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February 1, 2006 - Aitkin, MN - The upcoming Scorpion Homecoming and related topics were discussed live on KKIN Radio's The Morning Show (94.3 FM) from 8:30 - 9:00 AM. Covering both Trail-A-Sled and Scorpion history, host Dallas Kurt Smith conducted another lively interview with Randy Harrison, son and grandson of Trail-A-Sled, Inc. co-founders Dick and Stub Harrison.
January 31, 2005 - Aitkin, MN - The Scorpion Homecoming and related topics were discussed live on KKIN Radio's The Morning Show (94.3 FM) from 8:30 - 9:00 AM. Covering both Trail-A-Sled and Scorpion history, host Dallas Kurt Smith conducted a detailed and lively interview with Randy Harrison, son and grandson of Trail-A-Sled, Inc. co-founders Dick and Stub Harrison. The upcoming Homecoming was also reviewed. The early air-sled creations of Trail-A-Sled, Inc. president Glen Gutzman were also discussed in some detail.
October 22, 2004 - Crosby, MN - Featured fascinating recaps of area history, the Cuyuna Country Historical Preservation Society has just released it's third and final installment of Cuyuna Country - A People's History. A must-have for serious collectors, this third volume also contains an original and extensive history of Trail-A-Sled, Inc. and Scorpion, Inc. along with several rare images.
February 28, 2004 - Grand Rapids, MN - A busy ten days of antique and vintage activities concluded with the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony. Scorpion Trails and Dick Harrison were on hand to join in congratulating 2004 inductees Don Lumley of Ontario and Bob Persson of Sweden. Long-time Minnesota legislator Bob Lassard was also honored with the Allen Hetten Award of Merit. Organized in conjunction with the Antique Snowmobile Club of America, the event culminated a week which saw a large number of quality machines prominently displayed within the Central Square Mall. Area residents and co-founders of Grand Rapids' own ASV Inc, Gary Lemke and Edgar Hetteen were on hand for the evening with Edgar (past inductee) lightening the mood and congratulating the new inductees. As always, the event was well covered in the ASCOA's Iron Dog Tracks (Vol. 19, No. 5) member newsletter.
February 19, 2003 - Aitkin, MN - The Aitkin Independent Age announces Dick Harrison's induction to International Snowmobile Hall of Fame.
February 1 – 2, 2003 - Waconia, MN - Waconia witnessed a record-setting rally, hosted by Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Shows. Participants came from across the country and well into Canada to enjoy the program. Warm temperatures prevailed on Saturday as attendees participated in the largest single day in the rally's history. Many people attended the evening banquet and stopped-by to enjoy the large exhibit of Trail-A-Sled, Inc. & Scorpion memorabilia and to chat with Trail-A-Sled, Inc. co-founder Dick Harrison. Though Sunday brought the winter's largest snowfall, many people remained to visit the Scorpion exhibit now displayed at the Waconia Lakeside Ballroom. More than 3,500 individuals attended the rally weekend. A 1960 all-fiberglass air-sled was also publicly presented for the first time in decades.
January 25, 2003 - Pequot Lakes, MN - Another successful Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous was conducted, and despite the lack of snow and bitter wind chills, a large group of hobbyists were in attendance. The Rendezvous informally featured Scorpion and Trail-A-Sled, Inc. with several large displays of memorabilia, including rare racing footage and images. A moving oral history by Randy Harrison was presented to the standing-room-only crowd that had gathered for the Saturday evening banquet (a transcript may be found here).
January 22, 2003 - Aitkin, MN - The Aitkin Independent Age publishes a summary of Dick Harrison's upcoming induction into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame titled Scorpion Manufacturer to be inducted into Hall of Fame.
January 10, 2003 – Pequot Lakes, MN - The Antique Snowmobile Club of America, in their bi-monthly publication Iron Dog Tracks publishes the second of two articles titled Trail-A-Sled Remembered.