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                             Riders lined up ready to start the
2001 Ride with the Champs day long event. Guides lead groups of 25.

There will be three vintage groups and two late model groups. One of the vintage groups will be the VINTAGE CHALLENGE which runs to Lake Gogebic in the UP for lunch and the other is the SWAMP CHALLENGE which runs south to the Tomahawk area. One late model group will go to Lake Gogebic for lunch at Fish Tales. NEW this year is a bus trip to Three Lakes for those who want to still enjoy the day but not ride. Great for the significant others and wives!! Call for information.

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A good time was had by all including the 47 Vintage Challenge riders of which 40 made it and got their certificates!
       

The 28th Annual RIDE WITH THE CHAMPS sponsored by Modine HotDawg Garage Heaters, was a huge success dispite the poor snow conditions.  A record number attended the Feb. 19 th annual ride event and fundraiser for the SHOF. The Vintage Challenge group had another succesful day with 16 vintage riders getting their  completion certificates at the banquet.  The Vintage Challenge was headed up by Joe Rainville of  Caledonia, New York.  Bob Anderson of Racine, WI was the overall Trail Boss. Joe also had the distinction of receiving the annual First Out Award when his track blew on his John Deere about 8 miles into his ride.  This award is named after Jon Carlson of Moorsville, NC, the founder of the Challenge and the first to breakdown on the first challenge ride.  A new 5th rider group was made up of all women and this group was headed up by Joann Krueger of River Falls, WI.  Keith Warning also guided a smaller and shorter vintage rider group.  A great day was had by all.
 
Hearing the interesting stories of the four inductees was interesting as these heros of our sport were inducted into the Hall of Fame.  This years inductees represented race drivers, event sponsors, manufacturers and industry support catagories.  Four are inducted each year.  The process is explained on the SHOF web site at the bottom of the INDUCTEE page.  Nominations are due by June 30 each year. Eighty six inductees are now enshrined in the HOF.
 
The SHOF's next event is the CLASSIC SLED ROUNDUP By Arctic Cat, our show a swap in the park, Sunday, May 29, 2011.  Make your reservations now !
 
Photo of our 2011 Inductees  (l to r)  T J Hasegawa (Tom Moats standing in for him), Phil Mickelson, Diane Miller and Wayne Nicholsen

27th annual RIDE WITH THE CHAMPS by Modine HotDawg Garage Heaters a huge success.

Over 100 riders enjoyed the daylong ride. Two vintage groups and two late model groups. The Vintage Challenge had over 40 riders........most made it back under their own power and received their completion certificates at the banquet. Our 2010 inductees were great but Jimmie Dimmerman stole the show with his speech starting out with his first sled and his childhood stories........ending as a factory driver.


2009 RIDE WITH THE CHAMPS

26TH ANNUAL RIDE WITH THE CHAMPS by Modine HotDawg Garage Heaters was a huge success. Some one hundred riders gathered for this historic event and fund raiser for the SHOF. The Vintage Challange group had some 30 riders !

Old John Deeres, Cats and Polaris sleds attempted to make the 175 mile trip to the U P for lunch at Fish Tales on Lake Goegibic. Jon Carson and Brian Nelson of Team Enduro Deere fame, guided the die-hard vintage riders on their 30 year old iron. More photos and stories to come !

They all made it back to the evening banquet for the Induction Ceremonies......some on trailers, some in pickups and some behind tow ropes.......however most made the entire 175 trip on their old sleds. This is what great memories are made of.


2009 RIDE WITHT HE CHAMP riders at the Whitetail Inn before heading out on the trails Saturday morning

2008 RIDE WITH THE CHAMPS
& INDUCTION BANQUET
RIDE WITH THE CHAMPS - FEBRUARY 22, 2007
Celebrities shown in blue include Stan and Doug Hayes, Craig Marchbank, Perry Schlueter, Robert Carlson, Jon Carlson, Brian Nelson, Kirk hibbert, Steve houle, Mark Maki, "Jimmy the Greek", Olav Aaen, Frans Rosenquist, Roger Janssen and more. Joining this prestigous group at the autograph session before the induction banquet were BLAIR MORGAN and his entire team AND TUCKER HIBBERT.

The Hall of Fame was proud to team up with the World PowerSports Association and their Snowmobile Tour coming to Eagle River, WI for the first time. The RIDE WITH THE CHAMPS took place on Thursday, February 22, 2007 followed by three exciting days of snocross racing with the flying stars of the televised Power Sports Snowmobile Tour. For more information on the WPST check out their web site at www.wpsaracing.com.


2006 Ride With The Champs

First riders arrive at the museum in
St. Germain


Riders view the exhibits in the HOF museum during the 2006 Ride With The Champs


First 50 riders pull up on Lake Minocqua at
Bosacki's Boathouse for the traditional fish fry.
The great trails provided another good day for the some 100 sled-heads that enjoy this annual event


Frans Rosenquist sits on his perfectly
restored 1981 Ski-Doo racer now in
the museum


Riders enjoy another great fish fry at Bosacki's. This is the 23rd year for the Ride With The Champs event

2004 RIDE

2004 Celebrities being introduced at breakfast

Fans line up for autographs before the
INDUCTION BANQUET
Rob Musselman
Jimmy the Greek
Mike Trapp
Ryan Trapp
Jim Joliffee
Jack Struthers
Stan Hayes
Ed Skomoroh
Olav Aaen
Doug Hayes
John Wicht



Riders enjoy lunch at Bosacki's on Lake Minocqua


Ride participants stop by HOF museum in St. Germain

TRICKLE RODE WITH THE CHAMPS ON JANUARY 17, 2002
AND HAD A GREAT TIME!

Bobby Donahue (L) and Dick Trickle
pose by 1970's photo in the Ramstad Gallery.
The two were Yamaha
Factory teammates.

Fans line up for the autograph session
before the Induction Banquet. 
Jason Hicks of Lake Geneva, WI has
Dick sign his  RWTC bib



NASCAR legend DICK TRICKLE sits on a 2002 BLADE as the RWTC group photo is taken


Celebrities being introduced at RWTC breakfast - 1/17/02 (Left to Right)
Orv Langhorn (AWSC), Mike Trapp (WC 1971-72), Gordy Muetz (2002 Inductee), Adena Cook (2002 Inductee), Bobby Donahue (1997 Inductee), Stan Hayes (1988 Inductee), Marv Jorgenson (2002 Inductee), Dick Trickle (NASCAR Legend), Olav Aaen (1997 Inductee), John Wicht III (4 time Soo I-500 winner), Herb Yancey (2002 Inductee), Doug Hayes (1996 Inductee), Perry Schlueter (2001 Inductee)

 

 

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