ATTENDEES CHECKED OUT the extremely rare 1963 Scorpion on display at the Crosby Soo Line Depot. -- Thank you Soo Line Depot staff for the warm hospitality and commitment to preserving local treasures like this historic snowmobile. Participants also enjoyed a fascinating oral history of the Man High Project and Milford Mine Disasters. Next time you are in Crosby, Minnesota, don’t miss this museum! – Highlights from our first-ever ASCOA and @scorpionsleds Open House and Driving Tour (conducted July 14, 2018) -- A similar Scorpion-themed event is being planned for the summer of 2019 (continue to follow this thread for details). #scorpionsnowmobiles
REMEMBERING the site that served as Trail-A-Sled, Inc.’s primary manufacturing facility at the time of the devastating fire of November 2, 1967. On that day Crosby’s municipal armory and the majority of Trail-A-Sled’s parts, inventory, records and assembly line were tragically lost to fire. The armory’s former footprint is now occupied by an active and vibrant skate park for youth (seen in the background of this photo). Highlights from our first-ever @scorpionsleds Open House and Driving Tour (July 14, 2018) #scorpionsnowmobiles
JUST SOME of the many Scorpion racers, dealers and collectors who joined us for the first-ever @scorpionsleds Summer Open House and Driving Tour (July 14, 2018). At this stop, the group visited the original Trail-A-Sled, Inc. offices and manufacturing facility. Amazingly, the building still stands today. Noted in this photograph is co-founder @trailasled who together with Glen Gutzman and Stub Harrison founded the company in 1959, in this small Lakeview district garage. #scorpionsnowmobiles
HIGHLIGHTS from the first-ever @scorpionsleds Summer Open House (July 14, 2018) #scorpionsnowmobiles
Happy Fourth from @scorpionsleds - Crosby-Ironton's Annual July 4th Parade 2018 - #scorpionsnowmobiles
1965 Scorpion as displayed at the Glen E. Gutzman Memorial, April 15 2018 - Koop Funeral Home, Crosby MN - For an eulogy transcript, follow this link: http://www.trailasled.com/transcripts-20180415 #scorpionsnowmobiles @scorpionsleds
With a heavy heart, we share the sad news of Glen Gutzman's passing, early this morning. A founding father of the snowmobile industry, Glen served as president of Trail-A-Sled, Inc. and Scorpion Snowmobiles, guiding the firm from fledgling enterprise to manufacturing powerhouse. A titan of the industry, he will be missed dearly. Memorial plans are underway and details will be announced when available. A Sunday visitation (April 15, 2018) in Crosby Minnesota is anticipated.