Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Shows, Inc. has added four more classes and has implemented changes in judging standards for their popular "Waconia" Sunday judged show.
"Waconia" a.k.a the Midwest Ride-in has been looking at changes for several years and they are now finalized.
The new classes to added will be:
1. "Survivor 1971& Older"
2. "Survivor 1972-1976"
3. "Survivor 1977-1985"
4. "Clone Class"
"Survivor" sleds will be sleds in all original condition with no allowance for any touch-up of paint or replacement of parts other than original mechanical related parts needed to keep the sled operable. "Clone" sleds will be sleds built to clone, replicate, tribute or duplicate a sled it was not built as originally. Examples would include transforming a 71 Arctic Lynx into a 71 Arctic EXT. ANother example would be a 74 Ski-Doo SnoPro, or the building of a Rupp 3rd Dimension would both be cloned sleds.
1. Change in the rules from "A sled must run to be judged" to now a sled "must be capable of running to be judged".
2. Polished aluminum tunnels and/or belly pans will now mean the sled must compete in a restored class.
3. "Touch-up" of ski's and suspensions will be allowed in he unrestored class. Repainted hoods, chassis or replacement of seat or seat covers will now move a sled in to the restored class.
4. What used to be referred to as "original" class is now being changed to "unrestored". Confusion as to what "original" meant is the main reason for the change.
5. The 25% repaint rule is gone.
Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Shows has spent several years researching these changes and although we know several changes will not please everyone and likely be controversial we felt it was time to make them for the good of the hobby. M.V.S.S would welcome other organizations or events using these guidelines as they had used the old ones in the past.
For more information, please contact us.