Common Ground 231 – Antique Snowmobiles, Sled Dog Race Sons of Norway


>>>”COMMON GROUND” IS FUNDED BY THE MINNESOTA ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND WITH MONEY FROM THE VOTE OF THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008.>>>WELCOME TO “COMMON GROUND”. I’M YOUR HOST ASHLEY HALL. “COMMON GROUND” CAPTURES THE CREATIVE PROCESS OF VARIOUS ARTISTS LIVING THROUGHOUT OUR REGION. EACH WEEK WE DELVE INTO THE VEILED HISTORY OF OUR AREA. PLUS WE TAKE YOU INSIDE THE CULTURAL EVENTS THAT PUT THE NORTH IN NORTH COUNTRY. ON THIS WEEK’S EPISODE OF “COMMON GROUND”, WE MUSH OVER TO DEER RIVER TO CHECK OUT THE WHITE OAK CLASSIC DOG SLED RACE. ANTIQUE SNOWMOBILE COLLECTORS SHARE THEIR LOVE OF RESOARING SNOWMOBILES, IN BREEZY POINT. PLUS THE SONS OF NORWAY CELEBRATE SCANDINAVIAN HERITAGE BY PRESERVING THEIR LANGUAGE, >>>THIS IS THE WHITE OAK CLASSIC, ONE OF THE BEST RACES RUN AROUND. FOR A LOT OF US THIS IS OUR FIRST RACE OF THE SEASON. WE HAVE GOT A LOT OF GOOD TEAMS, AND VOLUNTEERS ARE GREAT. AS A MUSHER TO HAVE THE FOUR WHEELERS HELP, AND WHEN WE GET TO NORFOLK, I’M DOING 130-MILER. THEN WE HAVE GOT FOUR WHEELERS TO HELP US GET OUT, AND SAFETY IS REALLY GOOD, AND THE VOLUNTEERS ARE GREAT, AND THE WAY THEY RUN THE RACE IS JUST GREAT? THEY HAVE VOLUNTEERS FROM ALL OVER THE STATE THAT HAVEN’T GOTTEN ANY SLEEP. EVERYONE OF THE DOGS, THEIR SHOTS WERE CHECKED BEFORE THEY WERE ALLOWED ON THE COURSE. SO THEY WERE DEEMED TO BE IN GOOD HEALTH BEFORE THEY WERE HITCHED TODAY, AND WE WILL BE CHECKED AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS ALONG THE RACE ROUTE. HIS DOGS ARE FAST. SMOKING FAST. WE WISH YOU GOOD LUCK. >>I HAVE ONLY RACED TWO RACES. I DID WALKER AND WISCONSIN, AND MUSHER FROM WISCONSIN CALLED ME AND SAID DID YOU WANT TO RUN THE TEAM? AND IT WAS A BLAST. IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE BLAST. I WAS IMMEDIATELY HOOKED. I NOW HAVE 30 DOG KENNELS, AND IT’S A HIGHLY ADDICTIVE, VERY EXPENSIVE HOBBY. BUT WORTH IT. THERE’S NOTHING ELSE I WOULD RATHER BE DOING.>>GET READY FOR THE BEAR RACE, THAT’S THE NEXT RACE ON THE CIRCUITS IN MINNESOTA. A LOT OF THESE TEAMS WILL BE RUNNING THE BEAR RACE. IT IS FROM DULUTH AND LASTS UNTIL JANUARY.>>>I’M THE 201 2010 CHAMPION. I DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD EVER HAPPEN. I PUT MYSELF ON A RACE PLAN TO GO GET THE LEAD. JUST DEFEND WHOEVER WAS COMING UP FROM BEHIND ME OFF. I DON’T KNOW. I HAD A VERY STRONG TEAM, AND A VERY FAST TEAM, AND I BROKE EVERY RECORD THERE WAS.>>GOOD RUN.>>THAT’S A LOD.>> LOT.>>JUST WATCHING THE DOGS, I THINK THERE’S JUST NOT INVOLVE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN IT. THERE SHOULD BE MORE. THE DOGS WOULD LOVE IT. IT’S SO ADDICTIVE. EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEVER DONE IT MYSELF, BUT WASMG THE DOGS AND HELPING HER.