Top of The Lake Snowmobile Museum Sleds on Display

Top of The Lake Snowmobile Museum Sleds on Display.

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1976 Yamaha   SRX 340 1976 Yamaha SRX 340
The first Yamaha stock production liquid cooled engines were introduced in 1976. The 340 model was only manufactured and sold in 1976. This 340 SRX never lost a drag race in the Fabulous February Racing Series in the Northern Michigan, Rogers City area. Owner: Dan Derry

1977 Scorpion BullWhip 1977 Scorpion BullWhip

1978 Polaris RXL Sno Pro 1978 Polaris RXL Sno Pro
This model has a 127 hp, 650cc liquid cooled motor. This model came with a 340 Sno Pro motor, and a 440 was optional, install yourself. This sled, driven by Lou Hunt, was the first sled to qualify with an average speed over 90 mph in 1981 and held the track record for 4 years. Owner: Steve Bilacic Turner, MI

1979 Ski Doo  Blizzard 9500 1979 Ski Doo Blizzard 9500
This 440 sled was used for drag racing by Gary Ball and also driven by his sons, Tim and Mark, and his wife, Nancy. He loved racing in the U.P., Traverse City, and Kalkaska. He also fished several times in Naubinway. He was a true-blue Ski Doo rider/racer. Donated by his family to the Museum in Memory of: Gary Ball 1938-2005 So. Boardman, MI

1980 Finncat 1980 Finncat
The Finncat was first produced in 1978 in Uleaborg, Finland after five years of testing by the inventor Jorma Pohjola. It has a unique steering system. The track is made from 13 pieces of stretchable plastic and will stretch like an accordion in the front on the opposite side of the turn, which will allow more lift on the exterior side of the turn, which pulls the vehicle in the other direction. Only about 10 units were made in 1979 & 80 in a cooperation with Aktiv in Sweden, a producer of snowmobiles. The cooperation was discontinued due to quality problems. This Finncat is powered by a Rotax 2 stroke, 2 cyl. 496cc engine with electric start. Other engines included Arctic Spirit (Suzuki) & Hirth. It weighs 595 lbs. It has a motorcycle type throttle and a transmission with 2 speeds forward, neutral and reverse.

1980 Sno-Runner 1980 Sno-Runner
Chrysler Outboard Division of Chrysler Corporation manufactured and sold Sno-Runners in 1980-1981, utilizing a Chrylser 134cc 7hp engine. These machines were manufactured in Hartford, WI. C.O.M.B. Liquidators bought the remaining inventory in 1981 and sold the machines as Sno-Rabbits in 1981-1982.

1990 Polaris Indy 650 RXL 1990 Polaris Indy 650 RXL

1990 Sno-King 1990 Sno-King
This is the “World’s Largest & Most Powerful Snowmobile”. It is the 1990 National Snowmobile Speed Run (NSSR) unlimited points champion. The record with this sled is 201.469mph in ¼ mile. It was owned and driven by Paul & Ann Groth. Ann became the “Fastest Woman On Ice” with her top speed of 144.892mph. It is 26 ft. in length, weighs 2000lbs, has a 368 cu in. block and 1800hp with Nitrous Boost. It’s sponsors were: Budweiser, Yamaha Snowmobiles, Wilson Oil Co, TJR Auto Body and Ross Sign Works.

1992 Yamaha VMax 1992 Yamaha VMax
In 1992 Yamaha introduced the VMax-4, VX750S. It was powered by a 743cc liquid-cooled in-line 4 cylinder engine with a Counter-Point PTO shaft driven from the center of the engine, increasing efficiency and reliability and strength. The cylinder combustion occurred every 90 degrees of crankshaft rotation for a smooth operation. This new machine was a monster with power. It was built on a lightweight aluminum frame with Telescoping Strut Suspension (TSS) and adjustable Pro-Action rear suspension which delivered a comfortable ride. It also had aluminum skis with plastic shoes. The Vmax-4 would never be copied. Donated by the J.A. Bombardier Museum

55 Bellanca Aerial Delivery Sled 55 Bellanca Aerial Delivery Sled
In 1955 the Bellanca Aircraft Corp. manufactured the aerial delivery sled for the US Air Force. The container was designated A-16 and had a National Stock Number (NSN 1670-00-234-8354). The sled could be parachuted into a remote area and then could be easily towed due to its light weight. The sled was designed to be very light weight and was built from a magnesium alloy and weighs only 25 lbs. while measuring 21”wide x 14” high x 44” long. The sled has a sealed top cover that is held in place with clamp latches. New, the sled cost between $1400 and $2200 and were eventually sold as surplus.

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