We are pleased to announce that the Snowmobile Hall of Fame was finally be reopening on June 4th, 2020. Please stop buy and say hello – masks are welcome but not required. We can’t wait to see you again!
Please Note: Our display is always changing. If you are planning a visit to see some particular machines, please contact us ahead of time to make sure what you want to see is still in the current display.
Drawing from his own snowmobile racing roots, John Daniel’s accomplishments as a visionary race organizer and promoter have earned him a place in the Snowmobile Hall of Fame. He founded the International Series of Champions (ISOC) in 1992, and during that time developed the Canterbury Park snocross venue concept that became the template for the sport. In addition, John resurrected the Winnipeg I-500 cross-country race in 1996; founded the snowmobile television show SledHead 24/7 in 2005; and relaunched ISOC in 2008 as the premier national snocross series.
One of the most decorated racers in snocross history, Tucker Hibbert has amassed an incredible trophy case of accomplishment that undeniably led to his induction in just his first year of eligibility. He won his first X Games gold medal at 15, turned professional at age 16, and in his 18 years as a professional snocross racer has won 138 of 235 Pro National events. During that span he won an astounding 11 Pro Championship titles; 10 X Games gold medals; and two World Championship titles. In addition, he was bestowed countless other awards and accolades by media and race organizations alike.
With a skill set that includes mechanic, research and development, and management, Randy Karpik contributed to the success of factory Ski-Doo and Yamaha efforts and countless racers including Gerard Karpik, Toni Haikonen, Chris Vincent, and many others. His engineering and tuning acumen resulted in numerous championships including ICCSF Championships in 1979 and 1980; the Eagle River Pro Stock Champion in 1982 and 1985; five consecutive FIA World Snocross Championships (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995); two-time Canterbury Super Enduro Champion; and an MRP Snocross Championship in 1997.
A passion for snowmobiles and racing in turn led Greg Spaulding into becoming one of the most revered engine designers, builders, and mechanics in the industry. His efforts created World Championship and class championship power for numerous Snowmobile Hall of Fame racers including Dale Loritz, Jeff and Greg Goodwin, Guy Useldinger, and Brian Sturgeon. Greg was also responsible for countless factory Arctic Cat Race engines powering the likes of Kirk and Tucker Hibbert, Brad Pake, Aaron Scheele and Bryan and Chad Dyrdahl to victory.
Snowmobile racing fans and enthusiasts are invited to the 39th Annual Ride with The Champs and induction ceremony weekend, presented by Livingston’s Arctic Cat, February 16-18, 2023. The expanded three-day event includes the newly created Legends Laps where participants can experience the famed ice oval track at the World Championship Derby Complex. Additional features include a Friday Night Fish Fry with guest speakers; vintage and modern trail riding opportunities with poker run; Scorpion Reunion Ride celebrating the brand, sleds, racers, and fans; a Snowmobile Hall of Fame Open House meet-and-greet with past and current SHOF inductees along with other snowmobile industry celebrities; and the formal induction ceremony with dinner Saturday evening. In addition, the Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum will be open throughout the weekend.
SNOWMOBILE HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2023 INDUCTEESJohn Daniels, Tucker Hibbert, Randy Karpik, and Greg Spaulding to be honored with induction ceremony in St. Germain, Wis.; Fans are invited to celebrate throughout the three-day event February 16-18, 2023. St. Germain, Wis. (September
The sport of snowmobile racing lost a shooting star when 18-year-old Hunter Houle died while preparing for the season opening USXC cross-country race on Pine Lake, Minn., Jan. 6, 2017.
The son of Snowmobile Hall of Fame inductee Steve Houle (2016), grandson of SHOF inductee Charlie Lofton (1991) and nephew of Mike Houle (2009), Hunter was following in the tracks of greatness while pursuing his passion to race snowmobiles. His race…his lifetime…ended too quickly, but its impact can last for years to come.
The Houle family, in partnership with the Snowmobile Hall of Fame in St. Germain, Wis., has created the Hunter Houle Memorial SHOF New Building Fund, the purpose of which is to help fund the creation of an additional new museum.
The planned new museum is a 60 x 100-ft., 2-story building adjacent to the current building that will more than double the current area. Its purpose is to fully and faithfully preserve and display the rich history of our sport while honoring the racers and the people who have shaped it in the past, present and future. The building plans can be viewed at www.snowmobilehalloffame.com/expansion-plans/.
The Hunter Houle Memorial New Building Fund is a way for you to donate to the new SHOF building in Hunter’s name. A special plaque dedicated to Hunter and featuring the names of those who donated to this fund will be on permanent display at the SHOF. To donate, click on the dedicated tab in the Donations section of the SHOF website.
“Since Hunter died, people ask us what they can do for our family,” said Steve and Charlene Houle. “Our answer is to hug your kids. For those inspired to do something more, the Hunter Houle Memorial SHOF New Building Fund is a tribute to the sport that’s so dear to our family, and an honor to Hunter’s legacy.”
SHOF President Craig Marchbank added, “We are honored that the Houle family offered this memorial opportunity in the name of Hunter, and we are grateful to the donors who contribute in his name.”
P.O. Box 720
St. Germain, WI 54558
SNOWMOBILE HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
OPERATIONS ARE LOCATED AT:
8481 HWY 70 WEST
@ Sled World Blvd
(1 mile west of the Chamber office
& one mile East of the Whitetail Inn)