VikingRedBaron`s Guest Book "Archive"




Ryan John Deere Snowmobiles 26/Apr/2002:14:53:37
Awesome site! I really like that spitfire that you got.
 
Lynn http://www.bears-bears.org/ 25/Apr/2002:03:16:04
Nice work... enjoyed it!
 
Bill Earle   26/Dec/2001:09:02:48
Hello Steve, really nice site,I too enjoy older sleds. I'm restoring a
1970 moto-ski 295sm limited-build racer. It was my frist sled I got it
in 1972 I'm also restoring a 1973 arctic cat 292 lynx. Thanks for
sharing your sleds,
 
Mike-&-Pat   20/Dec/2001:02:26:34
Thanks Steve,
The recoil you picked up for me works great! I got it running with the
carburator you said was an odd one and it seems to work fine .
Thanx again and Merry Christmas!
WHERE'S THE SNOW!!!!
 
Matt LaBrecque   19/Dec/2001:22:23:33
Great site! I like looking at pictures of old sleds. Although I own 2
newer sleds (2001 Indy 500 XC SP and 1996 Formula III), I have quite
the passion for old sleds and still consider myself an old school
snowmobile fanatic! I also own a '78 Yamaha Exciter 440, but it's been
in pieces for a few years now. I couldn't help but notice in one of
your pictures seeing what appears to be a Sno-Pony. It looks as if the
2 machines in front are Vikings, but the one in the back (yellow
machine)looks just like a Sno-Pony. The first snowmobile that I ever
laid my eyes on was a 1972 (or maybe 1973) SnoPony. My grandfather
bought two of them brand new and probably had them for at least 10
years or so. Unfortunately, he got rid of them almost 20 years ago.
If you or anyone have any information on where I can find one of these,
I'd be psyched. I live in NH, but would probably be willing to travel
out of state to get one of these. The model I'm intersted in has a 340
JLO motor in it. I b
 
Randy Rust   15/Dec/2001:13:15:36
To whom it may concern

Three years ago myself and three other inverstors purchased Ashland
Industries, Ashland WI. The people we purchased the company from had
built the Viking Snowmobiles. When we cleaned up the plant we threw
away hundreds of spare parts, hoods, tunnels etc. etc. I wish we knew
more about your group so we could donate,give whatever to you. I would
like more information if possible of the history of the Viking
snowmobile. I would like to include it within our website upcoming
history link at www.ashlandind.com I am also looking for photographs
of the various models you have displayed on this page.
Randy Rust
Vice President, Ashland Industries Inc.
877-634-4622 toll free
 
Craig Erickson   30/Nov/2001:13:30:19
cool site, thanks. My dad and I started a vintage passion for old JD
sleds. We are in the middle of our first project. A 1980 JD Traifire.
We have had lots of fun, along with some customizing, we are looking
forward to coming out on some vitage rides with others who enjoy the
same! We live in Horace ND...just outside of Fargo ya know! thanks
again, Craig age 13. (next project...1975 JD 340 liquifire)
ps, what -&- when do the club members come together in the FM area?
 
Doug   04/Nov/2001:08:54:26
Hey your page looks great. Liked all the photo's on the Vikings. Need
to get some more info on them. Will check your page often. Thanks
 
Clay   01/Nov/2001:20:51:25
You know your page is looking really good. There is only one thing
missing,and that is some pictures of some Ski-doo's jumping. Well
other then that good job.
 
chris patchett   29/Oct/2001:22:46:18
hey i love you 1971 mini moto that thing is the s### i love it and can
i ask how much you paid for it thanks
 
Nate Altendorf   22/Oct/2001:18:03:30
Great Page, shows us young guys what you old guys went through back in
the day. Know wonder your all so slow,jk, see ya on the trails...
 
Earl Martin   18/Oct/2001:22:18:38
I enjoyed your webb site very much. I have just about finished
rebuilding my 65 olympic, and starting to work on a 69 nordic 371. The
motoor is seized up so i have some work ahead of me.
 
Adam Bruns   15/Sep/2001:20:10:33
Hi Steve I talked to you in Detriot Lakes this last weekend at
Sledfest. It was a pleasure talking to you. I was selling the Ultra 3
Flex Ski's. Great web site. Hope to see you in the future.
 
