Enthusiasts show and swap vintage snowmobiles

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.

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Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.