>>ALL I CAN SAY IS THIS EVENT IS VERY SPECTATOR FRIENDLY, AND ONE OF THE BETTER EVENTS AS FAR AS GOING DOWN AND SEEING THE MUSHERS, AND TALKING TO THE DOGS AND ALL OF THAT. WHEN YOU GET INVOLVED IN SLED DOG RACING, THE LEARNING CURVE IS VERY, VERY STEEP. BUT YOU TALK TO OTHER MUSHERS, AND PEOPLE ARE GOOD ABOUT SHARING WHAT WORKS FOR THEM, AND IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS YOU HAVE TO GET OUT AND DO IT. IT’S WELL WORTH DOING.>>>TODAY WE ARE HAVING WHAT WE CALL A NORDID SHOWCASE. WE ARE SHOWING WHAT WE ARE COMPRISED OF. LIBRARY LANGUAGE GROUP, SINGING GROUP ACTUALLY, AND IT’S JUST A SHOWCASE OF VARIED TALENTS OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE, AND THE HERITAGE AND CULTURE OF NORWAY, DENMARK, ICELAND AND FINLAND ACTUALLY. WE HAVE MANY VARIETIES OF FOOD MADE BY OUR LODGE MEMBERS THAT HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO MAKE DIFFERENT THINGS, AND WE HAVE SUN BUCKLES, BUCKLES.>>IT’S KIND OF, I WOULD SAY, A POWER PERSON FOOD. IT’S VERY BASIC. NORWAY DIDN’T ALWAYS HAVE POTATOES, BUT WHEN POTATOES WERE INTRODUCED, THEN I THINK THAT’S WHEN THEY STARTED GOING ON A RECIPE, AND OF COURSE WHEN THEY CAME OVER HERE TO AMERICA, THEN THAT WAS KIND OF THE COMMON THREAD, I THINK, THAT BROUGHT ALL OF THESE NORWEGIANS TOGETHER, MAKING OUR DIFFERENT KINDS, AND THIS HAS A LOT OF SHADING IN IT. IT’S EASY TO TEACH THE STUDENTS, BECAUSE IT HAS RULES AND REGULATIONS, AND EVERY COLOR HAS THREE OR FOUR SHADES IN IT. THIS IS LTS SYMMETRICAL, BUT IT’S GOT SEVERAL ROUND BRUSHES. THIS IS ASYMMETRICAL, AND IT HAS SHADING AND A LOT OF DETAIL IN IT. EVERY DISTRICT HAS ITS OWN STYLE. THEY STARTED DOING IT BECAUSE IT WAS DARK, AND DREARY, AND THEY WANT TO DO BRIGHTEN UP THEIR COTTAGES, THEIR HOME, AND THEIR FURNITURE, AND THEY STARTED TEACHING BRIGHTLY COLORED DESIGNS.>>I WROTE THIS BOOK. THE TITLE OF THE BOOK IS “60 YEARS OF COUNTRY LIVING IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA”, AND IT’S FOUR CHAPTERS, FISHING AND TRAPPING, AND THAT’S WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING IN THE LAST 62 YEARS NOW. YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO CALL A FOX AND KISS A GIRL AT THE SAME TIME.>>FELLOWSHIP WITHIN THE MEMBERSHIP THAT WE HAVE. WE HAVE ABOUT 150 MEMBERS.>>THIS IS IN NORWAY, AND IT’S USED FOR DRINKING FROM MOSTLY IN WESTERN NORWAY, AND THEY WOULD HAVE THEIR OWN BEAR ALONG WHEN THEY WENT TO WEDDINGS, AND THEY ALSO USED THEM AT FUNERALS. AND THIS COMES FROM DENMARK IN NORWAY, AND IT’S COMMON FOR THE PAINTER TO WRITE A POEM. THIS ONE WAS WRITTEN IN NORWEGIAN, AND THIS ONE SAYS [SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE]. AND KISS THE GIRL BEFORE SHE GOES TO SLEEP. THIS IS WHAT THEY CALL A CARVINGS, AND IT CAME TO NORWAY WITH CHURCH CARVINGS ABOUT 250 YEARS AGO, AND HERE YOU HAVE — THIS IS THE ROOF. IT’S A PLANT THAT GOES UP FROM THE ROOF. FROM THIS ROOF, IT GOES THIS WAY, AND THIS WAY. THEN THESE ARE KIND OF LIKE WHERE IT’S GOING TO SHOOT OUT ANOTHER BUT IT’S KIND OF LIKE A SPIRAL. BUT IT’S VERY SIMILAR. THESE ARE NO LONGER IN EXISTENCE, AND IT RAN FROM WORLD WAR I TO WORLD