CLUB NEWS Oldies Are Goodies for the Crow River Sno Pros It was a capacity crowd of vintage machines at the Crow River Sno Pros 14th Annual Vintage Sled Show & Swap Meet. The show was held on March 21 at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. It’s primarily an indoor show — the largest indoor vintage show in the state. There were 166 registered vintage sleds at the event this year, and the club set a record attendance of over 600 people. However, the unseasonable temperatures allowed for a robust outdoor swap meet. There were a record number of swappers, as well. The event attracted some very rare sleds, including a 1969 Jet Dynamics Hornet 297 JLO, owned by Trevor Gottschalk from Kimball. This rare 1969 Hornet was a popular draw, especially with the wheel kit. Very few were produced. This particular model had a wheel kit for summer use. There were very few of these produced. The People’s Choice award went to a 1975 Yamaha GPX owned by Ryan Ensor from Sheridan, Ill. In the custom class, Steve Hellwig of Litchfield brought a 1980 Yamaha SX 400 retrofitted with a snowmobile engine. The winner of the Custom class was a Snow Mater sled entered by Lance Zachariason of Hanley. It was the favorite of the younger population. The club would like to thank all of the sponsors of the event and those club volunteers that helped bring it all together. There’s little wonder why this was a popular machine among younger attendees, as it’s based off of a character in the movie Cars. The Snow Mater was the winner of the Custom Class. This spotless 1975 Yamaha GPX won the People’s Choice award. A motorcycle at a snowmobile show? Sure, if it uses a snowmobile engine. It houses a 700 triple from a 2000 Yamaha SXR. What? No snow in March? The swap meet was also one of the best-attended in event history, likely due to the weather conditions. If you can’t ride, you might as well swap. This was the best attended event, both in people and machines, in the Crow River Sno Pro’s 14-year history. 24 Minnesota Snowmobiling