Sledder of the Week April 25- May 1
Monday, 25 April 2011 05:52
Screen name- Chuck4199 Nothing special here , That's my Phone # at work, Millwright, Machinist, If it Breaks, I fix it .
Real Name - Chuck Root
Location - Otisco , Waseca Co. Mn.
Family - Wife Lora , High School Sweetheart, The Girl in the Purple Sweater, Don't know where I'd be without Her, Married in 1980, She's real good to me ,..............
Kids , Charlie 29, Casey 28, Katie 25,Dead ringer to her Mother, Treavor is a lucky man, Lucas , 24.
All 4 kids are married . 4 Grand kids so far . I think they're finally starting to figure it out.
Current sleds - 340, 440 650 Speedways , 2 Herters , 1 Evenrude Bobcat , 75 Z , 72 Puma ,1980 Cat 6000, Various Polaris & a 75 Twister
Favoite Brand - Gotta be the Speedways , I believe we're the only one's that Race them , Kinda cool in itself
Dream Sled- 440 Herters Falcon & 440 Speedway Triple, I have the Herter's, not the triple 440 Speedway.
Do you show? Swap? Race ? - Mainly Race , like to hit the swaps while we're there , always looking for those Special Gems , Ha Ha
Favorite Vintage event - Princeton , We also go to ROLA in New York Mills , Douglas , Jefferson , Wi. ,Waconia , Okoboji, Ia. & Waseca . All good shows.
How long into Vintage snowmobile's ? - since 1966, My Father worked at Herters & was the closest thing they had for a R&D guy, growing up we always had something new to beat up on , try to wreck , see what they can take . How cool is that ? There were also 9 other dealers in town. The local Airport, Grass strip , was the Hotspot in town on any given afternoon.
When did you first get hit by the Vintage Bug ? Never, it's just part of me, Don't really care for the new sleds. Had the Vintage stuff around since they were new....
Other hobbies ? Smashing Demo Derby Cars, between sleds and cars there isn't much time left.
Random Fact about Me ? Right out of High School, after the 76 Montreal Olympics' , I represented the United States on a tour across Northern Europe with the Junior Olympic Wresting Team, at 143lbs, ha , Germany, Holland , Netherlands , Sweden, Norway , Finland . Quite the experience for an 18 year old kid ,
It takes a certain Dedicated Drive , Discipline and Attitude to accomplish something like this , and make the team , and it's something I'm proud of .
It's an attitude that has carried over into Vintage Racing , We don't win much, but on any given day we will do the best we can , and give it our all ......................
Sledder of the Week April 11- 17
Monday, 11 April 2011 09:57
VintageSledders Screenname: Jags
Real Name: Matt Campo
Location: Coal City,Ill
Family: Ma Dad 2 brothers, and 1 Sister
Current sleds:09 polaris dragon 800,81 jag 4000 2 80 jag 3000, 78 srx 440, 71 292 lynx single, 500 el tigre drag sled (grimm reaper) buncha other junk
Favorite brand: cat,poo,yami
Dream sled: 75 z440
Do you show? Swap? Race? litte of both, mostly drinking an entertaining
Favorite vintage snowmobile event: Brrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapfest
How long have you been into vintage snowmobiles? 1981 got a lil skipper for x-mas
When did you first get bit by the vintage bug? 99'
Other hobbies: fishing, hunting, collectioning junk, being outside, riding bikes, and collecting elvis crap
Random fact about you: I have a big mouth, and like to drink beer. Always able to lend a hand and make a wise crack.
Sledder of the Week Mar 28 - Apr 3rd
Tuesday, 29 March 2011 06:40
Real Name: Mark Pomasl
Location: Antigo, WI
Family: Wife Barb, daughters Taylor and Kailee
Current sleds: (18) currently in the shop, mostly Yamaha and Polaris. Have a couple pretty rare ones, including an original Yamaha SSR .......... and a Ski-doo mixed up in the bunch.
Favorite brand: Too hard to pick ......... love any of the late seventies early eighties IFS stuff .......... and the '76 and '77 SRX stuff
Dream sled: Mario Ito's hand built '77 SRX IFS sled ....... or Ed Schubitzke's Eagle River World Championship '76 SRX ......... or one of the Polaris Factory IFS Oval sleds from back in the day.
Do you show? Swap? Race? Pretty much quit showing, too much work and cuts in on the beer drinking. Don't swap, just buy. Still racing on the ovals, not smart enought to quit yet I guess.
Favorite vintage snowmobile event: Eagle River Vintage Oval Race Weekend ........... where they treat you like a champion. As far as a "show / swap" goes, probably Princeton.
How long have you been into vintage snowmobiles? Longer than I can remember, been riding since I could walk ............. and sometimes I ride because I am unable to walk.
When did you first get bit by the vintage bug? Around 6 years ago ......... hasn't been the same since.
Other hobbies: Hunting, trail riding (when we're not racing), softball, camping, boating and most anything motorsports related that makes noise.
Random fact about you: I'm a clean freak when it comes to my vehicles .......... so I've been told.
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Sledder of the Week March 21- 27
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:31
VintageSledders Screenname: Palo
Real Name: Jack Palokangas
Location: Menahga, MN
Family: Wife-Sharon; 2 daughters & son-in-laws ; 4 grandsons & 1 granddaughter. Oldest grandson rides a '76 Massey Chinook.
Current sleds: Rode a 70 Stinger, 75 whip, 66 Polaris Mustang, 64 Polaris Sno-travler, 69 Arctic Cat Panther this winter. Bullwhip & 75 Super stinger in restoration process, takes me a while to get anything done. 72 Thunder Jet (in pieces) 73 Speedway, 75 Twister, 71 Super Stingers, & too many more, mostly Scorpions but a few other oddballs in the herd.
Favorite brand: Must be Scorpion!
Dream sled: I'll know it when I see it.(I think)
Do you show? Swap? Race? Show at a few, Swap a bit, trying to reduce my inventory! Raced back in the day, did the 1 Lunger thing for awhile.(may get back into it)
Favorite vintage snowmobile event: Like them all. Princeton & Waconia are near the top.
How long have you been into vintage snowmobiles? ALWAYS
When did you first get bit by the vintage bug? It got bad about 15 years ago.
Other hobbies: vintage snowmobiles, Turkey & Deer Hunting, a little ice fishing, High School Sports.
Random fact about you: Quit drinking 28 years ago & became addicted to old snowmobiles.