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1963 Polaris K95 Ranger

1963 Polaris K95 Ranger

1963 Polaris K-95 Ranger Sno-Traveler: Polaris Industries of Roseau, Minnesota produced the Ranger Sno-Traveler from 1957 through 1964. After 1964 a major change was made to maintain competition with other manufacturers. The front engine (2 stroke) Polaris Mustang was introduced for 1965.

The K 95 Ranger came with a standard winch system to lift the track if stuck in heavy snow (snow or small branches were placed under the track for traction), a carburetor heater (air passed over the outside of the muffler) and a 4 cycle air cooled 9.5 hp Kohler engine. Options included a 12 V electrical system with starter & generator and an additional 2 gal. gas tank placed on the back of the seat as a back rest. The K 95 Ranger weighed 550 lbs. and sold for $1140.00.

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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