6th Annual Vintage Round-Up
West Yellowstone, Montana March 14th 2009

Photos courtesy:: Sharon Biddiscombe - Curtis Tate - Jim Smith

It was a RUPP Nation at this years event !

Lining up for the big run in front of the main grand stands at the race track

Bill Epoch at Panorama Plus Photography has photos available from our past shows in
West Yellowstone. Stop in at his web site to order yours today.

Special thanks to the help and our sign up staff

Winners !!!!

RACE UNRESTORED Lonny Custer 75 RUPP F/A RACE RESTORED Steve Gustin 72 Sno Jet Thunder Jet
Lonny Custer 72 Rupp Magnum Tony Crnkovich 77 Yamaha SRX

ANTIQUE UNRESTORED Dick Sterns 62 Arctic Cat 500E ANTIQUE RESTORED Ron Gustin 64 Bolens Hus-Ski
Dick Sterns 68 Arctic Cat Panther Ray Bergstresser 67 Scorpion

VINTAGE UNRESTORED Tanner Tate 73 Kitty Cat VINTAGE RESTORED Dan Grooms 72 Rupp Nitro
1969-1974 Paul Tate 72 Polaris Colt 1969-1974 Lonny Custer 70 Arctic Panther

VINTAGE UNRESTORED Dan Grooms 77 Rupp Nitro VINTAGE RESTORED Curtis Tate 75 Polaris Colt
1975-1779 Duane Halverson 76 Skiroule 1975-1979 Graig Ginder 75 Yamaha GPX

NEW VINTAGE Troy Bergstresser 80 Ski Doo Elite FEATURED YEAR 1972 Steve Gustin 72 Sno Jet Thunder Jet
Dick Sterns 81 Scorpion Terry Schneider 72 Arctic Cheetah


Ken Jacobsen ( RIGHT ) 1971 Polaris TX 795


Kent Egley 1963 Polaris L-60 Sno Traveler

Just wanted to quickly say thank you to you all for another great vintage weekend in West Yellowstone!

Quick update on a few of the exciting events which transpired over a great weekend set in one of snowmobiling most historical settings.

1) The lucky '72 Ski Doo TNT sled raffle winner was Jerry Swanson out of Hamilton, Montana.

Jerry graciously donated the sled back to WSVSA and after a few minutes, we decided to give the sled to some new members who
were in attendance looking for a sled to get them back into vintage. Upon meeting quickly over breakfast on Sunday morning,
we summoned Clayton Bush from Stamford, Montana. He was very excited to hear our plans to give he and his family the 72 TNT.
Clay and his wife are very good friends with The Jerry Eve Family. They also are very active in car shows and collecting.
They have a very impressive stable of Ford T-Birds which they campaign diligently all over the Western United States and Canada.
Clay also raced sleds throughout the Pacific Northwest and has a very passionate attitude towards our hobby.
It was a true delight as Jim and I loaded the sled into their trailer Sunday morning. Clay also donated a very nice contribution
back to WSVSA for the gesture. Thanks Clay, and welcome aboard!

2) The 10 x 10 EZ-Up was won by Kenny Jacobson from Missoula.
Kenny has a bunch of Polaris Starfire's which are the true definition of "top shelf".

3) The framed Ski Doo Poster was won by Craig and Debbie Ginder (and family) hailing out of Kimberly, Idaho.
The Ginder's have a great collection of sleds featuring their ever popular '68 Larson, plus many more!

The 6th annual West Yellowstone roundup had close to 70 sleds on display with a significant amount of new members
participating for the first time. Participants came from 7 western states plus a very fun gang of scorpion guys making
the long pull from Minnesota. Now those Scorpion guys know how to have fun!

Highlights of the weekend were the Vintage Parade in front of a packed grandstand on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.
We stopped and threw a few of '09 West Yellowstone Vintage Tee Shirts into the crowd which was standing as we
entertained them with an awesome live demonstration the oldies! We were also very fortunate to have the local
Big Brothers and Big Sisters kids in the booth working the poker run, selling raffle tickets, shirts, and so on. It was a true
pleasure to share the day with our new "buddies". The public interaction with voting was record setting indicating our
Vintage Roundup has become a viable contributing entity to the World Snowmobile Expo.

Congratulations go out to all the class winners as well as participants who always make this the "Best in The West" Vintage show.

Thank you all again for you help, participation, and contributions which allowed us to produce to another very successful event.
I would also like to personally thank my many friends who presented my daughters and I with the very nice plaque on Saturday night.
It was very unnecessary, but truly is appreciated by all three of us! Aloha!

Planning is already underway for the 7th Annual West Yellowstone Vintage Roundup. Watch your mailboxes for our
spring WSVSA letter and check back in here for up to the minute news on West and other western vintage snowmobile news.

Until then, take care and we'll see ya soon where ever our vintage trails may cross!

Perry Hesteness

President - Western States Vintage Snowmobile Association



I would like to thank everyone involved with our Vintage Snowmobile Organization for their support.

Our 5th Annual West Yellowstone Roundup was without question, a new beginning for Vintage Snowmobiling
in the West. Special thanks to Jim, Roger, and Ray for putting together the benefit poker run which raised
about $150 for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and also the Gallery of Champions which was an incredible
example of how far this production has come in just a short time.

Also special thanks to those who drove countless miles to attend the event. We had new participants from
Missoula, Bozeman, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and even South Dakota in the roster. 10 new faces in a
total of 30 plus participants. Thank you all!

As always, Audrey Lee and my daughter Ashley (who covered for Norma Rhea) took care of the behind the
scenes paper work and need to be applauded for their efforts as well.70 sleds, great folks, a little riding',
and lots of laughs! What a great day!

On Sunday Morning we sat down and "off the cuff" tabulated revenue. We anticipate presenting Big Brothers
and Big Sisters with $500, paying for the event, and keeping a small amount of remaining money to purchase
2009 Yellowstone Show promotional materials. Stuff like banners, magazine and newspaper ads, plus more.

Congratulations to all the weekend's winners including Steve and Darrell for their incredible sleds. Also Arthur
for running off with the Framed Print and EZ Up and all the other winners at the Saturday raffle!

I truly hope you all had as great a weekend as we did!


On his way to the National show, Perry stopped in West Yellowstone and completed the deal with BBBS

Lots of smiling faces as President Perry hands over the $500 donated to the BBBS of West Yellowstone
generated from the 6th Annual Vintage Round-Up


President Perry Hesteness presents the WSVSA check for $500 to Big Brothers & Big Sister
chapter in West Yellowstone, MT from proceeds garnered from the
5th Annual Vintage Round-Up last March, 2008


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