They say timing is everything, and on January 21 the first big snowfall of the season left 11 inches on the ground in Wisconsin’s Fox River Valley area the night before the 7th Annual Low Buck Vintage Riders vintage sled show, swap and trail ride.

The snowstorm didn’t make it easy to get to the Low Buck show, however, and attendance was diminished from previous years. There were 175 registered show sleds, compared to 239 sleds in 2004, and the swap area was sparse. A radar run scheduled to be held on the lake ice was also canceled. Those who made it enjoyed the usual fun produced by this vintage-only club, which proudly proclaims its motto: We’re Not Cheap, Just Low Buck!

I’ve always heard great things about this show and now Charles Plueddeman shares his experience this year. Complete with show results and some of the absolutebest photos from 2005 – including my new favorite of Todd Koehn on his Vintage Cat and Charles’ Puma, pictured here.

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