As part of
the celebration of the 50th Eagle River Derby, the Snowmobile Hall of Fame will
have a very special exhibit starting Nov. 1 and running through March. It will
feature historic Derby
sleds, drivers, teams, factories and other memorabilia regarding the famous
Eagle River Track over the last 50 years.
As of a
few weeks ago, the following historic sleds will be in this one of a kind
Eliason, class winner 1964, driver by Ray Keilcheski of Three Lakes, WI.
Polaris Sno-Traveler, driven by Charles Robison of Crandon,
WI (teammate of Stan Hayes on that historic
first Derby. Hayes
was the first Derby
winner but his sled does not exist any longer).
Ski-Doo with a special motor from Rotax driven to the championship by Duane
Frandsen, Pembine, WI.
Championship Yamaha 433 driven by Mike Trapp, Woodruff, WI.
Ski-Doo Mod II class championship sled driven by Mike Trapp, Woodruff, WI.
Sno-Twister driven by Doug Hayes, Crandon,
Arctic Cat driven by Larry Coltom, MN 340 SMII. Coltom won 250 Mod same year.
Polaris IFS 440 triple, driven by Jerry Bunke. One of the rare original
Midnight Blue Express sleds.
Scorpion racer driven to 3rd place finish, ER World Championship 1980.
Arctic Cat racer driven by Bob Elsner, New London, WI, the 1979 ER WC.
Ski-Doo off-set IFS racer driven several seasons at Eagle
River by Frans Rosenquist, MN.
Neilsen Ent. Phantom driven by Jim Dimmerman, White Bear Lake, MN
Ski-Doo Twin Track driven by Bobby Donahue of Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Ski-Doo Twin Track driven by Greg Goodwin, Zion, IL to
McDonalds-Dennis Kirk Ski-Doo Twin ER WC qualifier driven by Bob Anderson,
Racine, WI, crashed out (with help) in two seconds.
Mondus MC-4 Yamaha powered racer driven by Scott Mondus, Lakeview, MN.
First Yamaha in WC in 20 years. Only three of these sleds were built and two qualified
Bros Special Twin driven by ER WC Terry Wahl of Greenbush, MN,
also a winner of the $50,000 Super Sled bonus.
2003 Arctic Cats driven to consecutive WC championships by PJ Wandershied, Sauk Center, MN.
2007 Arctic Cats driven to WC by Houghton,
MI, driver Gary Moyle.
Sales Polaris driven by Nick Vanstrydonk of Tomahawk, WI, to the ER WC.
and Museum in St. Germain, WI, is "Where championship sleds get
together under one roof and champions hang around together as well."
addition to these sleds, several more are expected to be confirmed along with
photos, drivers suits, helmets and other Derby
memorabilia. Historic videos will also by playing.
This Derby 50th anniversary
special exhibit is the largest single exhibit ever attempted by the SHOF in its
30 year history.
additional info contact Loren Anderson, SHOF President at (715) 614-4488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.