The board of directors of the Snowmobile Hall of Fame (SHOF) in St. Germain, WI, is happy to announce the 2013 Inductees. They are BLAIR MORGAN of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, JOHN ZEGLIN of Delano, MN, NORMAN BALL III of Menominee Fall, WI and BOB BRACEY(p) of Almont, MI.
Induction ceremonies will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Whitetail Inn in St. Germain, Wisconsin as the evening event of the day long RIDE WITH THE CHAMPS (RWTC) sponsored by Modine HotDawg Garage Heaters. This will be the 30th annual RIDE WITH THE CHAMPS and the 26th annual induction ceremonies. The RWTC begins with 7:00 am registration and will feature five rider groups. Two will be vintage riders and two late model. Another will be those heading for Eagle River for a lap around the Derby Track. One of the vintage groups will be the now infamous VINTAGE CHALLENGE riders making the 150 miles trip to Fish Tales Restaurant on Lake Gogebic in the UP of Michigan…………….a real challenge for the old iron. The $140 RWTC fee includes three meals, a souvenir bib, a cap and many great memories ! Dinner tickets for the Induction Banquet alone are available on a first come basis for $40.00. The autograph session begins at 6 pm at the Whitetail Inn.
This year the museum is featuring a special tribute to the Eagle River Derby celebrating their 50 years. From snowmobiles that competed and won in the first Derby in 1964 to the 2012 World Championship Polaris of Nick VanStrydonk, many of these historic sleds are on display. It features the début of the full restoration of the 1984 Jim Dimmerman WC Neilsen Phantom … a very unique piece of racing history. Other sleds include sleds driven by Derby favorites, Duane Fransen, Mike Trapp, Jim Bernat, Larry Coltom, Bob Elsner, Jerry Bunke, Steve Thorsen, Brad Hulings, Tim Bender, Darcy Ewing, Terry Wahl, Gary Moyle, J. Scott Mondus, Todd Elmer, Jeff Biddiscome, Jacque Villeneuve, Wayne Nicholson, Doug Hayes, Frans Rosenquist and the 25th anniversary winner, Bobby Donahue with his Pepsi Gemini Twin Track Ski-Doo. The famous Derby trophies and the checkered flags are included in many of the displays along with video presentations.
Visit the SHOF web site at snowmobilehalloffame.com for information and details of the Derby Exposition and the RWTC event. The HOF has two raffles going this year. One for a beautiful restored 1976 Merc and one for a new 2013 Polaris Indy 600. Tickets are $10 ea. 3 for $20 and 10 for $50. Order forms are on the web site. For additional information, contact Loren Anderson at 715-542-4488 or email [email protected]