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1972 Ski Whiz   Formula IV

1972 Ski Whiz Formula IV

Massey Ferguson entered the snowmobile market in 1969 with 2 Ski Whiz models and sold snowmobiles through the 1977 model year. The 1976 and 1977 models were produced under contract by Scorpion Industries. There were 3 models in 1970 and 4 models in 1971. In 1972, Ski Whiz still had the 4 models from 1971 plus the addition of 3 new Formula Series models. They were the Formula I (28hp), Formula III (33hp), and the Formula IV (440cc JLO, dual-carbs, 37hp) models.
The Formula models were billed as the Elite of the Ski Whiz line, with Low, Lean Beauty. The hoods were given new hood paint schemes of black and red with white stripes in an attempt to give the new models more eye appeal without retooling. The Formula Series was only produced in 1972.

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 www.michigan.gov/arts
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