Classic Snowmobiles Gather in Cloquet

By KBJR News 1

December 3, 2011 Updated Dec 3, 2011 at 11:42 PM CDT

Cloquet, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -Collectors of old snowmobiles gathered at Gene's Marine in Cloquet to show off their rides and swap for parts.

Vintage sleds are considered to be those from before 1980.

Antique snowmobiles are older than 1967 models.

Sno-jet collector Roger Molstad was one of the sled heads who stopped by Cloquet for the sights and sounds of the ancient iron.

"It's just like collecting vintage cars. It's great; the thrill of the hunt, the fun of riding, the fun of finding parts. Just talking about old sleds is fun," said Molstad.

A lot of old parts changed hands today; many thanks to snowmobile salvage yard operator Dean Klumb who runs a vintage sled shop called "The Place".