The Top of The Lake Snowmobile Museum, Naubinway Michigan
The 7th Annual VSCA National Show sponsored by the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum of Naubinway, Michigan and hosted by Mike and Judy Meagher of VSCA Magazine was held at the Kewadin Shores Casino and Resort in St. Ignace, Michigan over the weekend of July 13 and 14, 2012.
Over 200 beautiful snowmobiles of all varieties and descriptions were located inside the Kewadin Shores Casino’s huge air conditioned event center which was the perfect setting for the annual VSCA National Show. Entries started pouring in on Thursday before the show and by the opening of the show at 3:00pm on Friday the event center was full with just about every type of machine that you would like to see. Entries came from many states and Canada and Michigan vintage sledders put their best foot forward with a great turnout.
Spectator turnout was heavy throughout the two day event. Proceeds from the show will go to the building fund for the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum.
There were many special interest machines on hand and it would be impossible to mention them all but there were several special machines such as the Budweiser dragster (courtesy of the Warning family), Jaws from Chopper City (out for the first time in over 15 years), and the newly found only known Timberwolf which was made in Michigan and is currently undergoing restoration by the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum.
In conjunction with the show, a snowmobile swap meet was held on the grounds of the Kewadin Shores Casino co-ordinated by the local Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club. The swap meet had a good turnout with some great buys to be had.
Greg Karbowski’s (from Holland, Michigan) outstanding 1974 Roll-O-Flex GT340 F/A Wild One was crowned the 2012 National Champion as well as winning the People’s Choice award. Greg was presented with the National Championship Trophy by Mike Meagher of VSCA during the closing banquet held in the same facility as the show. Trophies in all the 25 classes judged during the show were awarded during the banquet.
The Top of the Lake Museum would like to thank all the spectators that attended the show as well as all the show’s sponsors, presenters and countless workers that made the show such a success. A special thanks to Mike and Judy Meagher of VSCA Magazine for hosting the 7th Annual VSCA National Championship Show.
By John McGuirk Board Member Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum
ASCOA Director-Illinois, Ohio, Indiana
Kewadin Shores Casino, St. Ignace, MI
Sponsors: Be sure to Thank them!
Sport Mart; Chippewa Sno Chasers; First National Bank of St. Ignace; E.U.P. Snowmobile Council; Erskine Marine; "Goose" Thomsen; Straits Area Snowmobile Club; Big Rivers, Ltd-Triton Trailers; Kassbohrer All Terrain Vehicles; Drummond Island Tourism Assoc.; St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce; Griffin Beverage (Gold); Kewadin Casino (Gold); MSA (Gold); Nelson's Speed Shop (Gold); Michigan Snowmobiler Magazine; John Griffin Real Estate; Fox River Motel; Sault I-500; TASA Snowmobile Club; Arctic Restoration Specialties; West Coast Vintage Sleds; Cloverland Electric Co-Op; Terry Bashoor (firstname.lastname@example.org); Seney Snowmobmile Club; Bobby Dodge & Ed Stabb, D&B Racing; TwinTrack World; Hetteen Videos & Books; Victory Sign & Graphics; Navigate and Stonewelltrading.com;
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