WAR II. THIS IS ALSO USED AS A FLAT LINE. HE DIDN’T WORK TOO OFTEN, AND ALSO WORE A TUXEDO, AND NORWEGIANS FELT IF YOU WERE DRESSED UP, YOU DIDN’T WORK. SO HE WAS ALWAYS DRESSED UP. THIS IS WHAT THEY CALLED THE DRAGON STYLE CARVING, AND HERE IS KIND OF BEEF, BUT THEY ARE LIKE DRAGONS, AND YOU CAN SEE THIS ONE FIGHTING THE OTHER ONE. THIS WAS FIGHTING THE OTHER ONE, AND THEY ARE INTERTWINED, BUT THIS GOES BACK. I THINK IT’S BEFORE CHRISTIANITY NORWAY, IT’S REALLY NORWEGIAN. TRULY NOR WEE NORWEGIAN.>>WE HOPE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY WILL SEE WHAT THEY ARE WHAT, AND WHAT WE ARE ABOUT AND WILL WANT TO JOIN WITH US.>>1976, THE ANTIQUE SNOWMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA IS FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE AGAIN. PEOPLE’S GARAGES, AND SHEDS, AND IT’S NICE TO KIND OF RECYCLE THEM AND BRING THEM BACK TO LIFE AGAIN. THE ANTIQUE SNOWMOBILE CLUB IS VERY HELPFUL WITH RESIST RAITION TIPRESTORATIONTIPS. THEY ARE JUST GOOD PEOPLE, THEY ARE A LOT OF FUN. THERE ARE EVENTS, AND ALWAYS THROUGH THE SNOW BELT, ANYWAY YOU WANT TO GO. THERE’S SOME SORT OF AN EVENT, TRAIL RIDE, AND GOING ON ALMOST CONTINUOUSLY. WHEN I FIRST STARTED GETTING INTO THIS, MOST OF THE PEOPLE WOULD JUST TELL YOU TO COME PICK THEM UP AND GET THEM OUT OF THE YARDS. WITH THE POPULARITY OF IT NOW, WITH EBAY, WITH THE DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS AND DIFFERENT CLUBS, AND WITH THE VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE MAGAZINE AND THE CLUB OF AMERICA. THERE’S A LOT OF SMALLER GROUPS THAT STARTED UP, AND THIS HAS BECOME VERY, VERY POPULAR, AND OF COURSE IT’S MORE OF A DEMAND FOR THEM AGAIN. THEY DON’T MAKE THEM LIKE THIS ANYMORE. IT’S PRETTY UNIQUE. THERE’S A LOT OF JOCKEYS OUT THERE THAT ARE IN FOR BUYING AND SELLING FOR THE BUCK. I ENJOY THE PEOPLE THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE HOBBY, TOO. I MET A LOT OF NICE PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS. IN THE COLLECTING OF SNOWMOBILES, YOU HAVE THE ANTIQUE SNOWMOBILES AND VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE. THEY ALL FIT UNDER THE VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE. IN THAT CATEGORY THE ANTIQUE SNOWMOBILES ARE 1968 AND OLDER. ALL THE MACHINES UP TO 64 OR 65 WERE MORE OF A WORKHORSE. THEY WEREN’T THE SUPPORTING MACHINE YOU HAD. THEY WERE MORE OF A WORK MACHINE. HE WAS THE ONE THAT FIRST CAME OUT THAT WAS A FUN LITTLE MACHINE TO RIDE, AND THAT WAS IN ABOUT 1959. IT TOOK A FEW MORE YEARS BEFORE THE OTHER COMPANIES FOLLOWED SUIT. CLAIRE CAME OUT WITH THE COMET. AND MANY OF THE EARLIER MACHINES RAN FOUR STROKE FOUR CYCLE ENGINES ON THEM. THIS TYPE OF A MORTAR WAS COMMONLY USED IN CAR TRACTORS, AND WHAT HAPPENED OVER THE YEARS, PEOPLE STARTED GOING TO MORE OF THE TWO CYCLE ENGINE WHERE YOU HAD TO MIX THE GAS AND OIL TOGETHER. I GOT INTO ANTIQUE SNOW BOARDS 15, 0 YEARS AGO, AND I STOPPED AT A GARAGE SALE, AND I SAW THIS TRAIL MAKER SITTING