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2016 — MINNESOTA ORPHANS!

January 29-31, 2016

 

Our theme is MINNESOTA ORPHANS — all those great brands that used to be made in Minnesota.   Yes, Scorpion and Brut and Viking, but also some small-run manufacturers.  How about Muscaro, Sno Wolf or Diplomat?   Can you guess how many manufacturers formerly were in Minnesota?

If you have a picture of a Minnesota Orphan brand, send it in to: waconia99@gmail.com

If you have a nice example of a Minnesota Orphan that might be displayed in the Ballroom next year, contact us: waconia99@gmail.com

 

 

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This is our Minnesota Orphans t-shirt.  You can purchase this shirt at Milbank, Princeton & Hay Days events

 

2016 Minnesota ORPHAN List:

Here is a list of the snowmobile manufactures that we consider the ORPHANS for the 2016 show.  Please let us know if we forgot a former Minnesota snowmobile manufacturer.

1. Abe Mathews. Trailmaker. Hibbing ,MN

2. Boetel. Skibird / Grandprix. Mora , MN

3. Ridge Runner. Mpls, MN

4. Trail A Sled. Scorpion / Sno Craft. Crosby, MN.

5. Innovar Inc. Sno Coupe. Dunnell, MN.

6. Couparall Sno Pony. St Paul, MN.

7. Grizwold Ind. Swinger. St Paul, MN.

8. Wildcat-Leisure Ind. Wildcat. Mpls, MN.

9. Leisure Design. Diplomat / Rascal. Excelsior, MN.

10. Muscat. Muscaro. Forest Lake, MN.

11. Sno-Byke Inc. Sno-Byke. Mpls, MN.

12. Herters. Husky. Waseca, MN.

13. Jet Dynamics. Hornet / Stinger / Sno-Bee. St Cloud,MN.

14.TT Industry’s. Sno-Shoo. Edgerton, MN.

15. Viking Snowmobiles. Viking. Twin Valley, MN.

16. Farmington Engineering. Coyote. Farmington, MN.

17. Larson Boat. Falcon / Hawk / Eagle. Little Falls, MN.

18. Fredrick Willys. Galaxy/ Sno-Dart. Farmington, MN.

19. Moorhead Plastics. Yukon King / T Bird / Es Kee Mo Moorhead, MN

20.Go-Byke Ind. Hus-Skee. Rothsay, MN

21.Brutanza Eng. Brut. Brooten, MN.

22. Fun Seasons. Sno-Blazer. Burnsville, MN.

23. Thor Manufacturing. Thunderbolt. Ada, MN

24.Recreational Research. Mavrik. Prior Lake, MN.

WE WILL EXCLUDE PRIVATE LABELS BY POLARIS (Sears, JC Penny) or ARCTIC CAT (Suzuki Fury)

There maybe some that might have been missed that we are looking into.

Please let us know if we forgot a former Minnesota snowmobile manufacturer.

 

 

 

2015 Show Results

Click HERE for results of Sunday’s judged show and LOUD snowmobile contest

 

 

 

Thank a Volunteer !!!

Thanks to all the volunteers that helped pull this off:

  • Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Show Committee
  • Carver County Snow Runners
  • Chaska Sno-Hawks
  • Westonka SnoBlazers
  • Southwest Trails
  • SouthTonka Snow Club
  • Region 8 – MnUSA
  • Waconia Fire Department
  • Hamburg Fire Department
  • Waconia Lions
  • Watertown Lions

How big is the Waconia event?

This event is so big it took aerial pictures to show you the scope of the action:
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This shows Saturday's action --- On lake are the straight-line ice drag track and ORA oval racing track.  Notice that there are over 900 trucks/trailers parked on the lake in the background!

This shows Saturday’s action — On lake are the straight-line ice drag track and ORA oval racing track. Notice that there are over 900 trucks/trailers parked on the lake in the background!

This shows Sunday morning action --- judged show area in the forefront, ballroom to the right and behind it the swap meet area.  On the lake are the drag racing lanes to the right, parking to the left and oval track in the background - courtesy of Mike Revier Sky Photos (952-471-7600)

This shows Sunday morning action — judged show area in the forefront, ballroom to the right and behind it the swap meet area. On the lake are the drag racing lanes to the right, parking to the left and oval track in the background – courtesy of Mike Revier Sky Photos (952-471-7600)

Another shot from the lake side --- getting ready for some ORA oval racing action!    - courtesy of Mike Revier Sky Photos (952-471-7600)

Another shot from the lake side — getting ready for some ORA oval racing action! – courtesy of Mike Revier Sky Photos (952-471-7600)