Scorpion Homecoming 2018 Feature Sled - 1975 Whip

Scorpion Homecoming & Ice fishing contest 2018

February 3, 2018

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Homecoming Overview

… where it’s not about the sleds, it’s about the people.

Join hundreds of Scorpion fans for the 14th annual Scorpion Homecoming & Ice Fishing Contest, brought to you by the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Sno-Serpent Snowmobile Club.

The 2018 Scorpion Homecoming will feature the WHIP! The sparkling-blue sensation from model year 1975!

The agenda and tone of the event is expected to be similar to prior years. For a recap of prior events, browse the Scorpion Homecoming launch page.

Scorpion Homecoming is a casual, free and fun event. Sled registration is completely complementary. No formal provisions are being made for swap or race activities. Attendees are however encouraged to support the sponsors by purchasing a raffle ticket (excellent prizes awarded - need not be present to win), patronizing the concessionaires and purchasing an official 2018 Homecoming button.

All Scorpions, as well as Scorpion-manufactured brands are welcome, including Trail-A-Sled, Sno-Ro, Sears, Sno-Craft, Brut and Massey-Ferguson.

Machines need not run to be displayed.

And don't forget to sport your Scorpion-themed apparel!

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Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce - Annual Ice Fishing Contest

Come to Scorpion Homecoming 2018 and show-off your Stinger - then catch yourself a fish at the adjacent Annual Serpent Lake Ice Fishing Contest. Great prizes in several categories!

Together with Annual Ice Fishing Contest, Scorpion Homecoming is intended to be enjoyed by the whole family. The adjacent Annual Ice Fishing Contest boasts an on-ice dance contest, raffle prizes, on-ice concessions and themed fishing groups - this is a great day to celebrate Minnesota winter living! Over 1200 holes will be drilled and waiting for your line to be dropped at Noon on Saturday, February 3rd. Win cash prizes for fish of all species. Even a cash prize for the smallest fish!

Enjoy cash prizes and concessions on the ice! $10 entry fee gives you one hole, plus a chance at the raffle.

Raffle Ticket PrizeS

[Details pending]

Sponsors

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Homecoming Results

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[Recap and trophy results available post-event]


Location

Crosby, Minnesota is located on the eastern edge of the Brainerd Lakes Area (115 miles north of Minneapolis, 90 miles west of Duluth, 15 miles northwest of Brainerd). Crosby's Memorial Park on the northwestern shores of Serpent Lake (Highway 210). If you are unsure of the location, check-out the map on the Homecoming launch page. Enter Memorial Park through the west-side entrance along Hwy 210, then proceed to the boat ramp where volunteers will assist you.

 

Since it's inception, Scorpion Homecoming is brought to you in part by the great people at the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for your support!

Since it's inception, Scorpion Homecoming is brought to you in part by the great people at the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for your support!


Logistical support for Scorpion Homecoming is brought to you in part by the Sno-Serpents Snowmobile Club. Founded in 1973, the Sno-Serpents maintain over 80 miles of Minnesota's best snowmobile trails, right here in the Cuyuna Lakes. Consider supporting the club by becoming a member today!

Logistical support for Scorpion Homecoming is brought to you in part by the Sno-Serpents Snowmobile Club. Founded in 1973, the Sno-Serpents maintain over 80 miles of Minnesota's best snowmobile trails, right here in the Cuyuna Lakes. Consider supporting the club by becoming a member today!


Announcements

Final Pre-Event Announcements

In the final days preceding the event, late-breaking announcements will be posted to this area. If you plan on attending, please check this section accordingly.

Weather Information

  • [Details pending]

Parking/Ice Conditions

  • [Details pending]

Walking Conditions

  • CAUTION! Footing for Cuyuna Lakes Annual Ice Fishing Contest & Scorpion Homecoming is expected to be rough and slippery. Sturdy boots and ice cleats are recommended.

Official 2018 Button

Support this event by purchasing your official Scorpion Homecoming 2018 button at the on-ice warming tent. At the 2018 Homecoming we celebrate not only the 1975 Whip, but also all other machines manufactured by the Crosby-Ironton based firm during its 20+ year existence. Only $4.00!


Chuck Connors

In keeping with the 1975 Whip theme, look for several Chuck Connors tie-ins at the 2018 event. Hollywood star Chuck Connors was a promotional fixture for Scorpion during production of the Whip! His rugged persona was a perfect compliment to Scorpion's western-themed advertising campaign. Check-back here for further details.

