Star Tribune Article - Back on Track

January 28, 2004 - Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN - The Minneapolis - St. Paul Star Tribune published a Home & Garden feature highlighting the collectibility of Scorpion snowmobiles. Titled Back on Track - Vintage Snowmobile Collection Restores a Legacy, Reunites a Family, the article featured the Dick Harrison family (Dick was one of three Trail-A-Sled, Inc. founders) along with quotes from Dave Guenther, President of the Antique Snowmobile Club of America and long-time Minneapolis-based Scorpion collector Mike Linnenkamp. The story also included, a brief history of Scorpion. Upcoming events, resources and an on-line slide show were also featured. With a weekday circulation of nearly 400,000 papers and daily Internet page views of 2,000,000, the Star Tribune story provided an pleasant boost to the antique and vintage hobby.  Numerous additional media outlets also picked-up the syndicated story.

The Star Tribune article was well received and became the topic of considerable discussion on Joe Soucheray's AM 1500 KSTP Garage Logic radio show this afternoon. Randy Harrison (a contributor to the Scorpion article) called-in for an impromptu interview on the popular Twin Cities program with Joe and the rest of the Garage Logic team. The two spoke for many minutes, outlining the background of the story while discussing the vintage hobby and Scorpion snowmobiles in particular. The upcoming rally in Waconia was also mentioned several times.  Somewhat uncharacteristically (Joe writes for the competing St. Paul Pioneer Press), Joe was thoroughly complementary of the topic and the Tribune's coverage.