Antique Snowmobile Museum Great Stories

Below you will find many great stories about our museum, awards, friends, news, and sleds. Click on the More Info to view full story.

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Jim Langley crosses the Mighty Mac 51 years later Jim Langley crosses the Mighty Mac 51 years later

Jim Tuttle Donates 4 Snowmobiles Jim Tuttle Donates 4 Snowmobiles
Jim Tuttle Donates 4 Snowmobiles to the Museum In Feb. 2010, Jack Seath (pictured), a long-time friend and next door neighbor of Jim Tuttle of Ludington, MI called to let us know that they had been to the Museum last summer.
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John Lietzke - Speedway Racer John Lietzke - Speedway Racer
This Speedway jacket, owned by John Lietzke, was brought in today to be in here on loan. It will go on display next to the Speedway that is in here. This jacket also has a story! John Lietzke started selling Arctic Cat snowmobiles in 1965, from his shop on the family farm in Dewitt, MI. He helped to start the first Michigan Snowmobile Association and served as a board member for several years. Then this changed to the MISA, Michigan International Snowmobile Association. For advertising, he started a snowmobile race team. Paul Felzke, our neighbor, was a member of the first team. Later, John sold Rupp and Speedway snowmobiles and Sam Sessions joined the next race team. John also built motors for Indy racers - Gordon Johncock and the Unser brothers, Al & Bobby, who also raced snowmobiles. Before Dude Rice was hired as the Race director, John served in this position, during the winter as well as handling the grass drags. His legacy continued when daughter, Linda, and her husband, Mark Zarkovich, raced the ice ovals and cross-country runs. Then grandson Andy Zarkovich started racing in 2001, and by age 19 had earned 2 state championships in the Michigan Snow-cross Circuit. John passed away in 1993, missing his grandson's racing career.

John West - Legendary Snowmobiler John West - Legendary Snowmobiler
John F. West – Legendary Snowmobiler One of the best parts of my job here at the Museum is meeting so many fascinating, wonderful people, who have great stories to tell. One such person was John West, who came here on Feb. 25, 2010 with his son. I was so amazed with John that I forgot to find out what his son’s name was. I do apologize for that.
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Museum Features The Very Latest Prototype Museum Features The Very Latest Prototype
The Museum has the honor of presenting the latest prototype called the “Snobike”. The idea was created as a Senior Design Project for 4 mechanical engineering students at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, class of 2009-2010, Team 16 Snobike. The students are Matthew Brouwer from California, Justin Karsten from Michigan, Jen Meneely from Pennsylvania, and Matt Milan from Michigan.
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