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The Top of The Lake Snowmobile Museum, Naubinway Michigan
Upper Michigan Antique & Vintage Snowmobiles

7th Annual Vintage National Championship Snowmobile Show
The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway, MI hosted the 7th Annual Vintage National Championship Snowmobile Show, July 13 & 14, 2012 in St. Ignace, MI at the Kewadin Shores Event Center.

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 coordinated 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

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 (; Seney Snowmobmile Club; Bobby Dodge & Ed Stabb, D&B Racing; TwinTrack World; Hetteen Videos & Books; Victory Sign & Graphics; Navigate and;

For more information, call the Museum at 906-477-6298 or email at  To view pictures from previous shows, go to
More information will be coming - Stay tuned!

On Sept 20, 2019, The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum was awarded a grant of $12,500 for Operational Support from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA – ART WORKS). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2019 funding. The grant requires a 1:1 match and helped the museum leverage the $12,500 of support from its annual income and the many donations from supporters. In particular the museum has received grants from the Graymont Community Economic Development Fund and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. It has also received significant donations from the Antique Snowmobile Club of America, The Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Shows, Inc., many snowmobile clubs, several recreational and snowmobile shows, the museum’s internal $1,000.00 Challenge, and many museum members. The grant funds will be applied to museum operating costs. Applicable costs include internal operations, marketing, travel to shows within the State of Michigan and cost of employees. The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant applicant to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences. A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MCACA at (517) 241-4011, or by visiting the MCACA website at
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Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum
P.O. Box 2
W11660 US-2
Naubinway, MI 49762
Hours: 906 477-6298
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