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Classic Sno-Machines was founded in 1992 by 5 local (St. Joseph, MN) residents - Ken, Vern, Don, Denny, and Doug. The first rally consisted of a 5 mile ride from St. Joseph to Ken's house, There was only one rule - 1973 or older Sno-machines, Ken had a 69’ Scorpion and Doug had a 70’ Sno-Jet, about 25 people showed up on a cold Saturday morning in January for the first annual “Classic Sno-Machine” Rally. Doug made trophies that consisted of a bogey wheel on a Wood Plaque. The trophies were awarded in three categories: Original, Restored, and Best Dressed. The 3rd year the rally became too large for Ken's garage so the decision was made to move it to a new location in St. Anna, MN this continued through 2004, In 2005 the rally was held in conjunction with the I-94 snowmobile racing event in Freeport, MN The 2006 rally we be located in Farming, MN. As the years went by the restorations and quality of sleds improved greatly. Now people come from all over the Midwest area to attend the Classic Sno-Machine Rally. A summer show was added in 1999. 2001 was a turning point for CSM, an official club was formed and the first issue of “Classic Sno-Machines” newsletter was published, a quarterly 8-10 page full color newsletter full of information and photos relating to vintage sno-machines and the people that drive them.
Classic Sno-Machines snowmobile club history