Craig Goodrich   09/Sep/2001:14:37:04
Finally a Viking web site. I own and use my 1972 viking Snowmobile and
have had it for many years. The kids fight over it. It is a great sled
and of course when people see it they say "A What". Great site,
keep it up. By the way I can't find my ID tag. Good Luck, Back later
 
Brett Dahl   06/Sep/2001:10:35:47
Hi Steve. Finally got the chance to visit your website. Very cool! It
really brings back the memories. Looks like a lot of work to set up
something like this. I'll be back again to check it out again. If you
are interested in that JDX4, let me know. You know where I work. Thanks
again for the trip down memory lane.
Brett
 
Galen Ishman   10/Aug/2001:07:11:42
Hi Steve, Great site!. I grew up in the snow belt of NW Pa. in the early
70's and some of my fondest memories are of the riding,racing,repairing,
and BS-ing that we use to do around these old vintage sleds.
We had a dealership around for just about every brand you could
imagine ,except for the Vikings(unfortunately); I always thought
they looked like a well built sled and I loved the metalflake hoods and
colors. Maybe with the internet I'll be able to find one some day to add
to my collection. It's been a heatwave down here for weeks.....but I am
starting to dream of the old sleds again. I can't wait for winter!!
 
Alan   07/Aug/2001:02:17:00

Hi Steve. Just was thinking of the days in the early 70's when my father sold Viking snowmobiles in Northern New York, and though I'd see if there was anything on the internet on the old Viings, when low and behold I came upon your site. It brought back so many memories when I saw all those wonderful pictures of them, and was thinking of the times I'd take a new one just set up out of the crate for a " spin out back " just to see how it would go ! I always marveled at how good a Viking looked compared to other sleds and the very nice color selection that Viking offered. Well anyhow, just wanted to say you have a really nice site here and thanks for bringing back all those wonderful memories from my teenage years of riding on Vikings !
 
Ryan Kivimagi RedZap.net 02/Aug/2001:10:50:42
Steve,

I figured I better sign this guest book so. The site looks pretty good.
Hope you didn't get sick from the wedding like everyone else.

Later
 
John Christopherson John's vintage Sledding and hobby site 29/Jul/2001:11:33:40
Hi Steve, Kieth Krogen and I are sitting Down In Curacau right now,
that's about as far south in the Carribean as you can go without
hitting South America. We just wanted to let you know how pathetic we
are sitting on a tropical island looking at vintage sledding web sites!

Later!
 
Gregg The Snowmobile Directory 01/Jul/2001:21:10:03
Doing some research on vintage sites to add to The Snowmobile Directory
and came across your site. Lots of good information here. Keep up the
good work!
 
Scott Hogfoss   29/Jun/2001:21:10:26
Hey Steve I finally got to check out your site and it is really cool.
 
Ben   29/Jun/2001:11:19:58
Cool page Steve. I had to stop back to check out "the bird." Got the
truck back (again). New steering column now, but I have to get it back
for Joe to get it aligned again. I got a kick out of all those Polaris
sleds hauling you around. Sorry about that, it must have sucked.
Anyhow, cool page. Later, Ben
 
Mike Tweten   16/Jun/2001:19:22:05
homepage looks awesome steve, come a long way since i last saw it.
just needs one more thing.......ZR 700 repair tips! ;-)
GREAT PAGE!
 
Keram   26/Apr/2001:23:52:59
Steve, I like the page. Sorry to hear about the tow that you
needed... But hey, I like the site, and I just wanted to let you know
that it was well done. Keep it cool. -Keram
 
Mike Jirak   24/Apr/2001:21:24:20
hey steve this is Mike. I'm the guy that you talked to at Border Cities
this last weekend of April 22nd. You know Jake's friend. Just stopped
by your website to look at the different things you got going on about
the viking sleds. Really interesting to finally meet someone that
know's a good thing when they see it. It's really to bad that they
don't make em like they used to. I'll try to find some old pictures of
our sleds so that you can post them or at leadt enjoy looking at them
as much as I do. Talk to you later man. Mike
 
ryan hendrickson   02/Apr/2001:17:34:49
i have an old viking vigilante 340 single-not sure of the year. need a
track and a windshield. can you help me out. thanks.
 
