Let’s party like it’s 1985! Pro Vintage Snowmobile Racing – Quicksilver Q Crew
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Let’s party like it’s 1985! Pro Vintage Snowmobile Racing

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Started by a handful of hearty souls in the upper Midwest of the United States, Pro Vintage Snowmobile Racing (PVR) has become the largest vintage snowmobile racing organization in the U.S., and possibly the world.  Not unlike other vintage racing organizations, it’s only partly about racing and mainly about the camaraderie and challenge of keeping these relics alive.


Pre-1986 Snow Machines are eligible to race in multiple classes.  Watching vintage racing is like stepping back in time and far more entertaining than watching the movie Hot Tub Time Machine.  You will see brands (Ski-Doo, Arctic Cat, Polaris, Yamaha) that have thrived since the days of bell bottoms or big hair, as well as, others (Moto-Ski, Skiroule, Rupp, Sno-Jet, John Deere, Chaparral, Mercury), that have faded away or moved on to other pursuits.  It’s worth noting that our parent company, Mercury Marine, produced some rather wicked fast snowmobiles back in the day but ultimately fell into the latter camp noted previously.  Mercury’s last year of sled production was 1976 and remain top contenders in some of these vintage classes.  It’s also worth noting that we still sell oil for vintage and modern snowmobiles.

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So if you ever find yourself feeling nostalgic for the 70’s and 80’s in northern Wisconsin during the dead of winter, check out this scene.  It certainly will not gag you with a spoon.  – The Q Crew


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