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Snowmobile Club: The Antique and Classic Snowmobile Club of Canada

By Edited Dec 9, 2013 0 0

The Antique and Classic Snowmobile Club of Canada

Canada is celebrated for its consistently snowy weather and frigid temperatures throughout the winter months. Visitors and vacationers arrive from all around North America to make the best of the awesome powder that's available for wintertime sports and outdoor activities. Snowmobiling is among the most popular winter activities that residents and vacationers love in the provinces of Canada. As a result, an organization has constituted that is committed to snowmobiling enthusiasts who want to preserve the nation's ample history in reference to snowmobiling. The Antique and Classic Snowmobile Club of Canada (ACSCC) is also concerned in keeping the available land and trails integral so they can go on to be used to fully enjoy the many winter sports that residents and frequent vacationers are accustomed to.

One of the primary activities that the ACSCC enjoys is discovering snowmobiles and equipment that were constructed during the time when the snowmobiling industry first began. The organization enjoys rebuilding these machines and, in some cases, putting them on display to showcase the development of the machine's versatility. Additionally, members delight in collecting rare and vintage snowmobiles from former decades along with those that have been utilized for racing. Snowmobile memorabilia is also gathered up in order to show the expansion and fame of the snowmobile subculture whose members are often denoted to as "slednecks."

The ACSCC started in Ontario in 1982 as an progeny of the Antique Snowmobile Club of America (ASCOA). Canadian members from the ASCOA chose to form their own club in order to have a forum in which to talk about, to gather, to collect, and share their love and exuberance for the sport of snowmobiling. The members of the new ACSCC without formality congregated and shared stories and treasure the old snowmobiles that other members of the organization bought. The group gained an investor shortly after – the Ontario Snowmobile Dealer's Association - which gave them the opportunity to rent a booth at Toronto's snowmobile show later on that same year.

Although the ASCOA regarded themselves to be the elemental authoritative snowmobile group in North America and took exception to their Canadian members breakaway, there was never an intent of hostility in the actions of the ACSCC. The ACSCC was organized not out of an intention to break off from the American model of the ASCOA, but it was rather an organization formed because of convenience. The Canadian members of the ASCOA plainly wanted to form a similar group that was closer to their hometown so they will not have to travel so far in order to share their snowmobile enthusiasm with like-minded individuals. As a matter of fact, the ACSCC holds a great admiration for the ASCOA for it is the organizational model to which they try to stick by in their own group.

Since that inauguration show in Toronto, the ACSCC has boomed as one of the premier snowmobiling clubs in not only Canada, but also in North America. Presently, members of these two main organizations along with others enjoy the chances to gather at swap meets, races, and snowmobile shows to appreciate the gear and memorabilia that other snowmobile enthusiasts have gained. The ACSCC also sponsors snowmobiling events that take place year round instead of being limited to just the winter months. Some have marveled about their excitement over machinery that has not been present long enough to be considered antique, but that doesn't stop the ACSCC from systematically gaining new members and snowmobile-related equipment and memorabilia. The organization has come a long way from their roots, especially regarding that it was begun on a whim without a focus or vision sense for what they intended to do.

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