Jason Hendrickson   22/Mar/2001:17:28:08
nice work on your page
 
Animation Clipart -&- Animations 15/Feb/2001:17:42:11
Just wanted to say Hi! I really liked your page and I was wondering if
you would need any cliparts or animations for it. Check my page at:
http://iexploiter.com/toplist for tons of em... =)
 
corey westfall   09/Feb/2001:08:27:45
 
Adam Carpenter   04/Feb/2001:21:07:47
hey how's it going the page was realy cool it was put together very well
 
R. Isherwood KT Racing 01/Feb/2001:21:25:52
Just dropped in again to see what's new....
 
Nicke Ericsson 31/Jan/2001:10:58:48
Nice site you got here, fun too see someone put soo much work into a
site about snowmobiles. Keep it up

Ps. if you wont too see my snowmobile at my friends site just have a
look on http://go.to/pegs and dont forget too sign the guestbook.
 
Matt Stallman   28/Jan/2001:23:01:44
Wow Steve! Your site is pretty cool. You definitely put a lot of work
into this site. It looks good and is easy to use.
 
jeff fortner 26/Jan/2001:19:45:17
thanks i have 71 viking ill be at show feb 3 and 4
 
Patrick Ryan Sleds and Stuff 14/Dec/2000:04:40:48
Nice site
 
gertE   11/Dec/2000:21:54:37
Hometown: amsterdam netherlands

nice site!!
 
Scott Blinder   04/Dec/2000:19:27:21
Hi,
I got a kick out of your mini-sno photos. I have two of these
both 1970's One is in mint shape and the other is less
the motor. Both fuel takes are cracked in many places
and wonder if you have the same problem and if so how
you fixed them. My dad was a moto-ski dealer for years
here in South Dakota and sold many of those little sleds.
He even got one that has the wrong engine put into it,
A 340 and man did that thing move. A customer bought
it and raced it in the South Dakota Governors cup
snowmobile race in 1972 and went like crazy till he broke
a ski off of it. Nice web site and think snow, we have
about 15 inches on the ground today here in Aberdeen, S.D
an rode the 580zr for 40 miles today.

Scott
 
Rich   16/Nov/2000:17:38:27
HEY STEVE,
I FINALLY GOT TO YOUR WEB PAGE,GREAT JOB!!! ERIC E. HAD GIVEN ME THE
ADDRESS A WHILE AGO (I THINK SHORTLY AFTER I STOPPED WORKING IN
CASSELTON WITH HIM) NICE TO SEE ALL THE GREAT SLEDS. HOPE TO SEE YOU
THIS WINTER AT SOME OF THE EVENTS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!
 
Northern Skunk don't know yet 11/Nov/2000:03:00:11
Very cool site, love looking at what started our sport. Maybe sometime
in the future I could use you're pictures in an article. Will be
contacting you soon I hope.
 
R. Isherwood KT Racing Team 02/Nov/2000:23:33:42
Great site...enjoyed the visit.
 
Gary and Linda   15/Oct/2000:22:19:41
Hello: I seen the pictures on the web page of the Mini-sno. My Dad was a
Moto-ski dealer 1970;71;72;73 and in 1971 I was only 6 years old and I
was fortunate to have the use of a brand new Mini-sno. This photo
brings back some great memories. I have a 6 year old boy and twin 3
year old boys and they are stuck riding two Kitty-Kats. I look in the
classifieds hoping to come across one of these.Nothing out here in
Massachusetts though.

 
Cindy Kuster   25/Sep/2000:21:39:05
We finally made it to your site.
 
