CHRISTMAS — Winter lovers of all ages attended the 5th annual Vintage Snowmobile Show and Swap Saturday at the White Pine Lodge in Christmas. Over sixty vintage snowmobiles showed up to the gathering. Some snowmobile enthusiasts traveled more than three hundred miles to see snow machines of all shapes and sizes.
“What we notice is the repeat people coming up, and enjoying it,” said event founder Ivan Hansen, “but there’s a different crowd each year, everybody’s got a lot of commitments, and there’s different people who will show. They enjoy the little ride we do, we take two or three little vintage rides, go out about three or four miles and come back.”
“Well you get a lot of the vintage people themselves,” said snowmobile enthusiast Scott Collins, “and then a lot of the spectators that back in the sixties, seventies, eighties that had some of these sleds and want to come and take a good look at them.”
The Snowmobile Show and Swap also featured a gentleman who carves sculptures out of wood using just a chainsaw. The event will take place again in 2016.