooper took questions from race fans young an old all day and all evening long. Jeff Karrow sent up all of his racing Ski-Doos for special display from the Derby Track. Arctic Restorations had two incredible machines there, as well as a huge assortment of parts and accessories.

Some other sleds I really appreciated was Tim Seydel’s 65 Polaris Super Mountaineer: it was a show stopper. So was the 72 Starfire, the original Grand Prix, and the original 75 PDC Trapp Yamaha. I really liked Tom Rowland’s display of 1982 prototype Cat’s was really amazing.

Really, too many great sleds to do them justice here.

Thanks to Mike and Judy from the VSCA, the show sponsors, Joey Hallstrom and all the people who showed up and just had a great time – I know I did.

75 Cat PDC sleds

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