Mike Kleckler   12/Aug/2000:19:47:58
HEY ,
I CAME TO YOUR SITE TO SEE IF WHAT MY NEIGHBOR FROM 1978 HAD
WAS A VIKING! IT WAS BUT WHAT A TREAT WHEN I SAW IN THE BACKGROUND A
SNO-PONY! WE STUCK A WEAK RUNNING 640 MOTOR IN ONE -&- DRESSED IT UP WITH
DINGLEBALLS AROUND THE WINDSHIELD,CURBFEELERS,-&- A BATWING ANTENNA!
WHEN WE PAINTED THE BOGIE WHEELS WHITE -&- PUT A CURLY BLACK HAIRED WIG
OVER MY HELMET THE AUTHORITIES AT TIP UP TOWN WOULDN'T LET US RIDE ON
THE LAKE OR IN THE SNO-SAFARI! I SADLY RODE AWAY WITH MY BUDDY SAYING
THE NAME WE HAD COME UP WITH LOUDLY........SNOOOOOOOOOOW....BRO'S! MY
DETROIT UPBRINGING MUST HAVE AFFECTED ME THAT WEEK! BUT WHAT FUN
JUMPING THAT POOR LITTLE SLED UNTIL THE CHAINCASE EXPLODED!

THANKS ,

MICHAEL
 
steven thom   13/May/2000:12:48:29
just checking it out
 
Leonahrd Joern   14/Apr/2000:22:02:54
Great webpage, very interesting to see the working progress of the
snowmoblie. Alot of wonderful photo's of the older pictures.
 
mark sinn   29/Mar/2000:10:19:25

this page is awesome!!! old vikings are so cool and i found this page just surfing around.i'll be back as you update.
 
Greg Strommen   28/Mar/2000:21:01:30
This is a good thing you have done here Steve. I never heard about this
site from anyone in T.V. I was just surfin tonight and found this!
There a very few people I work with that know about Viking's. Now I can
show them!!

 
Stacy Clark   28/Feb/2000:13:09:47
Just stumbled across your site. Even though I was a Skiroule fan it's
nice to see the Vikings. I remember everyday seeing a big VIKING sign
on the side of a barn at 80th St. and County Rd. 19 in Cottage Grove.
Nice to go back in time.
 
Kerry Fire-&-Ice 24/Feb/2000:11:48:53
A very nice page you have. It's great to see the older sleds and see
how far they've came in such a short time. Have a great winter!
 
Tom RoadRunner Bla My Northern Page 21/Feb/2000:09:24:06
Hey Cousin-in-law, nice site, ya done good fer a norsky! Any of your
buddies wanna come to the Northern "Free" Just have them E-mail me, or
go to my web site and sign up for a free drink, and if they tell me
they have been on your site...I'll give them a V.I.P. party free!
Keep up da good work, and keep yer skis down and pointed ahead!
 
LaVern and Judy Site   20/Feb/2000:17:37:17
Hi Steve,
Hope you remember us, don't see you very often. This is a great website.
I just my computer in June of 99. I am pretty green, but learning more
each day. It has been a nice winter. Have a nice 2000.
 
CHUCK D   05/Feb/2000:22:11:18
GOOD TO SEE THE PICS OF ALL THE OLD VIKINGS. MY DAD BOUGHT US A NEW
VIGILANTE 440 IN THE EARLY 1970'S? FROM BILL HASKE WHO WAS A DEALER FOR
VIKING AT THAT TIME I THINK. HAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES OF LEARNING TO
RIDE AS A YOUNGSTER ON MY PURPLE 440!
 
Dr. WOT (74 JD 400)   03/Feb/2000:19:14:19
Steve-great web page- I miss the oldies but goodies. Nice to see you
finally added some nice green color to your collection. Hope to see you
this weekend.
 
DAVE 26/Jan/2000:21:56:09
GREAT SITE STEVE BUT I REALLY THINK WE NEED SOME MORE BLUE
ON THE PAGES. MAYBE EVEN SOME GREEN BUT PEACOCK IS DEFINETLY THE COLOR
OF CHOICE
 
Ron Bartholomew   26/Jan/2000:13:54:28
Great page, I really enjoyed it. Would like to inquire about the
statement of Twin Valley being the hometown of the Viking Snowmobile
however. You see I live near Ashland, Wisconsin where the first Vikings
were built. Seems to me Twin Valley offered a reduced rental at an old
potatoe warehouse to the builders of the Viking as an incentive to move
the industry to that city. There are a few of the older original
Vikings still floating about in the area here.
 
