13TH ANNUAL SCORPION HOMECOMING - Feb 4, 2017 - Old Iron! - Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce Annual Ice Fishing Contest and Scorpion Homecoming! - Next year's event, Feb 3, 2018 - Follow at http://trailasled.com/updates - #cuyunalakes #scorpionsnowmobiles #scorpionhomecoming - PC Perry James Photography
2017 SCORPION HOMECOMING HIGHLIGHTS - 1960 Trail-A-Sled, 100+ MPH - 2017 Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce Annual Ice Fishing Contest and Scorpion Homecoming! - Feb 4, 2017 - #cuyunalakes #scorpionsnowmobiles #scorpionhomecoming
Kerri Moran - PC: Perry Smith
2017 SCORPION HOMECOMING RESULTS
13TH ANNUAL CUYUNA LAKES ICE FISHING CONTEST AND SCORPION HOMECOMING ENJOYS MILD WEATHER, LARGE CROWDS AND TEN HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT TRAIL-A-SLED AIR-SLEDS
One hundred and ten snowmobiles were on display this past Saturday at the 13th Annual Cuyuna Lakes Ice Fishing Context and Scorpion Homecoming. Several hundred participants enjoyed the mild weather and a strong showing of feature machines, including Trail-A-Sled’s famed “airsleds” from the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. (The firm was known as Trail-A-Sled, Inc. before changing it’s name to Scorpion Snowmobiles.) Ten of these extremely rare machines were on display. Built before snowmobiles became all the rage, these airsleds were a crucial early link in the evolution of snowmobiling. They were manufactured just off Serpent Lake’s west end, in the Lakeview district.
And a hearty thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make this another successful event, including: Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Sno-Serpents Snowmobile Club, Miss Crosby-Ironton Scholarship Pageant, Antique Snowmobile Society, and numerous family and friends.
At the 3:00 PM on-ice awards ceremony, the following awards were presented:
Sno-Serpents Award: Patrick Kramer, St Augusta MN, 1972 Super Stinger 440 III
Chamber's Choice: Angie Dahn, Maple Grove MN, 1950’s aluminum airsled
C-I Royalty Award: Chuba Brothers, Emily MN, 1971 Super Stinger
Scorpion Traveler: Bert Oliva Family, Miami FL, 1913 miles
Trail-A-Sled Era – Original – Runner-Up: Charles Bachmann, Brainerd MN, 1968 Mark I
Trail-A-Sled Era – Original – First Place: Garner Family, Blaine MN, 1965 Trail-A-Sled
Trail-A-Sled Era – Restored – Runner-Up: Bog Busters, Aitkin MN, 1965 Trail-A-Sled
Trail-A-Sled Era – Restored – First Place: Tony Rolfes, Gull Lake MN, 1963 Trail-A-Sled
Scorpion Era – Original – Runner-Up: Jon Hulett, Mahtowa MN, 1980 Sting
Scorpion Era – Original – First Place: Scott Tolve, Big Lake MN, 1979 Whip TK
Scorpion Era – Restored – Runner-Up: Jason Johnson, Bell Plaine MN, 1975 Super Stinger
Scorpion Era – Restored – First Place: Doug Holicky, New Prauge MN, 1977 Massey Storm
Scorpion Custom – Runner Up: Ervin Van Heukenlom, Albany MN, 1967 Sachs
Scorpion Custom – First Place: Bob Reine, Britt MN, 1967 Scorpion Indy
IMPORTANT & FINAL EVENT LOGISTICS
Cuyuna Lakes Annual Ice Fishing Contest & Scorpion Homecomin
The event page for detailed information, here: http://www.trailasled.com/hc-20170204
29 and cloudy. Winds SSE at 9 mph. Light snow showers in the afternoon.
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.
ICE CONDITION & PARKING INFORMATION - TRUCKS & TRAILERS
Event organizers strongly suggest that participants with trucks/trailers NOT park on Serpent Lake for an extended period of time. Participants with well-running snowmobiles are encouraged to forgo driving onto the ice altogether, and to instead park along near-by city streets found to the north and east of Memorial Park and to ride their snowmobiles the short distance to the on-ice display area. Easy snowmobile access to the lake is available through the park, including the boat ramp, and Cross Avenue. If necessary, trucks/trailers with good traction should be able to temporarily drive unto the ice (via Memorial Park boat ramp), unload their equipment, and then return to shore to find street-side parking. We apologize for this inconvenience.
See clickable map below where suggested street-side parking areas are outlined in green. Snowmobile access to the lake is outlined in red. The event itself is circled in black (on Serpent Lake) and the boat ramp is noted with a blue star. Traffic control volunteers will be at the boat ramp to assist with any questions you may have.
Remember, any and all on-ice walking, driving and parking is at your own risk!
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. #cuyunalakes #scorpionsnowmobiles
RADIO PROMO - Central Minnesota Scorpion fans, listen-in Wednesday morning, February 1, 2017 for a recap of the upcoming Cuyuna Lakes Annual Ice Fishing Contest & Scorpion Homecoming. Interviews will be conducted at 8:05 AM, KKIN Radio 94.3 FM, Aitkin, Minnesota - The Community Connection Program with Tom Martin! #cuyunalakes #scorpionsnowmobiles
2017 BUTTONS Our 13th annual Scorpion Homecoming commemorative buttons are ready for your pick-up and purchase. Only $4! Available on the ice in the support tent Noon to 3:00 PM, this Saturday only Cuyuna Lakes Annual Ice Fishing Contest & Scorpion Homecoming (Feb 4, 2017). #serpentlake #cuyunalakes #scorpionsnowmobiles
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