vintage snowmobiling

Vintage Championship This Weekend
3:30 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Cold Weather Makes for Excellent Snowmobile Derby Conditions

Drivers line up for hot laps, Thursday, to test the ice before the races begin.
Credit Emily Bright

 

The frigid weather we've experienced lately is perfect for one group: those working hard to prepare the snowmobile track for the upcoming Vintage and World Championship races.

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Faster Than Ever
4:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Not Your Parents' Sled: Vintage Racing in the 21st Century

Vintage snowmobiles come in all stripes.
Credit Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

The Snowmobile World Championship is expected to draw tens of thousands.  But the vintage races also draw a crowd.

Vintage cars, vintage records…but vintage snowmobiles?  That I had not heard of before moving to the Northwoods. I was curious about what draws people to the sport, so I headed to the offices of the Eagle River derby track for the weekend of the vintage racing championship. 

I interrupt the busy office clamor with my request.  Audrey Decker is wearing a vintage snowmobile  – black sweater with orange stripes, and fluffy lambs wool boots. 

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