Dennis E Neisen   20/Jan/2000:20:05:01
I saw you were from Twin Valley. I'm originally from Mahnomen.
I remember seeing the Viking sleds in the early 70s when they
had sled races at the Mahnomen County Fairgrounds. You must have
made it there at one time or another. Good Luck on your site.
It looks great.
 
Rodney Edlund   14/Jan/2000:00:08:20
Nice red Winnepeg Racer, man. It would probably look pretty good in
the box of my truck (color's the same). Hats off to you and your
support crew (Eric, BC, Tim, etc.) Well Eric, anyways. Just kidding
guys. We'll have to race sometime next winter when I get back into
this area (maybe we'll even get some snow next year before the second
week in January). God Bless.
 
Mike Tweten   10/Jan/2000:23:06:04
great lookin page steve. i didnt realize how many older sleds are
still around, im more for the newer ones. good to see the sleds that
paved the way showcased on the 'net.
 
Joe Lesniak Joe and Matts John Deere snowmobile page 04/Jan/2000:21:27:47
Hey awsome page, keeps on getting better and better and better everytime
i come. I love reading about these smaller companies, you really have
done some research. Thumbs up here!!!
Joe
 
Razzy   03/Jan/19100:11:45:02
Hey Steve, great website. You put a lot of time into it and it paid
off. I will come back to see the rest of it later. Take it easy.
 
Keith Krogen   03/Jan/19100:10:48:26
Steve, great website,will send you some more photos of vikings restored
by Krogens Kustom Vikings to add to your collection.
 
bert   02/Jan/19100:10:31:38
nice site, glad to see that some of the old stuff is still around, makes
one realize how far we really have come.it's important not to forget our
roots.
 
sheri   28/Dec/1999:03:59:47
WOW. Could tell u spent alot of time on this. Very nice and very
interesting. Liked the pics. Talk to u later
 
Brandon Larson   21/Dec/1999:23:56:15
Great Job Steve,

This website is incredible. It really shows what some hard work can do.
Now you can help me build a website.
 
Rick Thompson   18/Dec/1999:20:34:49
Very nice page Steve. I do enjoy the information you have on this page.
I am sure it took much work to compile.
 
Brad   14/Dec/1999:23:28:55
Nice job, Steve. Who woulda thunk it? Considering how little time you
have a computer, I'm impressed. Keep up the good work -&- see if you
can't find room in there for some vintage 'Doo!!! - Just kidding.
Brad
 
Joe Rainville Reproduction parts for JD sleds 12/Dec/1999:12:40:00
Very nice web page! It is nice too see people ridding the old iron,
not just collection them... I try to ride all of my old JD's, but
keeping all 5 running is a chore! I finally gave into the dark side
and bought a new sno-pro Cat, but I want to attend vintage races with
Liquifire too! Keep up the excellent work, and keep ridding the old
Viking's! -jdr
 
Bob Lee The Ski-Doo T'NT Page 10/Dec/1999:23:45:43
Hi Steve

Very good site, well put together. Liked all the pictures of the
Vikings and very informative. I will have a link to from my site here.

Think Snow !!!!
 
purple pride.   07/Dec/1999:22:57:21
Well I finally found it. The number one site on the web. Go Vikings.
Oh your talking about snowmoblies. Oh well snowmobiles are cool too.
 
Bonnie B.   05/Dec/1999:21:31:16
Steve, Leland and Linda were over, so I was showing them the neat
pictures on you web pages. We are all very impressed and hope you keep
them coming!!!! Talk soon, try stop over during the holidays and help
me with my computer. Thanks again for the "Good old Days"
 
Tim McGuire   24/Nov/1999:00:25:47
We'll I'm impressed. You came a long way with the web site
since the first time I seen it and the stack of pictures I've seen so
many times before. Although there were some new ones even I hadn't
seen yet. Hard to believe a web site could turn out so well, even
without a picture of a 74 SkiDoo TNT on it. Nice job.
 
travis kuehl   22/Nov/1999:23:44:47
Steve-
Lookin' good(the web page)! Now I know why your phone is always busy!
We'll have to hook up here soon and go riding....snow or no snow!!!! I
have a new driveshaft and chaincase to try out! Well, keep up the good
work on both the page and the sleds!! Later
 
Aaron B   21/Nov/1999:21:02:34
Looks good Steve, its fun to see all the pictures. Well I better get
back in the garage so I have a Viking for Lynn to ride at old timers
this yea
 
Brady Burnside   18/Nov/1999:00:42:29
Cool website Statch...but wouldn't a '74 El Tigre 440 look nice on these
pages?
 
