|Ryan||John Deere Snowmobiles||26/Apr/2002:14:53:37|
|Awesome site! I really like that spitfire that you got.|
|Nice work... enjoyed it!|
|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,
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!!!!
|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
|To whom it may
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.
Vice President, Ashland Industries Inc.
877-634-4622 toll free
|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?
|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
|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.
|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
|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...
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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!!
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 !
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.
|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!
|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
|Hey Steve I finally got to check out your site and it is really cool.|
|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
|homepage looks awesome steve,
come a long way since i last saw it. |
just needs one more thing.......ZR 700 repair tips! ;-)
|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
|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
|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.
|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... =)
|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....|
|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.
|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.
|thanks i have 71 viking ill be at show feb 3 and 4|
|Patrick Ryan||Sleds and Stuff||14/Dec/2000:04:40:48|
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.
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
|We finally made it to your site.|
|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!
|just checking it out|
|Great webpage, very interesting
to see the working progress of the |
snowmoblie. Alot of wonderful photo's of the older pictures.
this page is awesome!!! old vikings are so cool and i found this page just surfing around.i'll be back as you update.
|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
|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.
|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|
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.
|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
|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
|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.
|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.
|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!!!
|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.
|Steve, great website,will send
you some more photos of vikings restored |
by Krogens Kustom Vikings to add to your collection.
|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
|WOW. Could tell u spent alot of
time on this. Very nice and very |
interesting. Liked the pics. Talk to u later
|Great Job Steve,|
This website is incredible. It really shows what some hard work can do.
Now you can help me build a website.
|Very nice page Steve. I do enjoy
the information you have on this page.|
I am sure it took much work to compile.
|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.
|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
|Bob Lee||The Ski-Doo T'NT Page||10/Dec/1999:23:45:43|
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 !!!!
|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.
|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"
|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.
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
|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
|Cool website Statch...but
wouldn't a '74 El Tigre 440 look nice on these |
|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!
|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
|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!
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...
This web site is improved compared to the first one. Though it
could use some green in it. We'll fix that this winter.
|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.
|Great web page
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.
|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.
|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|
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!
|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.
|Looks great Steve!|
|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. firstname.lastname@example.org
|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!
|cool site but could use some yellow|