SEE YOU IN 2014:
The Feature Snowmobile for 2013 will be:
- YAMAHA POWERED SLEDS OF OTHER BRANDS
Mark your calendars for January 25 & 26th, 2014
2013 Judged Show Results
Click here for regular class results
Click here for Featured Snowmobile class results
2013 LOUD Snowmobile Results
This year, there were 3 trophies each trophies for Megaphone and Tuned Pipe sleds.
Click here for results.
Thanks to Mike Hubinak with West Coast Vintage Sleds for sponsoring this fun event and providing the cool trophies!
2013 Ice Drag Racing Results
For results of the straight line ice drag racing results, including the Baddest SRX Shootout, click HERE
2013 Ice Oval (ORA) Racing Results
For results of the Oval Racers Alliance results, click HERE
2013 event photos on SMUGMUG
Can you find your sled at Waconia? Click HERE for over 900 photos taken at the 2013 Waconia Ride-In.
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Get your 2014 YAMAHA t-shirt at summer events
The Waconia Ride-In Committee will be selling the t-shirt below at summer events --- Milbank, Princeton and Hay Days.
No mail orders. Cash and carry only.
Get your 2013 Scorpion & Brut -themed Waconia clothing at our event
The Waconia Ride-In Committee will be selling sweatshirts and other long sleeved apparel at the event Ballroom this year. We intend to include hooded sweatshirts as well. First come - first served. These always sell out. No mail orders. Cash and carry only.
Also look for previous year clothing and memorabilia. Come visit us and get your colors on!
Waconia 2011 set all time attendance & trail ride records
We had several committee members count the trail riders as they passed through a single-file "pinch point". No one counted less than 800 vintage machines --- we did not count any newer model snowmobiles.
Check out this display of special Rupp machines in the Ballroom at the 2011 show.
The Ballroom also has featured brand clothing on display.
Featured manufacturer memorabilia on display in the Ballroom.
This Rupp NITRO was auctioned off for $ 4,500 --- all proceeds to Ronald McDonald House.
Waconia 2011 featured on SledHead 24/7 TV show:
Click here for a segment that features antiques and vintage sleds at Waconia, the WOBLE ride and a special Tribute to Edgar Hetteen, founder of both Polaris and Arctic Cat. (Note that a commercial precedes the video footage.)
Results of Sunday's 2011 Judged show available:
Click here for Award winners
Waconia Ride-In Video
Check out our WACONIA Event promotional video. In five minutes, you will make a decision to come to our "World's Largest" get-together.
WACONIA EVENT POSTSCRIPT:
We had a great time at our 2010 event:
- Paid attendance = 5,000+ sled heads
- Trail ride = 608 machines
- Judging competition = 500 machines
- and FOOD --- 1,500 pork chops, 1,300 hot dogs and 40 gallons of Chili devoured!
WACONIA IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST VINTAGE EVENT!
THANKS FOR HELPING US MAKING THIS HAPPEN...
Thank a Volunteer !!!
Thanks to all the volunteers that helped pull this off:
Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Show Committee
Carver County Snow Runners
SouthTonka Snow Club
Region 8 - MnUSA
Waconia Fire Department
Hamburg Fire Department
See yourself on You Tube ---- every participant in 2010 Trail Ride was video-taped:
We hired a videographer to record each trail ride sled as it drove by. Can you find you and your friends? Which brand was best represented?
The trail ride was so long we had to break it into two parts:
How big is the Waconia event?
This event is so big it took aerial pictures to show you the scope of the action:
This shows Saturday's action --- On lake are the straight-line ice drag track and ORA oval racing track. Notice that there are over 900 trucks/trailers parked on the lake in the background!
This shows Sunday morning action --- judged show area in the forefront, ballroom to the right and behind it the swap meet area. On the lake are the drag racing lanes to the right, parking to the left and oval track in the background - courtesy of Mike Revier Sky Photos (952-471-7600)
Another shot from the lake side --- getting ready for some ORA oval racing action! - courtesy of Mike Revier Sky Photos (952-471-7600)
Results of Sunday's 2010 Judged show available:
Click here for Award winners
Results of Sunday's 2010 Ice Drag Racing available:
Click here for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners
We were proud to host the Winter Meeting of the Antique Snowmobile Club of America (ASCOA). There website is linked here. Below is a picture of one of their racing events:
2012 Charity Auction
$ 5,400 --- the highest bidder price on this 1972 Chaparral FIREBIRD SS with 650 Hirth power plant.
ALL PROCEEDS WENT TO THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION.
Sunday swapping is FREE:
We want to encourage sons & daughters to purchase a sled and rebuild to ride in our next year's trail ride. No charge for your swap space on SUNDAY.
No registration or trail stickers needed to attend our event
Because we have a special permit for our event, your vintage or antique machine does not need a Minnesota registration or trail sticker on the grounds, on the trail ride or for the lake events.
Now, if you want to do some other snowmobiling in Minnesota on your classic machine, be aware that Minnesota honors another state’s snowmobile registration for up to 30 consecutive days of your stay in Minnesota. However, If your out-of-state snowmobile does not have any current registration then you would need to apply for the MN collector permit (free) or collector registration ($ 9.50). Your out-of –state snowmobile would also need the trail sticker to operate on state or grant-in-aid trails unless you have the MN collector snowmobile permit.
If you have questions about snowmobile registration in Minnesota, call the Dept. of Natural Resources @ 651-296-2316, or 1-800-285-2000.
WACONIA RIDE-IN QUICK FACTS:
- Admission is $ 20.00 for all weekend - if you pre-register (you will receive two buttons)
- Walk-in admission is $ 15.00 on Saturday (you will receive a button)
- Walk-in admission is $ 10.00 on Sunday (you will receive a button)
- Children under 12 pay no admission
- parking is free
- Show starts at 8:00 am each day
- Trail ride starts 11:00 am Saturday
- No snowmobile registration required for vintage/antique sleds on the grounds or on trail or lake events.
- 50 mph speed limit on lake & trails.
- Saturday swap spaces are $ 25.00/day on the day of the show, or $20.00 if you pre-register
_ Sunday swapping is FREE. We want to encourage sons & daughters to purchase a sled and rebuild to ride in our next year's trail ride. No charge for your swap space on SUNDAY.
- We reserve the right to cancel or change any element of this event. This most likely would be due to a situation beyond our control, like the weather or some catastrophe.
Under 18 ---- must wear a helmet
- Be aware that Minnesota law requires that any youth under the age of 18 must wear a helmet. This includes the trail ride, racing events or just tooling around. Both the Sheriff and DNR officers will be in attendance. Be warned!
50 mph Speed Limit
- Be aware that Minnesota has a 50 MPH speed limit on frozen lakes and public trails.
Video of the 2009 Trail Ride:
Click here for YouTube video of some of the riders. Can you find yourself cruising on by???
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