HERE, AND I ENDED UP PULLING IT, AND GOING WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THIS THING? WHAT ENDED UP HAPPENING I PICKED UP A HULL AT HOME. I HAD SO MUCH FUN PUTTING IT BACK TOGETHER, AND JUST THE CHALLENGE OF GETTING IT BACK, AND OPERATING IT ACROSS THE SNOW. I WAS DRIVING AND ICE FISHING ON THE LAKE, AND I HAD SOMEONE COME BY, AND SHE SAID SHE BOUGHT IT AT AN ANTIQUE SNOWMOBILE CLUB. THEY WERE BASED OUT OF IOWA AT THE TIME. I GOT INVOLVED WITH THAT, AND I GOT A LOT OF GOOD HELPFUL HINTS FOR RESTORING THEM, AND FIXING THEM ALL UP. I REALLY STARTED HAVING A LOT OF FUN WITH THEM. EVERYBODY HAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAT THEY LIKE TO DO WHEN IT COMES TO THE ANTIQUE SHREDS. SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO RESTORE THE RACE SLED OR THE ONE GRANDPA AND GRANDMA HAD ON THE FARM OR WHEN THEY CAME UP TO THE LAKE CABIN. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD MORE OF THE MINNESOTA MADE THING. A COUPLE DIFFERENT THING IS THE FACT THAT THIS IS A 1969 SCORPION, AND THE SCORPION WAS BUILT BY THE HARRISON FAMILY. THIS IS ABOUT 10 YEARS AFTER BUILDING SNOWMOBILES, AND SPORP I DON’T KNOW IS IN CROSBY, MINNESOTA, AND THIS IS KIND OF THEIR MACHINE SHE PUT TOGETHER BEFORE THEY SOLD OUT TO A CORPORATE COMPANY. IT WAS ALL PRETTY MUCH MINNESOTA MADE. I TRY TO BRING A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY INTO EACH OF MY SNOWMOBILE. IF YOU LOOK AT THESE MACHINES, FOR EXAMPLE, THE MACHINE LIKE THIS ONE HERE, INSTEAD OF IT BEING A MOTOR SKI, I WANTED IT TO HAVE A STORY BEHIND IT, TOO. THIS MODEL HERE, THIS IS A ’71 CAPRI, AND WHEN I PICKED THIS ONE UP, IT HAD THE COVERING AND EVERYTHING WITH IT. IT’S ALL ORIGINAL. BACK IN ’71, ’72, ’73, A GENTLEMAN BY THE NAME OF BILL COOPER DID AN EXPEDITION AROUND THE ARTIC CIRCLE AND HE NEVER FINISHED IT, BUT OVER THREE YEARS THEY WERE RIDING MACHINES LIKE THIS AND WANTED TO GO ALL THE WAY AROUND THE POLAR ICE CAP. BESIDES IT JUST BEING A SNOWMOBILE, THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF A STORY THAT GOES WITH IT, THEY NEVER HEARD OF THE TRANSWORLD SNOWMOBILE COMPETENCE ADDITION, AND IT’S ANOTHER STORY THAT GOES FROM THE WOMEN-RIVER AREA. AS FAR THE MOST FAMOUS, THERE’S A PLACE OF EXPEDITION, AND THIS IS CALLED THE LITTLE LADY. THE LITTLE LADY IS ACTUALLY THE NICKNAME FOR THE FLOOD THAT WALT PETERSON DROVE. HE WAS THE CHAPLIN, AND A MECHANIC, AND HE HAD TO KEEP THESE THINGS RUNNING, AND 40 SOME DAYS ON THE POLAR ICE PACK, THEY TRIED THE FIRST 1967, DID NOT MAKE IT, CAME BACK AND DID IT AGAIN IN 1968 AND THEY DID MAKE IT. THE STORY OF THAT, WHEN I TAKE THESE SHREDS TO SNOWMOBILE SHOWS, THERE’S A STORY THAT GOES WITH THE SLED. IT’S AN EVENT, LIKE I SAID I LOVE MINNESOTA HISTORY, AND THAT’S A PRETTY IMPORTANT PART OF IT, THAT WE DON’T WANT TO FORGET ABOUT. HE FOUNDED THE PLAYERS COMPANY IN 1954 1K3 SOLD IT IN 1960 TO HIS BROTHER ALLEN AND BROTHER-IN-LAW DAVID JOHNSON. THE PLAYERS COMPANY WAS IN THEIR HANDS. FIRST