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70's Larven Snow Vehicle

70's Larven Snow Vehicle

This 150 lb. snow vehicle can make tracks up to 40 mph. It is powered by a 9hp 2 cycle Husqvarna engine and was created by Lennart Nilsson & built by Lemko in Ostersund, Sweden from the mid 1960's - 1991. The rider wore skis to support himself and to help direct the travel of this odd sled. It was used by skiers to climb slopes and included a ski lift attachment & pulley.
It was advertised as having a low noise level. The gas and brake wires are covered by a Teflon case to prevent freezing. The gas tank is under the seat. The frame is made of 100% non-corroding aluminum alloy, divided into 2 sections.
"Two of these will fit in a station wagon."

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
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