May/June, 2005

Historic February

Story from Iron Dog Tracks Vol. 20, No. 5

Steve Pierce, ASCOA member and contributing editor ~ February 5, 2005 saw Crosby, Minnesota give a hearty "Welcome Home" to the snowmobile synonymous with the town as the first Scorpion Homecoming was held on Serpent Lake.

Nearly 275 Trail-A-Sled and Scorpion products created an impressive line-up not likely to be duplicated.

What a glorious day for a celebration as Air Sleds, Stingers, Bull Whips and Quadtracs, all shone brightly in the sun.

The ASCOA was in attendance as collectors, former employees, racers and founders all donned their Scorpion garb and slipped once gain into the part. The names and faces we associate with Scorpion were present - Gutzman, Harrison and Pinz. All were happy to tell a tale and share some old memories.

The media was on hand to document this historic reunion. C.J. Ramstad snapped photos. Ron Schara, whose first snowmobile was a Scorpion, featured the event on a television episode of Minnesota Bound.

A ride around the lake, a peek inside the Scorpion Museum and an auto tour of Crosby capped a most memorable weekend.