YEAR IN 1962 IT WAS CALLED POLAR ENTERPRISES. POLAR ENTERPRISES, AND POLARIIS AND CHANGED IT FROM POLAR TO ARTIC. THIS WAS HIS EXCITE MOBILE, AND THIS IS SOMETHING HE HAD IN HIS GARAGE, AND HE WOULD BUILD THINGS LIKE THIS, TAKE IT DOWN UP TO THE FACTORY AND SAY HERE IS AN IDEA, AND SOME OF THE IDEAS THEY USE, AND SOME OF THE IDEAS — IF YOU LOOK AT SOMETHING LIKE THIS, THIS IS A 250 SUE SIEWKY MOTORCYCLE ENGINE, AND HAS AN INDEPENDENT RIDE IN THE BACK AND ON THE SEAT. IT’S VERY UNIQUE, YOU JUST DON’T SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS EVERY DAY. A LOT OF THESE IDEAS, THE MOTOR BEING DOWN LOW, THE MOTOR TECHNOLOGY THAT YAMAHA USES, AND THE INDEPENDENT RIDE ON THE SEAT. THIS IS WHERE YOUR IDEAS COME FROM. HOW YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE SNOWMOBILE BUSINESS. THERE WERE 191 SNOWMOBILE COMPANIES THAT GOT STARTED THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, AND THE THING STARTED BLOOMING IN THE 60s, AND IT’S A LOT OF COMPANIES, MASSEY FERGUSON MADE SNOWMOBILES, AND JOHN DEERE WAS BIG INTO IT FOR MANY YEARS, AND ACTUALLY JOHN DEERE GOT INTO THE CROSS COUNTRY RACING, AND ACTUALLY WAS BASED OUT OF BREEZY POINT, MINNESOTA, AND THEY GOT UP IN THE MORNING, HAD BREAKFAST, AND RAN 150 MILES A DAY, AND COME BACK IN, AND TEAR THE MACHINES DOWN. GO THROUGH DID YO STUFF. TOUGH REGIMENTS THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH EACH DAY IN THE FALL. EARLY WINTER UP UNTIL THE CROSS COUNTRY RACING SEASON STARTED.>>WE USUALLY GET TOGETHER ONCE A WEEK OR SO. SOME PEOPLE HAVE KNITTING PARTIES, AND WE LIKE TO GET TOGETHER. TAKING OFF ON THE FIRST RIDE, GO GETTING THEM GOING, AND IT CAN BE FRUSTRATING AT TIMES, AND HARD ON THE RELIGION, BUT BEFORE I RESTORE ANY MACHINES, WE USUALLY GO THROUGH THEM MECHANICALLY AND GET THEM GOING, AND GET EVERYTHING WORKING AND MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS RIGHT. I MIGHT RUN THEM A YEAR OR TWO. WHEN I GET TIME, I WILL REPAINT THEM AGAIN.>>MY DAD BOUGHT THE FIRST ART CAT PANTHER IN 1976, AND JUST GREW UP WITH IT OVER THE YEARS. I JOINED ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO, AND JUST THROUGH THE ASSOCIATION WITH DAVE AND SOME OF THE OTHER CLUB MEMBERS GOT INTO THIS WHOLE ANTIQUE THING. THEY ARE SIMPLE TO WORK ON, AND YOU DON’T NEED A LOT OF TOOLS OR KNOWLEDGE. THE NEW MACHINES GOT FUEL INJECTION AND WHAT NOT. YOU HAVE GOT BATTERIES AND COMPUTERS. YOU HAVE GOT GAS AND SPARK, THEY SHOULD RUN. I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN IT FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS NOW, AND IT’S KIND OF AN ADDICTING THING. ONCE YOU GET INVOLVED IN IT, YOU ARE INVOLVED. ONE OF THE NEAT THINGS ABOUT IT IS WHEN WE HAVE OUR RENDEZVOUS IN A WEEK OR SO HERE, WHEN YOU SEE 100 PLUS OF THESE OLD MACHINES GOING DOWN A TRAIL AT THE SAME TIME, IT’S A NEAT EXPERIENCE.>>IS THIS THE 17th ANNUAL?>>SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL LAKES TRAIL RIDE. IT ALWAYS TAKES PLACE AT A FRIDAY. WE LEAVE 1:00 SHARP. ABOUT AN 8-MILE ROUND TRIP MAYBE?