Cami   17/Nov/1999:21:27:44
Wow! Great website Steve. If you can peel yourself away from the
editing long enough to come see us- we'd love to have ya.

Keep up the good work!
 
Lucas E   16/Nov/1999:22:02:43
hard to beleive guy with all those sleds can only put three "nonvikings"
on his page. put on bero,blue arrow,or the rare and elusive buran.
kool page steve
 
Dean Bentley   14/Nov/1999:22:29:14
Great site!! I have some good pictures if you want to use them.
Thanks for including the bentley sleds on there. I also like the
yamaha background on the one picture!
 
eric   14/Nov/1999:00:44:45
Steve,
The site looks great. If this warm weather sticks we may be
forced to perform a "snow dance" and conjure up some white stuff, or
shall we just throw a virgin sled into a volcano as a sacrafice to the
"snow gods"? Now what color shall the sacraficial sled be? hmmmm...

eric elofson
 
Matthew Herberg   12/Nov/1999:10:48:36
Hi Steve,

This web site is improved compared to the first one. Though it
could use some green in it. We'll fix that this winter.

Matt



 
Eric Wymer   11/Nov/1999:20:53:45
Hey Steve do any of those sleds run on dirt? Looks like we are off to
a bad year once again. Thanksgiving and no snow? I hope not. The
photo's look great. You will have to add photo's from every sled run
you go on this year. Hey Bryan said you might have some sleds for sale?
The site looks great, Tracey says hi, see you on the trails.

Later
 
bryan carlson   11/Nov/1999:18:46:39
Great web page Stevie!!!!!!
Wish I could only talk you into riding something decent like an Artic
Cat! You know I'm just kidding. Looks good. We all know what you've
been up too in your spare time.

BC
 
Kevin Krueger   09/Nov/1999:22:34:21
Nice job on your new webpage Steve. I hadn't heard of a 399 Kohler
F/A before now. I also liked the Winnepeg sled.
 
OZZY   08/Nov/1999:23:35:52
Good job Steve! Very interesting. Seen some sleds I'd never seen before
here. You have been doing your homework haven't you!!
 
Seth O. Thompson   06/Nov/1999:20:27:44
Steve,

I really like your homepage. You've done some real nice work here!
It's fun to look at people's homepage that I actually know! I do have
one problem...I don't think I've ready anything with regards to the hot-
permorming 440 sno-pro! ha, ha! ...add a little arctic green and your
page would look perfect! Talk later man!

Seth
 
Tammy (Balvik) Carls   02/Nov/1999:21:24:17
Steve, I sure look cute in that picture huh?? (Even cuter than the
sled!!!) You have done a nice job with your website, its fun to look
at...Allen appreciates seeing his sleds on there, nice of you to add
his name. I was sure surprised when Allen showed me the pictures of
Cindy and mom and I.........Tammy
 
Matt Joe -&- Matt's John Deere Snowmobiles 02/Nov/1999:20:28:17
Great start! I always like going to new vintage sled pages, and learn
about other brands. You don't need any yellow, you need some green!
j/k. Good luck.

Matt
 
Allan Vatnsdal   02/Nov/1999:13:42:09
Looks great Steve!
 
Allen Carlsrud   31/Oct/1999:10:09:45
Cool site. Nothing nicer than all the different colors and models of
Viking snowmobiles. I'm glad to see the only yellow snowmobile is the
Gold Vigilante SS 440. Remember, if you don't want to go hiking, ride
a Viking. vikingsnowmobile@yahoo.com
 
John Christopherson   30/Oct/1999:16:40:23
Pretty cool site, looks good even without yellow! ;-)
More pics of models and years would be great also a little
history/specs. Keep up the good work!
 
paul diersen   29/Oct/1999:10:33:29
cool site but could use some yellow
 


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