Legendary Hollywood spokesperson, Chuck Connors -


Details

Agenda

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ~ Set-up & Registration
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM ~ Display
  • 1:00 - 2:30 PM ~ Air Sled Demonstration
  • 1:30 - 2:00 PM ~ Judging
  • 3:00 PM ~ Awards Presentation
  • 3:15 PM ~ 4:30 PM Trail Ride
  • 3:30 PM ~ 7:00 PM Open House

Feature Sleds/machines

The 2018 event will feature the sparkling-blue Whip from model year 1975. Sporting the two-cylinder Cuyuna engine, these innovative forward-mounted snowmobiles quickly gained a reputation for style, duability and fun. Even today. the 1975 Whip is among the most popular sleds ever manufactured by Scorpion. If you have one, regardless of condition, bring it out and show it off!

Media Coverage

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Social Media

During the event, please actively post with the hash-tag #scorpionsnowmobiles #scorpionhomecoming and check-in on Facebook under the place name "Scorpion Homecoming."

Judging

A more formalized judging process will continue for 2018. Scorpion Homecoming is independently judged by experts within the antique and vintage snowmobile hobby - the Antique Snowmobile Society (A.S.S.).

Trophies

An increased number of trophies will be distributed at the 3:00 PM on-ice awards presentation, including the following categories at minimum:

  • Feature Sled - For those displaying a 1975 Whip, a HUGE number of trophies will be awarded, including the traditional 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, as well as FIVE honorable mentions! Don't miss this opportunity to bring-home some beautiful trophy hardware.
  • Trail-A-Sled Era, original and restored (model years 1959-1971) - First and Runner-Up for each
  • Scorpion Era, original & restored (model years 1972-1981) - First and Runner-Up for each
  • Scorpion Custom - First and Runner up
  • Scorpion Traveler
  • Chamber’s Choice
  • C-I Royalty Award
  • Sno-Serpent Award

Support Tent

Upon your arrival, visit the Homecoming on-ice support tent for your complimentary sled sign, commemorative button ($4), and other Scorpion merchandise. For your comfort, the support tent also doubles as a warming facility.

Merchandise

A limit amount of assorted Scorpion-related merchandise will be available within the support tent. Cash only please.

Parking and Traffic Flow

As always, on-ice driving and parking is at your own risk (ample nearby street parking is available). For your convenience, Memorial Park does have an excellent low-angle ramp to the ice surface. See the pre-event announcements section of this page for last minute information.

Display Area

A dedicated display area will be set-up adjacent to the ice fishing area on Serpent Lake just offshore from Memorial Park. Although welcome, no formal provisions are being made for swappers (and no fees are accessed). All swappers in attendance are asked to set-up around the perimeter of the display area and not within the snowmobile display lines.

A dedicated area for 1975 Whips will be set-up near the display area entrance. Please place all 1975 Whips in the designated area.

The display area is reserved specifically for Trail-A-Sled, Scorpion and other brands directly manufactured by such. Other antique and vintage brands are welcome (but are asked to please set-up around the perimeter of the display area).

Local ride-in sleds are encouraged!

Trail Ride

Completely on-ice, this optional low-speed ride will circumnavigate Serpent Lake for approximately 8 round-trip miles. Support vehicles may not be available, so plan accordingly. Assuming safe ice conditions, the ride will proceed with or without snow. Participants below the age of 18 are subject to Minnesota's helmet law. Please have your sleds in good running condition. Vintage snowmobiles (25 years old or greater) are exempt from state license requirements while participating in this event.

Open House

Held at a world-class local collection, this event is an absolute must for Scorpion fans. Rare vintage video will be on display. Directions to the open house are available at the on-ice Homecoming booth. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Lodging

For lodging and dining information, see the Chamber's web site. Extensive alternative lodging is also available in the Brainerd Lakes area, generally 16 miles southwest of Crosby-Ironton on Highway 210.

Photography Disclaimer

Scorpion Homecoming is an open and active event. Your presence at the Homecoming implies consent to permit Scorpion Online to photograph, record, film or videotape your likeness and to publish it on our web site and other publications for artistic and non-commercial promotional purposes. By your presence, you agree to release Scorpion Online from any liability resulting from publication of your likeness. Requests to remove a particular picture bearing your likeness will be honored on a best efforts basis.