Antique Snowmobile Club members
studying the first Scorpion trail sled
snowmobile in Crosby, Minn., at the
‘Would you ever sell it?’ and I’ll tell
them, ‘When I’m done having fun with
it, I’ll keep you in mind.’”
When Guenther does get around to
selling his carefully restored snowmobiles,
it’s usually not for a great deal of cash.
“It drives my wife, Barb, nuts. She’ll
say, ‘You sold that thing for $200, but
isn’t it worth a lot more than that?’ And
I’ll say, ‘Well, 200 bucks is what I put
into it,’” he said.
“I didn’t get into this to make money.
If it’s going to a good home, I’m going
to send it somewhere down the road to
somebody else for them to enjoy it as
much as I did. Some people think I’m
out of my mind.”
Guenther, who’s currently restoring
an old Ski-Doo Alpine utility sled, says
while there are lots of snowmobile
refurbishers in ASCOA like himself,
there are others who don’t do restoration
1969 Silverline T-Bird and Eskeemo Scout manufactured by Silverline boat company of
2015 Tucker Sno Cat with 2018 Sno Boss drag for Ideal Sno Pros Club; along with the
orginal trailer groomer of the Pequot Brush Pilots Club, a Tengwall Trail Groomer from
Brainerd Honda Skidoo in Brainerd, Minn., pulled by Guenther’s 1963 Arctic Cat 450.
work themselves, but still love collecting
antique or vintage sleds.
“I know some people that have
somebody restore the snowmobiles
for them. For instance, a good friend
of mine who’s a banker has a full-time
mechanic that just works on restoring
his sleds for his museum,” he said.
“Some people have one or two
machines, some people have 300,”
Guenther said. “There’s a lot of
different types of people doing a lot of
Some ASCOA members are also really
into restoring vintage snow grooming
vehicles and equipment, such as early
“I enjoy the challenge of taking a piece of that old piece of
equipment that’s been laying out in the woods, neglected
for years and years and years, and just bringing it back to
–Dave Guenther, Antique Snowmobile Club of America
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