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Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2016: February: Feb 24-16
Vintage Snowmobile Run for Fun    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Carolyn Williams
Antique machines    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Carolyn Williams
Different makes and sizes    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Carolyn Williams
Quite a selection    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Carolyn Williams
Copper colored, too!    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Carolyn Williams
Colorful machines in Copper Harbor    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Carolyn Williams
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 09:11 am:

UP in Copper Harbor this past weekend, they held the 11th Annual Antique Snowmobile Run for Fun. The trails were filled with over 100 classic machines. The weekend included a number of group rides, including an Ironman ride on Thursday, which took the participants on a 55 mile round trip ride from Copper Harbor to Eagle Harbor. Then on Friday there was a bonfire ride, with a cookout Saturday on the trail. Somewhere in the mix they held radar-gun time trials, too and of course there's the gathering in midtown Copper Harbor, where everyone lines their machines UP, so that spectators can check them all out.

Carolyn Williams was on hand with her camera and snapped today's photos of the vintage machines. There was quite a variety of colors and brands in this mix of snowmobiles. My favorites were in the last two photos. That Copper colored Moto-Ski and that baby blue Sno-Jet would really stand out on the trails.

FOOTNOTE: Yesterday's Eagle River ice shots with the Sturos family having fun, snapped by Joe Kirkish were pretty neat. If you missed them, just click here: Tuesday, February 23rd, to take a look at them!

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 09:37 am:

Nice pictures Carolyn, looks like a good time was had by all.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 09:54 am:

The sleds have come a long way, but people had just as much fun on those old models as they do today!

Seeing a group on a ride would be like seeing the model T's out touring on the roads. Very cool!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:02 am:

Awesome pictures of awesome machines! Back in the
days when snowmobiles made for family fun and
enjoyment not for high speeds!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:04 am:

forgot to mention, Bob & I have the Johnson cutter
sleigh that matches the Johnson snowmobile in
picture 3.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:16 am:

A friend of mine used to own two Raider Eagle machines like the one in the first pic. One was white and the other was gold...they were screamers.


By Daveofmohawk (Daveofmohawk) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:42 am:

Janie T.: You are right about family fun and not for high speeds; we've had 13 fatal snowmobile accidents so far this season in the U.P., almost all of them because of high speed. This has been a short season also because of no snow in Dec. Let's hope that there aren't any more.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:07 pm:

When we were there this month, some of the
snowmobiles were traveling at such a high speed I
couldn't believe it. I hope people will slow down
before they hurt themselves or somebody else.

Fun looking pictures and I love the picture of the
icy lake leading to the bridge in the review.

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 01:41 pm:

I agree with those that think those were the days when snowmobiles did what they were designed to do. Unlike today when they run breakneck speed down a groomed trail.
I seem to remember the good times back then and forget the fact that you needed to wear a bandolier full of spark plugs when you went riding.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 04:49 pm:

Daveofmohawk, years ago my husband & myself were
asked to aid an accident with a lady that hit a
tree, she broke her leg in 3 places. My snowmobile
had a hitch on it therefore I pulled the injured
lady on a toboggan 1/2 mile to the highway where
the ambulance was waiting.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 05:03 pm:

My snowmobile is capable of going well over 115
m.p.h. that does not mean I have to go that. It is
also capable of doing 35 m.p.h. now that's my kind
of riding! :)

By Just me (Jaby) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 07:30 pm:

We have so many fun events in the winter around here.
Great pics!

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:16 pm:

Those vintage sleds are so cute!! They are have different faces and look like they all have individual personalities!

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