2012-01-12 / News

Antique snowmobiles sought for Tip-up Town

Bernie Reid is looking for a few good sleds.

Old sleds, that is.

Reid is the organizer of the Tipup Town display of antique snowmobiles. He said there will be about 30 sleds on display this year, but more are welcome. Antique snowmobiles will be on display the first Saturday of Tip-up Town only. All of the antique snowmobiles may be viewed at Tip-up Town from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be coming from all over Michigan.

The display will be similar to last year’s presentation, he said. This is his 18th consecutive year of being in charge of the display.

Reid said one of the last things former Governor Jennifer Granholm did was to sign into law Michigan’s Antique Vintage Snowmobile Registration.

According to the Secretary of State web site, “Snowmobiles 26 years old and older, and owned solely as a collector’s item are eligible for the historic registration decal, which costs $50. A Michigan snowmobile trail permit is not required for snowmobiles that have a historic registration decal. Sleds registered as historic are limited to occasional use and may only be used in club activities, exhibitions, tours and for similar uses.”

The antique sleds will receive a registration sticker to be placed on the windshield.

To display a sled at Tip-up Town 2012 or for information on vintage registry, call Reid at (989) 239- 7830.

“We’d love to have ’em,” he said.

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