>>RIDE TO THE LOCAL SUPPER CLUB, AND THE LOCAL CLUB SPONSORS FREE LUNCH.>>AT TIMBER JACK.>>AND FROM THERE, WE WILL RIGHT BACK INTO THE LAKE HERE, AND WE HAVE A BONFIRE ABOUT A MILE NORTH OF TOWN, AND AS FAR AS FUN FOR FRIDAY, AND TOMORROW WE HAVE RACES WITH THESE TOLD SLEDS, AND THE RACE, OBSTACLE COURSE, AND THE DRAG RACE, AND FOR EVERYBODY, NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF FRIEND YOU HAVE GOT, IT ALL GETS PUMPED IN THE COMPUTER AND COMES OUT WITH A FORMULA, AND EVERYONE IS COMPETITIVE WITH EVERYONE ELSE.>>IT GENERATES A THE LO OF PEOPLE. I THINK LAST YEAR WE HAD OVER 100 SLEDS ON THE TRAIL.>>AND WE ARE FIGHTING THE WEATHER THIS YEAR. WE WILL STILL HAVE I IMAGINE 56 SLEDS.>>IT’S FUN.>>THIS IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST ANTIQUE SNOWMOBILE RENDEZVOUS AND RACE IN THE UNITED STATES, PARTICULARLY FOR OLDER SLEDS, AND FOR COMPETITION, YOU HAVE TO BE 58 OR OLDER. WE HAVE EVERYTHING FROM EARLY ’60s.>>AND YOU HAVE A 1960 IS THE STORM TRAVELER OVER THERE.>>MADE RIGHT HERE IN MINNESOTA. EARLY ’60s STUFF MADE RIGHT HERE IN MINNESOTA. LARSON FALCON MADE BY LARSON BOATS. MADE IN MINNESOTA AGAIN. SO WE HAVE GOT SU SUZUKIS, AND 0 DIFFERENT MANUFACTURERS THAT WILL BE ATTENDING HERE TODAY. IT’S KIND OF LIKE GOING BACK IN THE OLD DAYS OF SNOWMOBILE, BECAUSE THEY ARE RIDING THE SLEDS FROM THE PERIOD. IT’S JUST KIND OF A BLAST FROM THE PAST, AND GOING BACK 40, 50 YEARS AND WE ARE REARE LIVING THE WAY IT USED TO BE.>>THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN VERY, VERY GENEROUS ABOUT HELPING US OUT WITH THIS SHOW, AND OUR TROPHIES ARE PAID FOR, AND PEOPLE HAVE TO SPEND ENOUGH MONEY IN GAS AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS WHEN THEY COME INTO TOWN, AND WE DON’T WANT TO MAKE IT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN IT HAS TO BE. BASICALLY WE GET TOGETHER AND HAVE A GOOD TIME. GO TO OUR WEBSITE, AND THERE’S A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE OUT THERE THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND WE HAVE MEMBERS OVER IN EUROPE, AND NOW RUSSIA, IT’S JUST FUN. THE PEOPLE ARE FUN, EVENTS ARE FUN. WE STILL RIDE OUR NEW KNOW SNOWMOBILES, TOO. YOU APPRECIATE A LOT MORE. THEY ARE UNIQUE, AND IT’S A PART OF THE HISTORY OF MINNESOTA WITH THE MACHINES THAT WE HAVE, IT’S ALL PRETTY MUCH A MINNESOTA TYPE OF A CONNECTION. THE ANTIQUE CLUB IS A BIG PART OF THAT, AND THAT’S HOW I GOT STARTED WITH THE CLUB, AND I MET A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE THROUGH THE YEARS, AND AS MY GOOD FRIEND WOULD SAY, PEOPLE ARE ALL GOOD, >>>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU NEXT WEEK RIGHT HERE ON “COMMON GROUND”.>>IF YOU HAVE A SEGMENT IDEA FOR “COMMON GROUND” PERTAINING TO NORTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA, CONTACT US AT LEGACY AT [email protected] OR CALL US AT 218-333-3022. 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