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Annual classic snowmobile ride, show set in Big Bay

February 21, 2013
The Mining Journal

BIG BAY - The Big Bay Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show is set for Friday and Saturday.

Kicking off the activities Friday will be the annual ride for snowmobiles from 1985 and older. The approximately 30 mile round-trip ride leaves the Big Bay Motel at 10 a.m. and features a pig roast, bonfire and social gathering. The cost is $5 per person.

The big event of the weekend is the display of antique and vintage snowmobiles in front of the Big Bay Motel, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and the public display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be trophies and cash awards presented in several categories. Registration is $10 for snowmobile owners wanting to display their machines.

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Restored snowmobiles are on display during a recent Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show in Big Bay. This year’s show kicks off with a ride through the woods on Friday and display of dozens of old machines on Saturday. (Journal file photo)

There are several activities planned for kids Saturday, as well, including a snowman building contest, sawdust treasure hunt, mini-sled fun run and kids games.

Sponsored by the Big Bay Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Association and the 550 Snowmobile Club, there will also be a 50-50 drawing, bucket raffles and raffle for a 1973 Arctic Cat Puma 440. There will be a concession on site, as well.



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